BADMINTON STUDY GUIDE

EQUIPMENT:

GENERAL RULES:

BEGINNING PLAY:

FAULTS:

LETS:

SCORING:

SINGLES PLAY:

 DOUBLES PLAY:

PLAYING COURTESIES:

TERMINOLOGY:

Ace scoring a point where the opponent is unable to return the service
Alley area on each side of the court, narrow strips between the two side boundary lines, used only for doubles play
Balk term used to indicate a player hindering an opponent
Bird another term for shuttle
Clear stroke that sends the shuttle high and deep over the opponent to the back of the court
Cut Shot deceptive shot, looks like a clear, falls just over the net because the wrist is turned on contact
Doubles four-handed game; i.e. two players on each side
Drive hard, horizontal stroke that just clears the net
Drop Shot stroke in which the shuttle falls just over the net to the floor
Fault denotes an infraction of the rules resulting in a point for the other team
Foot Fault standing on or over the service court boundary line by either receiver/server
Let permitting the serve to be taken over or to replay a point
Match best of 3 games
Rally an exchange of the shuttle between opponents by a series of strokes
Serve shot that initiates play, should be low and short or high and deep
Short game shots that are played low and close to the net
Smash powerful downward stroke using wrist snap to end the point by hitting bird in front of opponent
Singles game with one player on a side (two-handed)
Toss how it is determined who will serve first and from which court

For more information see: Badminton World Federation


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