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Badminton World Federation

Unit 17.05. Level 17


Amoda building
Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Contents

Lesson Plans Introduction

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Deciding where to start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Lesson structure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
General lesson format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Flexibility of the programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Content Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Lesson 1: Basic Grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Lesson 2: Grip Changes and Footwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lesson 3: Net and Lunge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Lesson 4: Net and Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Lesson 5: Revision Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lesson 6: Revision Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Lesson 7: Serve and Rally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Lesson 8: Backhand Lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lesson 9: Forehand Lift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lesson 10: Revision Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Overview: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Lesson 11: Midcourt Drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Lesson 12: Midcourt Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Lesson Plans Throw and Hit

Overview: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Lesson 13: Clear with Scissor Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Lesson 14: Development Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Lesson 15: Drop with Scissor Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Lesson 16: Development Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Lesson 17: Smash and Block. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Lesson 18: Development Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

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Overview: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Lesson 19: Singles Tactics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Lesson 20: Tactical Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Lesson 21: Doubles Tactics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Lesson 22: Tactical Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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Introduction
The lesson plans are divided into four sections or levels. Each section builds on the skills developed in the previous lessons or sections and introduces higher level/more
complex elements of badminton.

Each section contains a number of lessons depending on the complexity and importance of the topic:

10 Starter Lessons (Lessons 1 to 10) Module 5 in the Teachers Manual

Swing and Throw (Lesson 11 and 12) Module 6 in the Teachers Manual

Throw and Hit (Lessons 13 to 18) Module 7 in the Teachers Manual

Learn to Win (Lessons 19 to 22) Module 8 in the Teachers Manual

The content for each section/level is presented as a separate module in the accompanying Teachers Manual resource. Please refer to the manual for a detailed
explanation of the content.

Note: The 10 Starter Lessons are the main starting point for teachers and children who are inexperienced with badminton.

Deciding Where to Start

The lesson you start teaching badminton with in the programme and the pace of progression from lesson to lesson depends on several factors:

badminton experience and exposure of pupils;

age and physical development;

aptitude and previous sporting experience.

It is not essential to follow each lesson progressively as described here, from 1 to 10 and then 11 and 12 and so on.

The programme has been designed to allow teachers to select lessons and exercises relevant to the level of their pupils.

Teachers are encouraged to adapt each exercise within the lesson plans to increase or decrease the difficulty to suit individuals and groups. This is to ensure their
experience of badminton is a positive one.
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Lesson Structure

The lessons for badminton in this resource contain:

physical exercises;

technical badminton exercises;

fun and competition activities.

Every lesson is designed for 60 minutes; however the timing of the exercises can be adjusted to suit a shorter or longer lesson period.

Parts of the lesson are in different colours to help teachers following the plan.

The three colours represent physical, technical/tactical and competitive/fun content. Fun competitive situations
Lessons start with a warming up activity and specific physical development exercises. This is followed by technical
elements and finally competitive elements, which makes up the largest part of the lesson.
Technical elements
This colour code allows the teachers to see the elements easily (physical/technical/competitive). These parts of the lesson
are interchangeable. This allows the teacher to plan lessons according to the ability and motivation of the class.

Each activity included in these plans has video clips to show the activities and to assist the teachers with their Physical exercises
preparation.

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General Lesson Format

The lessons for badminton in this resource contain:

Introduction The teacher highlights what the pupils will learn.


lesson goals/focus
(5 minutes)

Physical development Fun type activities to improve motor skills and general warm-up movements specific to the lesson content.
There are some exercises in the physical part of the lessons which need a pre-warming-up activity, because they require the pupils to
work at maximum speed or agility.
Therefore pupils will need 3-4 minutes general warming-up with running and flexibility exercises. See the lesson plans.

Technical/Tactical The main part of the lesson is dedicated to technical exercises with racket and shuttle or fun/competitive games designed to reinforce
the teaching points.
All activities can be increased or decreased in level of difficulty, so the content is appropriate to the level of the pupils.
This will assist in maintaining motivation of all levels of learner.

Review lesson focus The teacher summarises the main teaching points and cool down.
(5 minutes)

Revision lessons using fun exercises and competition situations are interspersed in the programme to reinforce technical badminton learning.

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Flexibility of the Programme

This is a flexible resource to meet the needs of:

teachers and learners from different cultural backgrounds;

different teaching/learning situations location/equipment/size of groups/experience with badminton;

mixed ability groups.

Progress through the programme will depend on the skill level and motivation of the class. Teachers should evaluate progress of children after each lesson.

This resource is designed to be flexible depending on the teachers experience and the ability (physical badminton) of the pupils.

There are many options for teachers to implement the course. This includes:

varying the activities using the suggestions to make activities more or less difficult;

varying the length of time for physical, technical, competition elements in the one lesson/or for one activity within the lesson;

designing your own lesson plans relevant to your own teaching situation using the ideas and content of the lesson plans;

creating new lessons with emphasis on more physical, technical or competitive content while maintaining core learning and the fun elements;

repeating lessons and exercises where appropriate to meet the needs and progress of individual children or the group.

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First published November 2011.
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Lessons Plans 10 Starter Lessons

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Content Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Lesson 1: Basic Grips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Lesson 2: Grip Changes and Footwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Lesson 3: Net and Lunge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Lesson 4: Net and Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Lesson 5: Revision Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lesson 6: Revision Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Lesson 7: Serve and Rally. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Lesson 8: Backhand Lift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Lesson 9: Forehand Lift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lesson 10: Revision Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Introduction
Before starting to read through the lesson plans and to plan lessons, please read the below information:

1. Read Module 5 (page 39 teachers manual) before reviewing Lesson Plan 1 to 10.

2. Each activity included in these plans has video clips to show the activities and to assist the teachers with their preparation.

3. Minimal equipment and facilities are required to organize and deliver these 10 introductory badminton lessons.

4. Lessons are designed to give children of all abilities a positive first impression of badminton and the opportunity to have a successful experience.

5. Each lesson combines physical activities with learning fundamental badminton techniques see Module 4 (page 33 teachers manual) Physical Development Exercises.

The 10 Starter Lessons:

cover basic badminton skills;

ensure beginners of all abilities have a positive first experience of badminton.

Teachers will have the flexibility to:

move from one lesson to the next;

repeat lessons where necessary;

move onto the subsequent sections/levels whenever they feel this is appropriate for the level of the individuals/group;

repeat activities in the 10 Starter Lessons so they give children more practice time in the basic skills;

take activities from different lessons to create their own lessons.

The teacher should evaluate the progress of children after each lesson before planning the next badminton lesson.

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Content Overview

Section 1 The 10 Starter Lessons include:


Starter Lessons
the general principles of badminton;
(10 lessons)
grips and an introduction to play at the net;

front court techniques and rallying;

physical elements including coordination, stability and balance.

Grips and basic racket skills are taught first. Then hitting from the net area.
These are the simplest badminton techniques and teaching them first will ensure success for young beginners.
The more difficult overhead techniques are introduced later in the programme when the children have gained some basic techniques and
have experienced success.
By the end of the 10 Starter Lessons, pupils should be able to:
enjoy rallying with basic grips;

hit from the net to the rear court;

use a serve to start rallies.

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Lesson 1
Basic Grips
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
sport of badminton; describe what badminton is like;
backhand thumb grip and forehand v grip; demonstrate two grips used in badminton;
importance of reach. demonstrate a relaxed reach when striking the shuttle
(or soft ball/balloon).

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Balloons at least one for each pupil. Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take outside
you will possibly need to use shuttles/bean bags instead of balloons or put
Rackets one for each pair (one each if possible).
less air in the balloons. No nets are required for this lesson.
Shuttles one per child.
DVD player if possible.

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Lesson 1: Basic Grips

Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Pupils observe: Pupils are asked to describe Open questions If observing a live match,
(10 min) the sport, supported by example can you make sure the group is a safe
a live badminton match or a
questioning from teacher describe what the sport distance from the court.
video clip of badminton;
example responses over a of badminton is like?
singles and doubles. net, volleying, hit hard and soft,
changes of direction, jump, Closed questions:
fast, smash. Is badminton a fast game?
How many doubles
disciplines are there?
Do players change the
shuttle in a match?
Or teacher simply
describes the main
characteristics.

Balloon tap Every second pupil is given a Blow up the balloons before Change directions using Keep pairs well spaced apart.
(5 min) balloon. They must run in pairs the session. chasses if appropriate.
Begin exercise only when
tapping the balloon with
L1 V1 Vary the distance between the the teacher blows the
their hands to avoid the balloon Begin with walking pace.
partners, according to level. whistle/gives signal.
touching the floor.
Progression each pupil has
a partner and they must move
trying to tap the balloon with
their racket hand only.

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Balloon tap Pupils work in teams (up to Pupils need to find the right If pupils can do this
relay game six pupils in a team). Line up feeling for controlling the exercise well, they could
(10 min) at one end of the hall. Each balloon instead of just trying to try this game using a
team is given a balloon. Each hit it hard. racket (only one racket
L1 V2 pupil in the team must run per team).
The distance of the course may
down the hall and back tapping
vary (suggest 20 metres).
the balloon with their hands
to prevent the balloon from
touching the floor and passes
the balloon to the next person
in the team.
Progression complete the
same exercise using rackets.

Backhand Teacher demonstrates the Emphasise thumb grip. Encourage creative Keep group well spaced apart.
thumb grip thumb grip. routine example
Back of hand leading and
with balloon standing, on one knee,
Working with a balloon and a moving up and away from
(10 min) both knees, sitting, lying
racket, children asked to keep the body.
down getting back up.
L1 V3 balloon up in the air with back
Do not need to use nets.
of hand leading and moving up
Use very short grip
and away from the body.
(T piece of racket).

Forehand Teacher demonstrates the basic Fingers are well spread. As above. Keep group well spaced apart.
basic (V) (V) grip.
Hit the balloon in front of body.
grip with
Working with a balloon and As above.
balloon Check there is a V shape
a racket, children asked to
(10 min) between thumb and forefinger.
keep balloon up in the air with
L1 V4 basic grip. Do not need to use nets.

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Grip change Teacher demonstrates the Change from 3-3 to 2-2 and If executing shots well Recommend use of balloons or
with balloon change between the grips. then to alternate change make it into competitive sponge balls safety issues.
(10 min) between the two grips. game and count
Working with a balloon and a
successful shots. Progress
L1 V5 racket children asked to keep Hand moves towards the shuttle.
to alternate forehand and
balloon in the air three times
Do not need to use nets. backhand.
with thumb grip and then three
times with basic grip.
Reinforce correct
technique.

Summary/ Pupils stretch out fully on the Badminton is a volleying Use questioning to check
cool down floor and discuss lesson. game over a net with hard and achievement of lesson
(5 min) soft shots, changes of direction, goals.
Teacher reviews main points
jumps and fast movements etc.
of lesson.
Teacher explains and
Backhand and forehand grip
demonstrates once
(demonstrate again).
again to reinforce main
Hit with elbow away from the teaching points.
body and move the racket
actively towards the shuttle.

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Grip Changes and Footwork
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce the use of chasse steps as a method of moving; demonstrate the use of chasse steps over short distances;
develop grip changing skills. show the use of alternative grips in a predictable situation.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Bean bags Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver
this outside.
Shuttles
Rackets

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Introduction Teacher explains and Maintain straight body position Execute chasse steps Maintain safe distance between
(5 min) demonstrates: (knees slightly bent/flexed) with diagonal (forward and children when moving across
head staying at the same height. backward) movement the floor.
chasse steps one foot chases
(varied pace).
the other but never quite
catches up;
Start with walking pace
feet dont have to be parallel to and slowly build up
each other for a chasse; parallel movement only.
the use of chasse steps for
parallel, diagonal (forward and
backward) movements.

Mirror chase Pupils are divided into pairs Use only short distances to Chasseing parallel, Keep the group well spaced
(10 min) facing each other. One pupil is chasse (avoid over-chasseing) diagonal (forward and apart.
the leader and the other one backward) movement.
L2 V1 Change roles often (30-40 sec). Allocate partners in terms of
is the chaser. Using chasse
skill level/ability.
steps, the leader moves Encourage straight posture Chasseing only on
laterally and changes directions with knees slightly flexed. parallel line.
trying to escape from the
chaser. The chaser must
follow and try to keep up with
the leader.

Mirror Pupils remain in pairs facing Change roles and partners on Throwing with racket Keep the pairs of pupils well
chase with each other. One pupil holds a teachers signal. arm only. spaced apart.
throwing bean bag (or shuttle) and is the
Approximately 3 metres Allocate partners in terms of
(game) leader. The chaser must Throw with two hands.
between partners. skill level/ability.
(10 min) follow. The leader throws
the bean bag and the chaser
L2 V2 tries to catch it and return it.

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Grip change Remind pupils of the two Change of grip by rolling the Teacher varies the Keep pupils well spaced apart.
Tic-Toc grips used in badminton. racket grip with the thumb difficulty by change of
Practice in rows facing teacher.
(5 min) Demonstrate change of grip by without turning the whole hand. rhythm or change of
rolling racket grip with a thumb. sequence.
L2 V3 Elbow in front of body.
Ask all pupils to shadow change
Relaxed grip, squeeze fingers Alternate grips and
of grips on signal. For this the
only when hitting. reinforce teaching
teacher gives signal like the
points.
Tic-Toc of a clock.

Grip change Pupils work in pairs practicing Throw underarm with racket Use racket leg to step Keep pairs well spaced apart
with shuttle changing grips by hitting a arm only. forward. and use the whole space
(10 min) shuttle thrown by their partner available.
Alternate forehand/backhand
alternately to forehand and Concentrate on correct
L2 V4 (no change of direction).
backhand sides. grip and relaxed fingers.

Practice 12 shots and


change roles.
Practice without using net.

Hitting with This is a progression. Use hoops or draw targets on Make the game Make sure the shuttles
change of the wall. competitive and give are collected safely after
Work in pairs and practice
grips points for hitting targets. each game.
hitting targets using change of Change partners.
(15 min)
grips hitting a shuttle thrown by
Keep slow throwing pace.
L2 V5 partner (with or without net).

Summary/ Stretching on the floor and Teacher demonstrates again Use questioning to Show correct stretching
cool down teacher repeats key teaching the use of correct grip and the check learning. techniques.
(5 min) points in lesson 2 (see above). correct movement on court.
Teacher explains
group is listening.

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Net and Lunge
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
net play and lunge; demonstrate a lunge with good range and the front foot pointing to the
impact point of the shuttle;
lunging stability and balance.
consistently strike net shots using a pushing action and appropriate grip.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver this
outside. You will need nets (or substitute) for this lesson.
Shuttles
Badminton nets (or substitute)

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Introduction Teacher explains and Lift the knee before kicking the Ask pupils what is lunge Keep group a safe distance
(5 min) demonstrates: foot forward. and demonstrate this. from teacher when
demonstrating.
Lunge large step forward with First contact on the floor is with
Teacher demonstrates
the racket foot. the heel.
and explains only.
Backhand and forehand net shot. For the net shot demonstrate
relaxed appropriate grip.
Backhand and forehand net
shot with lunge.
Straight body position with
stretched racket arm.

Balance Pupils work in pairs facing each Repeat exercise on the Throw the shuttle slightly
and throw other standing on one leg. They other leg. to the right or left or work
(10 min) have to maintain balance whilst with two shuttles (throw
throwing and catching a shuttle at the same time).
L3 V1 to each other.
Use a balloon or sponge
ball for throwing. Change
legs more frequently.

Balancing Pupils balance an upturned Lift the knee before kicking the Increase stride length. Be aware of shuttles on
shuttles shuttle on their heads whilst foot forward. the floor.
(5 min) walking forward using a basic Walk with shuttle on
First contact on the floor is with
lunge technique (see teaching the head.
L3 V2 the heel.
points). Can be performed with
racket leg only or alternate legs. Maintain upright posture.

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Having Pupils stand in line and make The whole group moves Chasse to lunge position. Space the group well in two or
a lunge a step with racket ending with together when signal is given three lines facing the teacher
(shadow) the racket foot in front of by the teacher.
(5 min) them finishing with shadowing
Common mistake is twisting
net shot. One step only and
L3 V3 the foot.
then lunge.
If available use mirror to
reinforce technical points

Introduction Pupils work in pairs. One pupil Swap roles after 12 shuttles Use targets and turn When working with multi-
net shots throws the shuttle up and over each. into a competition to shuttles watch out for shuttles
backhand the net. Their partner practices motivate pupils. lying on the floor.
Hold racket out in front of the
and forehand backhand net shot.
body.
(20 min)
Progress the exercise by
Contact with shuttle close to
L3 V4 lunging forward with the racket
the top of the net.
foot when playing the shot.
Check grip.
The shot is a gentle push Lower the net for younger
over the net. pupils or remove the net
completely to work on
Repeat exercise on
technique only.
forehand side.

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Playing a Two pupils practice net shots by Relaxed grip. Can be played in larger Pay attention to court safety.
net rally playing a game in the net area. area to include lunging.
Check appropriate grip is
(10 min) Turn into competition to
Play net shots only (from below being used.
motivate pupils.
L3 V5 net height).
Start the rally by throwing Use a smaller area to
the shuttle. concentrate on the racket
technique and lower the
net where necessary.

Summary/ Group stretches on the floor. Arm movement before leg Use questioning to see Emphasise proper stretching
cool down movement. if goals of lesson are technique.
Teacher repeats the main
(5 min) achieved.
teaching points of lessons Stretch to hit the shuttle in front
2 and 3. of the body.
Teacher summarises and
Teacher demonstrates once Appropriate relaxed grip. repeats the key points of
again the backhand net shot and the lesson.
emphasises the importance of
good lunge to support the shot.

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Net and Starting
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce the split step start; consistently (7/10) strike net shots using a pushing action and basic grips;
continue development of net shots. explain and demonstrate the use of the split step and lunge.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver
outside. You will need nets (or substitute) for this lesson.
Shuttles
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Introduction Teacher explains the main Split step fast sideways Question pupils on Keep group a safe distance
(5 min) teaching points of lesson 4: movement bringing one foot how to start quickly and from the demonstration.
Make a split step to move parallel to the other. change direction.
towards the shuttle. Low gravity body position (starts
Teacher explains and
Strike forehand and backhand and change direction quickly).
demonstrates.
net shots using pushing action,
split step and lunge.

Balance Pupils are standing on one leg Pupils concentrate on balance Increase distance Keep the group
exercise and jump forward sideward, and control of movement. of jumps. well-spaced apart.
(10 min) backward, sideward and
forward again to train jumping Reduce distance and
L4 V1 on one leg. change legs more
Progress is a game where the regularly.
teacher shouts a direction
(North, South, East or West))
and pupils hop in that direction,
balance and hop back to
starting position.

Happy feet Start with fast feet: Make sure pupils cannot see Use 2 different signals Keep the group
(10 min) Work in groups face away from the signal. to indicate different well-spaced apart.
teacher or helper. Pupils move directions
L4 V2 Flexed legs starting position.
on the spot happy feet. (e.g. clap and whistle).
Teacher gives signal
(clap, stamp or whistle) pupils
start and move as quickly as
possible in selected direction
(e.g. forehand net corner).

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Chasse steps Work in pairs line the pairs Use the following progression Use a net and place/draw Keep pupils well-spaced apart.
for net play up facing each other about (does not need a net): target on the floor.
(20 min) 3 metres apart.
Play net shots only.
One partner throws the shuttle;
L4 V3 Play net shots with lunge.
the other partner is practising No net or court required.
forehand and backhand net Play net shots with chasse Concentrate on correct
shots. and lunge. technique.
Change roles after 12 shots each. Play net shots with split step,
Start with backhand, then chasse and lunge.
forehand, then progress by
alternating between forehand
and backhand net shots.

Playing a Two pupils practice net shots by Relaxed grip. Allow pupils to play on General court safety.
net rally playing a game in a small area larger area and using
Start on smaller area and
(10 min) near the net. both forehand and
increase difficulty gradually on
Play net shots only backhand net shots (split
L4 V4 larger area.
(from below net height). step, chasse and lunge).
Start the rally by throwing
Concentrate on the
the shuttle.
correct technique (no
Count the points to see who competitive situation).
the winner of the game is.

Summary/ Teacher repeats the main See main teaching points Use questioning to check if Correct stretching technique.
cool down teaching points of the lesson above. lesson goals are achieved.
(5 min) (see above).
The group is stretching on the Teacher reinforces key
floor while listening. teaching points.

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Revision Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
reinforce coaching points from previous lessons; demonstrate basic badminton movements chasseing;
revise change of grip and elbow away from the body. demonstrate change of grip and hitting hard and soft.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Bean bags (if appropriate) Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver
outside. You may use nets (or substitute) depending on the level of pupils you
Rackets
work with.
Shuttles

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Introduction Teacher explains the main points Elbow away from body and Ask students to Keep group well spaced apart
(5 min) of lesson 5: move racket hand towards the demonstrate what they during demonstration.
shuttle. have learned during first
Changing of grip between
three lessons.
forehand and backhand when
necessary.
Teacher demonstrates
Badminton in general is: group is watching and
running and hitting; starting and listening.
stopping; hitting hard and soft.

Tagging One pupil is chosen to be the C


hange the chaser often to Progress the game by If the class is too big, separate
game chaser and must try to tag give more pupils the chance to selecting more than one into more than one group and
(10 min) or touch all the other players. be the chaser. chaser. use the whole available space
If a pupil is tagged by the to spread the group apart.
L5 V1 When tagged, give other
chaser, they must complete Keep only one chaser to
activities before pupils can
two laps around the outside maintain steady pace.
re-join the game (10 lunges; 10
of the playing area before
sit-ups or active stretching).
they can re-join the game. The
game is over if the chaser has
everybody running around the
outside of the playing area and
nobody left in the playing area.

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Chasse Pupils work in pairs facing Change roles on teachers signal. Throwing with racket Keep the pairs of pupils well
game each other. One pupil holds arm only. spaced apart.
Approx. 2-3 metres between
(10 min) bean bag (or shuttle) and is the
partners. Allocate partners in terms of
leader. The other one is the Throw with two hands
L5 V2 skill level/ability.
chaser and must follow. The from below only.
leader throws the bean bag
and the chaser tries to catch
and return it.

Chasse and Pupils work in groups with No need for net or court. Use net and/or court. Be aware of shuttles on ground.
hit: forehand one feeder. Feeder throws
Feeder can be the teacher, a
side shuttle to forehand side, player
pupil or another person helping.
(10 min) chasseing to forehand and
hits the shuttle with basic grip. Game can be scored as
L5 V3 Reduce movement.
After hitting the shuttle, player individual or team.
returns to the back of the line
ready for his next turn.
Next player rotates on and
sequence is repeated.
Variation: pupils score points by
hitting a target.

Chasse Repeat the above exercise to As above. As above.


and hit: the other side of the court.
backhand
side
As above.
(10 min)

L5 V4

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Group feed Work in groups, pupils form a No need for net or court. Disguise or hide the feed.
with choice line in front of feeder. Feeder
Feeder needs to give sufficient
(10 min) has the choice to throw to the
time for pupils to achieve
left or right.
L5 V5 objectives.
Player uses chasse and hits to
Game can be scored as
target with the appropriate grip.
individual or team.
Next player in line starts and Reduce movement.
sequence is repeated.
Pupils score points by hitting a
target with the correct grip.

Summary/ Teacher reviews main teaching See main teaching points above. Use questioning to see
cool down points of the lesson (see above). if the goals have been
(5 min) achieved.
Class stretch.
Teacher reviews, describes
and demonstrates again if
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Revision Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce a variety of games focussing on forecourt play; organise and participate in a variety of forecourt net games;
reinforce teaching points that support successful net play. describe key teaching points that support successful net play.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver
outside. You will need nets (or substitute) for this lesson.
Shuttles
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Introduction Teacher repeats the main ideas See key principles in introduction. As this is review use Keep group well spread during
(5 min) of forecourt play in badminton: questioning. demonstration.
Grips
Teacher explains and
Arm movement comes before demonstrates if necessary.
leg movement.
Split step to start the movement
towards the shuttle.
Use split step, chasse and lunge.
Long arm and hit the shuttle
away from the body.

Statues Players run around the hall in U


se dynamic stretching towards Use different signals Keep group well spaced apart.
(10 min) any direction, when the teacher the end of the warm-up. (e.g. clap, whistle etc.)
shouts Statues the players to call for various types
L6 V1 have to stop as soon as possible. of statues which test
stability and balance.
The players have to be
stationary for 5 seconds and

then the teacher shouts warm
up and the players start
running around the hall again.
To progress the players can
make big steps and stop in a
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Net king Net play on no specific court. Ensure use of correct grip. Play over larger area. Ensure other pupils
(2 players) How to score: If a player hits into do not enter.
Early impact with the shuttle.
(10 min) the net, the opponent scores Keep the court area small
1 point. Hitting a net cord is Moving at all times using split to concentrate on correct
L6 V2 awarded with 3 points. The first step, chasses and lunge back shot technique.
who reaches 12 points wins. and forth racket up.
Use timed games for larger
groups to avoid waiting times.

Table tennis Players 1 and 2 play against Change partners and Use more variety to See above.
style net players 3 and 4. opponents regularly. increase difficult
doubles example. draw targets
The court is the area between Use variations e.g. instead of
(15 min) etc. Make the game
net and the service line. touching the back service line
competitive to challenge
L6 V3 players make scissor jump or
At the beginning of the game pupils.
other movement.
all players must stand outside
the gaming area. Player 1 starts Start with larger teams
with a service or throws into the (3 players instead of 2)
playing area. After that both to reduce speed. Use
pairs must hit alternately. shorter distances for the
run after the shot to give
Progression after every shot
more time.
the player must run to the
rear court and touch the back
doubles service line with racket.
Play with the usual scoring
system.

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Merry-go- Two teams of players stand one Change teams on signal from Reduce number of Be aware of shuttles lying on
round behind each other and play teacher. players in the team to the ground they are a hazard
(15 min) against each other. The court is increase difficulty. if just left on the ground during
Variation could be that the
the area between net and the an activity/game.
L6 V4 players collect and carry or
service line.
take the points with him to the
Player 1 of team A starts with a next team. Divide groups on
service or throw into the playing level to give pupils
Games can be scored opportunity for positive
area, player 1 of team B returns,
individually or by team experience and personal
next shot by player 2 of team
(example only). achievement.
A and so on. Every player who
misses the shuttle or hits into Use as fun award game and
the net or out loses one point. let pupils enjoy after hard work.

Summary/ Teacher reviews main points on See main teaching points above. Use questioning to check
cool down the net, start, and lunging. targets are achieved.
(5 min)
Class stretch.
Teacher explains once
again the key principles of
net play.

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Serve and Rally
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce a backhand short serve; demonstrate a backhand short serve;
progress towards a rally situation. rally in the front court.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver outside.
Shuttles
Badminton nets (if appropriate)
Boxes for target (you may draw targets on the floor/ground)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains key teaching Thumb grip. Use questioning


(5 min) points of lesson 7: approach.
Hit from hand
Thumb grip
Strike below waist Teacher demonstrates
Backhand serve and explains.
Flick or push to trick opponent
Ready position
Rally in the front court

Racket and Work in teams. Teachers to create their own Add chasse movements Keep group well spaced apart.
shuttle relays tasks relevant to the ability of and obstacles to the Split into groups and alternate
Create relays with technical
(10 min) the pupils. Gradually increase relay. activity in the groups.
challenges related to technical
difficulty.
L7 V1 abilities of the pupils. For
Balance shuttle on the
example: Relay with hitting
racket with forehand or
the shuttle up in the air with
backhand grip. Increase
forehand or backhand or
or decrease pace.
alternate between forehand
and backhand.

Keep the Working with a shuttle and a Thumb grip Encourage creative Keep group well spaced apart.
shuttle up : racket, children asked to keep routine standing,
Back of hand leading Encourage children to
thumb grip shuttle up in the air with back bending down on one
pick up stray shuttles on the
(10 min) of hand leading and thumb knee, on both knees,
floor to prevent injury
grip. Start by holding the racket sitting, lying down,
L7 V2 (ankle breakers).
at its t-piece with thumb and getting back up from the
forefinger on the frame of the above positions.
racket head.
Use very short grip
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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Backhand Teacher demonstrates a Hit from hand. Reduce target area Keep group well spaced apart.
short serve backhand serve, aiming to get (for example, corner box
Racket pointing down.
(10 min) the shuttle in area (e.g. from of court).
low service line into opposite Thumb grip chasse and lunge.
L7 V3 service area).
Increase target area (for
After each hit run forwards to example the whole mat).
collect shuttle and return for
next go count successes.
Experiment in hitting
different distances.
Compare scores after set time.

Backhand Pupils play a serve competition Hit from hand. With better players, Keep the groups well
serve: team into a target (i.e. a box). At the point out and explain spaced apart.
Strike below waist.
competition start they have a lot of shuttles the service boxes and
(10 min) laying in a hoop (at least 10 Take time for hitting the target. encourage different ways
per person). Change quickly after each to strike shuttle to the
L7 V4 left of the opponent,
When finished, count how many serve.
to the right of the
they hit into the box.
opponent, higher above
The fastest team gets one the opponents head so
extra point. they cannot reach this.

Low net or no net.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Net singles Pupils work in pairs on half See main teaching points from Allow pupils to play on General court safety.
(10 min) court playing net rallies starting lesson 4. larger area and using
with backhand low serve. both forehand and
L7 V5 backhand net shots (split
After the serve the court is
step, chasse and lunge).
restricted to front court area
only (low service line).
Concentrate on the
Game is scored. Length correct technique (no
depends on number of pupils. competitive situation).

Summary/ Pupils stretch out fully on See main teaching points Teachers questions group
cool down the floor, then sit up to above. to check achievement of
(5 min) discuss lesson. intended lesson goals.

Teacher reinforces
teaching points by
explain them to the
group again.

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Backhand Lift
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
front court backhand lift. demonstrate front court backhand lift.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver outside.
Shuttles
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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains the teaching Explain and show the backhand Ask pupils to shadow Keep group well-spaced apart
(5 min) points of lesson 8: lift stroke. backhand lifts. during demonstration.
Backhand lift from below Underpin the importance of
Teacher demonstrates
the net height to the rear using the backhand lift to hit
and explains techniques
court. This gives enough time the shuttle high and far.
of backhand lift.
for a player to return to the
middle of the court before the
opponent hits the shuttle back
from the other end.

Shuttle run Pupils work in teams and line Number of teams and size of Use same relay with Be aware of shuttles on the floor.
team game. up with three shuttles per teams can be varied. chasse steps towards the
(10 min) team placed on the floor. On two front corners.
A short warm up may be
signal they pick up a shuttle
L8 V1 required.
and sprint and lunge to place Decrease the number of
the shuttle before returning to shuttles.
the baseline to pick the other
shuttles. The second player has
to do the same but bring the
shuttles back and so on until all
the players have had a turn.

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Dynamic Each player has a shuttle and Emphasise balance techniques Place shuttle further
balance standing on one leg. Pupils and a controlled pace of in front. Repeat
(10 min) place the shuttle as far in front exercise. consecutively on same leg.
themselves as possible and
L8 V2 returns to standing position on
one leg without falling over. Then,
remaining on one leg, retrieve
the shuttle and return to starting Change legs regularly

position without falling over. and decrease distance.
Repeat activity using the
other leg.

Backhand lift Start practising the backhand lift Ensure the correct grip is used. If executed correctly, Make sure group is well
(15 min) every pupil has a racket and pupils can progress by spaced out. Use the whole
You do not need a net and
shuttle and hits the shuttle as hitting lifts with chasse available space.
L8 V3 court. Place or draw targets to
high as possible in the air using and lunge.
give indication of distance.
the backhand only.
Increase difficulty by adding Concentrate on correct
Progress by working in pairs
movement as and when racket technique. Could
feeder slowly throws the shuttles
appropriate. use balloons for the start
and their partner hits a backhand
of the exercise.
lift as far and as high as possible.
The feeder runs back to baseline
and tries to catch the shuttle.
The feeder cannot move until
the shuttle is struck.
Change after 12 shots.

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Backhand lift Groups of 4-6 pupils start Relaxed grip to tighter grip on Use targets to make the When working with multi-
Merry-go- from the centre of the court. the impact. exercise competitive and shuttles be aware of shuttles
round Teacher/helper throws shuttles game like to motivate lying on the courts.
Shuttle must leave the racket
(15 min) and one by one the pupils pupils.
very fast and fly high to the
execute backhand lift by using
L8 V4 baseline.
start, split step and lunge. Lower the net or do not
Progress from technical use net at all to assist
Use targets to challenge and
practice to challenging the use of correct hitting
score points.
situations. technique.

Summary/ Teacher explains main teaching See key teaching points above. Use questioning to check
cool down points of lesson 8 (see above). lesson targets have been
(5 min) achieved.
The group is stretching on
the floor.
Teacher explains and
demonstrates.

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Forehand Lift
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
front court forehand lift; demonstrate front court forehand lift;
forehand high serve. demonstrate forehand high serve.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver outside.
Shuttles
Badminton nets (if appropriate)
Balloons (if appropriate)
Targets (you may draw targets on the floor/ground)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains the main Explain and show the forehand Ask pupils to shadow Keep group well-spaced apart
(5 min) teaching points of lesson 9: lift stroke. forehand lift. during the demonstration.
Forehand lift from below Stress the importance of using
Teacher demonstrates
net height to the rear court. the forehand lift to hit the
again and explains
This gives enough time for shuttle high and far.
techniques of the
the player to return to the
Use of forehand V grip. forehand lift.
middle of the court before the
opponent hits the shuttle back Serve transfer of weight from
from the other end. racket leg to non-racket leg.

Forehand high serve. This serve Rotation of hips.


is used to start a rally in singles. Full underarm swing.
This forces the opponent to
move to the rear court.

Calf- Pupils work in pairs facing each Use short period of time Safety is priority in this game.
Touching other with low centre of gravity (30-40 sec) and change roles Emphasise in keeping safe
(10 min) (racket leg forward). One pupil (attacker/defender). Pupils can try to touch distance between partners/pairs
is the attacker. He places their opponents shorts. to avoid running into
L9 V1 Count points each time
racket arm forward trying to each other.
the attacker touches the
touch their opponents calf. The
defenders calf.
defender has to react quickly
and copy the attackers
movements.

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Balance the Two pupils are standing facing Use variation with pupils Increase the distance Pairs must be well spaced apart.
Racket each other 2 metres apart forming circle and teacher between partners.
(5 min) with their rackets balancing, signals left or right.
standing on the floor. On signal Start with shorter distance
L9 V2 from teacher players must drop and gradually increase
their racket and rush to grab the difficulty. Use shuttles
their partners racket before it instead of rackets to give
touches the ground. pupils more time.

Forehand lift Start practising the forehand lift Ensure the correct grip is used. If executed correctly, Make sure group is well spaced
(15 min) every pupil has a racket and pupils can progress by apart. Use the whole available
Do not need net and court, can
shuttle and hits the shuttle as hitting lifts with chasse space.
L9 V3 place or draw targets to give
high as possible in the air using and lunge.
indication of distance.
the forehand only.
Increase difficulty by adding Concentrate on correct
Progress by working in pairs
movement as and when racket technique. Could
feeder slowly throws the shuttles
appropriate. use balloons for the start
and their partner hits a forehand
of the exercise.
lift as far and as high as possible.
The feeder runs back to baseline
and tries to prevent the shuttle
from touching the floor. The
feeder cannot move until the
shuttle is struck.
Change after 12 shots.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Forehand lift Groups of 4-6 pupils start Relaxed grip changes to tighter Use targets and make the When working with multi-
Merry-Go- from the centre of the court. grip on the impact. exercise competitive and shuttles be aware of shuttles
Round Teacher/helper throws shuttles game like to motivate lying on the courts.
Shuttle must leave the racket
(10 min) and one by one the pupils pupils.
very fast and fly high to the
execute forehand lift by using
L9 V4 baseline.
start, split step and lunge. Lower the net or do not
Use targets to challenge and use a net at all to assist
score points. the use of correct hitting
technique.

The Golf Pupils practice the high serve Transfer of weight from racket Place targets on court Keep safe distance between
Game by playing the Golf Game. They leg to non-racket leg. gradually decreasing pupils when practising the serve.
(10 min) must hit the shuttle from the target area.
Rotation of hips.
starting point into a target with
L9 V5 few shots as possible. Full underarm swing to produce
To hit as far as possible they high vertically dropping shuttle.
use the movement of underarm Flick it when you dont want to
rotation. Beginners can flick the miss shuttle.
shuttle out of hand so that they
Use forehand high serve for Start with focusing on
dont miss it.
long shots and backhand short height and progress by
To save space shuttles can be increasing length.
serve for short shots.
prepared so that they fly slower
than usual by spreading the
feathers or plastic skirt.

Summary/ Teacher explains main teaching See key teaching points above. Use questioning to check
cool down points of lesson 9 (see above). lesson goals have been
(5 min) The group is stretching on achieved.
the floor.
Teacher explains and
demonstrates.

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Revision Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
practice and develop net lift skills on the backhand and forehand side; change grip consistently (7/10) when lifting from the net;
practice and develop movement and lunging technique supporting net lifts. lunge with good range and the front foot pointing to the impact point of
the shuttle.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need nets (or substitute) for this lesson.
Shuttles
Badminton nets (or substitute)
Dice (for scoring)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains key teaching See key teaching points in Ask pupils to demonstrate Keep a safe distance during
(5 min) points of lesson 10 and lessons 8 and 9. and explain difference demonstrations.
emphasises teaching points between the two lifts.
Emphasise the use of right grips
from lessons 8 and 9.
and correct lunge technique.
Teacher explains and
demonstrates.

Dice run Pupils work in teams and line This game gives a chance for Increase pace by placing Start on signal only.
game up at the start. They must run slower pupils to keep up as quicker runners into
(10 min) a distance of approximately 20 they may roll a higher number smaller teams.
meters there and back. When with the dice (so everyone can
L10 V1 a player returns, he must roll achieve). Give every pupil a chance
a dice and write down the of positive experience
You may vary the course by
number shown. The next player divide teams by level.
placing obstacles or using
must add his number after his
different running techniques.
return and so on.
Finish the warm-up with
The team who reaches 100
dynamic stretching.
points (the score to win can be
varied) is the winner.

Balancing Pupils balance an upturned Lift the knee before kicking the Increase stride length. Be aware of shuttles on the floor.
shuttles shuttle on their heads whilst foot forward.
walking forward using a basic Walk with shuttle on
L10 V2 First contact on the floor is with
lunge technique (see teaching the head.
the heel.
points).
Maintain upright posture.
Set challenges.

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Forehand Groups of 4-6 pupils start from Feeding can also be made Ensure pupils return to Ensure correct feeding
and the centre of the court. The by one of the pupils (could the starting point after technique.
backhand lift teacher throws shuttles and one be someone who is currently each shot.
Merry-Go- by one the pupils move to the injured or can not participate in
Round shuttle by using chasse steps, the lesson (chance to include
Do not need net or court,
(15 min) and lunge. They make two lifts, everyone in the activities)
but ensure you draw
starting on the forehand side, Game variation count every correct distance on the
L10 V3
return to the centre then to the stroke that into target placed floor.
backhand side. on the rear court.

Net shot and In pairs pupils play net rallies on Time the game and change Use a bigger playing area Ensure pupils do not enter the
lift rally the front court. partners regularly. and use smaller targets. courts when rally is being played.
(20 min) When they are in a good position Pupils can carry or take their
and decide, they can lift the score with them to the next
L10 V4
shuttle aiming to hit a target game and count at the end of
placed on the rear court. If they the exercise. Lower or remove the net
hit the target they win a point. If to ensure correct hitting
they do not hit the target a point technique.
is taken off their score. Rally ends
when one of the players hits a lift.
Game variation when a pupil
lifts the opponent tries to catch
the shuttle before it touches
the floor for a bonus point.

Summary/ Teacher summarises the content See key teaching points above. Use questioning to check
cool down of lessons 8, 9 and 10. if targets are achieved.
(5 min)
Group stretches on the floor.
Teacher explains and
demonstrates.

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Lesson Plans Swing and Throw

Overview: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Lesson 11: Midcourt Drives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Lesson 12: Midcourt Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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Overview

1.Introduction Swing and Throw

Before starting to read through the lesson plans and to plan lessons, please read the below information:

Refer to Module 6 (page 59 teachers manual) before planning these lessons.

Each activity included in these plans has a video clip to show the activities and to assist the teachers with their preparation.

Section 2 This is designed to assist children with the transition from underarm hitting to overhead hitting. This section includes related physical
Swing & Throw elements such as throwing and coordination.
(2 lessons)
Here the character of badminton as a fast game is introduced. Therefore the speed of the rallies can be increased relative to the level of the
pupils.
Usually this increase in tempo will result in increased enjoyment. Children will have a lot of fun because of the speed of the rallies.
Note that speed will need to be controlled to ensure continued development of good technique and so children experience success.
By the end of Section 2, Swing & Throw, pupils should be able to:
enjoy faster rallies from mid court to mid court;

demonstrate correct throwing technique, in preparation for overhead hitting.

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Lesson 1 1
Midcourt Drives
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
ready position; show what the ready position is;
forehand and backhand midcourt play (drives). demonstrate backhand and forehand drives with the correct grip,
shape and feel;
have a basic midcourt rally.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Shuttles, sponge balls or bean sack one between two pupils All these activities can be played on a court with net/or rope instead of a net.
Rackets
Badminton nets (if appropriate)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains and Ready position slightly Pupils asked to Group keeps safe distance
(5 min) demonstrates the technique flexed knees and leaning demonstrate grip change when teacher is demonstrating.
of the forehand and backhand forward, racket in front of body (review from previous
drive. (racket head above the height lessons).
of the hand).
Teacher demonstrates the ready
Teacher demonstrates
position and racket work (fast Fast grip change and short
and explains technique.
grip change required). racket movements.

Throwing Pupils work in groups Use racket arm only. Use targets of different Make pupils aware of safety for
game ideally about 6. Every child sizes to increase the eyes/face in throwing.
Side on for maximum efficiency.
(10 min) has a shuttle, beanbag or difficulty. Change the
Separate into smaller groups of
sponge ball. Pupils throw the Full shoulder turn. distance pupils have to
L11 V1 3-4 pupils.
shuttle/beanbag/ball: High release. throw.
The throwing should only begin
as high as possible.
Concentrate on correct on the signal from the teacher.
as far as possible. technique.
combination of the two using
a target.

Keep the Teams of 4-6 pupils play against Encourage correct overhead Decrease the number of Make pupils aware of safety for
court free each other on either side of throwing technique. players and increase the eyes/face in throwing.
(10 min) a net. Each player holds one number of shuttles.
Be aware of shuttles laying on
shuttle. On teachers signal,
L11 V2 the floor.
everyone throws their shuttle
high and far to the other side
and tries to catch one of the
other shuttles. When the Lower the net.

teacher stops the game, the
team with the most shuttles on
its side loses the game.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introducing Pupils work in pairs. One is Change roles after 10 shots. If pupils can do this Ensure a safe distance between
racket speed throwing the shuttle from the correctly, increase the partners when throwing the
Both players are at the same
(15 min) side of the court to their partner speed of feeding to shuttle to avoid pupils being hit.
side of the net.
(shoulder height),therefore reduce the length of swing.
L11 V3 Ensure that the feeders are
hitters direct the shuttle away Ensure correct speed and
positioned safely.
from their partners. height of throwing. You do not need to use
net or court for this
Feed from the forehand Use short racket movements.
exercise.
side for forehand drive and Hold racket in front of body.
move to the other side for the
backhand drive.

Flat play Pupils work in pairs to play a Emphasise the ready position. Alternate between Keep safe distance
(15 min) rally with forehand or backhand forehand and backhand between pairs.
Racket in front of body (do not
drive only. Partners are working drive (ensure correct
L11 V4 pull elbow towards the body). Group well spaced apart.
without net 5-6 meters away change of grip).
from each other (side lines). Finger work tighten grip to
Start the rally with reduced generate power. No change of direction
speed concentrating on correct backhand or forehand
execution. drives only and change
roles after a few minutes.
Gradually increase the speed.

Summary/ Group stretching on the floor. Racket handling and racket Pupils are questioned
cool down speed to improve flat play. about what drive is.
Teacher reviews key points
(5 min)
of lesson. Ready position.
Teacher explains
Fast grip change. important teaching
points again.

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Midcourt Development
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
ready position, forehand and backhand midcourt play (drives). have midcourt rallies with correct grips.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to deliver outside.
You will need nets and a badminton court for this lesson. You may draw the court
Shuttles
lines on the floor/ground.
Badminton nets (if appropriate. Can replace with rope or string)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction The teacher introduces the key See key teaching points in Start to work with change Group keeps a safe distance
(5 min) principles of lesson 12: lesson 11. of grip. from the teacher when he is
demonstrating.
Teacher reinforces the technique
Concentrate on forehand
of forehand and backhand
and backhand technique
drive and ready position.
individually.

Throwing Work in teams, one team starts Use racket arm only. Introduce scissor jump. Keep group well-spaced to
team game with a shuttle and uses throws prevent collisions.
Emphasise throwing technique.
(10 min) to team mates. Each successful Concentrate on throwing
Prevent fighting for the shuttle,
throw and catch scores a Encourage change of direction technique.
L12 V1 when it is dropped possession
point. If the shuttle is dropped, to create space.
goes to the other team.
shuttle goes to the other team. Team-play by passing shuttle.
The opposing team tries to
intercept the shuttle.
When shuttle is dropped
possession goes to the other
team.
The game is played in a defined
area and can be played on time
or points.

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Relay games Running forwards and throwing. Create your own relay games Create your own relay Be aware of obstacles on floor.
Run and depending on groups level and games depending on
Running backwards and
throw physical ability and available groups level and physical
throwing.
(10 min) resources. ability and available
Chasseing and throwing. resources.
L12 V2 Keep small groups to reduce
waiting time.
Keep small groups to
reduce waiting time.

Midcourt Pupils practice midcourt Start with reduced speed. Increase speed and Keep safe distance
game with drives (backhand to forehand) intensity. between pairs.
Change partners regularly.
body hits from tramlines to tramlines
Emphasise the importance
(15 min) (5-6 metres). Encourage strategic play Start with shots to
of aiming for body below
(low to high, left to right etc). alternate sides (one plays
L12 V3 Start with backhand serve. head height.
straight, one plays cross)
The challenge is to hit the
to develop grip change.
opponents body below head
height to score a point.
The objective is to increase
racket speed by playing fast flat
rallies around the body.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

How many W
ork in pairs over a net, both Start with 30 seconds and Reduce the distance Emphasise safe distances.
shots per players approx. 2.5 metres from gradually increase. between the players to
minute? the net. The objective is to hit increase the speed.
Change partners regularly.
(15 min) the maximum number of shots
in the time allowed. If they Lower the net or
L12 V4
make a mistake, the score goes take net away.
back to zero.

Summary/ Group stretching on the floor. See key teaching points. Use questioning to check
cool down lesson goals are achieved.
Teachers review key point of
(5 min)
lesson 11.
Teacher explains key
principles and pupils
are listening.

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Lesson Plans Throw and Hit

Overview: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Lesson 13: Clear with Scissor Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Lesson 14: Development Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Lesson 15: Drop with Scissor Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Lesson 16: Development Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
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Overview

1.Introduction Throw and Hit

Before starting to read through the lesson plans and to plan lessons, please read the below information:

Refer to Module 7 (page 67 Teachers Manual) before planning these lessons.

Each activity included in these plans has a video clip to show the activities and to assist the teachers with their preparation.

Section 3 This section introduces and develops overhead hitting and associated physical elements including jumping and landing as well as core stability.
Throw and Hit
Most lessons in this section start with games to improve throwing technique, which is the core skill required to develop good overhead
(6 lessons)
hitting technique.
By the end of Section 3, Throw and Hit, pupils should be able to:
enjoy overhead rallies;

move around the court with basic footwork;

enjoy rallies which incorporate all areas of the court.

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Lesson 13
Clear with Scissor Jump
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce the overhead clear and scissor jump (kick through). demonstrate a shadow overhead clear with scissor jump (kick through);
explain how to reach a shuttle in the rear court and hit forehand overhead clear.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take
this outside.
Shuttles
Bean bags (if appropriate)
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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains and The clear can be an offensive or At this stage pupils who Keep group a safe distance
(5 min) demonstrates scissor jump defensive shot. progress better can help from the court during
kick through (shadow). during demonstrations. demonstration.
Explain that the preparation
Teacher explains scissor jump for the scissor jump is a side-
Teacher explains and
and forehand clear. on position with chasse steps
demonstrates.
and the scissor jump is a 180
rotation to change direction.

Scissor jump Group shadow work with Pupils are in line facing teacher. Start, with split step, to Keep group well-spaced apart.
(10 min) teacher corrections: chasse to scissor jump
Give as many instructions as
and return to starting
L13 V1 Pupils with one necessary to encourage correct
position.
shuttle/beanbag each scissor jump technique (see
throw the shuttle forwards teaching points above).
Pupils work in pairs to
using scissor jump and Kick through. correct each others
move forward after landing technique.
running to pick up their Land on the non-racket foot
shuttle/beanbag. and move forward.

Execute first without


chasseing backwards then
with two chasse steps.

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Scissor jump Group shadow work with See teaching points above. Use targets to make into a Keep distance between pupils
practice teacher corrections. competitive game. and be aware of objects laying
(10 min) on the floor.
Pupils with racket standing
Concentrate on correct
L13 V2 sideways on a line, weight on
execution of scissor jump
the racket leg. On signal pupils
(kicking through).
make a scissor jump and move
forward after landing.
Execute first without
chasseing backwards then
with two chasse steps.

Forehand In groups of three, player 1 Focus on correct overhead Player 3 to give feedback Ensure the feeders are
clear on the same side of the net as hitting technique. on length of clear. positioned in a safe position.
(20 min) player 2, throws the shuttle high
Side-on position.
for player 2 to hit forehand clear
L13 V3 with rotation. Player 3 on the Arms/elbows should be at
Chasse to scissor kick.
other side of the net catches shoulder height.
the shuttle and throws it back to Racket hand must be moved
player 1 to repeat the exercise. actively to the shuttle.
Players rotate positions after Fast racket and high
10 repetitions. interception point.
180 rotation.

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Forehand Work in pairs the rally starts See teaching points above. Move back to centre
clear rally with a high lift to the rear court between shots.
May do the exercise with no net.
(10 min) and continues with forehand
clears. The objective is to hit as Players can rotate onto court Try to create time with
L13 V4 high and long as possible. after 10 clears. height and length and to
challenge pupils touch
Partners to give feedback
short service line with
on length.
racket between shots.

Summary/ Teacher reviews main teaching Remind that the clear with Use questioning to check Ensure correct stretching
cool down points of lesson 13. scissor jump can be offensive as lesson goals have been technique.
(5 min) well as defensive shot, but the achieved.
Group is stretching on the floor.
movement is always forward.
Teacher repeats
key points.

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Lesson 14
Development Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
practise and develop the forehand overhead clear. demonstrate a shadow overhead clear with scissor jump (kick through);
demonstrate how to reach a shuttle in the rear court and hit forehand
overhead clear.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need nets (or substitute) and a badminton court for this
Shuttles
lesson. You may draw the court lines on the floor/ground and use a rope if
Bean bags or sponge balls (if appropriate) nets are not available.
Badminton nets

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher reinforces scissor jump See main teaching points of Ask pupils to demonstrate. Keep group in safe distance
(5 min) kick through technique. lesson 14. from the court during
Teacher explains and demonstration.
Teacher reinforces forehand
demonstrates.
clear technique.

Throwing Pupils work in groups. Every Encourage scissor jump to Increase the intensity by No contact.
game with child has a shuttle/beanbag change direction. reducing the number of
scissor jump or sponge ball. To practise players.
Use racket arm only.
(10 min) the scissor jump pupils are
challenged to throw the ball Side on for maximum efficiency. Increase or decrease the
L14 V1 for maximum distance after playing area to vary the
Full shoulder turn.
running backwards. difficulty.
High release.
After this they run forward and
pick the shuttle up.
You can also work in pairs with
one shuttle

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Forehand Work in pairs the rally starts See teaching points in lesson 14. Move back to centre
clear rally with a high lift to the rear court between shots.
May exercise with no net.
with tricks and continues with forehand
(15 min) clears. The objective is to hit as Players can rotate on/off court Try to create time with
high and long as possible. each 10 clears. height and length to touch
L14 V2 short service line with
Partners to give feedback
racket between shots.
on length.
Progress to challenging the
players to hit high and far
enough to be able to perform
a trick in between clears. For
example while the shuttle is in
the air:
Change racket hand to non-
racket hand and return.
Pass the racket behind
their back.
Sit down and stand up.
Touch the net with the racket.

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Forehand Work in pairs. Place a marker Focus on correct overhead Use smaller targets to If more pupils are working on
clear practice 5 big step away from the net hitting technique and kicking increase difficulty. the same court ensure that
(15 min) (moving towards the back line). through. clear instructions are given
Players have to try and hit the regarding how they move out
L14 V3 Arms/elbows should be at
shuttle hard and high in the air. Can play either game of the way after they have
shoulder height.
If the shuttle falls short of the without net or court. completed the shot to avoid
marker the other player wins Racket hand must be moved getting hit by the next pupil.
Simply place both players
a point. If you work with big actively to the shuttle.
a certain distance apart Waiting players should be
class for example more than 30 Fast racket and high about 3 meters apart placed in safe positions.
pupils, this game can be played interception point. and gradually increase
in teams 2 against 2 on a half the distance.
court. Pupils take turns to hit 180 rotation.
overhead clear and score points Divide groups according to
as a team. level. Change partners to make
Followed by pupils working in more competitive.
pairs playing rallies (this can be Rotate players regularly.
done over the net or on open
court area. How many overhead
clear shots they can hit to each
other without making a mistake.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Forehand Pupils play half court singles. The overhead clears must be Variety of the game could Start the game on teachers
clear game Starting with high lift (serve), executed with scissor jump be if the clear does not signal only and ensure that the
(10 min) there must be 2 straight clears (kick through) and a forward reach certain target on pupils do not cross the courts
to begin the rally. movement. the base line player loses before the games have finished.
L14 V4 the rally directly.
Count points and change Rotate players regularly.
partners after certain period
Use all available space. More than 2 pupils can
of time.
play on the same half
court. The pupil who
loses 3 rallies moves
out and is replaced by
another one. This will
ensure that pupils are on
court for shorter periods
of time, but do not wait
for their turn too long.

Summary/ Teacher reviews key teaching See teaching points above. Use questioning to check Ensure correct stretching
cool down points of lesson 14. lessons objectives have technique.
(5 min) been achieved.
Group is stretching on the floor.
Teacher is repeating
key points.

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Lesson 15
Drop with Scissor Jump
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce forehand overhead drop shot from the rear court. explain the technique of overhead drop shot;
demonstrate a shadow movement of overhead drop shot and compare to clear.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need nets and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
Shuttles
draw the court lines on the floor/ground and use a rope if net is not available.
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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction The teacher explains and shows Emphasise on same action for Pupils to explain Keep the group well-spaced
(5 min) the technique of forehand all overhead shots. difference between apart during demonstrations.
overhead drop shot (shadow). overhead shots.
Same throwing action as clear,
The teacher explains what kind but finish with a push instead of
Teacher to explain
of different overhead shots are full hit.
difference.
used in badminton and explains
Key teaching points from
the difference between drop
lessons 13 and 14 still apply.
shot and clear.

Mobility Work in pairs, both pupils move Control tempo of exercise. If pupils handle this well Put pupils in pairs of similar
exercises in different ways to reach out increase time. physical ability.
(10 min) and touch their partners hands:
Reduce speed to
L15 V1 Partners stand back to back
encourage full range of
and twist left and right to touch
movement.
their hands.
Back to back and touch hands
between their legs and above
their heads.
Lying on their backs and sit
up to touch hands in front of
their bodies.
Lying on their stomach and
move with their upper bodies
to touch their hands.

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Scissor jump Group shadow work with Pupils are in line facing teacher. Start with split step to Keep group well spaced apart.
revision teacher corrections: chasse to scissor jump and
Encourage correct scissor
(10 min) return to starting position.
Pupils with racket standing jump technique (see teaching
L15 V2 against a wall (sideward, non- points above and from lessons
Pupils work in pairs to
racket leg and shoulder closer 13 and 14).
correct each others
to the wall) or on a line, weight
Kick through. technique.
on the racket leg.
Land on the non-racket foot
On signal pupils make a
and move forward.
scissor jump and move forward
after landing. First without
chasseing backwards then with
two chasse steps.

Overhead In groups of 3, player 1 on the Focus on correct overhead Player 3 to give feedback
drop shot same side of the net as player hitting technique. on accuracy of drop shot.
(20 min) 2, throws the shuttle high for
Side-on position.
player 2 to hit forehand drop
L15 V3 with rotation. Player 3 on the Arms/elbows should be at
Chasse to scissor kick.
other side of the net catches shoulder height in preparation.
the shuttle and throws it back to Racket hand must be moved
player 1 to repeat the exercise. actively to the shuttle.
Players rotate positions after 10 Maintain high interception
repetitions. point, but check the throwing
action pre-impact and strike
shuttle with pushing action.
180 rotation.

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Lifts and Work in pairs rally starts with See teaching points above. Add movement for Court safety.
drops high lift (serve), followed by both players to increase
Focus on accuracy of lifts to
(10 min) straight drop. difficulty.
allow good quality practice.
L15 V4 The rally continues with 1 player
Emphasise both players Focus on walk through
lifting and the other practicing
practicing different skills. and rotation.
drop shot from the rear court.
Rotate players regularly.
Change on time or shots.

Summary/ Teacher summarises the main See above. Use questioning to check
cool down teaching points of lesson 15. if lessons objectives are
(5 min) achieved.
Whole group stretches on
the floor.
Use demonstration
to once again remind
overhead drop technique.

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Lesson 16
Development Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
develop and practice the overhead drop shot. demonstrate a shadow overhead drop with scissor jump (kick through);
demonstrate how to reach a shuttle in the rear court and hit a forehand
overhead drop shot.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need nets and a badminton court for this lesson. You may draw
Shuttles
the court lines on the floor/ground and use a rope if nets are not available.
Badminton nets (or substitute)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher reinforces scissor jump See key teaching points Ask pupils to demonstrate. Keep group a safety distance
(5 min) kick through technique. lesson 15. from the court during
Teacher explains and demonstration.
Teacher reinforces forehand
demonstrates.
drop technique.

Shuttle chase Work in groups in a half court (or Chasers to work as a team Start with more than Be aware of shuttles on
(10 min) defined area) with one shuttle. passing the shuttle to tag pupils. one chaser. the floor.
One pupil starts as a chaser
L16 V1 A short warming up may be
with shuttle and tries to tag Increase playing area.
required.
the other pupils by throwing
the shuttle and hitting them on
the body (below head height).
Once the shuttle hits someone
the pupil who is tagged joins
the chaser and they both use
the one shuttle to tag others.
The pupil who is last to be
tagged is the winner.

Plank Pupils make four different Ensure correct posture. Increase time. If the pupils lose the correct
exercises plank exercises: posture stop the exercise.
Time the exercises depending
core stability Make the exercises
Plank on elbows and toes on age and level of physical
(10 min) competitive by who
development.
Reverse plank on can hold a correct
L16 V2 underarms and heels posture for longer.
Side plank (right side)
Side plank (left side)

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Lift-Drop-Net Work in pairs. Exercise starts Exercise is a cooperative Challenge pupils Court safety during rallies
(10 min) with high lift (serve), followed activity for development. accuracy.
by drop shot, then net shot and
L16 V3 Rotate players regularly.
then high lift again to repeat
the sequence (lift-drop-net). Lower net. Go back to

If too difficult, start with lift- lift and drop only with
drop-net-net. regular changes.

Lift drop Choices are introduced to the Develop your own combinations Increase choices. General court safety.
net previous sequence e.g.: from the sequences.
variations
Clear or drop from the rear Reduce choices if not
(10 min)
court followed by clear or net. executed correctly.
L16 V4 Sequence continues.
Reinforce technical elements. Return to closed routines.
Lift or block from front court
followed by overhead choice
from rear court or lift from
front court.

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Half court court singles in reduced Divide into ability groups. Reduce middle court no Court safety.
singles with court. Use markers (shuttles, go area to encourage
Change opponents regularly.
no-go area shuttle boxes etc.) to indicate accuracy. Aim to finish
(10 min) a no go area. Markers used with playing area only the
to indicate if a drop shot is too back tram lines and short
L16 V5 long or a clear is too short. service line.
Game is played with normal
scoring system.
Increase allowed
Rally starts with serve and hitting areas.
continues with choice of lift or
drop from front court and clear
or drop from rear court.

Summary/ Teacher reviews main teaching See teaching points above. Use questioning to check Ensure correct stretching
cool down points of lesson 16. lessons objectives have technique.
(5 min) been achieved.
Group is stretching on the floor.
Teacher is repeating
key points.

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Lesson 17
Smash and Block
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
overhead smash technique; explain and show the technique of the smash;
defensive technique in badminton. explain and show the defensive technique.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need a net and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
Shuttles
draw the court lines on the floor/ground and use a rope if net is not available.
Badminton nets ( or substitutes)

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Introduction Teacher explains and Smash technique is very similar If there are pupils who Keep the group a safe distance
(5 min) demonstrates the technique of to the technique of overhead are able to use them for from the demonstration on the
the smash with full rotation. clear same preparation, but demonstrations. This will side of the court.
the acceleration and the speed motivate all the class to
Teacher explains and
of the racket and upper body improve and show the
demonstrates shadow of
at the end of the shot is much rest of the pupils what
defensive shots (backhand and
greater. they can achieve.
forehand) in front of the body.
The interception point when
Teacher explains and
smashing must be in front of
demonstrates.
the body.
In defence there is no time
for big racket movements so
defensive shots are executed
with short swings with the
racket moving towards the
shuttle from a position in front
of the body.
No big swing away from shuttle
in preparation.

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Fast feet Pupils are spread in rows in Teacher demonstrates and then Add variations which Keep pupils well spread.
(10 min) front and facing the teacher executes with pupils. challenge coordination.
executing the following
L17 V1 Each exercise starts with slow
footwork on the spot: Keep pace low and
movement to establish correct
concentrate on correct
Jogging on the spot, then technique.
footwork.
with maximum fast feet.
On signal from the teacher
Split steps and back pupils maintain the sequence
slow to fast. with maximum speed.
Cross steps forward
(left and right).
2 steps forward and 2 back.

The Smash Explain and show the technique Preparation as for clear Could include chasse Keep pairs well spaced apart as
(15 min) of smash (shadow). (see teaching points from steps before shot and racket speed is very high.
lessons 13 and 14). moving forward after.
L17 V2 The pupils then work in pairs
and practice shadowing the Interception point is in front
Use targets to test
smash. They give corrections to of body.
accuracy.
each other.
Strong throwing action.
Lower net where
Progress by practising with
Shuttle should be hit in a necessary.
shuttles work in pairs. Player
downward direction (lower net
1 starts with a high serve, player
where necessary).
2 practices smash, and player 1
lets the shuttle fall on the floor 180 rotation (scissor jump).
and then gives it back.

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Block Pupils work in pairs one using Starting position with racket in Move to alternate feed Keep pairs well spaced apart.
defence a throw feed to allow partner front of body. to increase intensity and
(10 min) to practice block defence from difficulty.
Elbow in front of body.
waist height and below.
L17 V3 Racket to shuttle
Start by practising backhand Remove or lower net.
(no big back swing).
and forehand block individually.
Short follow through.
Progress by practising alternate
forehand and backhand. Short pushing action.

Change roles after 10 shots.

Smash In pairs pupils practice on Change according to time or Progress by using targets If pupils wait for their turn on
and block half court. Fixed sequence of number of smashes. on the floor for the smash. court, ensure they are standing
defence shots. Player 1 starts with high Can become a competitive on the side of the court away
If it is a bigger group, change
practice serve, player 2 smashes, 1 plays game by counting number from the line.
roles more often to avoid
(15 min) defensive shot to the net, 2 of smashes on target.
longer waiting times.
plays back to the net and 1 lifts
L17 V4 again. Sequence is repeated. If there are pupils waiting, they Keep competitive
can be given different roles like element out of the game
referee to count the smashes to concentrate on correct
Phase/Time Activity Main
thatTeaching Points
are on target. Variations ( Harder, Easier)
execution. Safety

Summary / Teacher repeats again the main See main teaching points above. Use questioning to check Correct stretching technique.
cool down teaching points of lesson 17. lesson goals have been
(5 min) achieved.
Stretching.
Teacher repeats the main
teaching points.

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Development Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
develop smash technique; demonstrate a smash technique;
develop defensive shots in badminton. demonstrate a defensive technique.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need a net and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
Shuttles
draw the court lines on the floor/ground and use a rope if net is not available.
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Introduction Teacher reinforces the technique See main teaching points in Use pupils to demonstrate. Keep the group a safe distance
(5 min) of the smash with full rotation. lesson 17. on the side of the court away
Teacher reinforces main from the demonstration.
Teacher reinforces the
teaching points of lesson.
technique of defensive shots
(backhand and forehand) in
front of the body.

Group agility Pupils work in groups. First Form the groups depending Use size of group to Sufficient space between pupils
(10 min) pupils start footwork on signal, on space. control intensity. to exercises.
examples from fast feet in
L18 V1 Exercises are executed with
lesson 17. Change exercise and vary
maximum speed.
commands to control
On teachers signal the group
the intensity.
executes an agility movement
for example:
Turn
(one complete fast turning)
Down (make one push up
on the floor)
Jump (jump with hands up
in the air)
In between the teachers signals
the group continues footwork.
When the teacher shouts go
the group runs to the opposite
side of the hall (20 meters) and
the next group starts.

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Lift-smash- Work in pairs rally starts with Reinforce technical teaching Challenge players with Remember court safety
block high serve, followed by smash, points. accuracy targets. during rallies.
(20 min) then block defence, which is
Divide players by level.
followed by a lift. Then the Lower net or
L18 V2 sequence starts again which Change partners regularly. smaller court.
means that this exercise is
alternating (lift-smash-block-lift).

Half court court singles game on If the group is too big, 3 or 4 Automatic win if smash Remember court safety.
singles with reduced court area in front of players can play on the same touches floor without
winner smash short service line is out. half court. The winner stays on opponent touching it.
(20 min) court, but the player who enters
Normal scoring with 2 points
the game continues from the
L18 V3 awarded for winning the rally Lower the net and/or
previous losing score and the
with smash. reduce size of court.
winner starts from zero.
Can be played as a team game
with mixed ability teams or
points counting.

Summary/ Teacher repeats again the main See key teaching points above. Use questioning to Use the correct stretching
cool down teaching points of smash and check targets have been technique.
(5 min) defensive technique. achieved.
Stretching.
Teacher repeats the
key principles.

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Contents

Lessons Plans Learn to Win

Overview: Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Lesson 19: Singles Tactics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Lesson 20: Tactical Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Lesson 21: Doubles Tactics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Lesson 22: Tactical Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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Overview

1.Introduction Learn to Win

Before starting to read through the lesson plans and to plan lessons, please read the below information:

Refer to Module 8 (page 79 Teachers Manual) before planning these lessons.

Each activity included in these plans has a video clip to show the activities and to assist the teachers with their preparation.

Section 4 This section introduces basic tactical skills for both singles and doubles and introduces associated physical elements including speed and agility.
Learn to Win
In this section more exercises involve competitive situations, activities and games.
(4 lessons)
They are designed to place more emphasis on developing tactical thinking to enhance the learning of basic badminton tactics and decision
making.
By the end of Section 4, Learn to Win, pupils should be able to:
enjoy rallying strategically;

demonstrate basic positional play in singles and doubles;

enjoy match play.

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Lesson 19
Singles Tactics
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
introduce basic tactics for playing singles. explain the basic tactics for singles.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Agility ladder (if not available, you can draw the ladder on the floor/ground or Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
use tape to stick the lines on the floor) outside. You will need a net and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
draw the court lines on the floor/ground.
Shuttles
Rackets

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains basic tactical Singles tactics is about making At this stage pupils can
(5 min) approaches to playing singles: good decisions based on be questioned about
awareness of: what shots we can use
1. Use of space and change
to achieve the tactical
of direction to: Space
approaches chosen to
(height, width and depth)
M
ake opponent late in the win the rally (e.g. how we
rear court to create space for Self (position; where you are; can force our opponent
winning shot to front court. fitness/power). to the back of the court?)
Make opponent late in the Opponent.
Teacher explains tactical
front court to create space in
approaches to the game
the rear court.
of singles.
2. Change of speed use of
faster shots e.g. smash and
fast clear to win points or
create opportunities.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Agility Use one ladder for Control speed to ensure correct Increase pace if drills are Ensure pupils wait their turn
ladder 1 approximately 10 pupils. Place execution of drills. executed correctly. and do not start drill before the
(10 min) the ladder on the floor and previous pupil has finished.
Relaxed arms, shoulders and
ensure there is enough space Keep drills simple and
L19 V1 hands. Head must be kept still
for pupils to return back along increase pace gradually.
as much as possible.
the side of the ladder to the
starting position. Ensure the drills are executed
with weight on the front of
Possible drills are:
the feet.
Normal running
If no ladder is available use
One-two in, one-two in. tramlines or draw/chalk lines
on floor.
One-two in, one-two out,
one-two in, one- two out.
Note: Give the pupils an
opportunity to try every
exercise slowly before
performing quickly.

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Lesson 19: Singles Tactics

Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Half court Play half court singles Play for a fixed period of time Start the better players Make sure pupils are aware of
singles with where pupils are trying to Up and down the river (winner towards the end of the hall safety around the badminton
tactics 1 incorporate singles tactic 1 (see moves up loser moves down). so they can try to progress court (ex. do not cross the court
(10 min) introduction). up the river when match is being played etc).
If the group is too big, keep
L19 V2 Play with no smash to the time down to avoid waiting
Divide the group into
encourage pupils to use or long. Give alternative roles to
different games to
create space. the pupils waiting to include
ensure that players
them in the game.
meet opponents of
their own level to avoid
discouragement if
opponents are too strong.

Half court Play half court game where As above. If the pupils level is too See above.
singles with pupils are trying to incorporate different, divide the class
tactics 2 singles tactics 2 into groups of level.
(10 min) (see introduction).

L19 V3 Pupils score 2 points each time It is important not to


they play a winning shot which discourage pupils. Ensure
touches the floor either before everyone has a positive
the short service line or in the experience by reducing
rear tramlines. the court size or by
lowering the net.

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Lesson 19: Singles Tactics

Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Half or full Pupils are trying to incorporate Timing as above. Progressively reduce As above.
court singles singles tactics 1 and 2. the target areas/size to
Question the pupils briefly after
with tactics Depending on available space challenge accuracy.
their match which tactics they
1 and 2 and level play on half or full court
were trying to use and why.
(10 min) (note: if full court pupils can also Simplify games and adapt
create space to the sides). The second activity is used court where necessary.
L19 V4 to improve the use of depth
If pupils are doing well, use a
and height.
variety where the forecourt and
rear third of the court are in
(counted), but the midcourt
is out (use markers to define
court). Players rally as usual,
but if the shuttle lands in the
midcourt area is called out and
the opponent wins the rally.

Summary/ Teacher repeats the key Ask pupils to demonstrate Use questioning to
cool down principles of lesson 19. exercises for stretching and encourage pupils to
(5 min) cool down. think tactically.
Group is stretching on the floor.
Review once again
general tactical
approaches in singles.

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Lesson 20
Tactical Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
develop basic tactics for playing singles. describe different ways to win points in singles.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need a net and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
Shuttles
draw the court lines on the floor/ground.
Badminton net (or substitute)
The agility ladder may be marked on the floor/ground.
Agility ladder

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher reinforces basic tactical See main teaching points in Use questioning to ask
(5 min) approaches to playing singles lesson 19. pupils to explain main
(see intro lesson 19). tactical approaches.

Teacher reinforces tactical


approaches to the game
of singles.

Agility Place the ladder on the floor Control speed to ensure correct Increase pace if drills are Ensure pupils wait their turn
ladder 2 and ensure enough space for execution of drills. executed correctly. and do not start drill before the
(15 min) pupils to return on the side of previous pupil has finished.
Relaxed arms, shoulders and
the ladder to starting position. Keep drills simple and
L20 V1 hands. Head must be kept still
Ideas for drills are: increase pace gradually.
as much as possible.
Two in, two in
Ensure the drills are executed
Two in, two out, two in, two out with weight on the front of
the feet.
Two in, two in, right one out
and balance, two in, two in, If no ladder is available use
left one out and balance tramlines or draw/chalk lines
on floor.
Give the pupils an
opportunity to try each
exercise at a slow pace before
performing at pace.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Half court Half court singles 3 pupils Short games to allow matches Challenge better players, Make sure pupils are aware of
team game against 3 pupils. against maximum number of for example giving safety around the badminton
(20 min) opponents. opponents a few points to court for example, do not
Player 1 starts the rally and
start; increase/decrease cross the court when match is
L20 V2 leaves the court to the side, All players points to count
court size; reduce points being played.
player 2 takes the next shot towards their score.
scoring areas.
and leaves to the side, player
3 comes on court for the third
Modify court for lower
shot and sequence is repeated.
ability pupils.
Players can only enter the court
from base line and leave court
from side.
Opposing team follows the
same system.

Team half Pupils are divided into mixed Teams challenged to think Play the same game on See above.
court singles ability teams. tactically. full court.
team game
Pupils then compete against Encourage team work and
(15 min)
similar ability opponents communication.
L20 V3 scoring points for their team. Increase number of
Select teams on ability.
players in teams.
Half-court game.
Pupils score 2 points each time
they play a winning shot which
touches the floor without their
opponent touching it.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Summary/ Teacher repeats the main Ask pupils to demonstrate Use questioning.
cool down teaching points of singles play. exercises for stretching and
(5 min) cool down. Review once again
Group is stretching on the floor.
general tactical
approaches in singles.

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Lesson 21
Doubles Tactics
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
basic tactics for playing doubles; demonstrate and explain basic attacking and defensive formations in doubles.
serve and return positions.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need a net and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
Shuttles
draw the court lines on the floor/ground.
Badminton net (or substitute)
If hoops or other targets are not available, you can draw targets directly on the
Hoops (or other targets) floor/ground or user tape to stick them on the courts.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher explains the main Doubles tactics depends on As most shots have already Keep group a safe distance
(10 min) teaching points of lesson 21: quick decision making based been reviewed in previous when demonstrating.
on awareness of: lessons, ask pupils to
Importance of serve and return.
explain/demonstrate the
Space.
Basic attacking and defensive technique of backhand
formations. Self. serve and key shots for
Importance of team work Opponent. doubles.
in doubles.
Partner Teacher reviews key
Reviews the basic shots used in doubles shots including
Use players to demonstrate
the game of doubles. service.
positions.

Revision of Pupils work in pairs practicing Pupils practice in pairs. If executed correctly If practicing returns, make sure
backhand the backhand short serve trying make targets smaller or/ the court is clear of shuttles
Relaxed grip.
serve to place it in a hoop (or other and place a rope or string before serving again.
(10 min) target on the floor). Hit shuttle from hand. a few centimetres on top
If pupils complete the shots of the net to practice
L21 V1 service trajectory (or use
correctly, return of serve can be
introduced one player serving partners arm).
and the other one returning.
Focus on correct serving
Change roles on teachers signal.
technique.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Midcourt Work in pairs on half court, Start slowly and increase pace If executed correctly, Use one shuttle only.
and front both players start from gradually. increase pace. Could also
court play midcourt. They play flat introduce lift and smash
When moving towards the
(20 min) midcourt to midcourt and if to increase difficulty
net the attacking player keeps
there is an opportunity, one and add a competitive
L21 V2 the racket up short racket
of them tries to move forward element such as scoring
movements.
towards the net and takes points with smash winner.
the attack. The other player In defence bend knees (use discretion).
then retreats into a defensive and lower centre of gravity,
position. and ensure elbow in front of If too difficult, keep
body. Try to encourage mainly midcourt play only,
backhand defence. then move to front
court/defence and
If the group is large, the
change roles in signal
pupils who are waiting their
from teacher.
turn can practice defence
against the wall (good practice
for doubles defence).

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Positional Shadow work 4 pupils per For big groups players/pairs Progress quicker to Court safety.
play in court numbered 1 to 4. Teacher are rotated on/off court on rally situation.
doubles calls a number, the pupils with regular intervals.
(15 min) this number moves to rear court Lower net.
to a smash position in the rear Concentrate on basic
L21 V3 court. Partner takes net position formations.
to complete attacking formation
and opponents move to sides
defensive position. Teacher
then calls another number and
players respond by adopting
appropriate formations.

Summary/ Teacher reviews main teaching See teaching points above. Use questioning to
cool down points of lesson 21 see key encourage pupils to
(5 min) teaching points. participate and check
achievement of objectives.
Group stretching on the floor.
Teacher reviews main
teaching points.

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Lesson 22
Tactical Games
Teachers Goals Pupils Goals

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce: By the end of the lesson the pupils will be able to:
doubles play. demonstrate the use of attacking and defensive formations in a game situation.

Equipment Teaching Situation/Context


Rackets Preferably the lesson should be taken inside but it is possible to take this
outside. You will need a net and a badminton court for this lesson. You may
Shuttles
draw the court lines on the floor/ground.
Badminton net (or substitute)

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Introduction Teacher reinforces/reviews main See key teaching points in Pupils demonstrate Keep group a safe distance
(5 min) teaching points of lesson 21: lesson 21. basic positions for when demonstrating.
doubles and identify key
Basic attacking and defensive
shots.
formations.
Importance of team work in Teach reviews doubles
doubles. positional play and key
shots including service.
The basic shots used in the
game of doubles.

The Stone This running game is good for Divide groups by physical Increase/decrease Keep groups well spaced apart.
Game increasing speed and reaction. ability. distance.
(10 min)
Pupils line up holding their Use helpers/pupils to distribute

L22 V1 hands behind their backs; one stones to enable more than one
is given a small stone by the group to work at a time.
teacher (unseen by the others).
Keep running distance short.
This pupil decides when to
start, but must reach the other
side (distance determined by
teacher) without being caught
by the others.
Loser which means the one
with the stone or the rest of the
group must make easy exercise
at the end of court.
Go on with next team after first
team has finished the run.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Mid-court Play a game on half-court 1 Play on time or points. Double points for Court safety.
game 1 against 1. direct winner (touching
Play up and down the river.
(10 min) the floor without the
The front and the rear court (in
opponents touching it).
L22 V2 front of service line and behind
the rear tramlines) are out. The
rallies are played in the mid-
court area only.
Use only short or
Start with low or flick backhand flick serves to reduce
serve and encourage flat play. uncertainty.

Mid-court As above, but playing on full Players stay in their own quarter Double points for Court safety.
game 2 court with partner. of the court. direct winner (touching
(15 min) the floor without the
Encourage fast flat play.
opponents touching it).
L22 V3 Short games to rotate and
reduce waiting time. Use only short or
flick serves to reduce
uncertainty.

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Phase/Time Activity Main Teaching Points Variations ( Harder, Easier) Safety

Doubles Rally starts with backhand Remind pupils of rules of play. Court safety.
exercise low service. The return is a
Reinforce positional play.
and game lift, server takes net position,
(15 min) partner smashes, opponents Encourage attacking play.
adopt defensive position and Rotate pairs regularly.
L22 V4 use block defence. Net player
lifts and formations change (lift- Exercise should be cooperative
smash-block). to encourage rallies and
practice doubles positional play.
Progression play a normal set
of doubles.

Summary/ Teacher reviews key principles See teaching points above. Use questioning to
cool down of lessons 21 and 22 see key encourage pupils
(5 min) teaching points. to participate and
check achievement of
Group stretching on the floor.
objectives.

Teacher reviews key


points.

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