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The playing area that comes into or out of play a various times during any game, depending on if you are playing singles or doubles.
Around the head stroke
A return made with your forehand but contacted over your nondominant shoulder.
back boundary line
The line similar to the baseline in tennis that designates the end or back of the badmiton playing area.
Approx. the last 11 ft. of the court on any side of the net or midcourt to the back boundary line.
any return or stroke hit on the nondominant side of the body.
The manner in which you grasp your racket to hit any return from your nondominant side. In badmiton, this is usually done with the handshake or psitol grip.
That part of the swing that takes the racket back in preparation for the forward swing.
a spot near the middle of your court that you should try to return to after most shots
the line designating theback boundary of your court
the missile or object struck with the badminton racket that begins the rally over the net. Same as shuttle ot shuttlecock
a return that is caught on the racket face and is slung or thrown over the net. It is sometimes referred to as the sling or a throw. That is a legal return as long as it is a continuation of your normal stroke and is not a double hit.
a high return that carries deep into the backcourt
A return or stroke that sends the bird diagonally across the court
This occurs when the shuttle is hit twice in succession on the same stroke. A fault
doubles' service court
This is the serving area into which the doubles serve must be delivered. Each side of the badmiton court has a right and a left service court for doubles . Sometimes referred to as short and fat. The side alley is in bounds; the back alley is not.
A return or stroke that sends the shuttle in a relatively flat trajectory, parallel to the floor, but high enough to pass over the net.
A hard, fast serve that crosses the net with a flat trajectory and is usually directed toward the receiver's nondominant shoulder. It is used more in doubles than in singles.
a return or stroke that barely clears the net and falls toward the floor, hit underhand or overhand from the net or the backcourt
any violation or the rules
flick serve or flick return
An especially quick, flat serve or return initiated by a flick of the wrist that loops the bird high out of reach toward the rear of your opponent's court. It is primarily used in doubles.
The smooth continuation of a stroke after your racket has contacted the bird
any return or stroke hit on the dominant side of your body
the mannar in which you grasp your racket to hit any return from your dominant side. The handshake or pistol grip is the most common forehand grip
Approx. the front 11 ft. of the court on any one side of the net or midcourt to the net. The front part of the court, sometimes referred to as the forecourt
a competition that has a goal of a specific number of points. womens games last 11 points and mens are 15
hairpin drop shot
a form of drop shot played near the net that travles up on side or the net and down the other side, thus forming a trajectory in the shape of a hairpin
this term refers to the partner or partners who have lost their turns at serving. One hand down means one partner has lost his or her serve. Two hands down means both partners have lost their serves, which means service is over or their side is out.
an individual's or team's turn at serving or the serving turn on one end of the court
International Badminton Federation
The I.B.F is the governing body for badminton play and competition throughout the world
a form of interference in which the point is replayed
in scoring, meaning zero or no points have been scored
Zero-all or no points have been scored for either side
a competition that has a specified number of games. In order to win a match, you usually have to win two out of three games
the point that wins the match
a four-handed game in which a male and female partners team together to play on opposite sides of the net from each other
any return that strikes the net and contiunes over into your opponent's court
any stroked played from a point above head height
a return hit to a specific spot in your opponent's court where it will be difficult to return
a return or shot hit or pushed softly down into your opponent's court. In doubles, this usually past the opposing partner stationed at the net.
this refers to any exchange back and forth across the net between opposing players during an particular point
this is the basic waiting position near center court.
any player that receives the serve
any method of hitting your opponent's shots back over the net
serve or service
the act of putting the shuttle into play at the beginning of a point or rally
the player who delivers the serve
one of the two half courts divided by the net into which the serve must be directed. There are right and left service courts for singles and doubles play. They differ and size and shape
loss of your serve, serve goes to your opponent
method of extending a tie game unique to badminton. Game points are increased when the score is tied at 9-all or 10-all in women's singles' play or at 13-all or 14-all in doubles' and mens' singles' play. Instead of playing all 11, women's singles' game point can be extended to 12 in both cases. Instead of playing 15, the 13-all tie may be extended 5 points to 18, adn the 14-all tie may be extended to 3 additional points or to 17.
Short service line
This is the front line designating the beginning of the service court and is situated 6 ft. and 6 inches from the net.
shuttle or shuttlecock
the missile used in badminton
loss of your service. Same as service over or two hands down in doubles' play
singles' service court
this is the serving area into which the singles' serve must be delivered. Each side of a badminton court has a right and a left service court for singles. Each singles' service court is bound by the short service line, the centerline, the singles' sideline and the back boundary line. Its dimensions are 15.5 ft long by 8.5 ft wide.
designates the out of bounds for singles' play and is 17 ft wide from sideline to sideline
an overhead return or stroke hit down into your opponents' court with great speed and power
the act of hitting the bird with your racket
this is the men's international badminton team competition similar to the Davis Cup in tennis. It was held in 1948. Six singles' and three doubles' matches are played between two countries. Thomas Cup competition is held on a two-year cycle in the even years.
a women's international team competition. It began in 1957 and was named for a former English player, Mrs. H.S. Uber. It is also held on a two-year cycle in the even years
United States Badminton Association
the national governing body for badminton in the United States of America. Formerly the American Badminton Association from 1936-1977 when it was recognized and renamed
this is a return shot results from the tip or cork of the shuttle and hitting on the frame of your racket rather than on the strings. Although it has not always been a legal return the I.B.F ruled in 1963 that wood shots were acceptable
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