When it comes to racket based games everyone knows that one of the most crucial offenses is a good defense. That’s why when you are truly trying to win a game- you have to make sure that you do the best when it comes your turn to serve.

Let me give you an example. The most expensive badminton rackets are designed for control, they predominantly have very stiff flexibility, which means you have to generate the power with your technique. These kinds of racquet are for advanced players, the manufacturer assumes you are good enough to use them, and you have to be, or else your game will probably get worse with these advanced rackets.

If the ball is too low for a smash, you can use a drive instead. The drive shot moves horizontally, rather than arching upward. The shuttle would just skim the top of the net, moving either diagonally across the court or straight from your position. You’re trying to get the shuttle behind your opponent, making it difficult for them to return with a good shot.

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Basically, you use a badminton racket, which is much smaller and lighter than a tennis racket, to hit a feathered shuttlecock that has a slight bounce to them. There is a net between two opposing sides and the shuttlecock is hit over the net. Often, matches have 3 games at twenty-one points each, with the player winning the 1st 2 matches as the victor. One watching a game will see players doing lots of turns, running, unexpected change of direction or even jumping in getting at the shuttlecock. Like in most sports special shoes are employed in badminton for performance and avoidance of wounds.

To be in ready position means you should put your focus on how your opponent hit the shuttle. Watch, how the shuttle leaves the racket of your opponent. Expect it to cross the net and into your court. Be alert and try to hit the shuttle on the run as your opponent will rarely send the shuttle directly to you during a tournament.

There is no guarantee that the right badminton racket for you will come cheap. You may play better with the most expensive racket available, but if you buy it before you can develop your playing skills, it will be money wasted. Be patient, improve your game and you will be able to buy the right badminton racket for yourself.