Any idea what a bird has to do with badminton?
Like any sport badminton has the odd phrase or two to confuse us all, so let’s unscramble some common badminton babble to help you on and off the court. Got a question about badminton you’d like answered? send me your questions here.
The extension of the court by one-and-a-half feet on either side. Only used during doubles play. (Also the hangout place of Top Cat).Base
A central point on the court where a singles player aims to return to after every shot.Bird
Another name for a shuttlecock, thanks to the feathers which are used to make them (American term). Or the name given to a female partner in mixed doubles
A shot hit low and close to the net. It should just clear it and drop quickly on the other side.
An official stoppage made by the umpire during play. If a let is called, the point is replayed.