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S 1 & S 2 course work Badminton knowledge and understanding
Badminton n n Badminton is a net sport that can be played as an individual sport or as a team sport. singles is played on your own against another opponent. Doubles is played in pairs these can be single-sexed or mixed. Badminton is played on a court.
Equipment n Net n Base/posts n Racquet n Shuttlecock or bird
Badminton court n n n The badminton court lines differs for singles and doubles. In singles, the court lines are long and thin. In doubles, the court is short and fat for service, then full court throughout rest of play.
Badminton games n n Games can be singles, doubles and mixed doubles games. All games are now played up to 21 points. Winners are decided best out of 3 games. A point is awarded after every rally. n n n If any match is drawn 20 -20 play continues until 2 clear points are established. If it reaches 29 -29 the first to 30 is the winner. The winner of the first game will start serving the second game.
Service n n n Badminton games all start with a service. Service is played from one service court diagonally opposite to the other. Players alternate between sides as the points are won. The server always serves from the right-hand box at the start of a game and when they have an even number of points. eg. 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 They serve from the left-hand court when they have an odd number of points. eg 1, 3, 5, 7 etc.
Basic rules n n Serves must be underarm and played below waist, both feet must have contact with floor and the shuttle must go over service line. You must hit the shuttle only once before it goes over the net. You can’t touch the net with your racquet or any part of your body. Shuttle landing on the court line is deemed ‘in’.
Skills and techniques n n n n Serves: low/high/backhand Overhead clear Drop shot Net shot Smash Drive Lobs/lifts n n n Base position Footwork Return of serve Movement around court Use of tactics