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Badminton Fitness

Badminton is a popular fast-paced indoor sport. To be successful in badminton you need excellent court speed and agility, with a good background of endurance. The fitness training for badminton should focus on speed, agility and endurance, with also strength and flexibility also important. See what are the relative fitness requirements for badminton.

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Training should be sport-specific, addressing the specific needs of a badminton player. On court training, such as playing games and badminton drills, will provide some fitness benefits, but it needs to be supplemented with extra off-court training, such as resistance exercises in the gym and other cross training activities. Here is some more information about training for specific physical attributes that are important for badminton.

As with any training program, it is important to monitor improvement so that the program can be modified accordingly. You can do this with regular fitness testing. See fitness testing for badminton for more information.

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