Class 1-4 Lesson 3 & 4

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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 to the rear court
  • Acquiring correct clear stroke
  • Games – apply skills into game

Warm-Up (10 min)

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


  • Warmup without rackets
  • Increases heart rate and blood flow

2 min break

Footwork Drill: Moving forward and back with racquet (15 min)

  • Each student take a half court, 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 shadow net shot
  • Recover body balance and move back to the mid court
  • Repeat for 3 round for 7 sets


  • 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 net shot, lunge with racquet foot with toe pointing to the direction of the shuttle. Toe pointing sideway is likely cause foot injury
  • Net shot should take around the white tap (or around chest level)
  • Coaches to interrupt and correct the students with incorrect movement

2 min break

Technique Drill: Forehand Clear part 1 (20 min)

  • Group of 2-3 students (one hitter, one feeder and one pick up shuttles)
  • All hitter standing at the back court on the same side of the gym
  • Feeder feeds from the side of the hitter’s racquet arm, toss the shuttle high for hitter execute a clear stroke
  • Another student stay on the opposite court to pickup shuttles and make it into row
  • The contact point for clear should be high in front of body, not above or behind their head
  • Hitter should target to send shuttle to between the last two line on the opposite side
  • Row of 10 shuttles then rotate. 5 sets for each student


  • Assign students in group base on skill level
  • Coaches to feed for students especially for young students
  • Always check student holding racquet with the correct grip
  • Alter drill for students who already master the clear stroke. You can make it multi shots drill. i.e.: Clear then follow up for net shot with the correct movement

2 min break

Technique Drill: Forehand Clear Part 2 (10 min)

  • Every student take a half court and rally with only clear stroke for 2 mins
  • After 2 mins, all students to move to the other half court on their right hand side
  • Repeat drill for 10 mins (each students rally with 5 different players)


  • This drill let student apply the clear stroke practiced from the earlier drills
  • With rally with a real player (student). First, they get to the familiar with the pace and strength. Second, adapt to clear stroke from different players (students). But, then still have to try

Games – King of court (25 mins)

  • Half court games
  • King’s court is a full court game (if 10 students or lesser)
  • After every 3 minutes, the person with more points moves up towards the King’s court while the other person moves down
  • All students must keep their scores
  • Play for 8 rounds

Cool Down/Stretching (5 min)

  • Calves
  • Quads
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Groin

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