A shuttlecock is the object that’s volleyed back and forth over the net with rackets in the sports of badminton and battledore. It’s not a ball—it consists of a cork head and a feathered cone. It can also be called a shuttle, birdie, or bird.
Thereof, why is it called a birdie in badminton?
A birdie is the “ball” of badminton and consists of a cork and either synthetic nylon, duck, or goose feathers. It is also known as a shuttle or shuttlecock, but is also informally known as a birdie because of the feathers used to create it and how it flies like a bird.
Accordingly, what are badminton balls called?
What is the most powerful hit in badminton?
There are 3 basic serves; High Serve (used in singles only, Low Serve (used in both singles and doubles) and Flick serve (used in doubles).
You and your racket cannot touch the net in the middle of a rally. Shuttlecock. You can hit the shuttle with the racket only. But you or any part of your body cannot touch the shuttle in the middle of a rally.