Anyone here plays chess also? In chess, there're distinct differences between the two terms. E.g. tactic would typically mean 2-3 moves patterns that could result in immediate material gain/loss/checkmate, while strategy is positional and takes a longer time to play out. In badminton, do they also mean different things also? If the topic is too big, perhaps we can focus on Singles first. What're the common (perhaps prioritized with the most effective ones first) tactics and strategies? A compilation of such a list could be interesting and instructional. E.g. how do you classify the following? 1. Attacking the back court - strategy or tactic 2. Attacking the backhand - ditto 3. Smash and rush to the net, and attempt to manipulate your opponent's body weight shift. 4. Combining the use of the net with a powerful smash 5. Use the two diagonal corners Note that this is but a very short list to start the discussion.