by what qualifications do we go by? obviously the levels would vary throughout the world, so we would want some sort of guideline right? what do you think would be considered beginner, intermediate, and advanced? in my eyes, a beginner is relatively new to badminton, still awkward in hitting shots and footwork; unlearned in the sport. an intermediate player is competent enough to return the birdie and hit most shots (except the really hard ones such as backcourt backhand crossdrop or something insane). the intermediate player isnt exactly excellent at badminton but definately isnt clumsy on the court like a beginner may be. to me, an advanced player is someone who really understands badminton strategy and knows how to hit basically every type of shot. advanced players gotta have good footwork as well. what's your guys' stance on this?