2. Rules and Regulations of Badminton
The size of the court is 13.40 meters long and 5.10 meters wide. However in
doubles this increased to 6.10 meter. The height of the net must be
1.542meter in the centre of the court. At the beginning of the match a Toss is
used to decide who serves first. At the end of a game you must swap sides. If
you serve you must serve from the right side, when on an even number.
However when on an odd number you must serve on the left. If a Fault is
made the opposition will receive a point and it will be their turn to serve. If the
player touches the net then it is seen as a fault. A Let is called by the umpire to
stop play, this can be if a shuttle gets caught in the net of a judge is unable to
make a decision. A shuttle is not in play when it hits the net and remains on
the players time.
3. Scoring system for Badminton
A rally can be won if the shuttle hits the floor on your oppositions side
of the court. This will gain you one point. If the return does not cross
the net then the opposition will win the point. A point can also be one
if; The player touches the shuttle with their body; If the player hits the
net with their racket or body; if a player touches the shuttle more than
one time. In badminton the winner of the rally will gain a point. No
matter who is serving. Whoever wins the point keeps the right to
serve. The winning score in a set is 21 points. A player must lead by
two points, to win a game overall.
4. Badminton Scenarios – Shuttle lands in net
Description: In a small tournament two men are playing in a rally.
Rules that were broken: No rule was broken, however the shuttle gets
stuck in the net.
The result taken: The umpire awards a let and the serve goes back to
the player that began the rally.
5. Badminton scenario 2- Shuttle hits floor
Description: America are playing China in the England Open. A rally is
What has occurred: The Chinese player is unable to return the shuttle
to his opponent causing for the shuttle to hit the floor.
Result taken: America is awarded a point and it is now their turn to
1 minute 57 seconds.
6. Badminton Scenario 3 – Receivers fault
Description: Player is awarded a point and to serve. They are getting
ready to serve.
Rule that is broken: Opposing player moves feet away from where they
Result taken: Umpire calls receiver’s fault and the playing serving is
awarded both a point and service again.
8. Overhead clear
A overhead clear is used to move your opposition to the back of the court. This
allows you to have clear space at the front of the court. When completing an
overhead clear your body must face the net. Have your lefts hip width apart
with your weight shifted on your back foot. When hitting the shuttle your
elbow wants to be bent and wrist locked. To give balance and co-ordination
place your opposite arm up towards the shuttle. You want to make contact
with the shuttle at the highest point. You should then follow the shuttle
through with your arm, shifting your weight onto your front foot. You then
should move back into base positon.
9. Forehand Drop Shot
Drop Shots are used to move an opponent to the front of the court.
This would create space in the middle and back of the court. To
perform a forehand drop shot, the first thing you want to do is turn
your body sideways. You want your non-racket shoulder to face the net.
Put your weight on your back foot. Bend your elbow and lock your
wrist to get ready to swing. You should raise your opposite hand at the
shuttle. This will give you balance and co-ordination. You want to hit
the shuttle at the highest point. As you hit the shuttle you should
tap/slice the shuttle. This will slow down your racket. Follow through
your racket and move your weight onto your front foot.
10. Forehand Smash
A Smash is used to create power and speed towards your opponent. When
performing a smash your body wants to be sideways with your non-racket
shoulder facing the net. To help improve balance and co-ordination raise your
non-racket arm towards the shuttle. When going to hit the shuttle you want
to hit it at the highest point. You want to hit it in front of your body by using a
throwing action, as if you was going to throw your racket through the air. As
you make contact with the shuttle you want to straighten your elbow. Once
made contact you should quickly whip your wrist done. This will give the
shuttle extra power and will also direct where the shuttle will land. Follow
through with your racket and shift your weight onto your front foot.
11. Forehand Drive
A forehand drive is seen as an attacking
shot. They aim to be hit flatly over the net.
A forehand drive can be used straight over
the net or diagonally across. To hit a
perfect drive there are many techniques
you must follow. Firstly you want to lead
with your racket leg. You should use a side
step action to move towards the shuttle.
You racket foot should be facing the side
line. You want to lock your wrist and move
your arm out to the side and swing back.
Your racket should be parallel to the floor.
When going to swing towards the shuttle
your weight should shift to your racket leg.
When making contact with the shuttle
extend your arm and roll your forearm
over. Hit the shuttle at the highest point
possible. If you wish to hit the shuttle
across court than you should turn your
racket inwards. You should then follow
through with your arm normally and
return to base positon.
12. Tactics in Badminton
In doubles there is a common tactic
that is used. This tactic is to serve low.
This is so that the serving team is not
put into a defensive position. For this
to occur you should be in in the
midcourt are immediately after
serving. Your partner should then also
cover the back area of the court. This
tactic is known as the attacking
Alternatively a flick serve can be used.
This will be used to prevent your
opponent from rushing forward to the
net. However when this happens you
will need to stand side by side to take
up a defensive formation .
13. Serve Analysis
When looking at
this athlete it is
evident that he
technique. This is
because his feet
width apart and
are planted to the
floor. Secondly his
racket arm is to
the side and
slightly back. This
is so he can
prepare to serve.
When looking at the
execution the first
thing I noticed that his
weight is shifted onto
his front foot. Also the
athletes foot is slightly
Although it is hard to
see, but the athlete
has moved his
forearm round. This
will cause for the
shuttle to travel up
into the air and allow
for the shuttle to
14. Forehand Smash
From this photo you can
see the athletes feet are
planted. This gives him
stability and co-
ordination. As you can
also see, the athletes
elbow is bent and locked.
His non-racket arm is also
up and aiming towards
As you can see in this
photo, the athlete is
hitting the shuttle at the
heighst point of travel.
When looking at the
athlete he is also in the
air, this is so that he can
generate power into the
15. My Self Analysis
In my self analysis I highlighted that there are many things that could
be improved on. First thing that could be improved is my smash. To
improve my smash I am going to use a drill to work on my technique.
To work on this I will have someone feed the shuttle to me. I will
then use hoops to help me work on my aim.
My serve is pretty good and I am able to perform a decent forehand
and backhand. However I am going to work on it to make it excellent.
My drive is really weak and something that I really need to work on.
To work on this I am going to do this drill:
Player 1 starts as the server in this drill. This means player 2 is the
receiver. Player 1 hits the shuttle towards the mid court area and on
the forehand side of player 2.
Player 2 must then step in the direction of the shuttle and play a
drive shot down the line past player 1. The shuttle should land in the
mid court area and travel close to the height of the net. Player 2 can
hit 10 forehand drives. (REF-
For my drop shot again it is something I need to work on. To do this I am going to use this drill: Just 2 players are needed for
this exercise. Player 1 starts near the service line on one side of the court with a few shuttles close by. Player 2 is on the
opposite side of the net near the mid court area.
Player 1 hits a high, deep serve in the direction of player 2, player 2 then has to perform a drop shot and try and get it to land
before the short service line in player 1's court.
Have 10 attempts then swap roles. Get a point each time the shuttle lands between the short service line and the net.