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Badminton Serving Rules

The badminton serve is the most important shot in a rally. Let me repeat that, the serve is the most important shot in badminton. And the short serve is the most difficult shot to master in badminton. If you come across an opponent that has mastered the short serve at the club level, be scared! I find that most beginner and intermediate players tend to emphasize getting good at the power shots (aka smashes and drives). Wrong choice. The first shot you should master is the serve, it will win you more rallies than any other shot. Period.

August 21, 2019 / 14 Comments / by / in
How to Drop Shot in Badminton

Today I’m going to show you how to execute the basic badminton drop shot – my favorite shot in badminton. I love the drop shot because there are so many variants! For instance, there’s the forehand straight drop shot, forehand cross-court drop shot, …

July 25, 2017 / by / in
How High is a Badminton Net?

5 feet 1 inch at the post and 5 feet at the middle of the court for both doubles and singles badminton games. That’s 1.524 meters at the center of the court and 1.55 meters at the posts. Now, it’s important to reiterate the rule on placement of the side posts.

For both badminton doubles and singles, …

July 19, 2017 / by / in
How to Win in Badminton Doubles

Let’s get right to it. There are 3 steps to winning badminton doubles.

Step 1: Serve well

Step 2: Have the right formation

Step 3: Communicate

And really that’s it. From my 15 plus years playing badminton doubles, those 3 steps are the basics to winning most badminton games at the club level.

Now each one of these 3 steps has nuances and requires elaboration. In this post I’m going to focus on the second step – having the right formation. Why? …

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