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ALLEY  look up translate image
extension of the court by 1-1/2 feet on both sides for doubles play
BACK ALLEY  look up translate image
Area between the back boundary line and the long service line for doubles.
BACKCOURT  look up translate image
Back third of the court, in the area of the back boundary lines.
BALK (FEINT)  look up translate image
Any deceptive movement that disconcerts an opponent before or during the service.
BASELINE  look up translate image
Back boundary line at each end of the court, parallel to the net.
CARRY  look up translate image
An illegal tactic, also called a sling or a throw, in which the shuttle is caught and held on the racquet and then slung during the execution of a stroke.
CENTER LINE  look up translate image
Line perpendicular to the net that separates the left and right service courts.
CENTER OR BASE POSITION  look up translate image
Location in the center of the court to which a singles player tries to return after each shot.
CLEAR  look up translate image
A shot hit deep to the opponents back boundary line. The high clear is a defensive shot, while the flatter attacking clear is used offensively.
COURT  look up translate image
Area of play, as defined by the outer boundary lines.
DRIVE  look up translate image
A fast and low shot that makes a horizontal flight over the net.
DROP  look up translate image
A shot hit softly and with finesse to fall rapidly and close to the net on the opponent's side.
FAULT  look up translate image
A violation of the playing rules, either in serving, receiving, or during play.
FEINT (BALK)  look up translate image
Any deceptive movement that disconcerts an opponent before or during the service.
FLICK  look up translate image
A quick wrist and forearm 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.
FORECOURT  look up translate image
Front third of the court, between the net and the short service line.
HAIRPIN NET SHOT  look up translate image
Shot made from below and very close to the net with the shuttle rising, just clearing the net, and then dropping sharply down the other side. The shuttle's flight approximates the shape of a hairpin.
HALFCOURT SHOT  look up translate image
A shot hit low and to midcourt, used effectively in doubles against the up-and-back formation.
KILL  look up translate image
fast downward shot that cannot be returned; a "putaway".
LET  look up translate image
A legitimate cessation of play to allow a rally to be replayed.
LONG SERVICE LINE  look up translate image
In singles, the back boundary line. In doubles a line 2-1/2 feet inside the back boundary line. The serve may not go past this line.
MATCH  look up translate image
A series of games to determine a winner.
MIDCOURT  look up translate image
The middle third of the court, halfway between the net and the back boundary line.
NET SHOT  look up translate image
Shot hit from the forecourt that just clears the net and then falls rapidly.
PUSH SHOT  look up translate image
Gentle shot played by pushing the shuttle with little wrist motion, usually from the net or midcourt to the opponent's midcourt.
RACQUET (RACKET)  look up translate image
Instrument used by the player to hit the shuttlecock. Weight about 90 grams (3 oz). Length 680 mm (27 in). Made from metal alloys (steel/aluminum) or from ceramic, graphite or boron composites. Generally strung with synthetic strings or natural gut.
RALLY  look up translate image
Exchange of shots while the shuttle is in play.
SERVE (SERVICE)  look up translate image
Stroke used to put the shuttlecock into play at the start of a rally.
SERVICE COURT  look up translate image
Area into which the serve must be delivered. Different for singles and doubles play.
SHORT SERVICE LINE  look up translate image
The line 6-1/2 feet from the net which a serve must reach to be legal.
SHUTTLECOCK (SHUTTLE)  look up translate image
Official name for the object that the players must hit. Composed of 16 goose feathers attached to a cork base covered with leather. Synthetic shuttles are also used by some.
SMASH  look up translate image
Hard-hit overhead shot that forces the shuttle sharply downward. Badminton's primary attacking stroke.
WOOD SHOT  look up translate image
Shot that results when the base of the shuttle is hit by the frame of the racket. Once illegal, this shot was ruled acceptable by the International Badminton Federation in 1963.
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