Crossminton is a racket game played in singles or doubles on a 60ft court. Its can be played indoor or outdoor and is one of the fastest racket sports. Its easy to learn and can be played from 8 years up. Crossminton is played on similar to tennis dimension but can be setup anywhere.
Who Plays Crossminton?
Crossminton is perfect for teenagers and active adults/ families! No net needed. Once mastered its a fun game and great workout.
Game Dimensions / Space Requirements
- 23 inches rackets made from aluminum or graphite
A game ends when one player reaches 16 points. If the score is tied at 15 or greater, play continues until one player has a two-point advantage. A match consists of three wins (best of five).
The players draw to decide which player serves first. Service then alternates after every three serves. Every serve counts. If the score is tied at 15:15, service alternates after each point. The serve has to be from the service zone. You let the Speeder™ drop from hip level and hit it as it falls. The losing side always has first service in the next game.
Every volley counts unless it has to be repeated. Points are awarded in the following cases:
- Service fault
- Speeder™ contact with the ground
- Speeder™ lands in playing field (or on one of the lines) and cannot be returned
- Speeder™ lands “out”
- Speeder™ is hit twice by the same player
- Body contact with the Speeder™
If a player returns an “out” Speeder™, it counts as “accepted” and play continues.
Players change sides after each game to ensure equal playing conditions (wind and lighting conditions). If a fifth game (tiebreak) becomes necessary, players change sides every 6 played points.
The Doubles Match (Team A, Team B) is played as described below:
The two double team players are standing in one single court. Each double team consists of a attack and a back space player. The back space player is not allowed to position his rear foot in front of his team mate’s rear foot in the moment of hitting. This action counts as a foul and causes a point loss. The back and front positions of the team players are changing with the service changes, that means the service player is automatically in the back space position (check the service rules as described below). Counting and changeover are equal to the Single Match rules.
Drawing the lot decides which team plays the first serve. The Service Player has 3 serves in a row (cf. single rules). The service player is the back space player. The non-service team player is the attack player. The services are switching from Player A1 to Player B1 to Player A2 to Player B2. After all 4 double match players made their serves the first serve player starts again. The first serve in the next set gains the team which lost the previous set.
Official tournament rules
The official tournament rules of the International Crossminton Organisation (ICO) can be found here.
Crossminton For Kids
Speedminton® is the perfect first racket game for your kids! It's easy to set up; pick up a racket, select your Speeder™ (birdie) and away you go!
The court set up for kids helps them develop their game. Rather than played over the traditional 42ft court, a kids court is played over 30ft, and the Fun Speeder™ is used to provide a traditional, yet shorter game, accessible to kids aged 6-12.
Speedminton® provides you with the ideal solution for kids' play; the Speedminton® Junior Set. The Junior Set is the perfect set to teach kids how to play Crossminton! This set includes two shorter isometric shaped junior rackets and a 2 Fun Speeder™ Tube.
Crossminton Community / International Crossminton Organisation (ICO)
Speedminton® is a proud partner and supporter of the Internaitonal Crossminton Organisation (ICO) e.V., the worldwide umbrella organization for the sport.
To find out more about Crossminton, including Crossminton around the world and USA, competitions and tournaments, and to sign up for the Crossminton community finder, head to crossminton.org and http://crossminton.us/.