The vocabulary : The main strokes of badminton The serve is the first stroke in a point. It is done diagonally When the score is even we are on the right and we serve towards the left, when the score is odd we are on the left and we serve towards the right. The clear is done above the head and at the back of the court. It is mainly used to push the opponent far from the net.
The drop shot is an attack that starts from the back of the court to send the shuttlecock to the front of the court. It can be cross-court or straight, either with the forehand or backhand. The net shot is a stroke that is done near the net to avoid an attack it can be cross-court or straight, either with the forehand or backhand. The lob is a stroke done below the hip, near the net to push the opponent to the back of his court. It can be done cross-court or straight, either with the forehand or backhand. The drive is a flat stroke, done at the height of the shoulder in order to put pressure. It is especially done in doubles. It can be executed with the forehand or backhand straight or cross-court. The smash is an attack it is the most powerful stroke in badminton. It is used to create a gap or to bypass the defense.