Key Stage 4 Badminton England Smash Up Resource

This Key Stage 4 Badminton England Smash Up Resource provides a range of modern Badminton challenges ideally suited to Key Stage 4 Pupils (aged 14-16). The Smash Up resource contains 25 pages of content that covers most types of shot and provides some tactical problems for pupils to solve.  This resource is ideal for preparing students for GCSE moderation and includes the teaching points for each type of shot. 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 – Backhand Flick 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:

Backhand Overhead DropSKILL (15 minutes) – Introduce the key technical points of the Backhand Overhead Clear to the group

  • In pairs, one player starts the rally with a high serve
  • Their partner returns the serve with a backhand dropshot
  • The server keeps the rally going by playing a high lift for their partner to again perform a backhand overhead dropshot, and so on
  • The diagram illustrates how this practice can work safely and efficiently with four pupils on a court
  • In fours, players rally
  • Any player who receives a high lift to their backhand side should play a backhand overhead dropshot
  • One doubles pair can only play straight drop shots, whilst the other doubles pair can only play cross- court dropshots
  • Encourage players to anticipate the dropshot being played by their opposition
  • After five rallies, doubles pairs change the direction of their dropshots

GAME (10 minutes)

  • Play a game of doubles where one doubles pair is only allowed to lift the shuttle high and the other pair is only allowed to play dropshots
  • After five points have been played, pairs change roles


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