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•In singles, the server stands in their right service court when their score is even, and in her/his left service court when her/his score is odd.•In doubles, if the serving side wins a rally, the same player continues to serve, but he/she changes service courts so that she/he serves to a different opponent each time. If the opponents win the rally and their new score is even, the player in the right service court serves; if odd, the player in the left service court serves. The players' service courts are determined by their positions at the start of the previous rally, not by where they were standing at the end of the rally.•If the score reaches 20-all, then the game continues until one side gains a two point lead (such as 24-22), up to a maximum of 30 points (30-29 is a winning score).
How to play Badminton•Singles Badminton•Doubles Badminton
Badminton GripsForehand Grip-This grip is used to hit shots that are on the forehand side of your body and around the head shots.-- Your racket face shall be perpendicular to the floor.-- Place your playing hand on the handle as if you are shaking hands with it.-- There shall be a V shape in between your thumb and your index finger.-- The racket handle shall rest loosely in your fingers for greater flexibility.Backhand Grip-This grip is used to hit shots that are on the backhand side of your body.-Hold the racket as you would on a forehand grip.-Turn the racket anti-clockwise so that the V shape moves leftwards.-Place your thumb against the back bevel of the handle for greater leverage and power.-The racket handle shall also rest loosely in your fingers.
Skills and Techniques•Skill-It Is a action that we use in an activity.-e.g. service, clear shot, etc•Technique-It is the way in which a skill is performed.-e.g. high / low service, smash or jump smash, etc.
Describing a Skill•Trying to describe a skill Is often easier when you look at it in 3 parts:2.Preparation3.Action4.Recovery
Forehand and BackhandShots•All strokes can be played either forehand or backhand.•A player's forehand side is the same side as their playing hand: fora right-handed player, the forehand side is their right side and the backhand side is their left side.•Players frequently play certain strokes on the forehand side with a backhand hitting action, and viceversa.
How to find your ready position in badminton••Your position on court will vary a lot depending on wheter you are playing singles or doubles, and also depending on the circumstances during the rally.Stance: your feet a little more than shoulder- width apart. Your weight should be shifted forwards a little, with your knees slightly bent.•Racket carriage: bring your racket up!, your racket should be held out in front of you, and away from your body.