The back third of the badminton court.
Another name for the shuttlecock.
An illegal stroke occurring when the shuttle comes to a stop on the racquet and is "carried," leading to a sling-like sequence.
Also known as the base position, the central area of the court where ideally a singles player wants to return after each shot.
A shot hit deep in the back of the opponent's court.
A shot hit diagonally over the net, from one side to the other.
Hitting the shuttle twice (a fault).
A soft shot played with touch, so the shuttle falls close to the net on the opponent's side.
A powerful shot placed just over the top of the net.
A violation or infraction of the rules.
A quick movement of the wrist and forearm that changes a soft shot into a harder one; mostly used when serving or close to the net.
The front third of the court, between the net and the short-service line.
A hard, downward shot that is not returnable by the opponent.
A call by the umpire to restart a point. This occurs when the server serves before the receiver is ready, the shuttle disintegrates during play, an accidental distraction occurs, etc.
The middle third of the court.
A soft shot executed by "pushing" the shuttle with small wrist movement.
An exchange of shots following the serve.
The object used in badminton, also called a birdie or shuttle. It is made of a cork with sixteen goose feathers glued to its rounded base.
A hard, powerful overhead shot sending the shuttlecock downward to the opponent's side.