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How To Get Good At Your Badminton Shots

How To Get Good At Your Badminton Shots


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. .

Comments (28)

  1. not going to lie but you need to hire yourself a coach and have lessons yourself

  2. 15 years!!?? hahaha u are krazy…

    crazy*

  3. Backhand is always played on the left hand side of the court *lol* what if I`m left handed???

  4. some mistakes mate

  5. hes high over petrol 🙂

  6. are you joking?

  7. wtf is this? i just started playing for 2 months. i think i do better than you.

  8. been a coach for over 15 years ? youre kidding right ?
    1. youre holding your racket too low
    2. youre footwork is incorrect
    3. you never show the shot in action
    How did you put coach as your status ?

  9. This guy is funny

  10. Lolol this guy is so funny
    He thinks he's so pro

  11. Wow. Everything is just so… amateur. If he said it was his first time playing badminton, I think I'd believe him.

  12. Hilarious stuff, gotta be a windup ?

  13. hey people of the world pls don't leave such a bad comment because thats bad
    it makes the maker of the video feel bad

  14. hey thelegend55g you are the mooost sucker in the world
    and you also deserve to die hahaha

  15. You should probably stop misleading people who know nothing about badminton

  16. you have not been a coach for 15 years because you clearly dont know anything about badminton this must be a complete joke sorry mate but this video is awful

  17. That birdie isn't going any where he's just swinging his arm all the power comes from your wrist

  18. Is this serious?

  19. how tired do you get using your arm? You only have to flick your wrist that birdie is practically weightless this isn't tennis my nigga. 

  20. This is a joke right?

  21. Haha… U sucks lol

  22. What's the point of hitting it, running forward then only to run right back?

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