Importance of a Racket in a Badminton Set

Before I elaborate more on what makes a good racket, let me briefly tell you what a badminton set consist of. Besides the rackets, there will be shuttlecocks and a net. These are the basic requirements of the game. Other ‘add-on’ items to consider will be badminton shoes, clothes, headbands and wristbands. Now, I shall explain the main structure of a racket.

A badminton racket consists of 5 main sections. The first section is the head, followed by the string area, the throat, the shaft and finally the handle. Each section has its very own defined function. These functions will decide the character of the racket. There are two main types of shape of a racket. The first shape is oval which happens to be the original shape. This shape causes the racket to have a lower surface area of sweet spot. This enables the user to have more powerful … Read the rest

Badminton Shots

Drop Shot. This badminton shot is supposed to just go over the other side of the net. It is used mostly at the front part of the net and transferred to the side lightly to make the opponent run in getting it.

Drives. This power hit is used to aim at someone. This badminton shot is very low and is hit to the front of the body. In this shot, the opponent should prepare themselves with their racket up. This shot is very precise and quick, a good reflex is very useful to counter this shot.

Long Drops. Commonly used from a badminton shot done at the back part of a court. The receiver should hit the ball at high before it hits low and by then it is already too late. When you want to counter this shot, hit it low, you want it to land just over the … Read the rest

Scoring System of Badminton

New scoring system (21-point system)

  1. A match consists of the best of 3 games, each game consists of 21 points.
  2. The side winning a rally adds a point to its score. (regardless which side was serving)
  3. At 20 all(ie: 20-20), the side which gains a 2 point lead first, wins that game.
  4. At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point first, wins that game.
  5. The side winning a game, will serve first in the next game.
  6. When one side reaches 11 points, both player will get a 60 sec of break.
  7. For doubles matches, only one service is allowed.
  8. Player at right court will serve when even point. (eg: 0,2,4,6,8,10)
  9. Player at left court will serve when odd point. (eg: 1,3,5,7,9,11)
  10. Other old (15-point system) rules remain the same.

Traditional scoring system (15-point system)

  1. A match consists of the best of 3 games, each game consists of 15 points.
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Learn Play Badminton

Your grip. How you grip your racket can have a large impact upon how in control you are when you are playing. There are two main types of grip that are used in playing badminton and you need to learn how to switch your grip quickly to allow you to make the shot that you need. By practicing both your forehand and backhand grip and switching them, you can make the action more comfortable, so that you can do it during the game quickly and easily.

Your serve. The serve is not just a way to start the game, it can set the whole tone for your game. This skill can be a weapon in your badminton arsenal. By having a strong serve, you will be able to give your game added power and competitiveness. The four main types of serves – high serve, low serve, forehand, and backhand – … Read the rest