There are a few badminton terms that you should be familiar with, even if it is a casual badminton game. Terminologies Alley – the extension of the court by 1 1/2 ft. on both sides for doubles play. Back Alley – the area between the back boundary line. Basic strokes. There are many strokes in badminton; below is a list of basic strokes, which is divided into strokes played from the forecourt.

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The trajectory of a drive is approximately flat. Wrist – A necessary anatomical part if you want to excel in badminton. Midcourt lifts are most commonly played in response to a smash or well-placed push.

Birdie hits the ceiling. Drives pass with pace into the opponent’s midcourt or rearcourt. Different for singles and doubles play.

This width is reduced to 5. Rules of Golf Made Easy. Flick – A quick wrist and forearm rotation that surprises an opponent by changing an apparently soft shot into a faster terminoloies one; used primarily on the serve and at the net.

Badminton Rules and Regulations. The part of a set completed when one player or side has scored enough points to win a single contest.

Badminton Rules and Terminology – Mr. Roche’s Classroom

This is also known as the third court. How to Swim Faster. Although drives are played with pace, very high shuttle speed is not desirable because the shuttle will go out at the back. The court is the area where the game is played, and is defined by the outer boundary lines.


If both sides won one bzdminton each, a third game will be played to determine the winner. The objective is to hit the shuttlecock into the opponent’s half of the court. Only the serving team scores points. Terms for Badminton Racket Parts. Winner of a rally will be awarded ONE point. This means, for serves, the court length for singles is longer than that of doubles by 0.

Badminton Terminologies

Flick — a quick wrist and badinton rotation that surprises an opponent by changing an apparently soft shot into a faster passing one; used primarily on the serve and at the net.

Service judges look out for service faults during a match.

Line judges looks straight down the court lines and decide whether shuttles land inside or outside the court. A shot hit deep into the opponent’s court. As the World Grand Prix circuit has grown and prize money has increased it was felt that the World Cup had served its purpose.

Smashing with full power. Do you have any badminton terms to share with others? Defensive lift A lift that is hit very high, so that the player gains time for recovery to a good base position.


This results in damage to the shuttlecock, where it breaks after rallies. Forest Grove Vikings Home.

The strings are made up of either synthetic or natural material. A game where a team of two players play against terminklogies team of two. Fault — a violation of the playing rules, either in serving, receiving or during play.

The front third of the court, between the net and the short service line.

Dropshot A dropshot is played downwards into the opponent’s forecourt. Mid-court — the middle third of the court, halfway between the net and the back boundary line.

Lift A lift is played upwards to the back of the opponent’s court.

Common Badminton Terms

Balk – Any deceptive movement that disconcerts an opponent before or during the service; often called a “feint. I got it – Spoken by a doubles partner to reassure you that he or she will take care of the shot in question.

The bounded area of the court, where, after service, the shuttlecock is allowed to land, is termed as the service court. It is conical in shape, and is open on one side.

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