Badminton Player Rating Guide

800 Just starting to play badminton
950 Has limited experience and is still working primarily on getting the shuttlecock into play. Needs on-court experience. Has obvious stroke weaknesses but is familiar with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
1100 Learning to judge where the shuttlecock is going although court coverage is weak. Can sustain a short rally of decent pace with other players of the same ability.
1250 Fairly consistent when hitting medium-to-fast paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth or power.
1400 Has achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots but still lacks depth and variety. Starting to exhibit more aggressive net and smash play, has improved court coverage and is developing teamwork in doubles.
1450 Has dependable strokes, including directional control and depth on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, drop shots and volleys with some success. Occasionally forces errors when serving and teamwork in doubles is evident. Rallies may be lost due to impatience. Can hit smash with power and accuracy. Tends to overhit on difficult shots.
1550 Has good shot anticipation and frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency around which a game may be structured. Can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short shuttlecocks and can put away smashes, can successfully execute high strokes, drop shots and overhead smashes and has good depth and control with serves. Socially competitive player who plays in local community tournaments.
1650 Has developed power and/or consistency as a major weapon. Can vary strategies and styles of play in a competitive situation and hit dependable shots in stressful situations. Seasoned competitive player including ex and current state players.
1850 State Players. Has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.
2150 Has extensive satellite tournament experience.
2400 Makes his living from tournament prize money.