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 the clear technique when a player doesn't have a partner. Players can practice overhead clears on their own. Stand around 6 feet or 2 meters from a wall, and hit a long serve, high against the wall.

The aim is to improve control of the racket and shuttle.Use the handshake grip to hold the racket, and have the strings pointing at the ceiling. The palm of the racket hand should be facing up.

The aim is to improve strength and endurance in the racket arm. Leave the cover on the racket and practice playing clears, lifts, drops, smashes, drives, and net shots as normal.

The aim is to improve footwork and movement. 2 players are needed for this drill. Player 1 starts as the feeder in the service position on one side of the court.

The aim is to improve returns accuracy. 2 players are needed for this drill. Player 1 can start as the server with a few shuttles. Player 2 is the receiver. Use 4 targets, 1 in each corner of player 1's court.

The aim is to improve footwork and movement. Starting from the ready position always use the dominant foot (racket hand foot) as the reaching or leading one and the non-dominant foot to pivot on.

The aim is to improve serve accuracy. Place 4 targets in the service box diagonally opposite the box player 1 is standing in. There should be one target in each corner.

The aim is to improve footwork and movement. Starting from the ready position always use the dominant foot (racket hand foot) as the reaching or leading one and the non-dominant foot to pivot on.

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