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How To Hit A Badminton Serve

How To Hit A Badminton Serve

Mastering various types of serve is essential if you want to improve your game. Use it as a weapon. The preparation and technique by which a forehand underarm low serve and the forehand underarm high serve should be played is depicted in an easy and simple way in the video.

Hi. My name is John Webb. I have been a badminton coach for over 15 years.

And I am going to show you some tips on how to play badminton. Hi, I am going to tell you how to play a badminton serve. This is the most important shot in badminton as it opens the rally.

In the previous couple of years ago in the old scoring serve, you could only win your point while you were serving. But this is now not so. You could win a point any time.

So service loss is a little bit of advantage. But there are two main serves in badminton which begin the rally. The forehand low serve which actually just goes slightly over the net about that high and just ducks down and probably, and just gets from the boundary line to here, just a really short low serve.

That is one of the main serves. Next one is the forehand underarm high serve and that goes really deep and wants to land right near the back boundary line. Let me talk you through these two serves, first one being forehand underarm low serve.

So the preparation for this short is that you are holding the shuttle above waist height and now where the racket is, is very important because for this serve to be legal, the racket shaft must be below waist height so this will be an illegal serve. So bust below the waist height, and also the racket must also be below the wrist while you are hitting it. And the third thing to make this serve legal is that shaft of the racket must be pointing down.

So you cannot serve up here and certainly you cannot serve over arm. Your racket must be facing pointing down. So the preparation for the short, got the shuttle above waist height, your racket is pointing down the weight, is spread evenly on both your front foot and your rear foot and bones of the feet here.

This is back here. So you want to them to be contacting about, when, let the shuttle drop down to thigh level. So you want to be contacted at the last possible point weight spread evenly, racket back dropping the shuttle and you are pushing it and you are guiding it over the net, a really slow shot, contacting above thigh level.

And when you are doing that follow through as racket transfers on to the front foot and it will be moving forward, letting the shuttle drop really low, just guiding it over. So it's really slow and low, just drops down by the front of the front service line in a diagonal court. That is the forehand underarm low serve.

And that is actually played a lot more in doubles. More a double shot, it is really a slow shot. I will tell you about the forehand underarm high serve.

It is the second serve and is tended to be played more in game of singles. As said, it goes really deep, it puts the opponent under pressure and gives you a lot of time because it's really high and goes really fast and pushes them right back. Again, let me talk you through the preparation for the shot.

Pretty similar to forehand low serve You got the hand shake grip, the racket head is pointing downwards, you got your shuttle about waist height, and in this position with the non racket leg, left leg pointing forwards and your knee bend, so this is the preparation You can let the shuttle drop to about thigh level and contact at the last possible minute but unlike the low serve you follow through and upwards to hit it, you see follow through and upwards and your weight then transfers and shuttle goes high and deep, requires very little effort and takes you right back to the back of the court that is mostly played in singles. So they are the two shorts, forehand underarm low serve and forehand underarm high serve. .