Players clocking shuttlecocks at speeds of 200 miles per hour, new scoring rules, and nonstop action make badminton one of the fastest racket sports in the world. With Badminton: Steps to Success you will learn the skills and tactics to excel at the highest level.
Through detailed, fully illustrated instruction, you will develop precision, power, and finesse as you use this step-by-step guide to master serves, forehands, backhands, clears, drop shots, smashes, drives, and more.
Badminton: Steps to Success also breaks down common errors players make and provides corrective techniques to pinpoint problems and improve execution. Over 100 drills will further enforce correct technique, with designated drills for tactical practice, conditioning, and teamwork for doubles play.
If you're ready to master today's game, rely on the one resource proven to make a difference. Badminton: Steps to Success——part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series with more than 1.5 million copies sold——is your ticket to winning play.
Table of Contents
Step 1. Racket Handling and Footwork
Step 2. Serve
Step 3. Forehand and Backhand Overhead
Step 4. Clear
Step 5. Drop Shot
Step 6. Smash
Step 7. Drive
Step 8. Advanced Techniques
Step 9. Tactics and Strategies
Step 10. Doubles Play
Step 11. Conditioning
"The illustrations and descriptions in Badminton: Steps to Success are easy to comprehend, and they provide players with the ability to quickly improve their skills. This book is the best resource for every badminton player.”
Olympic Gold Medalist
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Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.