This book by Donald C. Paup and Bo Fernhall covers everything you need to know about the game of badminton. The illustrations and the explanations in this book are very informative. From the the basic drills, to strategies in badminton, this book is a must for any badminton ethusiast. For the beginners, this book tackles the essential basics of the game like proper hand grips, basic footworks, how to execute the net shots (clears,drives,smashes,drops), basic strategies for doubles and single players. For the advance player, this book will help you review some of the basics because I believe that any player should always review his or her basic skills in order to be a better player and go on to the next level of play. This book will also help advance players to plan strategies and tactics in play.