The fastest racquet sport in the world, Badminton, comes with its own tips and techniques to hone your skills. From serves to drop shots to smashes to returning smashes, let’s look at the various areas you need to focus to become the badminton player you desire to be.
A technique is a specific way through which one executes a task. The importance of technique comes from the efficiency of completing that task through a specific method. Anyone can throw a ball. But the right technique will help you throw the ball the farthest with the least amount of effort.
Therefore, it is important to learn the various techniques in badminton in order to not over exert your body and/or endure injuries. Be it smashing or serving, knowing the right method is the key to ensure a smooth and enjoyable game.
Executing the techniques right away will take time and practice. And the longer the time taken to perfect them, the more the chances of you dropping the techniques you learned.
If techniques are methods to perform a certain task, tips are to guide you to properly execute the techniques. These hints will help you inculcate the techniques you learned into practice.
Whether you are looking to improve your footwork or wrist action, keeping in mind the practical tips will aid you master the techniques within a shorter amount of time.
Whether you have learned the techniques or the tips to improve those techniques, to be able to employ it into a match constantly needs practice. This is where drills come in.
Drills are repetitive exercises that one can perform without equipment to stimulate the movements that will be used to perform a certain task. Practicing them regularly reinforces the movements into your muscle memory. Think of Jackie Chan training Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid (2010) to throw his jacket onto the stand.
Badminton specific drills can help finesse crucial movements to carry out the techniques without being on the court. For any player, beginner or advanced, practicing drills is the way to take their game to the next level.
The Tips & Techniques category under Badminton here is all you need to improve your game! But mere knowledge is not enough. Start practicing the different techniques and see the change for yourself! Book your favourite badminton court on PLAYO now!
Is there a tip or technique that helped you in the sport of Badminton? Let us know in the comments.