7 of the Basic Badminton Skills That You Can Learn Without Coaching

1. Grip 

Hold the racket like shaking hands, using a basic forehand grip.

2. Footwork 

Practice moving forward, backward, sideways, and diagonally for quick positioning.

3. Serve

Work on short and long serves with a consistent motion for unpredictability.

4. Clear Shot

Hit the shuttle high and deep into your opponent's court with the right swing.

5. Drop Shot

Practice a gentle shot close to the net for finesse and control.

6. Smash 

Master a powerful and accurate smash by focusing on arm and wrist movements.

7. Lob Shot

Send the shuttle high and deep into your opponent's court as a defensive move.