The basic skills of badminton are gripping the racket correctly, serving and the overhead throwing motion. While the basics of badminton are relatively easy to learn, there are several variations of each skill that can take time to master.
Holding the racket correctly is one of the most important skills in badminton. Incorrectly holding the racket can make it difficult to hit the shuttle or serve. The forehand grip and the backhand grip are the two basic racket grips used in badminton.
Serving the shuttle correctly is another important aspect of badminton. There are several basic serves that are used in badminton. The first serve most people learn is the high serve. Other badminton serves include the low serve, the backhand serve, the flick serve and the drive serve.
The overhead throwing motion is one of the most common techniques in badminton. This technique is used to add power to a hit and smash the shuttle long distances. The easiest way to acquire a strong overhead throwing motion is by standing at the back of the playing court and trying to hit the shuttle over the net. A tennis racket and tennis ball can be used in place of the badminton racket and shuttle during practice.