Playing Catch to Improve Badminton Skills

Playing catch involves throwing a ball to your coach, catching it, and then throwing it back. There are a couple of different variations that can be used in badminton training, but one of the most common versions is the game of “catch up.”

Why Play Catch in Badminton Training


Playing catch is a simple but effective way to improve hand-eye coordination, which is an important skill for playing badminton. All you need is a ball, you could do this with a shuttlecock too. Playing catch will help you improve your accuracy and reaction time, which are both essential for playing badminton. 

There are three main elements that go into playing good badminton: strength, speed, and accuracy. You need a combination of all three to be an effective badminton player.

Playing catch will improve your hand speed and help you move quicker on the court.

Here’s how to play catch to improve your badminton skills:

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Here’s how to play catch to improve your badminton skills:

  1. Stand in a fixed position, with your dominant hand behind your back.
  2. Have your partner throw the ball to you underhand, and try to catch it in your non-dominant hand.
  3. Repeat this process, but each time try to catch the ball closer to your body.
  4. Once you have caught the ball 10 times, move on to step 5.
  5. Now, start moving around while catching the ball. Try to catch it in different positions – above your head, to the side, etc. Keep moving until you have caught the ball 20 times in total.
  6. Finally, try catching the ball one-handed. This will really test your coordination! Start with your non-dominant hand, and once you have caught the ball 10 times, switch to your dominant hand and repeat the process.”
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Conclusion of Playing Catch

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Playing catch is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination for badminton players of all levels. By practicing catching the ball in different positions and with different parts of your body, you can quickly improve your skills on the court. So grab a friend and a ball, and get started today! Thanks for reading.

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Benefit of

Professional Play Catch

Better recovery

Improve defense

Increase speed of the shot

Improve speed of skills

Reduce mistake

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