POONA was the original name for badminton. The game of badminton originated in India, introduced into England in the 1870”s and into America around the 1900’s.
GAME: won by the first team to score 15 points. BASE POSITION: Base Position is a position on the court.
READY POSITION: Ready Position is a Body Position. OPEN SPACE: hitting the birdie to a location on the floor where your opponent is not standing.
TYPE OF SHOTS:
1.CLEARS: a high lob shot hit to the opponent’s end-line. 2.SMASH (fast drop shot): a hard hit down-angled shot (can be hit up to 200 mph)
3.DINK: the soft shot hit just over the opponent’s side of 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. Between the short service line, side line, center line and base line.
2. THE SERVE must be hit DIAGONALLYand travel across the SHORT SERVICE LINE.
3. The RACQUET FACE must be pointing downward on the SERVE. NO OVERHAND SERVICE!
4. It is an immediate fault if the racket or body touches the NET during play.
5. If the shuttle hits one of the boundary lines it is considered to be IN and 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 us 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.
8. When serving - Team #1, Player A, will serve until his/her team make a mistake or until the opposing team wins a point. Then Team #1, Player B, will serve until he/she makes a mistake or the opposing teams wins a point. Once Team #2 defeats both players from Team #1, they will both get to serve.
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.DEFENDING space: recover to CENTER COURT with good footwork. 4. Setting up an ATTACK: hit the birdie directly at your opponent.
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