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Badminton

1. Where to serve on a badminton court

2. Play area for doubles

3. Play area for singles

4. Badminton service rules


1. The racket must hit the base of the shuffle. You can not ruin the shuffle by hitting the feathers! 2. Some part of your two feet must be in contact with the ground. That means you can not jump and serve. 3. The racket at the time of contact must be in a downward position. This actually allows a higher contact point and the serve can be flatter. 4. The entire shuttle must be below the servers waist at the time of contact between the racquet and the shuttle.

5. Feet when serving


Both server and receiver cannot life any of their feet from the floor until the shuttlecock is hit. Basically the feet of the receiver and the server cannot move when serving.

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Doubles service rules

1. There is no more serving right: the side which wins a rally will get a point no matter they are serving or not. The side who wins will serve the next point. 2. Serving from the left or the right? This depends on the score of the serving party. If the score is zero or even, the team will serve from the right. If the score is odd, the team will serve from the left. 3. Should you and your partner switch service court (left to right, right to left)? Only when your team serves and wins the point. Therefore, when your side is not serving, dont switch side. When you lose a point, dont switch side. When the other side serves and you win this point, dont switch side. Otherwise, switch. 4. Like singles matches, a doubles match consists of 3 games of 21 points.

7. String tenstion
1. The strings are like elastic band. At lower tension, the strings will actually be less stiff and more bouncy. The bounciness will actually help propel the shuttle and it is good for beginners who have less strength. 2. If you have a lot of strength, then high tension makes sense. High tension requires you to hit it with more force. However, the sweet spot (the area with greatest repulsion) decreases with higher tension. Imagine that if your strings are as hard as brick wall, then there will be no repulsion and you will have to rely all on the strength of your arm. Sometimes higher tension can hurt you as you always force yourself to hit harder.

8. How to cover the back court


There are two points to remember: 1) Always move back to the center of your court after you hit the shuttle every time 2) When you try to move backward, you should not step back with your head and face facing the opponents court. This would be very cumbersome and hard to balance your body. Instead, you should rotate your body for around 90 degrees so that you are more or less facing the sideline of the court and then move sideways to the back court. You would be able to move much faster this way!

9. How to hit powerful from backhand


This is most likely due to how you hold your racket when you hit the shuttle, not how hard you hit the shuttle. When hitting backhand, your thumb should be facing you, and you should use your wrist movement to hit the shuttle so that your racket moves like a v-shaped reverse pendulum.

10. Badminton rules


1. A match consists of 3 games. 2. 21 Point System. The side which gets 21 points wins the game. If players are tied at 20all, the side which scores 2 consecutive points wins. If the scores go to 29-all, the side that reaches 30 wins. 3. Player does not need to get serving right before getting a point. Each time a side wins a rally, it will get 1 point and the right to serve. 4. The game starts with the server on the right side. 5. The server serves from the right court when his score is even or zero. 6. The server serves from the left court when his score is odd. 7. The side winning a game serves first in the next game. 8. When one side reaches 11 points, both sides will get a 60 second break. 9. There is a 2-minute break between each game.

11. Killer badminton service


The Low Serve Try to play shuttle low over the net and on to the front service line of the court. The idea is to make your opponent hit the shuttle from below the net, so they have to hit upwards (lifting the shuttle) which gives you the chance to attack with a smash. A short serve should come from your elbow, but you can use your wrist to produce a surprise flick serve.

If your opponent is rushing in and attacking, try changing the length and power of your serve, and the length of time before you hit it. This will keep them guessing, and might rush them into a mistake. Try aiming for your opponents left shoulder (right, if theyre left handed). Its more difficult to attack a serve coming across you. The High Serve This service is often used in the singles game... but dont use it in doubles unless you have to! It gives your opponents plenty of time to smash, so youll be on the defence straight away. Use your normal racquet grip and take a larger swing, but make sure you hit the shuttlecock from below your waste. This service will move the opponent to the back of the court and will therefore create a lot of "free" on court. BUT, it will provide the opponent with plenty of time to attack with a smash or a drop-shot if you get it wrong.

12. Warm-up for badminton


Ensure your body is properly prepared for the badminton game ahead. As badminton involves both stamina and agility you need to concentrate on these areas in your warmup. Ideally you could start with a gentle jog around the court or some skipping. Once your pulse is raised and you body is feeling warmer, stretch the major muscle groups, particularly focusing on legs, back and shoulders to get fully prepared for all the lunges ahead.

13. Grip for badminton


When choosing a racket, the grip is crucial. Small grips are best for small hands and large grips for large hands. When holding the racket, dont grasp it tightly, have a relaxed grip. Having a flexible wrist will help you to perfect both your forehand and backhand shots.

14. Cool-down after playing badminton