Badminton Practice Games

Below are a number of badminton coaching drills and mini games designed to improve specific elements of game play. Click on the links further down this page.

The aim is to improve all strokes and techniques. Start with 1 player at one service line with a shuttle. This player starts as the champion. Have the first challenger on court waiting to receive the serve. More challengers can be lined up off court.

The aim is to improve the drop shot technique. Just 2 players are needed for this exercise. Player 1 starts near the service line on one side of the court with a few shuttles close by. Player 2 is on the opposite side of the net near the mid court area.

The aim is to improve all strokes and techniques. This game is played with 2 teams. Depending on the number of players on each team the space needed to play in will change. Anything up to 8 players can play on 1 court. If there are more than 8 players adapt the game to play it over 2 courts.

The aim is to improve the drive shot technique. This drill involves 4 people, 2 are named team 1 and the remaining 2 players are known as team 2. Team 1 start on 1 half court so there is a player each side of the net. Team 2 then use the other half court with 1 player either side of the net. 1 player on each team starts with a shuttle.

The aim is to improve all strokes and techniques. The easiest way to play this game is by having a coach on one side of the net, and all other players lined up one behind the other on the other side of the net, off the back of the court.

The aim is to improve drive shot technique. Player 1 starts as the server in this drill. This means player 2 is the receiver. Player 1 hits the shuttle towards the mid court area and on the forehand side of player 2.

The aim is to improve doubles game play and shot selection and accuracy. Play this as a normal doubles game, with the same scoring. The only difference is that to win a point players must hit shots that either land in the side tramlines or between the net and the short service line.

The aim is to improve the smash and block techniques. Start off with 2 players and a simple drill. Player 1 starts as the feeder with a few shuttles close to their starting position near the mid court. Player 2 is the receiver and also starts near the mid court on the opposite side of the net.

The aim is to improve singles game play and shot selection and accuracy. Play this as a normal singles game, with the same scoring. The only difference is that to win a point players must hit a clear that lands in the back tramline or a drop shot that lands between the net and the short service line.

The aim is to improve a players overall game, all shots and techniques. Two players are needed here. Sequencing shots can be made as easy or as hard as players want. For example it can be done using just two shots

The aim is to improve net shots and footwork. Player 1 starts with a shuttle ready to hit a short serve. Player 2 waits to receive the serve and player 3 stands on the service line next to player 2 but on the other side of the center line.

The aim is to improve the net shot technique. 2 players are needed to perform this drill. Player 1 starts as a feeder and throws a shuttle over the net from one service line. Player 2 starts on the opposite service line, as the receiver.

The aim is to improve the push shot technique and service returns. Just 2 players are needed for this exercise. The players set up as they are about to start a point. Player 1 starts as the server, and player 2 as the receiver.

The aim is to improve the lift shot technique. At least 3 players are needed for this drill. Player 1 starts at one service line with a shuttle. Player 2 is positioned on or just in front of the service line on the opposite side of the net.

The aim is to improve the push and drive shot techniques. Just 2 players are needed for this exercise. The players set up as they are about to start a point. Player 1 starts as the server, and player 2 as the receiver.

The aim is to improve the clear technique. At least 4 players are needed for this drill to work properly. Player 1 starts at one service line with a shuttle. Player 2 is positioned near the back of the diagonally opposite service box.

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