It's been almost 9 weeks since I started taking lessons and badminton seriously. I have been told by some people that I shouldn't play games because it actually makes you suckier. For example, when you play games, you don't really focus on how you hit and you just want to win the point or you just reinforce poor habits. I don't know how true this is though, because on the other side, some people said I should play games to apply what I learn in lessons and drills. They said games are more important than doing drills or lessons because that's where you really learn how to play. Which is true? My brother who plays for a college team is suggesting I stop playing games once and for all and focus mainly on drills and lessons for 3-4 months straight before moving to games, but some other players who play really well said I should play games. I don't know which is true.. Any advice or insights would be appreciated.