A beginner's guide to watching badminton: Details hereLast updated on Oct 04, 2019, 08:32 pm
Badminton is one of the most intriguing sports in the world.
It has grown in stature over the years.
Among racquet sports, badminton is the fastest.
One needs quick reflexes, great composure and a sharp mind to excel.
For a beginner, it's essential to learn about the game slowly and keep following.
Here we guide you with the same.
One can easily access badminton on television
Badminton is on television for almost the entire year and it isn't difficult to find matches.
There are a host of tournaments throughout the year.
We have some big events like the All England Open and BWF World Championships.
Also, there are BWF Superseries and Grand Prix events as well.
Watching badminton on television is essential.
Guidance: Players, rules and tournaments
It is also vital to know about the current best players and a bit of research on the internet will help.
Besides this, one should also read about some of the basic rules to get some clarity about the game.
One should pick a tournament and select a player whose match he/she would want to watch.
Selecting a good player is essential.
It's crucial to choose a player or doubles pair
It's also crucial to choose a player as the time progresses.
One can have two favorites (men's and women's singles).
Or doubles matches can also excite a beginner. Therefore, picking a pair is important.
Once this is done, it's all about following their style of play and movements.
This helps in building an interest as badminton is a fast sport and highly catchy.
Essential factors important to help someone understand badminton
It's important to pick up different terminologies and listen carefully to the commentators.
That's where one picks up many more facets of the game.
Following the rules and understanding them helps one understand the game visually.
The scoring system, number of games, and serves come along as vital attributes.
The fun begins when you start understanding the sport.
One should take enough time.
Basic fundamentals to follow in badminton
Unlike other racquet games like squash or tennis, badminton does not use a ball. It is played with a feathered projectile called a shuttlecock. Notably, professional badminton games are of five kinds: men's singles, men's doubles, mixed doubles, women's singles and women's doubles.