This book was written by one of the foremost players and coaches in the world. It takes the reader from beginning through the advanced intermediate levels of badminton play. It covers everything from rules and shots through strategy. The pictures and diagrams make it easy to see and understand the concepts and actions necessary to play the game effectively. The first edition of the book has been the standard college textbook for badminton play. If you like badminton-- you will love the book. if you want to learn the game – – you will love the book. If you teach the game – – you will love the book.