Best Ways To Increase Speed and Agility In Badminton

You all are well known, that badminton is one of those speed games, which requires more agility and speed rather than its fine quality rackets and other equipment. The player has to run back and forth or across the court quickly, which requires more stamina and speed in the player. So in this article, we are going to talk about some facts and the best ways to increase your speed and agility in badminton.

If you’re a badminton player, then this article can be beneficial for you. As here we will talk about the common skills and drills that you can perform to increase your speed in badminton and how can you flip the game with the help of your performance and some basic badminton gears.

How To Improve Your Speed In Badminton?

If you are a badminton player or play badminton just for fun, then someday this question must have arisen in your mind too that, how can you improve your speed in badminton?

So, here we are with all the answers you were searching and looking for.

But before discussing this topic, let me explain to you some common factors regarding speed and agility, which can help you while playing.

As there are two common forms of badminton ‘Singles’ and ‘Doubles’. In singles, there is one player on each side of the court and if we talk about doubles, there are two players on each side of the court, which means that the single player has to cover the whole court individually, whereas in doubles the players, there are two players to cover up the court.

So, this means that the player playing individually requires more speed and agility in comparison to the doubles players. So, below I have mentioned some drills and tricks, through which you can boost up your speed as well as your performance. All you need to do is go through the below article thoroughly.

Here, below we have mentioned some of the finest and prime ways, that can help you to increase your speed in badminton:

Jogging and Running

Jogging and running basically comes under physical workout. Performing this specific activity, helps you to boost your stamina as well as increase your speed. Because with good speed and endurance, you can last long in a match and easily take over your opponent.

You can perform this sort of activity at any time during the day, as you do not require a specific time period for running or jogging. On today’s date, there is a rush in everyone’s life and a shortage of time. Everyone is busy in their life. But we have a solution too, for this problem, as you can take a walk while going to work or while buying some stuff, if you are visiting some nearer place, instead of using a means of public transport or vehicle. This can help you in boosting your endurance and stamina and also help you to lose weight.

Now, let me explain to you, how jogging can help you in playing a racket sport. First of all, know that jogging and running help you to increase your speed and agility in badminton, through which you can perform some fast movements while playing this specific sport.

Rather than this, there are some prime benefits of jogging and running, that we have mentioned below:

Benefits of Jogging and Running

  • Helps to lose weight.
  • Bones Strengthening.
  • Strengthen your muscles.
  • Keep your cardiovascular system fit.
  • Burns calories.
  • Help you to stay fit and healthy.


Sprinting is the best way to increase your speed in badminton. This can be performed at a distance of 50-100 meters. You need to make a table of an adequate amount of sets, that you can cover at a time and then take a break after completing a set. This will help you in burning your extra calories, and boost up your speed.

You can perform this task in two forms, all you need to do is a sprint for approx 10-20 seconds, then take a simple walk to regain your energy, or complete the number of sets you decided in a single run and then take a short rest.

Also, to switch your directions while playing badminton, you can also perform suicides, which is also one of the most specific drills, that helps you to increase your sped and agility in badminton. All you need to do is run back and forth to touch a specific line.

We have also mentioned some benefits of performing sprints below, Go through the points to know more regarding it.

Benefits of Sprinting

  • Helps to build more strength.
  • Increases your speed.
  • Burns calories.
  • Escalate anaerobic threshold.
  • Enhance more power.
  • Helps you to lose weight.
  • Tones up your muscles.


Shuffling is also an essential drill, that can be performed by a player. This is basically effective for performing better footwork.

This drill is mostly performed by the players while playing doubles badminton games, as the players need to change their place accordingly to hit a perfect shot. The main objective of performing this drill is to improve your speed, agility, and control over the court.

You can improve your drills, such as jumps, backward and forward shuffle through shuffling.

All you need to do is shuffle fast because slow shuffling won’t help you in increasing your speed and agility while playing badminton or any other specific sport.

If you are playing badminton doubles, then I would highly recommend you to perform this drill to play the game with better and effective footwork, while hitting the shuttle, around the court.

Benefits of Shuffling

  • Provides a better position in court.
  • Generates good footwork of a player.
  • Keeps you balanced.
  • Maintains a stable posture.
  • Provides a better jump.
  • Increase your speed and agility.


Skipping also helps you in increasing your speed and agility, It enables or provides you to move and jump around the court accordingly. Performing skipping helps in improving your calf muscles and jumps and through this, you can also check your ability to move across the court more effectively.

To perform this activity, all you require is a rope, that helps you to jump slow steps, and also you can try out multiple variations, with the help of it.

Try to skip side to side, forward and backward according to different time variations, this will help you in improving your agility and speed. And this will help you to accelerate and slow down while hitting the shuttle across the court.

Benefits of Skipping

  • Build-on pulmonary function.
  • Allows your skin to glow.
  • Helps in strengthening your bones and muscles.
  • Burn calories.
  • Helps in losing weight.
  • Built-up effective mental health.
  • Provides Body Flexibility.
  • Improves your jump.
  • Increase your speed and agility.
  • Also, improves coordination.
  • Improves heart health.

Combination Drill

At the end comes the combination drill. You can start with any one of the drills given above, to increase your speed and agility in badminton.

As, there are frequent and constant movements made by the badminton players, so I would recommend you to perform a sprint 50-100 meters or backward jogging. This will help you in generating an adequate amount of speed and body balance.

Rather than this, you can try a zig-zag run, while performing skipping or suicides across the ground. Which will enhance your agility and coordination power.

Benefits of Performing Combination Drills

  • Improves your body balance.
  • Increase your speed and agility.
  • Strengthen your muscles.
  • Provides better coordination skills.
  • Perfect your footwork.
  • Also, keeps you active and fit.
  • Helps in losing weight.


So, here above I’ve mentioned all those effective drills, which are basically performed by a player to increase his/her speed and agility in badminton or in any other sport. Performing these activities can keep you fit and active and also help you in burning the extra calories or losing weight. You can perform these activities twice or thrice a week and you can see the result by yourself. And for more queries regarding health and this specific sport you can contact us or ask us in the comment section below.

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