If you are a Badminton player and Passionate about this game. You should know some of the basic things of badminton. Here I am describing some glossary, which are related to Badminton and may help you.




Also known as offensive clear it is a stroke that hit deep into opponent’s court. It is used to make a defensive shot or to give a weak return. In this, the shuttle will fly high up and will land at the back of the opponent court.


The shuttlecock is known as “ Bird” in professional ethically or also known as “ Birdie”. It can either be Nylon shuttlecock or Feather Shuttlecock. It has an open conical shape formed by feathers (or a synthetic alternative) embedded into a rounded cork (or rubber) base. The shuttlecock’s shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable. Regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork first, and remain in the cork-first orientation.


Also known as “ Throw” or “sling”. It’s a prohibited stroke in which shuttle is entangled and occupied on a racket and then slung during execution of the stroke.


It happens when the player does the angle attack but the bird barely hits the net and gradually falls very in the court. It can be hit from anywhere in the court & from any height, but usually are downward overhead shots from back court or flat shots.


: It’s a kind of player’s tactic which he does to beat the opponent. The player quickly makes a surprise quick wrist and fore-arm rotation that turns the soft shot into faster passing one.


Also known as “Aggressive shot”. It’s a kind of fast shot at a fast pace down from the net area which can’t be returned and which actually aims at winning the rally immediately. It requires pace, not the power. Mostly the kills are smashed.


It’s a kind of shot hit in which player with his full power and speed hits the bird down to the opponent’s court. Its foremost benefit is that the opponent will find it hard to retrieve because of the angle and steepness of shuttle’s trajectory.


Its related to the scoring system in Badminton. It’s a kind of additional point collected on a serve lost with no effort by the opponent team. The server will gain a free point if the receiver misses the return.

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