4 Square Badminton

4 Square Badminton

Focus Skills: Court Positioning · Defending T · Scoring a Point

quickrulesicon Quick Rules

Court is split into 4 squares using a net or pylons. There are 4 pairs/teams playing at the same time. Teams enter the game from the number 4 square and aim to make it to square number 1. The team in square 1 serve the shuttle into another square to begin the game Teams can hit the shuttle into any of the opposing teams squares. If the shuttle hits the ground the point is over and the losing team moves to Square 4. The other teams move up a square.

buildicon Builds

Build One: Maintaining A Rally Teams attempt to maintain a rally by sending the shuttle to the next square (e.g. 1 passes to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, and 4 to 1) Build Two: Scoring a Point Players must now try to beat their opponent by having the shuttle land inside their opponent's area. Build Three: Court Positioning Players take turns being the active player on the court. Partners wait outside the playing area until their partner has sent the shuttle away. As soon as that happens, partners exchange roles. The partner coming onto the court must quickly position themselves in the middle of their playing area.

tacticalicon Grade Level Outcomes

Scoring a Point Court Positioning Defending a Space

questionsicon Discussion Questions

What type of shot do you use to send your opponent back? What type of shot do you use to bring your opponent forward? Where do you position yourself after each shot? Why?

safetyicon Safety Information

Remind students to be aware of other 4 square badminton games going on (do not cross courts)

equipmenticon Equipment Requirements

Badminton Racquets Shuttles Cones


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