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Badminton Basic Skills

Learn these badminton basic skills and you can start enjoying the game right away.

Isn't that true? Would you have fun in golf if you hit the iron on to the ground all day? So you must at least know how to hit the shuttle in order to have fun.

To start off, first you need to have a correct gripping on your racket. The two common grips are the forehand grip and the backhand grip.

As the name suggest, the forehand grip is for hitting shuttles on your forehand side of your body. The backhand grip is used on hitting shuttles on your backhand side of your body. For full instructions and images, please check this out.

The second thing that I consider it as an integral part of Badminton Basic Skills is the Serve. There are four different types of serve, each having their own purpose and characteristics. I suggest that you master the high serve first as it is very useful in a beginner's game. For full instructions and images, please check this out.

The third and final thing that I think it's equally important is to have a correct forehand overhead throwing motion. A good forehand overhead stroke is formed upon a good overhead throwing movement.

You can practice this movement using your racket without actually hitting the shuttle. Alternatively, you can hold a shuttle or a ball in your hand and practice throwing it out.

Progress at your own pace and don't be worried that you will be left behind. Move on to learn the other Badminton Techniques after you have acquired the badminton basic skills.

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