. Terms used when we talk about Badminton Techniques and Training (Strokes/Shots) Greetings, I was reading and replying in this thread, found located at: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/for...o-Improve-Drop-Shots-When-and-how-to-use-them The intention of this thread to talk about the terminology used in different countries and/or used by different coaches. Let us start by identifying the different terms used. And we shall start with this simple one, although some may not know it is a special term used; * Service = The first stroke or shot played in a rally. Hope that our various BCers can continue to add in more terms, commonly used in our own special corners of the world. .