The official positions of the line judges for singles and doubles matches are
shown below. Each line judge is responsible for watching ONE line, calling the
shuttle IN or OUT:
It is recommended that the line judges positions be 2.5 to 3.5 meters from the
High serve is used more in singles play
- hit on the forehand, deep, with a high trajectory, with shuttle falling deep into
opponents backcourt, near back boundary line for service
Flick serve is used more with doubles
- can be hit on either forehand or b
used to move opponent to their backcourt, creates space in the front court for you
to exploit with kills or dropshots
o Attacking vs. Defensive
Attacking: trajectory runs parallel to the ground, flat and fast, shuttle directed
Why? To move your opponent into the frontcourt, allowing you to utilize movement and
shot placement to exploit their open court.
2 options: Slow Drop vs. Fast Drop
- in both shots, wrist action is essential, contact with middle to upper part of
Badminton Net Play
Badminton Net Play is an important area that requires more finesse than power. A flick of a wrist
could send your opponent scrambling back.
A sudden change in angle of the racket face could send your opponent falling desperately to the
Tactics depend on skills
Your range of tactical options will be heavily influenced by your hitting skill, your
movement skill, and your physical fitness.
For example: if your smash is weak, then it will be a much less effective choice of shot.
Or if you a
The badminton serve is not a devastating weapon; the serving side and the receiving side
have roughly equal chance to win the rally. You are unlikely to score many aces in
badminton, except against weak opponents.
The serve is crucial in doubles! Doubles
Doubles strategy doesnt work in singles
Many players believe that they can win singles just by applying their doubles smash. This
is a fundamental mistake. In singles you have no partner to cover the net, so doubles-style
attack is much less effective.