Key Stage 3 Badminton England Smash Up Resource (Ages 11-14)

This Key Stage 3 Badminton England Smash Up Resource provides a range of modern Badminton challenges ideally suited to Key Stage 3 Pupils (aged 11-14). The Smash Up resource contains 25 pages of content that covers most types of shot and provides some tactical problems for pupils to solve. The resource is structured over 12 lessons which provides teachers with a ready made lesson resource for each session. It can also be used within extra curricular clubs and as a resource for peer and self assessment. The resource content includes:

  • Lesson 1 – Forehand High Serve and Backhand Low Serve
  • Lesson 2 – Forehand Net Shot
  • Lesson 3 – Forehand Underarm Lift
  • Lesson 4 – Forehand Overhead Clear
  • Lesson 5 – Forehand Overhead Drop
  • Lesson 6 – Forehand Overhead Smash
  • Lesson 7 – Forehand and Backhand Drive
  • Lesson 8 – Backhand Net Shot
  • Lesson 9 – Backhand Underarm Lift
  • Lesson 10 – Backhand Overhead Clear
  • Lesson 11 – Backhand Overhead Drop
  • Lesson 12 – Tactical Matches

Each lesson is structured into three parts including: an introduction to the skill, skill development and then a conditioned game. An example of the lesson structure from lesson 11 – Backhand Overhead Drop is provided below:

SKILL (15 minutes) – Introduce the key technical points of the Backhand Overhead Clear to the groupBackhand Overhead Drop KS3

  • In pairs, one player (A) feeds the shuttle high, and their partner (B) practices a backhand dropshot
  • Player A lets the shuttle land on the court, collects it and feeds it high again
  • After five attempts, players change roles
  • In threes, one player (A) feeds the shuttle high to player (B) who split steps, turns, and moves to hit a backhand dropshot from the side of the court
  • Player A hits the returned dropshot with another high lift for player B to again perform a backhand overhead dropshop
  • Player A and B continue this routine until it breaks down
  • Player C acts as coach and feeds back following each rally
  • After five attempts, players rotate roles

GAME (10 minutes)

  • Play half court singles where one player high serves to their opponent’s backhand for them to play a backhand overhead drop
  • The rally continues from there with any shots allowed until the point is won


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