The Badminton Bible


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Badminton shots and racket skills

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Grips are how you hold the racket. You need to learn about these early on, as we’ll refer to them all the time when learning shots.

Serving & returning serve

Get the rally off to a good start!

Currently covers serve and return in doubles.

Forecourt shots

Shots from the front, including net shots, lifts, and kills.

Midcourt shots

Shots from the middle of the court, such as drives, pushes, and smash defence.

Rearcourt shots

Shots from the back of the court, including clears, smashes, and drops.