Posted on Tue 18 July 2006 in general

I played using a new badminton scoring system last night and today with Lucy. Essentially someone scores a point on each serve. To compensate for the speed of point accumulation the match winning score has been upped to 21 instead of the old 15. I quite like it as you can't get stuck in the rut of exchanging serve without advancing the score. Of course it does mean every shot counts so you can no longer use your serve to get a bit of a breather. In the current weather we are having that's quite important.