is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two
opposing pairs (doubles) take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular
court divided by a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with
their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half
of the court. Each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes
over the net. A rally is started when the shuttle is returned. Each rally
begins with a stroke known as the serve. This gets the shuttle into play, and
from then on you will be engaged in a battle to outwit your opponent by using
strokes which aim to increase your chances of winning that rally.
The objective of the game is simple, that is to hit the shuttle over the net so that it lands in your opponent's court before it can be returned. You can hit the shuttle fast, slow, high, flat or low. You can smash it with maximum power or use the most delicate touch shots.
It may not appear a difficult sport but if you are looking to pursue it and take it up professionally then one must take the help of a trainer so as to improve your service, learn how to counter attack the smashes, and learn the foot work of moving around in a badminton court.