Badminton Vocabulary List
|backhand||If his backhand is weak, play more to his left side.|
|baseline||The shuttlecock landed just inside the baseline.|
|bird / birdie||The U.S. players say birdie instead of shuttlecock.|
|carry||The umpire called my shot a carry, so I lost the point.|
Keeping this in view, what are the terms used in badminton?
Glossary of Badminton Terms
- Back Alley – Area between the back boundary line and the long service line for doubles.
- Backcourt – Back third of the court, in the area of the back boundary lines.
- Balk – Any deceptive movement that disconcerts an opponent before or during the service; often called a “feint.”
In this regard, what are the 4 main serves in badminton?
These are the four main types of services in badminton and most can be executed with either your forehand or backhand.
- Low serve. …
- High serve. …
- Flick serve. …
- Drive Serve.
What are the 8 basic shots in badminton?
Basic Badminton Shots
- Clear shot. Trajectory: high, towards the back court. Played from: Back court. …
- Drop. Trajectory: Looping close to the net. …
- Drive. Trajectory: Flat, towards the body. …
- Smash. Trajectory: Close to the net. …
- Net Lift. Trajectory: high, towards the back court. …
- Net Kill. Trajectory: Flat and downwards.
17 Fundamental skills of badminton
|S.N||Basic Badminton Skills||Types|
|3||Footwork||Move only 2-3 steps backward. Shuffle only 1 step sidewards. Move only 2-3 steps front|
|4||Serve||High Serve Low Serve|
|5||Smash||Fore Hand Smash Back Hand Smash Jumping Smash|
- A match consists of the best of three games of 21 points.
- The player/pair winning a rally adds a point to its score.
- At 20-all, the player/pair which first gains a 2-point lead wins that game.
- At 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point wins that game.
- The player/pair winning a game serves first in the next game.
Ace. An outright point from a serve that is not even touched by the receiver. Archaically “ace” was used to mean any point scored.
Whilst badminton is a minority sport in the US it is widely played in Britain, Denmark, Sweden, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and several other countries. Britain alone has 4 million players, about 8% of the population. As a spectator sport it is very popular in the far east.
The game is named for Badminton, the country estate of the dukes of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England, where it was first played about 1873. The roots of the sport can be traced to ancient Greece, China, and India, and it is closely related to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock.