How to hold the racket is also important in badminton. The forehead or the handshake grip position thethumb and pointing fingers wrapped around the handle forming letter v while the rest of the fingers are spreadsupporting the bottom part of the handle. This grip is used to hit the shuttle at the dominant side of the body and sometimes at the non-dominant side overhead.BASIC STROKES OR HITSCLEAR- Shot done with the stroke above the head, the travelling up targeting the long service line, usually done to give the player time to return bae position.LOB- shot done with the stroke below the head about waist-level, the shuttle travelling up.DROP- shot usually done with the stroke above the head, the shuttle travelling just barely touching the net and landing near it, usually done for placing purposes.NET DROP/SHOT- shot usually done with the stroke below the head. The shuttle travelling just barely touching the net and landing near it, usually done for placing purposes.DRIVE- shot usually done with the stroke about the level of the head, the shuttle travelling straight or flat over the net.SMASH- shot done with the stroke above the head, the shuttle travelling down with power and speed, considered one of the powerful attack in badminton.BASIC RULES OF BADMINTONA match sall consist of the best of three games wherein a game shall be won by the side which first scores 21 points. If the score become 20 all, the side which gains a two point lead first, shall win that game. If the score becomes 29all, the side scoring the 30thpoint shall win that game.The side winning a game shall serve first in the next game.Service is done diagonally: R (right) side or R or L (left) side to L depending on the server’s score. Even ( 0, 2, 4, etc) score serve on the R side of the court while odd ( 1, 3, 5 etc) score serves on the L side.Service is done with the contact of the racket with the whole shuttlecock below the server’s waist.