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Badminton: All-Score System for Large Physical Education Classes

Dick Moss, Editor, PE

In traditional badminton, only the serving side can score  points. Good play by the receiving team results in a loss of  the opposing team's serve, but no points. However, a variation of this rule can be more effective for younger players.

Instead of points being scored only by the serving team, you can change the rule so that the receiving players can also score points when they make successful plays.

There are several advantages to such an All-Score System. It provides extra encouragement for younger players, for whom constant positive feedback (in the form of scoring points) can be  important in developing an enjoyment of the game.

It can result in shorter games, which is  important when you have a large class, limited courts and players waiting on the sidelines.

And finally, it's a good way to increase the pressure on experienced players, because any bad shot can result in a point against. As a result, there is no time—either on offense or defense—during which they can coast.

1. Bernd-Volker Brahms, Badminton Handbook: Training - Tactics - Competition, Meyer & Meyer Fachverlag und Buchhandel GmbH, 2010.
2. Shuttle, A Skills Development Program of Badminton Canada, 1993.

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