Learning Badminton

Learning badminton goes by doing. More opportunities are though there. Badminton is being learned when looking at badminton, playing it, thinking or talking it. In fact, then it is impossible to not learn badminton. It goes naturally.

Practically, learning badminton can be stimulated by trying out things, repeating, often playing and integrating of insights and skills. That is something for on the club court. Though, it's possible some things to discover and develop at home. Think of grips, motions, steps.
Besides, conditions for playing can be developed and learned too, like physical condition, coordination of movements and mental features.

When looking at badminton, passively percieving things learn much about badminton. The context wil be perceived, and the overview over the whole situation, so the total of the court with players who are striking the shuttle and moving over the court. The attention will be drawn at particular objects, be it the umpire, a linejudge, or a specific player. This is looking without judgement. But nevertheless a way of learning looking. Later, many perceptions will appear to be incorporated into knowledge already present.

One can look actively at badminton. Oneself questioning about things can direct one to answers and confirmations. That's looking through a preconception or otherwise like through a magnifying glass. Much can be learned and trained through these.
-By following the placements of the shuttle, theories and own playing-actions can be compared from memory.
-Understanding positions and stances will train insight and activities.
-Empathy will getting behaviour understood, just as difficulties players have, and give some experiences and preparations for own play.
-Just following the shuttleflight will learn much about the amount of time available to move and play.
-Not watching the game itself but instead just one player, will show exactly his techniques and footwork and improve own play.
-And much and many more.

Playing badminton, over time things are learned and these will succeed increasingly better.
-With every stroke and every movement over the court the specific motions become more efficient.
-Also one is becoming keener in determining the pace and the flight of the shuttle.
-The effects of strokes are better estimated.
-Clearer is seen where and how the counterparty is positioned.
This learning goes in a natural way also.

More actively learning when playing self a game, though is also very possible.
-Being aware of the situation and what's happening will increase insights and overview. Looking around at the court and at the counterparty and own party, will learn much about positions and movements of all players and about good placements for the shuttle.
-Adjusting actively own positions and placing of the shuttle will learn much about own good actions and about less wanted effects. Here counts Thinking is Doing. For this, the often intuitively seen opportunities for placing the shuttle and moving to a good position are to be converted into ongoing actions during rallies.
-Actively playing following tactical conditions and headlines, give a tacical frame which can be extended later on more detailed. So, play with overview and well looking around, with insight by seeing the opportunities, downwards thus shaping opportunites, and play aiming for scoring.

Thinking and talking badminton help process own and perceived others' games. Afterwards will be recognized that views have been formed.
-Placing oneself in one other's place, how would you play?
-How were the feelings, thoughts and actions during last games. Were they wanted and might they be changed?
-Talking with others, how do they feel and think about wahtever aspects of badminton?