The Badminton Bible


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Badminton footwork

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Elements of badminton movement

Here’s an overview of the different types of movement in badminton.

What is a split step, and why does it matter?

The split step allows you to make a fast start, while still covering different shots from your opponent.


Correct lunge technique lets you stop quickly, while protecting your joints from injury.

Moving to the net

Various ways of moving to the net, including running steps, chasses, and cross-overs.

Footwork to the back of the court

Footwork for playing forehands in both rearcourt corners.

The ready position

Your ready position is the stance and position that you want to reach before your opponent hits the shuttlecock.

It’s called the ready position because it helps you get ready for the next shot.