GRIP•To start off, first you need to have acorrect gripping on your racket. The two common grips are the forehand grip and the backhand grip
Forehand Grip•This grip is used to hit shots that are on the forehand side of your body and around the head shots.•- Hold the racket head with your non-playing hand so that the handle points towards you.•Your racket face shall be perpendicular to the floor.•- Place your playing hand on the handle as if you are shaking hands with it.•There shall be a V shape in between your thumb and your index finger.•The racket handle shall rest loosely in your fingers for greater flexibility.
Backhand Grip•This grip is used to hit shots that are on the backhand side of your body.•Hold the racket as you would on a forehand grip.•Turn the racket anti-clockwise so that the V shape moves leftwards.•Place your thumb against the back bevel of the handle for greater leverage and power.•The racket handle shall also rest loosely in your fingers.
Footwork•Bent your knees slightly with your feet shoulder width apart. Stay on the balls of your feet and hold your racket up in front of your body. This is the ready position you shall assume in the centre of the mid-court area.•This centre area which can be referred as your base is not fixed. It is an area where you are in your ready position and can possibly reach all shots hit towards your court. Position your base accordingly after considering yours and your opponent's strength and weaknesses.
Serve•Basically there are four types of serve.High ServeLow ServeFlick ServeDrive Serve
High Serve•Use this badminton serve during singles play to move your opponent asfar back in courtas possible, thus opening up his court. Be more cautious if you use this serve during doubles. Opponents with strong attacking abilities will work this serve to your disadvantage.
Low Serve•Use this badminton serve when you want your opponent tolift the shuttle.It is commonly used during doubles, but you can use it during singles too if your opponent's attack is too strong. You can use either forehand or backhand to play this serve.
Flick ServeUse this badminton serve when you are under pressure froma rushing opponent.It is a rather useful tool during doubles. However, you might be