The equipment used to teach badminton in schools can impact on the level of success achieved by pupils in a lesson. Below is a guide to the various types of equipment and adaptations that can be made to support the teaching of badminton in schools.
Shortened badminton rackets can help pupils to better co-ordinate the hitting of an object. It is possible to shorten a standard badminton racket by encouraging pupils to hold the racket near the “T” piece of the racket.
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The height of a badminton net should be 1.55 metres (5 ft. 1 inch) high at the edges and 1.524 metres (5 ft.) high in the centre. To assist pupils it may be possible to reduce the height of the net or remove the net entirely. When lowering or removing the net it is important to re-inforce safety to pupils.
Schools that do not have badminton nets can use rope or tape as a substitute.
Targets are an excellent way to motivate and maintain the interest of pupils. Targets can be made using hoops, cones, boxes, baskets and other materials to mark out an area for pupils to aim for.