Badminton is a fun sport and a great way to exercise. You have to have very quick feet, consistent technique, and a shrewd sense of strategy if you want to be an amazing badminton player. You have to find a way to maximize your strengths and take advantage of your opponent's weaknesses if you already know how to play badminton, but want to do much better.
Method 1 of 3: Master the Basics
Step 1. Always hit the center of the shuttlecock
You should always glue in the round rubber center or the sweet spot of the badminton shuttlecock. You can practice this technique by looking right at the center of the shuttle when you hit overhead.
Step 2. Hit the shuttlecock at the top of your arc
Hit the top of his arc to benefit from the speed and height the shuttle creates. This will allow you to fire an overhead kill shot and have more control of your steering wheel position. Don't wait for the steering wheel to get close to you as it will lose momentum and height.
Step 3. Always return to the middle of the court
Don't come out of that position after hitting the steering wheel. Return to the back half of the court. This will make it more difficult for your opponent to run around and hit the shuttlecock into a place you can't get to. Standing in the middle of the court as you move your feet and prepare for the next shot will put you in the "setup position."
Step 4. Hit the shuttlecock towards the back line
Hitting the shuttlecock towards the back line requires precision and strength, which will cause your opponent to have to shuffle back and hit the shuttlecock with a considerable amount of force to respond to the shot. Aim the shuttlecock toward the backline if you're not sure where to throw it and if this area is too free. At first, aim the shuttle a little before the back line so that you don't commit a foul if it falls too far behind the back line.
Step 5. Practice the movement of your feet
Badminton is like tennis; success lies in the movement of the feet. You won't be able to answer shots if you are slow on the court. Instead, stay alert and move your feet up and down as you wait for a shot to respond. Similarly, move your feet back and forth and side to side in tiny movements to position yourself to respond to a shot. Don't be lazy and reach out a lot to answer the wheel. Instead, make small movements with your feet until the steering wheel is in the perfect position.
Step 6. Practice the short serve
This serve will catch your opponent off guard, whether you're playing alone or with a partner. Your opponent will not expect it and will not be able to run to answer it in time. You shouldn't just hit the shuttle very lightly to answer a short serve. Otherwise, the shuttlecock will land on your side of the court. Instead, hit it high and drop it closer to the racket, rather than in front of it.
Step 7. Practice the long serve in one-man games
Taking a long serve behind the service line will catch your opponent off guard. You may be in front of the wheel and you may be completely wrong or you may not have enough energy to answer it. For a longer serve, let the shuttle fall in front of you as you twist your racket further back, almost at shoulder level, so you can build more momentum before swinging the racket forward and hitting the shuttle.
Step 8. Never give up
Always try to hit the steering wheel. You can surprise your opponent and make him fall to the ground without resisting if you hit the wheel and never give up.
Method 2 of 3: Taking Advantage of Your Opponent's Weaknesses
Step 1. Understand your opponent's game
You should evaluate your opponent's game when playing a new one, even while they warm up and whether they are in a competition or during a friendly game between family members. You should look for some main points that you can take advantage of: if your opponent is more aggressive or defensive, if his forehand or backhand serve is his dominant shot and if he has any weaknesses, such as slow feet or a weak response to the high shot.
Step 2. Make your opponent move across the court
Don't throw all your shots towards the same place on the court as your opponent; it will always predict your next move. Instead, vary by shooting a high shot followed by a shot toward the service line or by moving your opponent from right to left on the court. Moving from the front to the back of the court is very difficult unless your opponent has very nimble feet.
Step 3. Throw into your opponent's backhand kick
Many players are weaker on the backhand serve side, so try to throw to that side and see if this makes your opponent less responsive to shots. If so, continue to take advantage of it.
Step 4. Take a short, simple shot
When you are at the net, hit the shuttle short, right almost towards the first part of your opponent's area. This will make your opponent run and catch him off guard. This is a great technique if your opponent is positioned close to the back line.
Step 5. Change the direction of the steering wheel
If your opponent hits the shuttlecock directly at you, hit the shuttlecock in a different direction, rather than hitting it at your opponent, which will not be expected. This will work great if the steering wheel has generated a lot of momentum. You can change the steering wheel's direction and not give your opponent enough time to react to a fast-moving shuttle if you are quick on your feet.
Step 6. Throw a high shot followed by a shot to the back of the court
If you've mastered the high shot, use it to make your opponent run to the front of the court. Return the next shot to the back of the court. This will not only force your opponent to be quick on his feet, but it will also catch him off guard. Also, this is a great way to tire out your opponent.
Step 7. Make the opponent play your style of play
Do whatever you can to make sure your opponent can't hit the shuttlecock towards the back line if you like to stay close to the net, take a short serve, or throw a high shot. Hit long serves and throw long, quick shots so your opponent doesn't have a chance to move to the net if you're more comfortable on the back line. Make your opponent lose control as you play your style of play and maximize your strengths.
Method 3 of 3: Master the Most Advanced Techniques
Step 1. Cut your shots to the net
This will cause the steering wheel to turn and fall in an unpredictable direction. To cut off the shot at the net, begin the forward motion as you normally would and then move the racket inward as you cut it perpendicular to the center of the shuttle. Your opponent will expect you to throw the shuttle directly forward, but it will actually spin across the court.
Step 2. Cut your high shots
To do this, cut the racket or move it perpendicular to the center of the shuttle when it is in the air. This will cause the shuttle to lose a lot of its momentum and land quickly in your opponent's court area, close to the net.
Step 3. Throw a mate with the shuttlecock
A dunk is when you hit the shuttle with all your might at the top of its arc. Point your feet forward toward the shuttlecock for precision, then swing the racket overhead, striking the center of the shuttlecock and dunk into your opponent's court. This is similar to throwing a serve in tennis.
Aim is as important as strength when you shoot a dunk off the shuttlecock. Don't hit the wheel blindly and as hard as you can. You should try to aim it as far away from your opponent as possible or directly towards your opponent's body so that you catch him off guard
Step 4. Jump before making the dunk with the shuttlecock
When you've mastered the standard dunk, you can practice jumping while dunk with the shuttlecock. This will give you more momentum and will cause the shuttlecock to land much faster on your opponent's court. Jump a height of a foot or two, or a foot or two, point your chest and body in the direction you want the shuttlecock to go, and throw a dunk in the center of your arc.
Step 5. Do not always throw a mate with the shuttlecock
This should be used when the steering wheel is up in the air and you have plenty of time to get close to it. Also, it should give you a point in your favor. You will tire your arms and risk throwing the shuttlecock towards the net at an inopportune moment if you always throw it in a dunk.
Step 6. Always plan your next move
A beginning player is happy just hitting the shuttlecock over the net. However, an advanced player understands that a good game of badminton is like a game of chess, you should always place the shot wisely so that you move your opponent to the exact place you want him to be so that you can throw the next one. threw. Always plan your next move and always think ahead before your opponent.
- When playing in pairs, confuse your opponents by hitting the shuttlecock against each other so that they are not sure who should answer it.
- Always try to get your opponents moving on the court; they will tire.
- Don't be upset if your opponent's rating is much higher than yours. That will affect the way you play. Remember that emotion is very powerful.
- Try to be unpredictable; it varies in your movements.
- Teamwork is always necessary in couples games. Try to attack the empty places and focus on the game.
- Don't throw loud shots at your opponent. Try to shoot low shots, especially if your opponent is too far away.
- Study your opponent's weaknesses. Is your backhand serve weak? Do you have difficulty responding to body dunks, responding to low shots, moving backwards, etc.? When you play in pairs, is one of the players weaker than the other? Is one better in the network zone than the other?
- Practice a lot and you will improve.
- Stay hydrated as that always helps.
- Always watch the rating at every point, because you never know when your opponent will try to vary it to win.
- Don't play on a full stomach.