Class 1-2/1-3 Lesson 17

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

Lesson Focus:

  • Refine basic shots while practicing footwork
  • Games – apply skills into game scenarios

Warm Up (10 mins):

  • Running forward to one wall and backwards back to the starting point 3x
  • High knees; butt kickers 1x
  • Side shuffles 2x
  • Karaoke 2x
  • Lunges with side twist 2x
  • Sprints 3x


  • Warmup without rackets
  • Increases heart rate and blood flow

Footwork – Backhand Rear Court & Return (15 mins)

  1. Group of two
  2. One partner is working while the other partner is resting
  3. Worker moves to the backhand rear corner and does a shadow swing with scissor kick while utilizing proper footwork
  4. Worker then returns back to center with proper footwork 
  5. Worker split steps and repeats the process again
  6. 2 min drills then rotate. 3 sets per student


  • Worker must start and return to the center of the court
  • Worker must split step at the center
  • Worker must chasse to the corner, where they swing and scissor kick
  • When must watch the opposite court when moving to the rear court
  • Coaches should check the footwork, grip, and swing of students, and make sure they are not “cheating” the drill

Breaks (2 mins)

  • Tell students to grab a partner and hit when they are ready

Forehand High Serve – Technique practice (15 mins)

Two pairs on a court. Only one student serve on one side of the court

  1. Partners are on diagonally opposite sides of the net
  2. One partner serves and the other collects birdies
  3. Rotate after 12 serves
  4. Continue until coaches call time


  • Server should serve high and aim between the two lines in the backcourt
  • When contacting the birdie, the server should accelerate the racket head by pronating forearm and straightening wrist to achieve more power
  • Server should also transfer their weight from backfoot to front foot to achieve more power
  • Racket and birdie must start in an elevated position to conceal the motive of the serve
  • Check the technique and stance of the servers

Forehand Overhead Clear – Technique practice (15 mins)

Two pairs on a half-court

  1. Worker and feeder are on opposite sides of the half-court
  2. Feeder serves high to the worker’s backhand rear court
  3. Worker starts at the center and split steps when the feeder serves
  4. Worker uses chasse step to move to the backhand rear court to the birdie
  5. Worker swings and clears the birdie, then returns back to the center
  6. 20 shots then switch (Server and worker switch roles)


  • Coaches to modify drill if there are left handed students
  • Server must provide adequate time for worker to return back to center
  • Worker must have their racket in overhead ready position with their front arm up
  • Worker must use a sideway stance, scissor kick, and push their rear hip forwards  when they clear the bird
  • Worker must bring their elbow forwards and upwards while allowing their arm and wrist to drop behind
  • Worker then straightens their arm and wrist and contacts the shuttle at its highest point
  • Worker allows the racket momentum to bring their arm inwards
  • Coaches should check the feeding of the workers, and the technique and footwork of the workers

Clean Up and Break (2 mins)

Games – King’s Court (25 mins)

  • Half court games
  • King’s court is a full court game
  • After every 4 minutes, the person with more points moves up towards the King’s court while the other person moves down
  • Loser of each round does 10 push-ups


  • Put the weaker players near the King’s court, and put the stronger players near the bottom
  • Coaches keep track of time and make sure the losers do their push-ups
  • A coach can play as “King” if there’s an odd number of students
  • If there are too many players, whoever wins at King’s court can take a break for one round

Cool Down Stretches (5 mins)

  • Calves
  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Groin


  • Review the techniques learned today

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