PE 105 & 205 Badminton 1 and 11 SYLLABUS




Professor/Life Coach: Louise Lindenmeyer
Office: 3024 D
Office Hours: See my home page

Phone:  (206) 546-4747

Final Scheduled Time:
All work must be turned into me by the Last day of class

Optional Text: Grice, Tony. BADMINTON Steps to Success. Human Kinetics.2008  (also available in ebook format from Human Kinetics).


Optional Supplies:  Feather Shuttlecocks in the bookstore:  set of 2 for $2.95  (plastic shuttlecocks and rackets will also be available for checkout in the issue room)   Your own racket is another option!


Course Description
This course is an introduction and advance study of the rules, techniques, physical skills, and strategies of the game of badminton.  Students will be introduced to the game from historical and technical perspectives; learning its origins and rules, then developing their individual skills through a series of demonstrations, drills and individual performance tasks and reinforcing their skill through competitive games and tournament experiences.   This course is intended to get you exercising and to understand the values of badminton and exercise in terms of overall health, fitness and wellness. Excellence - in mind (knowledge), body (fitness), and spirit (kindness, service, gratitude) will be endorsed. BADMINTON courses will emphasize technique according to your skill level.

Goal: To have fun, become a skilled badminton player, make new friends, and to make this easy!


Learning Outcomes
Students will develop and practice learning in these areas:


Skills:  Student Success

  • Demonstrate the ability to assess skill improvement of self and fellow classmates increasing excellence for all.
  • Demonstrate and inspire excellence in mind (knowledge), body (fitness/conditioning), and spirit (kindness/sportsmanship) when participating with classmates in badminton.
  • Demonstrate improvement by evaluating and re-assessing progress.
    improve technique in badminton skills
    practice injury prevention strategies by improving overall fitness and conditioning
  • Demonstrate the rules of safe exercise and improve slowly and gradually.

Attitudes and Values:

  • Demonstrate kindness, gratitude and good sportsmanship when working with fellow students in sharing drills and skills.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the rules, skills and drills of badminton and share with fellow classmates.

Social Functioning:

  • Understand and respect different levels of fitness, conditioning and skill ability.
  • Demonstrate enjoyment in the lifetime development of a leisure activity.
  • Demonstrate spirit by showing acts of kindness for fellow students in sportsmanship and sharing of knowledge on drills.



The decimal system will be based on total points accumulated and averaged with the total number possible. Points will be awarded for the following: Participation/Effort  = 100 points, Assignments = 100 points, Skills/Improvement = 100 points,  Written Exam = 100 points.   Extra credit maximum of 15 points. You may take this class for a decimal grade or a Pass Option (P/NC). To receive a pass you will need a minimum of 2.0.  V=failure to attend and failure to withdraw. Computed as 0.0 in GPA. Z=hardship withdrawal after consultation with instructor. Requires GPA of at least 1.4. Total points will vary according to the quarter and the class. The following curve applies: 400 points is a 4.0, 300 is a 3.0, 200 points is a 2.0, etc  If you are taking this course for a P grade you will need to fill out the form at registration by week 4 of this quarter.


Participation and Effort

Participation in class is worth 5 points per session, for a goal of 20 sessions or 100 points. (You will be responsible for giving yourself your points each week on the Grade Sheet Provided... late arrival,  unprepared, without appropriate attire will necessitate deducting points).



All assignments are listed on the Grade Sheet and are worth a total of 100 points.  All papers may be turned in to  Blackboard  to the discussion board. (10 points)


FIRST ASSIGNMENT:  Your first assignment is due to be posted on blackboard (optional)the first week of the quarter, as well as to bring in a hard copy for me the first week. Make an extra copy to turn in with your work. Please write a short bio with a photo (student ID ok) of yourself stating your present skill level and experience. Make it interesting.  10 points


PE 105 Students
Each week select 2 skill development drills and 2 conditioning drills from text..teach/coach fellow classmate. Evaluate your progress and classmate's progress by stating the points for weeks 1,5, 10

PE 205 Students
Each week select 2 skill development drills and 2 conditioning drills from text......teach/coach fellow classmate.
Assist the fellow classmates to learn and improve.  Fill in the Grade Sheet indicating your work.


*A final paper (20 points)- includes research! (two pages minimum) Site a minimum of 2 references at the end of your paper.  Topic will relate to this class and/or fitness/wellness.  You may review the fit and well info on blackboard.  Due Week 2.


*Final Grade Sheet Completed and turned into me at Midterm and again Final.  Includes your assessment of your improvement and learning this quarter. (10 points)


Extra Credit:   Complete Fit and Well info from blackboard.  or outside of class, etc.


Written Exam will be 100 points to be completed as found on blackboard.  The exam needs to be turned in by Week 4. Skills/Improvement exams will be worth 100 points and occur throughout the quarter and at the final scheduled times.


Student Responsibilities

Written work must meet minimum requirements in the following areas: clarity of thought and expression, grammar, spelling and punctuation, word processing and proofreading. Papers are to be word processed  and  posted on blackboard unless otherwise specified. All papers must be stapled together if turned in to me. Place your name, date and class clearly and include a table of contents for the work that you have included. When posting to blackboard, I prefer you type in, or copy and paste, verses opening a document.


I encourage you to use The Writing & Learning Studio's (Room 1501) free resources for writing, reading, and learning strategies.  One-to-one writing assistance is available for getting started on your essays, developing and organizing content, citing and documenting research, revising, and editing.  In addition, you can get tips for improving your reading and learning strategies.  No appointment is necessary.  The Studio also offers free 50-minute workshops and continuous enrollment, variable credit courses in writing and reading development.


Participation: Active participation means attending 20 sessions for a minimum of 50 minutes per session. It is your responsibility to keep up your grade sheet indicating your participation.   Please come to class in attire to exercise,  T shirt, shorts or sweats, and tennis shoes.


Cheating and plagiarism (using any unauthorized work) or other dishonest activity will be automatic 0.0 for the work or the class and will not be tolerated.  This includes copying or using someone else's work, as cheating is not allowed on tests, homework, or any other assignments (SCC Policy 5030).  All assignments are considered individual assignments unless specifically identified as group work. You have a responsibility to be in class and to participate.  I expect honesty and integrity.


Student Conduct

Any behavior that disrupts the educational process will not be tolerated.  You will be asked to leave the class if your conduct prevents others from learning in a college-level learning environment (SCC Policy 5030).  You will not get any credit for the class if you are asked to leave because of disruptive behavior.  If you are disturbed by another student let me know and the student will be notified.


Insurance: You can purchase student insurance in the Registration Office.  You will be responsible for your own insurance in case of injury.


All emails or correspondence must include your full name and the class and section you are in.  If I  receive an email from you I will email you back so you know I have received it.


Write your name legibly for any work to be turned in during class. Neatness is important, as is spelling, grammar and content. On the due date bring a hard copy of your completed work to class (this work will then be shared and checked off by classmates/or instructor). Also post your work on the discussion board in Blackboard. You will see the appropriate heading.  In some cases we will be sharing with groups. Be well prepared.


Closure of the College
In the event of extremely severe weather or a major disaster, the College President or his designated representative may cancel classes and close the College.  Announcements will be made over select radio and television stations, notably KING, KIRO and KOMO.  Exams or lab projects due on officially closed days will be due the following class period when the college re-opens.  The instructor will discuss with you at that time the net effect on the rest of the term schedule.  If it snows, remember prevention and do not show if conditions are too dangerous.  You will not be counted absent.


This syllabus may be changed during the quarter at the discretion of the instructor.  Syllabus changes will be announced in class and changed on Blackboard and my website.  Students will be held to these announcements  whether or not they are present in class when the announcements are made. Note date of revision on the syllabus posted on my website and in blackboard.


Course Overview - Tentative Schedule and Reading Assignments

All sessions take place on a court unless a classroom is specified. Drills marked with * may require intermediate-level skills.




Lecture topic


Recommended physical activities

  Assignment for next class

Introduction to class: class organization, grading, proper dress, attendance requirements, badminton rules, equipment, terms



Classroom lecture

Distribute rackets, if necessary.

Review syllabus.

  Purchase textbook.

Read The Sport of Badminton.

Get racket, shoes, shorts, top, and shuttles, if necessary.

Read Step 1 Racket Handling and Footwork.

2   Step 1 Racket Handling

and Footwork


Introduce racket handling, handshake grip, ready position.

Racket and Bird Control Drill 2, Shuttle Bounce

Racket and Bird Control Drill 3, Shuttle Scoop

Racket and Bird Control Drill 4, Shuttle Toss and Catch

Practice racket handling skills.

Review Step 1 Racket Handling and Footwork.



Practice racket handling skills.

Review Step 1 Racket Handling and Footwork.

3   Step 1 Racket Handling and Footwork (cont.)   Introduce footwork: step-close step, shuffle step, sashay step, three-step return to midcourt.

Footwork Drill 3, Sashay Step Shadow Footwork

Footwork Drill 4, Footwork and Movement

Play modified game at the net using rally point scoring.*


  Practice racket handling and footwork skills.

Read Step 2 Serve.

4   Step 2 Serve   Introduce and demonstrate serves: long serve, short serve (forehand and backhand), drive serve, flick serve.

Service Drill 2, Long Serve

Service Drill 3, Short Serve

Service Drill 5, Drive and Flick Serves

Service Drill 6, Target Serves


  Practice serve skills.

Review Step 2 Serve.

5   Step 2 Serve (cont.)   Introduce and demonstrate service return.

Serve Return Drill 2, Overhead Clear and Drop Shot Return of Serve

Serve Return Drill 3, Underhand Drop Shot Return of Short Serve

Serve Return Drill 6, Overhand Smash Return of Drive Serve*

Play serve and service return games using rally point scoring.


  Practice serve and service return skills.

Read Step 3 Forehand and Backhand Overhead.

6   Step 3 Forehand and Backhand Overhead   Introduce and demonstrate forehand and backhand overhead strokes.

Introduce and demonstrate the short game at the net.

Overhead Stroke Drill 6, High Serve and Overhead Return

Overhead Stroke Drill 7, Chair Tag

Overhead Stroke Drill 9, Backhand Clears


  Practice forehand and backhand overhead strokes.

Read Step 4 Clear.


 Step 4 Clear

  Introduce and demonstrate forehand clears (overhead and underhand) and backhand clears (overhead and underhand).

Clear Drill 4, Serve and Clear

Clear Drill 7, Overhead Clears Rally

Clear Drill 8, Rotating Clear


  Practice forehand and backhand clears.

Read Step 5 Drop Shot.

8   Step 5 Drop Shot   Introduce and demonstrate forehand drop shots (overhead and underhand) and backhand drop shots (overhead and underhand).

Drop Shot Drill 1, Underhand Drop Shot at Net

Drop Shot Drill 2, Crosscourt Drop Shot at Net

Drop Shot Drill 3, Tumble Drop Shot at Net*

Drop Shot Drill 4, Hairpin Drop Shot at Net

Drop Shot Drill 8, Clear-Drop-Drop-Clear Continuous Rally


  Practice forehand and backhand drop shots.

Review The Sport of Badminton and steps 1 through 5.

9   Stroke review

Singles half-court play

  Review half-court singles rules.

Conduct half-court singles play.

  Complete games and matches.

Read Step 6 Smash.

10   Step 6 Smash   Introduce and demonstrate the smash (forehand and backhand).

Smash Drill 1, Shadow Smash

Smash Drill 2, Self-Toss and Smash Return

Smash Drill 5, Clear-Smash-Drop-Clear Continuous Rally*

Smash Drill 7, Diagonal Forehand Smash Rally


  Practice forehand and backhand smash skills.

Read Step 7 Drive.

11   Step 7 Drive   Introduce and demonstrate the drive (forehand and backhand).

Drive Drill 4, Toss and Hit Drive

Drive Drill 6, Drive Four-Way Rally

Drive Drill 7, Continuous Drive Rally

Drive Drill 8, Alternate Sideline and Crosscourt Drives


  Practice drive skills.

Review steps 6 and 7.

Read Step 8 Advanced Techniques.

12   Step 8 Advanced Techniques   Introduce and demonstrate advanced overhead strokes, drop shots, serves and service returns, deceptive techniques, and trick shots.

Overhead Strokes Drill 2, 12-Shot Rallies*

Drop Shot Drill 3, Three Corners*

Deception Drill 2, Short Serve and Push Into the Body Return*

Trick Shot Drill 2, Between-the-Legs Returns*

Trick Shot Drill 3, Forehand Underhand Clear Return*


  Practice advanced techniques.

Read Step 9 Tactics and Strategies.

13   Step 9 Tactics and Strategies   Review rally point scoring for singles and doubles play.

Discuss the principles of tactical practice.

Tactics Drill 4, Four-Shot Rally

Tactics Drill 6, Flat Drive Continuous Rally

Tactics Drill 7, Six-Shot Rallies

Tactics Drill 8, Modified Singles


  Review The Sport of Badminton and steps 1 through 9.

Prepare for singles ladder tournament.

14   Singles play and mini-tournament   Conduct singles competition in the form of a ladder tournament.   Complete competition.

Review rally point scoring for doubles and the tips for doubles play in Step 9 Tactics and Strategies.

Read Step 10 Doubles Play.


15   Step 10 Doubles Play   Lecture on rally point scoring and rules for doubles play.

Doubles Drill 4, Modified Doubles

Doubles Drill 6, Mini-Minton

Doubles Drill 8, Triangle Doubles

Play doubles games and matches.*


  Review doubles strategy, court positions, and play.

Prepare for doubles mini-tournament.

16   Doubles mini-tournament  

Conduct doubles competition in the form of a mini-tournament.


  Complete doubles games.

Read Step 11 Conditioning.


Step 11 Conditioning

  Introduce the principles of good conditioning.

Conditioning Drill 2, Forehand Clear and Backhand Drop

Conditioning Drill 5, Six-Shooter Footwork Rally

Conditioning Drill 8, Footwork on Command


  Practice footwork, serve, forehand and backhand overhead, clear, and drop shot to prepare for skills tests.
18   Skills tests   Footwork


Forehand and backhand overhead


Drop shot


  Practice smash, drive, and advanced techniques for skills tests.

Skills tests (cont.)




Advanced techniques


  Review for written final exam.
20   Written take home exam   Classroom session

Final written take home exam