Badminton Tactics: Partnering A Weaker Badminton Player

2019-05-20T12:14:37+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|

Watching a number of pairings recently, it was interesting to see the tactics played in the games and how predictable they became. Many of the games saw a complete mismatch of players. On one side there was a strong [...]

Badminton Tactics: Attacking Formations In Doubles

2019-05-14T07:48:01+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , , |

Doubles is an extremely fast game in badminton. The game requires competent skills, a great serve and excellent positioning. Watching intermediate standard badminton highlights the lack of understanding in doubles positioning at this level. In many cases, this is [...]

Where Should The Lady Stand When Her Partner Is Serving In Badminton Mixed Doubles?

2017-01-19T08:21:10+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , |

One of the most common frustrations I hear from ladies in badminton mixed doubles is that a change in partner often results in being asked to stand on a different place on court, when the man is serving. This [...]

Badminton Return Of Serve – Where To Stand

2016-11-09T09:48:08+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , |

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 Badminton Low Serve And Angles Of Response

2016-11-09T09:48:08+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , |

During one of my recent badminton coaching sessions, working on serve and return tactics, my student asked the question: 'When I serve, I am struggling to reach the reply played into the tramlines and I don't understand why - what [...]

Badminton Low Serve Tactics And Tips

2017-08-22T11:12:17+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Attacking Secrets From The Rear Court In Badminton

2016-11-09T09:48:09+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , , |

Recently I ran a coaching session with a group of students where I explained maintaining attack from the rear court rather than lifting the shuttle. The lesson was so well received I thought I’d share this with you… If you [...]

The Badminton Flick Serve – How To Use It Part One

2017-08-22T13:41:34+01:00By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]