Here I discuss where a player stands on a badminton court to receive a serve, when playing doubles (mixed or level).

Over the years I have studied players at all standards of play. Of course, professional players stand close to the front service line and have the capability to retreat to the rear court to cover the occasional flick serve. League and social players tend to find this difficult. Whilst the flick can be difficult to retrieve, the flick to the furthest corner is the one that causes so many issues.

I have developed a couple of guidelines depending on which side of the court you are standing on. This is purely for better alignment and help you cover all four corners of the court much easier.

This video assumes a player is right handed and therefore it is important to switch if you are left handed.

I hope you enjoy the video and as always, I’ll be looking forward to reading your comments.

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