Badminton is an easy sport to play, as it requires just two things: a racquet and a shuttlecock. Here is how to select the right equipment.
Go for branded racquets from established companies, as they tend to be better in quality. Before buying a racquet, hold it in your hand. Check that it is light to hold, has a good grip and overall feels right.
Earlier, feathered shuttlecocks were considered better as they were lighter and gave more control. However, these days there are some pretty good synthetic cocks available. And as they are more durable, they tend to be better for beginners. No matter which type you prefer, make sure that the shuttlecock does not wobble.