1.CLEARS: a high lob shot hit to the opponent’s end-line. 2. SPIKE (fast drop shot): a hard hit down-angled shot (can be hit up to 200 mph)
3.DINK: a soft shot hit hit close to the net. 4. DRIVE: fast hit that travels parallel to the floor and right at your opponent.
5.DROP: birdie hit from any position on the court just over the net.
1. THE SERVEall 4 players must be in their square at the time of the serve.
2. THE SERVE must be hit DIAGONALLY and travel across the SHORT SERVICE LINE.
3. The RACQUET FACE must be pointing downward on the SERVE. NO OVERHAND SERVICE!
4. Players are not allowed to touch the net with their racket or body during play.
5. If the shuttle hits one of the boundary lines it is considered to be IN / GOOD!
6. If the shuttle hits the net on a serve and continues to fly over the short service linethe returning player must hit the shuttle. The serve is considered to be good.
7. THE SERVE is made from the Right Side of the court as the server is facing the net, if the servers score is an EVEN number.
The serve is made from the Left Side of the court as the server is facing the net, if the servers score is an ODD number.
STRIKING THE BIRDIE/SHUTTLE
1. Good Footwork is essential to playing good badminton.
2. When striking the birdie/shuttle try to strike the birdie out in FRONT of you NOT above your head. Don't Jump!
3. If the birdie/shuttle is above the height of the net a player should attempt to hit an overhand. If the birdie/shuttle is below the height of the net a player should attempt to hit and underhand shot.
1. Setting up to ATTACK: send opponent deep with a CLEAR followed by a DROP shot.. 2. WINNING the POINT: SMASH or DROP into OPEN space 3.OPEN SPACE: hitting the birdie to a location on the floor where your opponent is not standing. 4. Setting up an ATTACK: hit the birdie directly at your opponent.
5. DEFENDING space: recover to CENTER COURT with good footwork.