Badminton Return Of Serve – Where To Stand

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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 [...]

Badminton Doubles Positioning – Level Doubles Basics Part 1

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In this first video of a three part series you’ll discover the basic badminton doubles positions on court, for level doubles when the shuttle has been lifted to the centre rear court. We discuss the roles of the attacking [...]

Return of a Low Serve in Badminton – Basic Tactics Part 1

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Here are some basic tactics you can use for the return of a low serve in badminton. The standard reply when returning a low badminton serve, is to lift the shuttle deep into the backhand corner of your opponent's court [...]

Badminton Low Serve Tactics And Tips

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The badminton low serve is a highly skillful shot requiring good control and a soft touch to ensure the shuttle passes close to the net and lands just inside your opponent’s court. Having watched badminton played at all [...]

The Badminton Flick Serve – How to Use It, Part Two

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In the first part of my Badminton Flick Serve article you discovered the tactical application of a flick serve for beginner and intermediate standard players. Part 2 of this series takes a deeper approach by looking at the finer tactical [...]

The Badminton Flick Serve – How To Use It Part One

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As badminton coaches we teach players about the dangers of lifting the shuttle. However, there are times when a lift can be tactically advantageous. In this article you'll discover the tactical application of a badminton flick serve. Whenever you are [...]

Designing Winning Tactics in Badminton – Part 3

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If you’ve been following this badminton tactics series of articles and have actually done something with the information rather than read only, then you’re on your way to improving your tactical ability and awareness. You’ll have created your checklist, [...]

Designing Winning Tactics in Badminton – Part 1

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Whenever you play a badminton game or match, you will inevitably be playing a tactical game, even if you don’t know it. This may be very simplistic, especially for beginners when hitting the shuttle to the rear court followed [...]