1.1.The Instructions to Technical Officials are issued by BWF to standardize the worldwide control of Badminton in accordance with its Laws and Constitution.
1.2.The purpose of these Instructions is to advise Technical Officials how to control a tournament and a match firmly, with fairness and common sense, without being officious, while ensuring that the Laws of Badminton are observed.
1.3.All Technical Officials shall remember that Badminton is for the players.
1.4.In these Instructions, words signifying the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders and vice versa. References to "Instructions" are to individual clauses in this document, while references to "Laws" are to the Laws of Badminton (BWF Statutes, Section 4.1).
1.5.The Instructions generally apply to Para-Badminton. However, when Instructions to Para-Badminton Technical Officials are agreed, their specific clauses shall supersede these Instructions in Para-Badminton tournaments.