The keys to being a good player of any sport are the skills, conditioning and determination you as a player have. This article will cover the basic badminton skills to be mastered. These are the 5 basic shots which will give you a solid foundation from which to progress your badminton game. The other badminton skills for beginners will be covered at a later date.
Badminton Skills: Basic Shots
Video clips showing all the shots covered in this guide can be found here.
The serve is arguably the most important shot in badminton and a fundamental shot in your repertoire of badminton skills. A good serve will put you in a strong position to win the point and a bad serve will put you in a vulnerable position. There are two types of serve; the forehand serve and the backhand serve. We will only be covering the forehand serve in this guide as this is the easiest and most consistent type of serve.