Badminton is an enjoyable sport for everyone, regardless of age or gender. And for those who do not play the game, they simply enjoy being spectators. Having its roots in ancient countries like Greece, Japan, England and India, this sport has gained popularity world wide. If you are seeking for a fun sport, just get a badminton set and you are on your way to fun-filled moments. This game also helps to keep you physically fit as you need to dash around the court randomly.
How far behind the shuttle should you stand? Ideally, you need to be far enough that the shuttle would land slightly ahead of your non racket leg, but in alignment with your racket shoulder.
As a start, learn the backhand drop. This skill does not involve a lot of strength. If you can perform a correct backhand stroke, this shot should not be a problem at all with a little practice.
For example, choosing a racket with a heavy head (power racket) might cause shoulder injuries to beginners. Power rackets are difficult to control and require the user to have good badminton strokes technique.
The badminton clear is the most common stroke, and it can be played from either forehand or backhand, as well as overhead or underarm. Regardless of exactly how you use the clear, the objective is to send the shuttle to the back of the court, forcing your opponent back away from the net to open up the forecourt.
Even moderate exertion for a body part over time can greatly increase its size and strength. Although I have lifted for decades (both sides of my body equally), my right shoulder and arm are dramatically larger than the left from tens of thousands of overhand swings of a badminton racket weighing only a few ounces. Many athletes develop significant musculature in the legs without ever lifting heavy weights. Softball pitchers can develop strength and size in the pitching arm almost double that of the other. Assuming you are reasonably lean, your weight reflects the capacity of your frame. A 150-pound person lifting 250 pounds is asking for trouble because 150 pounds is designed to hold 150 pounds.
Why your feet? Simple. If you haven’t the speed to get behind the badminton shuttle before you hit it, then there is no way you are going to hit a good powerful accurate smash. You need to be behind the shuttle so your bodyweight is ready to move in the direction of your smash. Adding your bodyweight to the smash provides more power.
For professionals and serious players, it however is a totally different ball game. Shuttlecock speeds can reach into the hundreds of km/h. This is due to the physical preparation of the players and the technologically advanced equipment they use. It is a very challenging and lucrative sport. Serious players and professionals have to undergo rigorous exercise routines to be competitive and their competitive lifespan is usually between 10 to 15 years.