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The stroke used to return balls hit to the left of a right-handed player and to the right of a left-handed player
The location in the center of the court to which a singles player tries to return after each shot
The back boundary line at each end of the court, parallel to the net
An illegal stroke in which the shuttle is not hit, but caught and held on the racket before being released; also called a "sling" or "throw".
center service line
A line perpendicular to the net that separates the left and right service courts
A shot hit deep into the opponent's court
A game where a team of two players play against another team of two
A fast and low shot that makes a horizontal flight over the net
A shot hit softly soars to fall close to the net in the opponent's court
The stroke used to return a ball hit to the right of a right-handed player and to the left of a left-handed player
hairpin net shot
A shot made from below and very close to the net and causing the shuttle to rise, just clear the net, then drop sharply down the other side so that the flight of the shuttlecock resembles the shape of a hairpin
A shot hit low and to midcourt, used effectively in doubles play against the up-and-back formation
A defensive shot hit deep into the opponent's court
Fast downward shot that cannot be returned
The best 2 out of 3 games
A shot hit from the forecourt that just clears the net and drops sharply
A shot which passes the opposing player or team
A gentle shot played by pushing the shuttlecock with a little wrist motion
The exchange of shots that decides each point
The stroke used to put the shuttlecock into play at the start of each rally; also called a "service"
The area into which a service must be delivered. Different for singles and doubles.
short service line
The front line of the service courts
A game where one player plays against another player
A hard-hit overhead shot that forces the shuttle sharply downwards into the opponent's court
Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two players (singles) or two pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite sides of a court which is divided by a net. Players score points by hitting a shuttlecock (birdie) with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Badminton is enjoyed by men, women and children of all ages. Badminton became an Olympic sport in 1992.
the rally is stopped and replayed with no change to the score
a violation of the playing rules which results in a loss of serve or point
Unexpected disturbance such as a shuttlecock coming into the court from a neighboring court
Shuttlecock contacts an area of the court which is considered a hinder such as an item hanging from the ceiling
Receiver is not ready when the service is delivered, a let shall be called; yet, if the receiver attempts to return the shuttlecock, he shall be judged to have been ready.
Shuttle disintegrates and the base completely separates from the rest of the shuttle.
Shuttle lands outside the boundaries of the court
Shuttle passes through or under the net
Shuttle fails to pass over the net
Shuttle touches the ceiling or side walls
Shuttle touches the person or dress of a player or touches any other object or person.
Reaching over the net to play the shuttle, allowed on a follow through only
Deliberately distracting an opponent by any action such as shouting or gestures.
Shuttle is caught and held on the racket and then slung during the execution of a stroke.
Shuttle is hit twice in succession by the same player with two strokes.
Shuttle is hit by a player and the player's partner successively
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