Class 1-2/1-3 Lesson 23

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  • Beginner
  • 12 students – 8 to 14 years old
  • Understand how to clear, drop, smash, net shots, lift but need lot of refining of techniques
  • Develop basic game knowledge

Lesson Focus:

  • Focus on clear stroke
  • Progression with movement and perform clear shot
  • Games – apply clear skills into game scenarios

Warm Up (15 mins)

  • Running forward to one wall and back to the starting point 3x
  • Side shuffle 
  • Crossovers
  • High knees/butt kicks
  • Games – apply clear skills into game scenarios
    • Students split into two teams and each team take a half court
    • Students to sit on the floor and trying send the shuttle to the opposite court with only clear shot
    • Play up to 15 points. Coaches can adjust the duration of the games.

Footwork – Clear on net simulation (10 mins)

  • Every student is on a half court (4 students per court)
  • Student stand on the middle of their half court
  • Begin drill a directional split step and move to the rear court and execute a clear shot with scissor kick
  • After clear, must recover and prepare to move forward
  • Then run forward to do a net shot with a lunge
  • After net shot, must recover with backward shuffle
  • Then move back to the base
  • 10 rounds for 5 sets
  • 1 min break between each round


  • Students must stop at mid court before continue to next round
  • Encourage student to jump to get high contact point
  • Pay attention to last step of the lunge, toe must point to the direction they move toward and land with full foot (not toe) to avoid injury
  • Take time to run forward, do not sprint

Break (5 mins)

Forehand Clear (15 mins)

  • Students pick a partner and rally with only clear shots
  • Rotate students partner every 5 mins


  • Focus on hitting high and far
  • Contact point should be high
  • Observe students and help student with correct movement when necessary
  • Group students who haven’t master clear shot, put them to hand feed clear drill after this

Clear and Net – Technique practice (20 mins)

  • Progression drill for students who are able to perform clear shots
  • Group of three
  • One worker and two feeders
  • One feeder does high server and one feeder throw shuttles in front of the for net shot
  • The worker start from mid court, move backward for clear shot and move forward for net shot
  • Worker target to clear the shuttles high and far. Land between the last two lines
  • Clear shot contact point should be high
  • After clear shot, recover and move forward with racket in front of body, do not let the racket down
  • The feeder who serve, start serving when worker return to the base
  • The feeder who throw a net shot, start throwing when the worker ready to move forward and feed with time for worker to execute net shot.
  • Each feed take 10 shuttles. Rotate role after
  • 3 sets for each students


  • Coaches can help feeding if students cannot do high serve consistently
  • Observe students are moving with proper footwork

Forehand Clear (Stationary) – Technique practice (20 mins)

  • Group of two – one feeder and one worker
  • Feeder standing on the hitter dominant arm side and throw shuttle high for hitter to do clear shot
  • Worker standing side way with non-racket foot at the front and raise racket in ready position
  • Worker target to clear the shuttle to land between the last two lines of the opposite court
  • 15 shuttles then switch role
  • 5 sets each


  • Feeder only throw shuttle when worker is in ready position
  • Feeder must throw high for worker to do the clear shot
  • Worker take note of contact power must be high and in front of them, not on top of their head
  • Coach to help feed students if they cannot feed correctly
  • Add on scissor kick if students can clear correctly

Games – singles and Doubles (20 mins)


  • Coaches check in on games and provide tips

Cool Down Stretches (5 mins)

  • Calves
  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Groin

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