Guide to playing Badminton

Badminton was earlier known as “battledore and shuttlecock,” and to your surprise, the sport dates back to ancient Greece and Egypt. In the 18th century, Indians started playing the game and called it “Poona” since it was played in the Indian town ‘Pune.’ Furthermore, the rules were formed in 1873 by the duke of Beaufort. 

That was a bit of the history of the sport. So, are you new to playing badminton and striving to become a pro? Well, all you need to do is take your first step. You might not become an expert overnight by playing a single match, but with the right knowledge and experience, you can easily become one.

Let’s learn more about playing badminton. 

How it starts?

Before starting the game, flip a coin to decide which player or players will serve first and at which end they will stand. Unless otherwise noted, players will perform their best in three games. Players change both ends of the court at the start of the second game. If the third game is played, they will also change at the start of the game.

After throwing the ball, the server stood on the right side of the court, threw the bird over the net and hit the left half of the opponent’s field. The server and the receiving player must touch certain parts of the feet in the correct area in order to serve or receive a service. A foot on the boundary line – the line behind the court – is considered to be outside the playing court.

Badminton is played indoors

You can sometimes see people playing badminton in a park or backyard, but badminton was originally an indoor sport.

Precisely because badminton is very light and badminton flight is made difficult by the wind. This is why in international tournaments badminton is played in a hall with a ceiling high enough to avoid badminton coming into contact with the ceiling.

Plus, it’s not just an indoor game. You should also play on a suitable surface such as synthetic mats or wooden courts. The reason is that in badminton, especially during lunges, the knees are subject to a lot of pressure. The surface provides better foot cushioning.

Basic equipment needed to play badminton

If you are just starting to play badminton, you need to use some basic badminton equipment in the garden or badminton court, or you are a casual player and want to play with family, friends, children, then you will need to install Create your own game in badminton Environmental equipment.

Answer your questions quickly. This is the equipment you need for badminton.

  • racket
  • footwear
  • shuttle
  • net
  • Badminton clothing
  • sock
  • badminton court

Different types of badminton

Different types of badminton

Badminton has 5 disciplines and different rules and regulations.

  • Singles, men (1: 1)
  • Women Singles (1: 1)
  • Men Doubles (2 vs 2)
  • Women’s Doubles (2 vs.2)
  • Mixed Doubles [2vs 2 (one man, one woman, one team)]

How is badminton scored?

Now, according to the latest badminton rules, players will collect points every time a draw ends.

  • When a player is wrong
  • When the ball lands outside the effective line indicated by the BWF
  • Hit the net
  • Use a doubling paddle and throw it over the net.
  • The shuttle hits the player’s body
  • Rebound after landing

Badminton scoring rules

Badminton uses a simple scoring system, which is the best of three sets of 21 points. Which player wins 2 sets in total to win the game? The 21 point badminton scoring system began in 2006 at the Thomas / Uber Cup. The current bwf-approved badminton scoring system consists of three games and two wins with 21 points per game. In this scoring system, the scorer will play like tennis, but no rebound is allowed in badminton.

How to hold a badminton racket

Backhand Grip 

In a dorsal grip (used for under-armpit clearance), the player places their thumb on the racket and holds the racket at a 180-degree angle to the impact surface.

To complete the backhand finish, you need to step away from the V-grip and now move a little to the handle, which is the swing to the left of the back of the court.

Forehand Grip

The first step in learning to play badminton is knowing how to hold the badminton racket, which is the basic knowledge to start playing the sport. This is a right-handed racket, holding the racket is like shaking hands with a person (remember the following points):

Always grip the racket with your fingers, not your whole fist.

Hold the racket (shake with your hand) at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the racket as shown in the picture above.

As a beginner to badminton, you should look forward to these two types of grabs. You only need to quickly change the grip on the right and left to practice this grip.

Badminton rules 

The game is played by two or four players.

  • Players will play the official game indoors with an appropriate field size.
  • Badminton must hit the ball within the opponent’s measuring area to score.
  • If the badminton touches the net or falls outside the opponent’s zone, the opponent scores points.
  • The game starts after the service. Players are free to roam anywhere and can also choose badminton outside the playing area.
  • Deliberate distraction of the opponent, catching badminton on a racket or hitting the ball twice, as well as constant violation of the rules of the game led the referee to call this a “mistake”.
  • The referee sits on a high chair to watch the game. In addition, the referee oversees the “landing” or “landing” of the badminton.
  • The game has a first rest time of 90 seconds after the first game and a second rest time of 5 minutes after the second game.
  • The match referee has the right to cancel a match or even a match from a player who constantly violates the contract.

Techniques for Badminton

Starting with the right technique is the first step in the life of a professional player. It is very difficult to fix bad technique that you have learned, and learning the correct technique from the beginning will open the way for players to succeed.

  • Footwork

Badminton is fast and fast. If you want to play effectively under complete control, as well as with the right grip and hitting technique, proper footwork is essential.

Random footwork can lead to failure. But efficient and organized footwork will provide the right speed and space for every kick.

Staying at the base point for as long as possible is the correct technique to satisfy all counterattacks. Each time after moving away from the red point, the player must move to the center point.

Most Recommended Footwork

  • Going to the back of the court is only 2-3 steps.
  • Move to the sides of the court – just stretch one step.
  • There are only 2-3 steps to the court.

You won’t be able to take the right steps at first. With practice, players can hone their technique. Keeping the next hand open while playing with the other hand can provide good balance.

  • Strokes

Rocking the racket is called a shot, and flawless execution is the difference between a pro and a beginner.

Overhead right hand, backhand, right hand and backhand are the main punches in badminton. All strikes are based on the technique of these basic strikes.

How to play badminton

How to play badminton

Playing badminton professionally requires a lot of energy and good physical coordination.

  • Always aim and hit the center

Hitting the center of the ball can give you more power and control. Regular practice will help players hit the center correctly every time.

  • Bring the shuttle to the top of the arc.

Hitting the ball at the top of the arc allows for better control over the position of the ball and allows for a fatal head-butt. However, in order to hit the ball correctly, you must select the shuttle at the correct height, and not wait for the shuttle to reach you.

  • In the middle of the court

First, you have to move quickly after each shot to get to the middle of the backcourt. This gives you the advantage of hitting the ball in the correct position and receiving a reward from your opponent. It also prevents your opponents from forcing you to run around the court.

  • Always aim for the back line

Hitting the ball in the back will cause your opponent to struggle a little; he / she must move back and apply force. If there is room in the backcourt, it is recommended to hit the ball there, but be careful. On the other hand, you will make the mistake of crossing borders.

  • Find out the perfect short serve

Short serve can be misleading, allowing the opponent to postpone his actions on the court. Practice keeping your short serve perfect so that it falls in the correct position, which also prevents your opponent from reaching it in time. But he should not fall on your side of the court and lose points.

  • Long serve training

Taking a long serve and throwing the ball out of court disrupts the opponent’s rhythm. Also, in singles, having the right long serve helps move your opponent to all of their positions on the court, which will give you an edge and thus help you win the game.

Badminton-fun or no fun?

Ever since the game started, badminton has been a game of technique and reflex. If you learn the basics of the game and by practicing this game you can easily become a professional. Badminton apart from being a technical game it is also fun and a good time pass.