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Badminton: Basic Positioning Practice for Doubles

January 24, 2020

Basic Positioning practice in doubles Type – I ok I would like to show you the doubles positioning depending on the situation who goes where the players who are less than 1 year or 2 years of experience, they have no idea where to go who to take what so, this is good practice for your player to understand who goes where let’s say ok side by side here I am the coach, you are here you will point one of them backwards then that person will go back so watch in doubles if you go go stay stay there so this is empty there fore his partner must come to the center important thing is before he hits his partner must be here already ok ready watch this go yeah like this but quite often in real terms, when partner go this player instead of going forward and cover the court he just watch him ready go he will watch him and then he go, shuttle lands and he says, that’s yours that’s your side but that is not true because he can’t come here after smash to take this one ok ready ok this is wrong way don’t come just watch him ready go you watch him yeah this is not right because this is empty ready, this is right when he goes, don’t watch him just come to the center ready go yeah ok like this go back now, ask this player say 1 of 2 smash or clear and depending on what he say the position has to be changed again ready clear or smash ok let’s say clear go clear stop, yes much louder, its far away he said clear so shuttle goes in the air there fore your side should be side by side ok ready clear again, loud go clear yes this time, he will smash smash yes and because partner smash he stays, he goes to the center same ok now the other way Mayur you say louder go smash go clear go clear go smash yeah you are right ready go clear go smash ok center go clear excellent ok so, when your player hits clear side by side when he say smash the front player stay there the person who smash go behind it attacking situation now, at the net ready ok Mayur watch ok if I go to the net just remain, don’t come here because you don’t know what I am going to do so this person should say 1 or 2 go net and then I will go to the net you go to the center net you stay I stay lift high lift I go back my partner moves side defence when ever shuttle goes up side by side ok ready so you say net or lift lower please go net louder Mayur go net go lift go net go lift go lift ready go, yes lift go net well done ok now this one net one, my partner can see me so this time I don’t say I make action and then move so he has to wait until I move ready ok no words because he can see me ok ready Tom you lead what ever ok ready go excellent ok Mayur you lead well done, good ok now last one, mixed rear, front all over ready together, I will point you when I point net, say nothing you do it side by side when I point rear you have to say because front person can’t see you ok ready ok wait ready lower posture go smash go smash go net net, you have to stay here ok ready go go go no no you stand same ready go clear yes smash clear well done here here net go go go go clear well done excellent thank you for watching, thank you


  • Reply Prakash S September 17, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Dear Coach Lee, I have one issue with my doubles partner . He keeps nagging me inbetween my shots . Even before i hit the shuttle he tries to dictate my shots. Iam unable to focus on my game . even a simple smash or a drop shot iam unable to make due to his running comments inbetween a game . I agree he has participated in many competitions and im jus a beginner comparitively. Iam ready to take his comments constructively but not inbetween a game . as that pisses me off .

  • Reply Gulamabbas Khimji October 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Lee,
    I have watched your video and found very it intresting.
    One question you have shown that if partner hits a smash from back rear court then both partner arrive in centre line behind each other then what happens if the return is in the forecourt who takes what.

  • Reply Coaching Badminton October 6, 2013 at 2:29 am

    The player who is at the net should take it. This is attacking position.
    As your ppartner attack(smash) you are ready at the net to kill. Lee

  • Reply Guso Gaming October 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you so much coach lee !! This really helps a lot. After watching your videos. We got better and better. And actually we won gold medal in our regional tournament.

  • Reply Coaching Badminton October 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I am delighted to know that my clips helped you to play better in such way. Thank you very much for sharing the news with me. Lee

  • Reply nijin thankachan October 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    thank you coach ….
    it really helped me….

  • Reply Coaching Badminton October 9, 2013 at 3:37 am

    You are very welcome and I am very pleased to know. Lee

  • Reply Aru's Guitar November 23, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    24452  views and 100 likes only..??!! come on people. this man deserves more respect.

  • Reply Sriharsha Vedartham December 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks a ton Coach…. I am a beginner and all your tutorials are helping me in s better play day after day

  • Reply jolina espinar January 12, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for this video I have an idea when I'm playing Badminton at school to get the scholarship I know I can do It thanks for this ^_^
    and also thank to you coach 🙂

  • Reply ender eren February 15, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks from Turkey… it will be better if you can add videos english subtitle..

  • Reply Prakash Reddy March 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm


  • Reply anbar luthfi March 8, 2014 at 3:10 am

    lee  your  dedicated methode

  • Reply zeeerahman April 28, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Thank you very much, Coach Lee~! And I say 'coach' with the utmost sincerity as I feel like you have literally coached me, among thousands others, through these very helpful videos. The way you talk to the camera I can feel you are really trying to help us all improve our game. As a result I'm happy to say I have become much better over the moths & will continue to improve with your help! 😀

  • Reply libranguy01 August 19, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Great Doubles Tips!!! Keep up the great work!!!

  • Reply Ravi Arya August 25, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Thank you so much for your inputs, very helpful.
    I've a query, if your partner occupies 3/4th of court during the rally and taking most of the shots, making difficult for the second partner to decide what to do and where to position on the court? Telling your partner also doesn't help, need your thoughts.

  • Reply Shawkat Osm November 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Really really helpful.. I was doing some non-sense with my partners.. Of course they don't even have a clue of this organized training.. feeling much better and confident now and can share with them.. Thanks Lee!

  • Reply Karl Létourneau January 4, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Tout-à-fait logique. Merci!!

  • Reply Birkharam Purja March 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Really good and helpful, Thanks

  • Reply KBZ & ABZ BADMINTON CLUB March 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Very good

  • Reply Ruwan Marambage March 10, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Thanks Lee  SUPER

  • Reply Mann erman March 17, 2015 at 2:43 am

    very good coaching.. help me a lot

  • Reply Shubhi Rofiddinsa March 18, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    This is a helpful video for us, beginners to understand each other's movement at a basic level. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Mr. Lee.

  • Reply Sudeendra Rao March 20, 2015 at 6:42 am

    thank u very much for basic info for the beginneres likwe us mr .lee

  • Reply alex juniwan April 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge lee.

  • Reply Boutique Vanite May 13, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Hi Coach Lee, what if they are standing side by side (in mid court) and one of the players plays a dropshot into the center of the opponent's front court, who will go and cover the front? The one playing the dropshot or his partner?

  • Reply Prasad Prabhu July 3, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    This is excellent video on training and one of the best I must say. Please keep sharing these valuable lessons.

  • Reply Constructioneerful July 4, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Great coaching.

  • Reply WHY70122 July 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Hello Coach Lee. There's one thing I'm always confused about double is that say, I'm defending the net for my partner smashing from the backcourt,, then all of sudden, he changes from smashing to clearing, I know I have to back up to form a side by side formation to defend, the question is how do I know which side of the court i should back up so we are not standing on the same side since I don't know which side my partner is about to take. Is there a "technical" way to answer this question or it's just about how well we understand each other? Thanks in advance!!!

  • Reply Sarayut Pumipamorn August 18, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Thank you very much. It's very useful.

  • Reply Jep Maningo August 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Hello, Coach Lee. It's my first time to watch you video. I've been playing badminton for only 2 months now. Thank you for making this tutorial video. Keep on making videos and God blesd you more.

  • Reply Nagev August 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Fantastic! Thank you Lee 🙂

  • Reply Ashutosh Dayma September 12, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Nice video coach
    Get lots of help after watching it and more happy to implement the same and see diffrence in game.
    Thanx a lot
    Big fan of u

  • Reply Senthil Chinna September 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Wow this is very helpful for me and my teams… Thank u very much sir…

  • Reply Subash Aaron September 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    sir, am a beginner for badminton just two day before only I had started to watching your training video it's very excellent coaching clip you are my coacher from today onwards and first thanks to God he was shown me to you and next to you sir thank you guru (teacher).

  • Reply tonton01 October 31, 2015 at 6:29 am

    one of the best coaching for badminton in youtube, i enjoy watching your videos but I'm hoping for a high quality video next time ^^, hehe

  • Reply Hajazi Idris November 9, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Tq coach.. You are my coach in youtube…

  • Reply ulrich rafa December 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    That's just amazing, me and my partner we often get in each other way, we loose tournament because of that, and now because you told me how to react positioning after each shot we do it looks like the game is just more easy to handle, we will work on that me and my partner, thanks for this coachn, your videos are way too awesome 🙂

  • Reply katherine walsh December 10, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Such a great and helpful video…thank you!

  • Reply juliusvf February 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Excelant. Bit difficult for me starting at the age of 40 but I did so for about a year ago but only trained for like 6 months and this is something I've been struggling with. The first part was specially good as I tend to drift all over the place, not knowing where to stand so thx coach. This is now in favorite and will watch as often as needed 🙂

  • Reply maddyguitar March 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Is Student Mayur from india?

  • Reply sef March 28, 2016 at 12:55 am

    thank u

  • Reply jack loi April 2, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    really enjoyed this video, thank for the teaching, now I can practice doubles with ease ^^

  • Reply Anoop M April 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Explanation is logical, simple and clear and tecniques are superb.would love to try this

  • Reply Rajesh Goyal May 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    sir this video clip really learn me how to come at position or how to play doubles tips thnank you sir I really enjoyed this video clip I used in my game this really work for me

  • Reply Bhavin Shah June 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    why do players come in center after a smash or net? how does it help.

  • Reply boliussa June 18, 2016 at 8:24 am

    The thing is, i've heard that there isn't really a side to sides front back,in the sense that, they shouldn't always be moving in the plane of the net. So, if the shuttlecock is coming from one corner of the court, the positioning of the two is different to if the shuttlecock is coming from the other corner of the court. Their positioning depends on what's going on on the other side of the court. And i've heard that they move so that they're the same distance from the player on the other side that has just hit it.

  • Reply gilang anugrah July 8, 2016 at 11:06 am

    many thanks sir!

  • Reply Pranav Suryawanshi July 14, 2016 at 6:24 am

    thanks a lot coach. I had one last doubt. When one player does the service then where does he stand after that? say I served on the net and the opponent put it back on the net and then I made a lift. where do I go after that?

  • Reply ManikandaPrabhu M July 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Mr.Lee you are an amazing coach… its very easy to learn from your videos.. very well explained and detail.. thanks a lot!

  • Reply snake0519 July 6, 2017 at 10:11 am

    amazing… thank you. 😊

  • Reply Android Greek July 17, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    One of the best and most important videos, every player who doesn't already know this should watch this video

  • Reply sai srikar August 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Thankyou very much sir… Great way to provide free online coaching.. Thanks a million

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  • Reply KALAIYARASAN POONCHOLAI November 7, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Thanks a lot coach ,I was really struggling with daily play this video for sure gonna help me

  • Reply Penujuri Sudharshan November 11, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Nice very nice…….!!

  • Reply Sayed khan January 30, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    This is really helpful but I have a question.
    When the player at the back smashes his partner will stay front but once he calls clear then which side the front one has to move back?

  • Reply Rajesh Hanumanthu February 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Thank u sir nice video after watching the video my game was improved and suggested my frnds watching videos

  • Reply Ajai Kartik February 23, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Brilliant video with clarity

  • Reply Ashwin Iyer May 27, 2018 at 8:33 am

    The best coach on youtube

  • Reply Raymond Telea June 16, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Thank u this was helpful

  • Reply Vipin Pattuvakaran July 18, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Excellent coaching….it really helped me a lot while playing in local clubs….I am a big fan of you..thanks

  • Reply Yves Santos July 21, 2018 at 12:24 am

    This video are 4 years old but its really2 a big help to amateur like me, thank you coach lee, regards from Indonesia.

  • Reply Basharat Khan August 17, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Mr Lee best on the internet. This video makes it all very simple. brilliant

  • Reply R.Ramachandran Ramasamy August 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Good evening coach…
    Your videos are awesome. The way you teaching is very nice…
    I am learning in my 43rd age. So happy watching your videos in daily basis….hats off to you… My dear coach

  • Reply kader sheik September 16, 2018 at 7:11 am

    I like this very much

  • Reply Andrea Amor Mitre September 25, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Thanks to the tip! Learn so much about the video cause my son is a Mayor cup

  • Reply Anand S November 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    this is a great video to understand the co-ordination..i was always confused..thank you!!

  • Reply Hatem Kotb November 27, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    This is very useful for me. Thank you coach!!

  • Reply SUBHANKAR SARKAR1 December 9, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Thank you.😊 coach….I am terribly struggling in the position of double… am a grt player in single but double is really bad for me. ….in don't got any partner still now….after watching that I hope I will do better a lot

  • Reply Dipjypti Doley December 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks….. Tommorow is a competition of mine…. It's helpful

  • Reply Al Amin January 17, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Thank you so much coach this so helpful for me i learned a lot from your video may god bless you

  • Reply Ravi Pai-Panandiker January 31, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Thank you for sharing this coach, it is very helpful.

  • Reply onlinemaths February 7, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks a lot sir , learning now techniques to ease n improvise my game.

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  • Reply ColonelJ1 March 8, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    5:30 lol

  • Reply Yumnam roni Devi March 15, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Very nice

  • Reply Thanveer Abduraheem March 17, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Yellow tshirt is funny though😄

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  • Reply Vicky Singh Bisen March 30, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Very useful video.. Thank you Coach Lee.

  • Reply Sreekuttan PV April 9, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    It's really useful for me

  • Reply Mahmoud Kharsa July 19, 2019 at 7:34 am

    very cool video

  • Reply ravipratap singh July 28, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I am beginner nd I found this video very much informative, definitely u r a great coach . 🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • Reply Shwibi Tech August 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply jan salas August 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Thank you coach!

  • Reply Gel Gel September 2, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Thankyou for this coach! Now I can demonstrate the footworks for the doubles 😊

  • Reply Alan Ma September 4, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Very helpful!

  • Reply Balson Naoshekpam September 5, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you master

  • Reply Gnanesh Mk October 16, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Thnx for the video….i learnt a lot

  • Reply Parvatha Sekhar Pogula November 2, 2019 at 9:11 am


  • Reply Suraj Shrestha November 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    love your coaching keep it up sir

  • Reply Nhan Trinh November 14, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Very helpful, thanks alot

  • Reply Sempon Sathish November 14, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I have a doubt pls try to clear it. In badminton doubles when a partner serves, can the other partner also stay in the same court?( both are standing either in the right or left side court)

  • Reply Cazzz YT November 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Nijoy john December 6, 2019 at 11:13 am

    A big thanks to you Sir…..these basics were priceless tips

  • Reply Kranthi Kumar Reddy December 28, 2019 at 1:33 am

    From my bottom of heart I'm saying, im a badmenten beginner player,your vedios are help me a lot in the court. And I follow your every vedio and every second is worth watch.
    Live long.

  • Reply Velumani Muthusamy January 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Very useful vedio. .. easy to understand … the way he teaching is just feel like we are getting real training ….
    Excellent. ….
    Thank you …

  • Reply johnybrokeit January 11, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    My goodness! Thank you Mr. Lee, and thank you youtube. I finally get it 🤩 I’ve been dreading playing doubles cuz I simply don’t know where my partner would prefer that I stand during the game.

    I watched another video before this and now Yours. Thank you very very much! Can’t wait to get on the court tomorrow.

  • Reply Jahangir Haydar January 19, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Basically any drop shot or net play front player has to keep sae position when clear shot made players splits..

  • Reply Muhammad Adam Hakiemi January 24, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you coach. Very helpful.

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