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How To Improve Your Badminton Footwork

How To Improve Your Badminton Footwork

Here are some very easy and quick tips to improve your badminton performance. In many cases, people who are not aware of the basic of badminton game waste lots of energy and effort in running behind the shuttle and getting back in position, this video is going to help them in reducing their effort and making game more simple for the players.

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 how to improve your badminton footwork.

The most players when they start, pretty run all day right to the shuttle and pretty have no idea about how to do the correct badminton footwork. What I've been trying to tell you about how to get the shuttle get in position with in minimum of effort, so you are in control, you are balanced, having fit any injuries. As I said, people run right to the shuttle and there is no need to do that, then I'll talk to you about couple of basic of footwork moves which will really help to improve your game.

So the first one is the sache step right to the front, it's basically when you are at the front of the core and picking up a shuttle which is right near the front of the net in these corners. So starting like this still position and what you and I are going to actually be doing is sidestepping, some badminton's old sidestepping, and you are leading out with the dominant or the racket leg and coming in and stretching out with the knee bent, so you are not running right there playing the shot. You starting here, sidestepping leading in, with the knee bent and the sache step so you can also spring back.

Also goes to the back hand, so you are going in knee bent back hand grip and that's with the dominant foot coming forward because the knee is bent, you just move back. That's one very quick movement which gets you to the shot on balance, actually it's two steps really quick, it's just two steps there and then you are back, so no running at all. The second one I will be talking about, two overhead shots.

So, you are at the back playing forehand overhead shot. Your racket is turned and your weight is on the back foot. You are reaching out and you played it, your dominant foot is coming all the way forward.

It's called scissoring. Then, back foot going forward the other one is going back and then you can just go straight back in position. What you are not doing is hitting here and just running forward, so minimum effort to get through, it's scissor and it's that shot, and coming forward, that's called scissoring.

The third step of racket I'm going to talk to you about is all about on the backhand side, now as I said before, when you still, you more often run, play backhand and run and play forehand. But what you are actually going to be doing for backhand is side stepping, and the racket and dominant leg come across and again you bend the knee and you play backhand. It's just 1 step, backhand play comparing the forehand with just a little side step.

Moving the backhand, leg comes across and you play the shot, and then your knee is bent, you can just push back off, and the way transfers, and you come back in to the center. So they are couple of key footworks there but one, on the final one to show you is actually how to receive serves. So you might start playing badminton and you might start receiving serves flat footed like that, no, that's not the right way to play it.

The right way to receive serves is to stand in the middle of the court and if your badminton is in the right hand , it's the left leg, the non-racket leg that's forward with the knee bent and your racket leg is behind, it's important for the knee to bend so you can push off, so you are starting in the middle like this so you can always push off, with the knee bend, you can back push off, I mean here or you can push forward and go in. So just a recap, you are not flat footed, your non racket leg is the front foot like that. So how it's feeling, I'm really hopping some of these basic techniques of side stepping, scissoring, great receiving start, which just gives you that bit more control and spend a lot of less energy because you don't need to run in, you don't need so much in badminton, it's all about sidestepping. .