Badminton doubles is more enjoyable when in doubles whether may be watching or playing. Playing badminton doubles involves more than the player’s techniques and his or her physical fitness.
In Singles you decide the movement over the strokes and the movement and entire game strategy is yours. But it is not incase of doubles. There are basic two kinds of formations that have to be met while playing a game of doubles. The two basic formation are the defensive formation and attacking formation. The defensive formation is best used in a defending situation and the attacking formation is best used in an attacking situation.
For an attacking badminton formation, one player should stand in the rear court and one player in the forecourt. The rear court player is the attacker or the smasher, while the forecourt player plays and controls the shuttle over the net. For badminton mixed doubles, the male player takes the rear position while the female player at the net.
For the defensive badminton formation, one player is on the left half of the court and the other player on the right half of the court. Each player is generally responsible for defending their half of the badminton court.
But the general rule is, as a team you should be always ready to cover your partner when he or she is out of position.
The basic principle behind this and an easy way to understand is the “Rope-Model”. Imagine a rope is attached by an invisible rope to your waist and your partner’s waist. When one player moves, the other players should also follow the other player forward together, moving back together, and moving sidewards together. This is how the basic doubles basics is developed in badminton doubles.
How well you and your partner understand together can mean the difference between winning or losing.