We have all been there. On the unfortunate end of a call from a teammate who can’t make it last minute. A late email from a sub who can no longer commit to filling-in for your teammate. Worse yet, someone just not showing up. You’re probably thinking ‘Great - how do I beat my opponent of two people when I’m playing by myself?’. It’s definitely unfortunate being stuck in that situation, but not impossible to come out on top. Within this article, you will receive a few tips on how to defeat your opponents SOLO. That’s right baby, it’s your time to shine.
If you’re new to Badminton, you might take one look at the serving rules and rally-point scoring system and say, “what the heck is this?!” Don’t worry; we know that it can be a bit intimidating at first, but we promise you, it's not as complicated as you may think! Here’s a bit of a breakdown to help you out before hitting the court.
First, these are some key things to keep in mind:
We’ve all been there – you go to hit the birdie and can’t quite decide if your going for a lob or smash. There are a variety of different types of badminton shots, but in this article we’ll be focusing on these two essential shots.
The lob is also known as a “clear”. The goal of this shot is to send the shuttle to your opponents’ baseline. The trajectory of this shot is a high curve with a drop at the end of the court.