Alley - The area 18” wide, that runs the length of the court, and is in play only
for a doubles match.
Clear - The hit used to hit the shuttlercock high and deep into the backcourt.
Drive - The hit used to send the shuttlecock, hard and parallel to the floor.
Drop Shot - The hit, similar to a dink in Volleyball, where the shuttlecock is
barely hit over the net.
Doubles - When you play with a partner, 2-on-2.
Fault - When a serve is missed, for any reason.
Foot Fault - When the server steps on the back line while serving.
Game - A series of points.
Let - When there is an occurrence, with no one at fault the point is played over, “let”.
Long service Line - The back line that marks the end of the service area.
Match - If a player or team wins 3 games, they win the match.
Score - The score should be even when the server is serving from the right side, and odd when the server is serving from the left side.
Serve - The serve should be hit underhand, and may touch the net, as long as
the shuttlecock lands in the correct service area.
Short Service Line - The front line of the service area.
Shuttle - Also known as the shuttlecock or birdie, could be made out of
bird feathers, if the were very expensive.
Singles - Anytime you play one person against another person.
Smash - The one hit you use to strike the shuttlecock down to the floor
on your opponents side of the net.