serve or receive first, or choosing which end of the court to occupy first, and their opponents making the leftover the remaining choice. The shuttlecock is also extremely aerodynamically stable: regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork-first and remain in the cork-first orientation. Alle Gutscheine sind bis zum gültig und können pro Neukunde einmalig eingelöst werden. Spin Balls may be spun to alter their bounce (for example, topspin and backspin in tennis) or trajectory, and players may slice the ball (strike it with an angled racquet face) to produce such spin. Lifted serves may be either high serves, where the shuttlecock is lifted so high that it falls almost vertically at the back of the court, or flick serves, where the shuttlecock is lifted to a lesser height but falls sooner. Pushes may also be hit flatter, placing the shuttlecock into the front midcourt. Lets may occur because of some unexpected disturbance such as a shuttlecock landing on a court (having been hit there by players playing in adjacent court) or in small halls the shuttle may touch an overhead rail which can be classed as a let. Archived from the original (PDF) on "Aussie smashes tennis serve speed record". This overhead hitting allows them to play smashes, clears (hitting the shuttlecock high and to the back of the opponents' court and drop shots (hitting the shuttlecock softly so that it falls sharply downwards into the opponents' forecourt). Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. In tennis, the server has two chances to hit a serve into the service box; in badminton, the server is allowed only one attempt.
Lifts, where the shuttlecock is hit upwards to the back of the opponents' court, can be played from all parts of the court. Because badminton players have to cover a short distance as quickly as possible, the purpose of many advanced strokes is to deceive the opponent, so that either he is tricked into believing that a different stroke is being played, or he is forced to delay. An alternative view suggests that the optimum tension for power depends on the player: 14 the faster and more accurately a player can swing their racquet, the higher the tension for maximum power. Badminton Undergrip Flat Grip The choice of grip allows a player to increase the thickness of their racquet handle and choose a comfortable surface to hold. Deception is not limited to slicing and short hitting actions. This is called a spinning net shot or tumbling net shot. Slicing and using a shortened hitting action are the two main technical devices that facilitate deception. Playing a backhand overhead has two main disadvantages. Cheap racquets are still often made of metals such as steel, but wooden racquets are no longer manufactured for the ordinary market, because of their excessive mass and cost. Racquets Badminton racquets are lightweight, with top quality racquets weighing between 70 and 95 grams (2.5 and.4 ounces) not including grip or strings. This natural spin affects certain strokes: a tumbling net shot is more effective if the slicing action is from right to left, rather than from left to right. Rules The following information is a simplified summary of badminton rules based on the BWF Statutes publication, Laws of Badminton.