How to play badminton for beginners

Badminton is derived from a folk game of India called Poona. In 1875, this game was brought to England by a retired officer where it was developed and developed by Badminton. 1992 badminton became the official sport at the Olympic Games.

With the appeal of badminton, it has become the second most popular sport around the world only after football and more and more newcomers to the sport. To play badminton, each of them has to ask themselves “how to play badminton for beginners?”. So let’s find out what’s underneath, this will be the first step for you to become a real player.

Preparing instruments

To play badminton, you will need some equipment such as the racquet, sphere, net and yard to play if you play at home.


You should choose carefully to buy yourself a racquet for beginners. Because if you choose a racquet that does not suit you, it not only will not help your skills develop but it will also reduce your sense of play, and may even hurt your wrist.


There are three main criteria for choosing a shuttle: durability, speed, and price. For example, the shuttles made of plastic would last longer than shuttles made of feathers. However, shuttles of feathers will have better flight paths than plastic shuttles. So consider carefully choosing the best shuttlecock for you.

Court and net:

The badminton court is a flat pitch with a standard size of 13.4 meters long and 6.1 meters wide, as shown below. The net is placed in the middle of the court, dividing the yard into two sections for two teams. There are many types of nets for you to choose from.

How to play

Badminton is a sport that uses racquets between two athletes (singles) or two pairs of athletes (doubles) on two halves of the court divided by a net in the middle. Each attempt to use the racquet to hit the ball through the net and fall to the opponent’s yard to win points.

Basic badminton rules


After each service, the shuttle will be rotated between the two sides from any position on the pitch until the shuttle is no longer in play. The players deliver and receive the shuttle from the left side of the corresponding server when the server scored the odd points. Similarly, assign and receive the right if scored evenly. If the serving server continues to serve in the other box, the receiver will win the new server.


A transfer player on the right side if not scored or scored evenly. A serving player will deliver from the service box on the left when scoring a score.

The last serving of the serving team will remain in the standing position from which the player has made the last serving. The reverse model will be applied to the other team.

The opposing player standing in the opposite cross court will be the receiver. The players do not change their respective positions until they win a point where their side is in charge.

Any serve shall be made from the service box corresponding to the number of points that the serving side has.
The shuttle will be rotated by one of the two transfer partners and one of the two receivers until the bridge is no longer in play.

If the serving side wins, continue to serve from the remaining serving box. If the receiver wins, they will become the new serving side.

At the start of a badminton game, the right of delivery is passed sequentially from the first serving court in the right court to the first receiver teammate. At this point, the shuttle is made from the server’s left side to the team of the first server to the first receiver, back to the first server and so on.

No player shall serve in the wrong session or receive two consecutive serves. Any person who wins may also serve the first game in the next game, and any person on the losing side may receive the first one at the next game.

The attention while playing


Before the game, the player needs to fully activate the body to make your muscles and joints readily available for high-intensity exercise. The ideal boot time is about 20 minutes before play. This is especially important for badminton players because it will help them avoid unwanted injuries.

Timely fluid intake:

When exercising with high intensity, the body produces more sweat, leading to a lack of water. This will result in a tired, distracted body. So an indispensable item in your inventory when playing badminton is a full tank.

Do not over-exercise:

You are a newbie should not be too impatient to improve the level that overworks yours. Not only will you not be able to progress faster, it will also make your body vulnerable to depression and a high risk of injury. The best way is to practice in moderation and keep the spirit comfortable while playing.

Skills to practice

Physical Strength:

To great play badminton first you have to be physically fit, even if you have good skills without physical strength, you will still be the loser. Power determines the toughness of your body and gives you the power to beat your opponent to beat the opponent. To exercise, you need to have a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and some extra exercise such as jogging, jumping rope, …

Holding racket:

This is basic, but it does help you to perform the technical moves later on. This is the most common mistake of new players. I wrote a pretty detailed article about this content called ‘How to hold a badminton racket‘.

Correct spelling:

This skill cannot be trained one way or the other, it depends on your reflexes and eyes. In order to practice well, you will initially need a large sweet spot and while concentrating on learning to correctly judge the direction of the fly and the fall of the bridge.


Here are the most basic things that a new badminton player needs to learn and practice to be able to play. During the game you will discover your style of play, so you will know that you need to practice more skills that are good for you. Try to be up, you will become a good player!