Activity of the Month

July-“Statues”

This activity requires 10 minutes duration, where players run around the hall in any direction, when the teacher shouts “Statues”, the players have to stop as soon as possible. The players have to be stationary for 5 seconds and then the teacher shouts ‘warm up’ and the players start running around the hall again. Find […]

June-Calf Touching

In this activity, pupils work in pairs facing each other with low centre of gravity (racket leg forward). Safety is priority in this game. Emphasise in keeping safe distance between partners/pairs to avoid running into each other. In “Calf-Touching” activity, one pupil is the “attacker”. He places ‘racket’ arm forward trying to touch their opponent’s [...]

May-Balance Exercise

As we know, Balance is very important to control movement in badminton, In this activity, the exercise that teacher can ask children to do is standing on one leg and jump forward sideward, backward, sideward and forward again to train jumping on one leg. Video available in Spanish and French  

April-Balance and Throw

Balance is very important to control movements in badminton, for example, lunge movements and landing after jumps. In this activity, pupils work in pairs facing each other standing on one leg. They have to maintain balance whilst throwing and catching a shuttle to each other. Take a look the video below for better understanding! Video […]

March-Hitting with Change of Grips

In this activity, Teacher needs to use hoops or draw targets on the wall. Pupils work in pairs and practice hitting targets using change of grips hitting a shuttle thrown by partner (with or without net). Video available in Spanish and French

February-Grip Change with Balloon

In this activity, Teachers demonstrates the change between the grips. Children will asked to keep balloon in the air three times with thumb grip and then three times with basic grip. Take a look the video below to learn more about Grip Change with Baloon!   Video available in Spanish and French.

January-Grip Change with Shuttle

In this activity, pupils work in pairs practicing changing grips by hitting a shuttle thrown by their partner alternately to forehand and backhand sides. Take a look the video below to learn more about Grip Change with Shuttle! Video available in Spanish and French. 

December-Playing a Net Rally

In this activity, teacher should start on smaller area and increase difficulty gradually on larger area by using both forehand and backhand net shots (split step, chasse and lunge). Teacher should concentrate on the correct technique (no competitive situation).   Video available in Spanish and French. 

November-Happy Feet

In this activity, the teacher should start with fast feet. Pupils work in groups, face away from teacher or helper. Pupils move ‘on the spot’ – “happy feet”. Teacher gives signal (clap, stamp or whistle) pupils start and move as  quickly as possible in selected direction.   Video available in Spanish and French. 

October-Introduction Net Shots Backhand and Forehand

In this activity, we will learn: Preparation: hold racket out in front of the body (long arm) Backswing: very small with relaxed grip Forward swing: a gentle push over the net with relaxed grip and good finger control Follow through: as small as necessary. Start with backhand, then forehand, then alternately. Practice first without leg […]

September-Balancing Shuttles

In this activity, pupils balance upturned shuttle on their heads whilst walking forward using a basic lunge technique. Teacher can ask the children to balance on one leg and throw and catch shuttle.   Video available in Spanish and French. 

August-Mirror Chase with Throwing

In this activity, pupils remain in pairs facing each other. One pupil holds a bean bag (or shuttle) and is the “leader”. The “leader” throws the bean bag and the “chaser” tries to catch it and return it. To learn more about this activity, watch the video below:   Video available in Spanish and French. 

July-Backhand Thumb Grip with Balloon

In this activity, the children will work with a balloon and a racket, children asked to keep balloon up in the air with back of hand leading and moving up away from the body. In this activity, teacher should encourage creative routine, like standing, on one knee, both knees, sitting or lying down getting back […]