By Braedon Spencer
History and Origin of the Sport Badminton
Badminton was developed 2000 years agao in eastern part of the world. They used shuttlecock instead of birdies like we do. There was seperate games like badminton that had different rules and different equipment.
In order to play badminton you need 4 players (2 per side) or 2 players ( 1 per side). You need a badminton net, a court to play on, badminton racquets, A birdie or a shuttlecock.
5 types of shots in badminton the clear shot
We have the clear shot. in order to use this shot you need to contact the birdie/ shuttlecock in the middle of your racquet. The reason this is called clear is when the birdie is struck it goes high into the air and on the opponents back court.
5 types of shots in badminton the drive shot
The drive shot is a directly flat shot, directly hit over the net.
5 types of shots in badminton the drop shot
The drop shot is used when the birdie is coming straight at you in the first half of your court.
5 types of shots in badminton the smash shot
The smash shot is used when the birdie is high in the air and you smash the birdie down into the opponents court.
5 types of shots in badminton the surve
The surve is how you start the game/ round of badminton.
General rules ( serveing, scoring, fault)
Serving is how you start the game of badminton. The serve we use in class is the flick and that is were you hold the birdie in front of your racquet then drop the birdie the flick the racquet. In the start of a game serving you get 2 faults but when serving after the first serve you get 1 fault. Scoring, The way to make points in badminton is by the team serving. When you have an odd number of points you go on the left side when you have an even amount of points you go on the right side. The game ends when one team gets 11 points.
Stratagies I use
I like to go on the left side because im a serious righty and the hit I like to use is the drive because when the birdie is in the air I always seem to have the reaction of the drive hit and It's an easy hit to learn.
In order to start a game of badminton a player on one of the sides will need to serve. The player who is serveing is the person who can get points. After the player serves the birdie or shuttlecock will be volleyed back and forth until the birdie lands on a side. Which ever side landed on the court, the person who doesn't have the birdie on their court will get a point. The person who gets 11 points wins the game.