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Learn to Play Badminton

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Competitive badminton involves a bit more than setting up a net in your backyard and whacking a plastic birdie around until you get dizzy.
Here are the fundamentals you need to know.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: Anywhere from a month to a lifetime

Here's How:

  1. Learn to serve.
  2. Learn to hit clears.
  3. Learn all the rules.
  4. Learn how to hit drop shots.
  5. Learn about smashes.
  6. Learn to hit drives.
  7. Learn about net play.

What You Need

  • badminton racquet and regulation badminton court
  • plenty of shuttles
  • partners to play with
  • ideally, a coach
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