Over the years, I’ve designed a range of tools to help develop badminton players at all levels. One of the simplest tools I use, and always carry in my bag is a tennis ball.
There are so many uses for a tennis ball. On one occasion I worked with a player who grasped the shaft of their racket after every shot. By giving him a tennis ball to hold in his no-racket hand, he could not perform this bad habit and we soon removed it from his game.
I have used a tennis ball to improve hand-eye co-ordination, reaction times, footwork, moving in balance to name a few.
You’ll find below a badminton training video demonstrating a number of these exercises. For every exercise I create there are multiple levels. As you would expect, as a player progresses through the levels, the degree of difficulty increases. This video demonstrates some of these levels.