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Badminton-What Destroys Your Smash (11) Having too small and passing final step

Badminton-What Destroys Your Smash (11) Having too small and passing final step


What Destroys Your Smash (11) final step too small too quick This is very important element which not many people are aware this is destroying many players smash not only smash smash, clear, drop shot watch this the last step let’s say here shuttle goes back 1 2 3 3 this one I am right hander the 3 is the final step before I hit the shuttle cock this 3 has to be big this 3 has to hold all my weight this step 3 has to be the longest step in timing wise that way your smash will be much more powerful your shot will be much more deceptive your movement to the base will be much quicker watch this please this is the right way 1 2 3 1 2 3 3 this 3 have to hold my body and then switch because the 3 is long I am holding it watch this please watch my right foot please go 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 rather than many players have this way go watch my right foot 1 2 3 4 Please compare 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 so ok thank you this last step should be the final step to go forward hold my body to switch it but many players this step becomes passing step just passing the steps like this 1 2 3 4 so they go backwards because this step is not holding my body 1 2 3 4 so after they hit it their whole body moved back so what happens his body goes back his racket goes forward so control poor power poor it has to be there and forward so your last step if you are right hander you should make the final step bigger and hold your body and then changing weight rather than make small step and then impulsate by moving this step backward hit if you do that you can’t get back your smash only will have 60% of your power so finally 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 not 1 2 3 4 so finally 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 not 1 2 3 4 CoachingBadminton.com

Comments (13)

  1. Thank you for the informative video! Will try this out today.

    Also, I am a videographer/photographer, if you need help with any video/photo, please feel free to contact me, I am from the Toronto area 🙂

  2. Can have some video on smashing with slow motion and the correct pose, direction of racket and reasons on why amateur players can't do a better smashing for example the incorrect pose or the way they hold their racket. Thank you.

  3. this is good. now i know why i always end up moving behind!

  4. This has been a very informative and helpful series of videos. It really helped me refine my technique. Thanks, Coach Lee! 

    Could you, if possible, make a series on how to execute a jump smash, please? 
    Keep up the great work. 

  5. Can you do a tutorial on a jump smash?

  6. Here you go Coach a Clip of my first singles game in a tournament. Please help! People tell me I am not an aggressive player and thus cannot win points on easy net smashes. This clips shows that I could not win the point. 

    Thanks for you advice and help. 

    Here is a clip of my first singles game. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH-XiyafWnk

    I am in the orange shirt. This clip pretty much summarizes my game. I have been told many times that I need to be aggressive because I am only 20. I could not finish the smash to get the point. Every seems to return my smashes at the net. How can I be the most aggressive player I can be?

  7. Thanks Coach Lee! I also realized that when the shuttle is moving too fast, I tried to jump with both feet together on the air so that I can be behind the shuttle as quickly as possible, and ended up sliding backwards when landing. I will try to focus on the "hop" instead of the jump from now on.

  8. My coach teaches me the semi wrong way. But now thanks 🙂

  9. I'm not sure if I completely agree with your reasoning in this video. Perhaps you could clarify.

    First, I should say this: Coach Lee, I really like the way you reason about the techniques that you advocate. I agree completely that you should practice these techniques because they make sense, and not because someone you respect does it that way.

    I also agree that, in ideal circumstances (when your opponent hits a high shuttle to your rear court, but you have time to set up a proper stroke), your third step should be your final rearward step before performing an overhand stroke because it allows you more time to return to a central position before the shuttle reaches your opponent, and it allows you to generate more power and deception.

    However, especially in singles, I often find myself running backwards as fast as I can in order to get in position in time to perform my overhand stroke. I often find that, by the time I reach the shuttle, it's still slightly behind my head. I perform the passing final step in order to get my torso just a bit further backwards and to allow my shoulders to rotate, all while using my left leg (I'm a right hander) to push myself forward and begin to return to a central position. It's not as ideal as reaching the shuttle in time and using the right leg to push forward, but I feel that it's often a worth compromise.

    Do you have any input on this? Naturally, I try to train my footwork as well as I can, but I don't imagine that I will be able to perform the ideal steps every time in a real match.

  10. sir your tips are worth million dollar . i have improved a lot by your coaching lessons. thanks a lot for your lessons.

  11. Thanks, Coach Lee. I've been watching through all your lesson videos these days and they all are really helpful. I'm a college student right now and I only afford to support you with a very small amount of money, but I'll definitely be a big patron someday after making a pretty good success. I mean, as I love playing badminton so much and am passionate to learn, I am really really grateful to you.

  12. One question I always have in mind regarding the move backwards. Because going backwards is not natural for us, how do we handle moving towards the baseline under pressure? Do we turn our body slightly so it becomes more of a side step? This video only shows the case for a small move backwards of course. I am guessing the videos on full court coverage may cover it but from memory that was more about mind readiness for where shuttle could go.

  13. Dear Sir! Some action is too fast. Could you please do slow motion. Thank you very much.

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