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A Guide To Badminton Shots

A Guide To Badminton Shots

Badminton is a really fun game. You need a badminton racket and a shuttle and minimum two people to play the game. You can master this game if you learn the basic techniques of the game.

Hi. My name is John Webb. I've been a badminton coach for over 15 years and I'm going to show you some tips on how to play badminton.

Hi. I'm going to talk to you about some badminton techniques which really help improve your game. Some techniques really, when you're just coming in as a beginner, really want to improve your game or you improve or just want to get to the next level.

Badminton techniques I'm going to talk to you about are the overhead, forehand and backhand overhead shot. It's the shots all above you on the forehand side and the backhand side, they equate for about eighty percent of shots you're going to play in badminton. So it's probably the most important technical shots, the forehand and backhand overheads.

Just split it into two. Let me talk to you about the forehand overhead shot. The forehand overhead shot is a really powerful shot and you could play it clear, a smash, a drop or a drive.

They're all forehand overhead shots. And the only difference with each of these shots, it's the point of contact with the shuttle. Let me talk to you through some basics of the overhead shot.

Start with all these shots you're going to be playing in the rear court by the boundary line so preparation for these shots are going to have forehand grip, hand grip, your racket is going to be up, your non-racket arm is up also to support. You want to be slightly sideways on. By sideways on, you're like an arch with a bow and arrow so you're coiling the spring sideways arm.

Racket head nice and high and flat face and the racket arm up. So that's the preparation. The ways you're in the balls of the feet from foot down there, you're nice and turned and the next is the execution of the shot, you want to be playing as high as possible so get your full range in, so you're back there, turn around and then you're playing that and you can see once you're playing that, follow through the racket leg, the dominant leg is coming right the way through and then you're recovering to the middle of the court and you're receiving stunts.

Let me show you that again. So you're back here, you turn round, you're coiled, take it up, the weight transferred to the front foot comes through and you're coming forward there. That's one of the overhead shots, forehand overhead shot and you can play that, different shots of that.

Second one, players often find this most difficult is the backhand overhead shot. Let me talk to you through this though. Okay, so you start with the backhand grip which is the thumb down and you'd start in this position that you want to be with the right foot back, your racket up and your sideways on to there, backhand's played on the left hand side of the court.

Once you're here, so you're sideways on to the court. The racket is back with you're backhand grip up there and you're on the dominant foot is at the back with the knee bent. That's the starting position.

So the actual execution of the shot, you're actually going right up with the racket really high, right up but playing that, your arm is turned, you're pivoting back in and what you're doing is you're transferring from your racket foot back on and then you're coming back into the court. Let me show you this in the full. Starting, turn, hit up, and then coming back there.

So just like that, turn and then you're back. That's all about timing precision. That was the backhand overhead shot.

So very important techniques to master. It's going to take a few lessons to get into it. You can get the overhead forehand and backhand shot if you've got really good basics to a game. .