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Play Badminton | Tips and Tricks

Updated on January 16, 2013

This lens is created for the Badminton Enthusiasts

Badminton for me is one of the greatest sport ever created by humans. You can play it with your friends to the streets, because this game doesn't require a lot. Just buy a badminton Racket, shuttlecock, invite friends and hualla!!! you can now play badminton...

The good news is that this game can make you burn 350-750 calories just by playing... Now you know why badminton players are skinny. It's a great game for the persons who wanted to lose weight but too lazy going to gym.

It is also recommended for persons with poor eyesight and hyper active kids...

But this game is never that easy as it looks, when you just play without performing the basic steps on how and do some minor guidelines.. Ouchee!!! back aches the other day. or worst injuries and cramps may occur...

First let me show you

This clip is taken from a very wonderful rally on a professional badminton game

History, Existence and Developments

It is said that this game was invented in the ancient Greece, derived from the child's game battledore and shuttlecock, where two persons will hit a feathered shuttlecock using a long thin racket.

The Indians call this game "Poonai" in the 18th century while the British officers who stationed in India were the ones who brought the game in England, introduced it to their friends, introduce some rules and developed some equipments.

This game was officially launched in 1873 at the Badminton House, Gloucestershire. During that time, the game was referred to as "The Game of Badminton," to where the official name "Badminton" was derived.

1992 is the year that Badminton became an Olympic Sport.

Badminton Court Dimension and other details
Badminton Court Dimension and other details

Court Dimension

The court is rectangular and divided into halves by a net. Courts are usually marked for both singles and doubles play. The doubles suite is wider than the singles court, but both are the same length. The exception, which often causes confusion to newer players, is that the doubles suite has a shorter serve-length dimension.

Here is the summarized sizes of the court:

Full width of the court : 6.1 meters ( 20 ft )

singles: 5.18 meters ( 17 ft )

Full length of the court: 13.4 meters (44 ft )

Service line distance

singles: 1.98 meters ( 6 ft )

doubles: .78 meters (2.6 ft )

The NET height is usually 5 foot 2 inches from pole to top.

Scoring

The minimum point that a winning player must achieve is twenty one (21), unless theres a deuce. It is best of three ( 3 ) series.

Deuce occurs when 20-20 is the point , order to win a deuce one must score 2 points ahead to the opponent (ie, 21-23), maximum score is 30-29 (30 is the winning score).

Rally point is the scoring system, meaning every fault counts.

Badminton Rackets and shuttle cock

Badminton Rackets are light usually 80-90 grams of weight, its is made out of light metals such as aluminum. the strings are usually made-out of carbon criss-crossed together for added strength to stand hard smash.

For badminton rackets, I really recommend Yonex Brand,because it is light, strong and can stand extreme pressure and extreme smash. This badminton racket brand is recommended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

The shuttle cock is a a conical shape material made out of feathers and rounded cork covered with rubber.

Rubber Shoes

Because of the rapid movement when playing badminton, experts usually recommend non-bulky to semi-bulky, light weight and sole-grip shoes.

Shoes must be created to support sudden change of feet movement and can withstand extreme pressure.

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Other Tools and equipments needed

Other tools and Equipments needed are net, net pole, knee pad (not necessary) and many more

Dunlop Play Smash 4 Player Badminton Set
Dunlop Play Smash 4 Player Badminton Set

This product is all in one set....

 

Tips and Trick

Here are the Tips and Tricks that I can Share with you guys:

Stock your Reserves

Stamina is one of the key, when we are tired that is the time that we commit mistakes and unable to think well and fast, we loose our focus and loose the game.

If you have lots of stamina you have coordination and you can keep yourself calm and be able to do something on the game.

“My players also got tired but they have no choice, they have to exceed their limits.

- Coach Misbun Sidek of Malaysia”

My coach, when I was in college will always ask us to eat bananas 2 hours before the game as potassium can increase energy. Working out and staying fit are very big factors for you to stay in the game, with lots of energy.

Smash and half smash must come in the right time, you can do it by means of controlling your arm.

Master the art of manipulating the racket can help you to create various shots, learn how to loosen or tighten your grip in different situations.

Practicing various shots can also make you familiar with different variations of attacks, in the actual game you are confident enough and the things you have done in the practice comes out naturally.

Run when getting the ball forward and side-step when getting the ball backward and side-ward.

Learn the Art of Puppetry

...Learning the art of Badminton Puppetry is equals to you manipulating your opponent.

While you were watching a professional game, you can see that both players were running back and forth and each player is trying to outsmart each other.

Good control in the game can make you win, yeah it is kinda feels good when we smashed a ball and earn a point but for you to be able to do that you must have to find an opening then strike.

There is what I call a zigzag hit. Start with a drop on the upper left part of the opponent's court. When the opponent manages to hit the ball back, return the ball to his right lower court to make running. If he is still successful in returning the ball bring the ball on his upper right court, then, to the left lower court. Repeat the steps and when there's an opening smash the ball there.

Staying Focused

When you hit the ball and hear a steal meaning that you have mistimed hit, learn to be calm and stay alert.

“Don't shuffle your feet but opt for longer strides

- Men's Health Magazine”

When your opponent makes lob be patient in approaching it and do it the right way. Do not think of the score and have presence of mind

The center of the court is the base position, always remain to that area.

Practical Tips and Trick

When Playing with your friends or even in a competition here are some tips that I can give you:

⋅Always perform warm-up exercises before playing to prevent injuries.

⋅Make sure that you are holding the racket in a relaxed hand shake position, it is the advised way.

⋅When your opponent is left handed, the area where it is hard for him to get the ball is in his upper right part, just make lots of drop there.

⋅If the opponent is tall hit the ball aiming his body.

⋅Right handed persons are having hard times hitting the ball near his left foot.

⋅Be prepared, focus on your opponent's body movement, it may give you an idea on where he will put the ball.

⋅Always estimate if the opponent's hit will go out or not.

⋅Cut shot works for me, you can do this by acting like you will hit the ball normally, but suddenly turn hand clockwise flipping the racket. That way the direction of the ball will suddenly change..

⋅Defense is better than offense.

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      Jimjy 2 years ago

      I love this game so thanks for the tips. I'll use them next time when I play badminton. btw, maybe someone wants to play with me? I usually shedule games on meetup or trytopic write me James.Miller.1991@mail.com

      I`ll send you links

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      hey nice tips..it helped me a lot..

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      chocochipchip 4 years ago

      Love the rally video!! Awesome!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: What school do you got to

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Good tips! I have a badminton try out tomorrow for school and this should help!

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      niru-guroong 4 years ago

      Yayyyyyyyyyy It helped me a lot and I'm gonna kill my friends with this tips!!! Yay! I have a match this evening! :D :D :D

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      niru-guroong 4 years ago

      Yayyyyyyyyyy It helped me a lot and I'm gonna kill my friends with this tips!!! Yay! I have a match this evening! :D :D :D

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      FantasyFootballRankings 4 years ago

      Thanks for your tips about playing badminton I think it will really help me.

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Great lens! I used to play badminton for years for my county, wish I still played :(

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      really really awesome,very useful for me for the badminton tounament.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yeh its vary helpful tips for me i like it vary much jazakallah

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      ya good one. need more

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like this tips its so useful......but the problem is my smashs are going under the net

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The zigzag trick is very popular,,,

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      this tricks are really well your all tricks i like it is vey useful my bro..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      my badminton match tomorrow in the school

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks its my badminton match tomorrow in school

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i am a 12 year old boy from india . i want to learn to do smash. i hope these tricks will help me win the tournament with my friends.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great tips sir!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Good Tips n tricks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      the zigzag trick is really good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thnx bro !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks ha11111111111111111111111111

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks....These are really useful one. I need more........

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice tips.....and tricks.....ive learned a lot.....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      want somemore

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      want somemore

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanx .these are very important rules.you are really good at this.wish me luck .i'm going for a competition.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks very nice tips and tricks. i am a beginner and these tips helped me a lot improving my game.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I AM A BEGINNER AND I THOUGHT THAT BATMINTON WAS TO JUST HIT THE COCK BUT IT IS REALLY DIFFERENT. I WILL PRACTICE HARD NOW ILVE THIS EVER SINCE I HAVE READ THIS THANKYOU PLEASE PRAY FOR ME FOR IAM IN A COMPETION.THAT IS WHY I READ THIS THANKYOU

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      irminia 5 years ago

      Someone already mentioned snapping the wrist ... it took me about two years to eally figure out how to do that. Takes a lot of practising. Maybe another thing to add ... badminton is very straining for the knees. One has to learn proper foot work to avoid injuries.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it will help for me thanks nice

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it will help for me thanks nice

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Tamara14: it's indoors.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like this tips. nice ones

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      spike03 lm 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Retrieving the ball must be your first priority than making kills. Kills should only come when the ball is high.

      In tournaments, no one will ever give a high ball unless needed. And, your opponent will always try his best to put the ball where you will find hard times retrieving it.

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      spike03 lm 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I've updated some tips on how to add stamina (banana and exercise). About "Defense is Better than Offense", most player who win concentrated on retrieving the ball than making kills.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice buddy!!!!!!!! well said . the weak positions of right handers and left handers is helping me a lot.

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      Tamara14 5 years ago

      One of my favorite outdoor activities. I don't take it so seriously, although I'm glad I've learned some very useful details here I wasn't aware of. Thanks for that.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice!!!! but more information must added as well

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So many grammar mistakes. But other than that good article for beginners in the sport. A key factor you forgot to mention is to snap your wrist when you are smashing. Another great way to smash is the jump smash: you jump to reach the highest point of the birdie and then you drive it right at your opponents right leg. (If he/she is left handed then their left leg.)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I am glad you used the word "foot work" and not "speed" because badminton is all about footwork. Speed does not mean "fast". The court is not a very big space therefore you do not need to be "fast" but you need to have proper balance when you use "footwork". Therefore, practice your footwork and proper balance is key to playing badminton. Shadow practice, hitting against wall, one-on-one practice, etc are good. Ragarding strength training, cardio exercise are good because it build stamina. Modern players also do "some" weights training. The key is how long can you keep the game "in-play".

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for your reply regarding back hand one more thing i want to know how can I improve my footwork please give me some tips I can move fast in courts but I find that I put extra efforts and lose stamina soon ,I want to know some drills to improve my footwork and stamina too..with regards ..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for your reply regarding back hand one more thing i want to know how can I improve my footwork please give me some tips I can move fast in courts but I find that I put extra efforts and lose stamina soon ,I want to know some drills to improve my footwork and stamina too..with regards ..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Backhand is quite simple: First, try to avoid playing a backhand shot if you know this is your weak point. Second, if you have to play the backhand, get in position as quickly so that you can hit the birdie directly above you or alittle behind you. Please be aware of the position of both your hand and legs when hitting the backhand shot. Third, make sure your thumb is press against the flat part of the racket handle for support. Enjoy the Game!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like your lense but not I can't understand the comment "defense is better than offense" I always think it is the other way around. I like all the tips and will work on it .I want to improve my back hand shots plz. advise me some tips for it and some exercises for improving fitness. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like your lense but not sure your comment is correct for "defense is better than offense" I always think it is the other way around. Please comment. Thanks

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      Meredith Davies 5 years ago

      You've made some very good points here. I enjoy badminton as well, it is much better than tennis and far more exciting to watch. It is a shame there isn't more shown on TV.

      Great lens.

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      Hypersapien2 5 years ago from U.S.

      I love this game, and it's great exercise!

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      iPadGeek 5 years ago

      Good lens! Especially the colors you put up - makes it very interesting. Thanks for all the info. Cheers :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      its really useful begners as lik me

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i loved d tips given above nd i wud love 2 get more...........

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      fiftysquid 6 years ago

      Nice lens! Thanks for the information!

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      onlinemba 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such valuable information with us

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      LensSeller 6 years ago

      A sport I've enjoyed for years and it's good to read your lens about it.

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      ambrking 6 years ago

      badminton is one sport that can be played by almost anybody.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      more tips and tricks-mostly more awesome tricks to win the game (:

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      spike03 lm 7 years ago

      @anonymous: thanks for this comment. still tweaking for more tips and guideline!

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      lovelylashes 7 years ago

      I don't play seriously but I've become a backyard pro!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Quite helpful, hope to improve however it'll be more supporting if few extra guidelines would have been available, anyway thanks a lot.

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      AHERMITT LM 7 years ago

      Seems like a really fun way to exercise. I will look into it!

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      TheDirtwaterFox 7 years ago

      Am itching to get my badders racquet it out now! Been a while since I have played so will be coming back to this lens for some tips when I get thrashed!

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      LeorG 7 years ago

      Great lens! I like the drama of a badminton match. You really get your times worth.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I love playing badminton, And i really love to excel as well in this sports. Great lens...

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 7 years ago from Central Florida

      A work colleague played badminton in the summer Olympics once. He brings it up all the time - yawn. I remember playing as a child. It's a fun game.

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      spike03 lm 7 years ago

      toriphile81 - me too love this game

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      toriphile81 7 years ago

      I loved playing badminton as a kid!

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      ZablonMukuba 7 years ago

      nicely done

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I like i very much. It will make helpful in my daily play

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think these are sum excellent tipsn strategies n willreally helpp me so thanks!!!

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      nice friend..i love bdminton...

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