Class 1-4 Lesson 20 & 21

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  • Intermediate level age between 9 – 15
  • Incorporate basic techniques into multi-shot drills involving movements
  • Develop basic game knowledge

Lesson Focus

  • Proper movement from to the rear court and moving forward to the front court.
  • Revision on Clear, Drop and Lift technique
  • Introduction to Smash technique
  • Games – apply skills into game

Warm Up (10 min)

  • Running forward to one wall and back to the starting point 3x
  • Side shuffle 2x (Going forward, return backward)
  • Crossovers 2x
  • High knees 2x
  • Crossovers 2x
  • Lunges 1x (to second court then walk back)

Break (2 min)

Footwork Drill: Moving to rear court to front court with racquet (15 min)

  • Group of two on a half court, take turn to do the drill
  • Students stand on the mid court
  • On coach signal, students start with a split step and turn body side way
  • Then, move back with chasse steps to the rear court
  • Stop when arrive in between the last two lines, and execute a shadow clear shot with scissor kick
  • After that, move forward with running step
  • When arrive at the service line, do a lunge and execute a lift shot
  • Recover body balance and move back to the mid court
  • Switch after 8 rounds
  • 3 sets of 8 rounds


  • Each coach look after one court and watch over 4 students
  • Pay attention to student overall movements
  • Shadow clear stroke must swing high and forward, not sideway
  • When approach for lift shot, lunge with racquet foot with toe pointing to the direction of the shuttle. Toe pointing sideway is likely cause foot injury
  • Coaches to interrupt and correct the students with incorrect movement
  • Focus on the correct movement and not the speed

The Smash Part 1 (10 mins)

  • Coaches to demonstrate smash to student
  • Introduction:
    • Where: Smashes go downwards from your rearcourt into the mid-court of your opponent
    • When: You are on-balance
    • Why: To hit a winning shot or force a weak return
  • Prepare:
    • Forehand grip
    • Relaxed ready position
    • Step back to load rear leg, sideway stand with racket arm on the back
    • Raise non-racket arm for balance
  • Execution:
    • Rotate body
    • Throw racket head powerfully, pronate forearm
    • Contact shuttle in front of the body with racket face angled downward
  • Follow through:
    • Follow through downward to opposite side of body
    • Bring non-racket foot forward after contact
  • All students line up in a row to practice shadowing the smash
  • Students begin movement on coaches signal
  • Coaches to give feedback to students on correct movement


  • Shadow smash on stationary position
  • Progress to smash drill when students able to follow instructions
Credits to BWF Development Channel

The Smash Part 2 (25 mins)

  • Students work in group of 2-3 to practice smash with shuttles
  • Coaches feed the shuttles with high serve, students practice the smash
  • Students waiting for their turn pick up the shuttles and make into a row
  • Row of 12 birdies, 3 sets each


  • Coaches can hand feed if students are unable to move into the right position to smash. i.e. smash with shuttles on stationary position
  • Focus on contact point in front of body, hitting downward and finish with movement forward

Games – singles and Doubles (25 mins)

  • Assign students to play singles or doubles
  • Coaches guide the students how to keep score to prepare for the end of season tournament


Coaches check in on games and provide tips

Cool Down Stretches (5 mins)

  • Calves
  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Groin

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