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Badminton Beginner Level Course Details

The beginner level course is designed for people who have no or little experience playing badminton. This is a perfect course to get started with the sport. The course composes of two sub-levels: Beginner 1 and Beginner 2. This ensures students have adequate time to practice techniques they learn and allow coaches to correct mistakes. A solid foundation is the key to future success to become a good player.

The objective of this beginner course is to develop students with basic skills to cover shots from different areas of the court. Students will be able to enjoy playing badminton with longer rallies at a reasonable speed.

If you are not sure about your skill level, read our Skill Development page to find out..

We offer private, semi-private and group lessons with a maximum of 3 students. Lesson duration is usually 1 hour. For each sub-level course, there are typically 12 lessons for private and semi-private coaching, and 18 lessons for groups. Sometimes we may need to add a few more lessons to adjust to students' pace of learning. For group lessons, we typically arrange students of similar age and skill level in the same class. Special arrangements can be made for family members together, such as parents and their children in a group lesson.

Time and location can be arranged based on your preferences. Lessons are conducted in badminton clubs in two Markham locations (near Warden Ave and Denison St; Woodbine Ave and Highway 7), and Scarborough (near Birchmount Road and Ellesmere Road). We can also come on-site to your location such as churches, schools and private clubs. We can conduct lessons in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

The course is divided into modules as follow:

Beginner 1

  • Introduction
    • basic stretching & warm-up exercise.
    • forehand grip & backhand grip
    • court coverage, footwork concept & basic techniques introduction
  • Rear court forehand high clear
  • Rear court overhead clear
  • Forehand serve
  • Mid court forehand clear
  • Mid court backhand clear
  • Front court forehand lift
  • Front court backhand lift
  • Basic exercises to strenghen arm, leg and wrist muscles
  • Footworks
    • base to rear court
    • base to net
    • rear court to net

Beginner 2

  • Rear court cross court clears
  • Cross court lift
  • Drop shot techniques
  • Net shot techniques
  • Smash
  • Mid court receive smash
  • Backhand clear
  • Footworks
    • rear court drop shots - left and right movements
    • receive smash
  • Basic single and double game positioning concept
  • Reinforce techniques from Beginner 1

Rates (court fees and feather shuttles included):

  • Private lesson: $55 per a 1 hour lesson
  • Semi-private lesson: $30 per a 1 hour lesson
  • 3-student group lesson: $23 per a 1 hour lesson
  • A 10% discount will be given when you have your own group of 3 students

Fees are non-refundable and no make-up lessons will be provided. Please see our Program Policy for details.

We offer badminton lessons for Beginner and Intermediate levels at affordable rates. It can be private, semi-private or group lessons. Our Technical Clinics are custom made one-hour sessions designed specifically for your needs.

If you are looking for a place to play and sharpen your badminton skills, you should come to our Group Practice Session on Sunday evenings.

To learn more about our coaching style, please read our Coaching Methodology page.

Call or text us at 416-721-8923, or email us to book a course, or if you have any question about our coaching lessons.