How to Long Serve | Badminton Lessons

How to Long Serve | Badminton Lessons

Okay, the next topic of discussion is the
serve. You can have a long serve or a short serve. The classic long serve is, I like to compare
it to a golf swing, where if I’m right handed I put my left foot forward, I’m holding the
shuttle in my hand, I drop the shuttle. And when the shuttle reaches close to the
bottom of my racquet I make contact with the racquet and then I continue my upward motion
swing. So I’m going to do it in a little bit faster
motion. And you want to have a nice range of motion
so you maximize your power that way. And again, the purpose of a long serve is
to hit it diagonally, like tennis, all the way to the baseline of the other side, particularly
for singles. The major difference between a tennis serve
and a badminton serve is that in badminton it is an upward swing and you hit toward the
ceiling essentially. Also, it’s very important in the rules of
badminton to have the correct serve or you else can be faulted or lose the point directly
as a result of your serve. So Chibin is going to demonstrate your long
serve. You’ll notice that the shuttle is reaching
close to the level of the ceiling. And the purpose of the shot is to hit it over
your opponent’s head so that he has less ability to smash the shuttle and to get it, like I
mentioned, close to the baseline on the other side of the court. You can also vary the long serve by serving
more offensively. In which case you serve a little bit lower
but you serve a little bit faster to try to get your opponent off balance. Now Chibin will demonstrate the more attacking
serve. You have to be careful when you do this type
of serve because when you focus on hitting it lower, there’s a higher chance that you
may hit it long or outside the court. And that’s your long serve.

Comments (2)

  1. Coming up next next. How to eat.

  2. hes holding a wilson while the player is holding a yonex… haha….

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