Before you begin a game of badminton, or any other sport or physical activity for that matter, is set aside 5 – 10 minutes to stretch and warm up first.
Before you start playing badminton, you need to get your muscles warm and loose, and your blood circulating. Warming up will not only improve your physical performance, it will also reduce your risk of injury.
Perform some light cardio and stretches to really stretch out the muscles and get your hear rate up, making sure to stretch all major muscle groups before you begin your game.
Now get ready, your ready to play!!
Work on your grip
One of the most common mistakes made by people new to the world of badminton, is gripping the racket too tightly.
Those who are new to the world of badminton grip the handle of the racquet for dear life and squeeze it as tight as possible as they think this will allow them to generate more power for each stroke.
In truth, the perfect way to grip a badminton racquet is loosely with a relaxed grip in your fingers.
This will help you stay in control of your swings, and will reduce your risk of rotator cuff injuries, wrist injuries, and forearm injuries.