As part of our current six-week badminton unit for Physical Education, Kenny Yuen, the Head Coach for the University of Ottawa Badminton Team and practising athlete sponsored by Adidas, came to teach our students some of the technical aspects of the sport. He showed the students how to do a drop shot, a forehand drive and the serving technique used by professionals (backhand short serve). At the end of his lesson, Kenny challenged the students to a game so they could get a sense of the skill required to play at a high level.
Before the clinic, students were given a series of lessons that were designed to help develop badminton skills and strategies. Students then practised their skills in the Aberdeen Pavilion during gym class and at lunch. Students also had a chance to practise their skills in a November Ottawa Independent Schools Athletic Association (OISAA) tournament.