4 Square Badminton

4 Square Badminton

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


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
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.



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.


Grade Level Outcomes

Scoring a Point
Court Positioning
Defending a Space


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?


Safety Information

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


Equipment Requirements

Badminton Racquets



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