How long does a game of badminton last?

A game with 3 rounds and a format of 21 points each round. How long does the match last roughly. Also how many breaks do they get and how long do they last for?

3 Answers

  • An
    1 month ago

    There is no strict timeline as to the match has to finish in certain duration of time. However, it is very common for one game of 21 to last for about 15-25 minutes… the total match (of 3 games) lasts about 45 to 75 minutes. I dont know what is the longest duration of any match played in the history, but an hour long match is a typical for a 3 game-long match.

    Players get a 1 minute break in each game whenever a leading scorer reaches 11.

    There is also a 2 minute break between games 1 and 2 as well as 2 and 3.

    See following language from Chapter 16 of BWF’s handbook:


    16.1 Play shall be continuous from the first service until the match is concluded, except as allowed in Laws 16.2 and 16.3.

    16.2 Intervals:

    16.2.1 not exceeding 60 seconds during each game when the leading score reaches 11 points; and

    16.2.2 not exceeding 120 seconds between the first and second game, and between the second and third game shall be allowed in all matches.

  • Daniel
    5 days ago

    it can take up to 10 mins or 1 hr depending on the players

  • peter
    6 days ago


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