Badminton-Power Smash

Badminton-Power Smash

Smash Hello, I am Lee thank you for coming I would like to show you in this video about smash which is every body who plays badminton would like to do very well, many players want to have big smash and there are number of important elements in order to have big smash grip, posture, steps, body action all those things I will go through one by one number 1 – in order to make big smash the most important thing is the grip how to grip? depending on this grip, the power of smash will be different let’s see how Robin is doing continue when I say stop, just freeze stop, stay, stay, stay, stay just stay please if you see Robin’s thumb his thumb is straighted in order to have big smash player must be able to hold the grip tighter and harder I don’t think, this thumbs power is being used in his smash he could increase another 15% if he can use this thumb little bit more, which is little bit more round which he is using his power for example, if he can use this thumb power then the other 4 fingers can be also used more if this finger straighted, not being used then the other 4 fingers also have not been used so now, I would like to ask Robin to go little bit round and this one go little bit higher yes yeah something like that and then I want you to just try ok grip straight like this and change 10 degrees inside stop and then thumb goes round ok can you do that smash with that grip now, can you go back to your grip straight one, thumb goes straighted what I normally found when people stretch their thumb more chances to slice it rather than have full power now change again change 10 degrees little more outside, yes and then do clean impact smash how you feel? different thank you look this is what I believe this first initial point is crucially important in order to make big smash, player must be able to take shuttle in front of their body, here so their weight can go together so, in order to have a clean shot powerful smash, its better to change about 10 degrees from here to little bit like this and then thumb goes round in that way player can make really big hit that is number 1 learning point watch this please so, in theory depending on where you are hitting shuttle cock your grip has to be changed smash, which is you must hit shuttle in front of your body your grip has to be changed from neutral to 10 degree the thumb should go round rather than straight second point – also linked with grip could you come another one when I say stop, just freeze from there after 2, 3 smashes stop stay, stay again watch me don’t watch me just stay still if you are ready like that stop don’t watch me, after I say stop again ready stop stay, stay, stop thank you very much stay like that stay look, he is smashing that way at this moment, his face and eyes are facing that way also, the body is completely side ways and left hand, this left hand is closing his view to the forward so his focus, Robin’s focus is some where here not over there so this, this left arm should be opened little bit more and this one turn little bit and he is ready in this way then he can see shuttle, as well as front so he is dealing with shuttle, same time he is dealing with opponent opponent court together but because he is turning body too much he is only able to watch shuttle over here and there is no feelings the other side there is a reason, why he has to do that because his grip is neutral grip neutral grip, makes him to hit side of this body not in front of their body so, the reason for having for Robin to have this kind of posture is because of the grip but if he can change grip 10 degrees then it will be change can you please go, I will show you what I mean ok watch this, this is neutral grip no changes and what Robin is doing at the moment is like this like that so this left arm is closing the view his eyes are some where here and his body is like this again ready like that and like this like that and like this so before he hits he is watching there what I believe, this one should be opened and he should see shuttle like this rather than like this have a look please like that so I can see I can see there better there and hit rather than turn it and hit can you try please ok this one Robin will do what he normally did before don’t change please ok like this now left arm open, 10 degree change, face me ok like this more left arm more yes ok ok number 2 – stop before you hit smash if you stop, if your racket is stopped you will be able to generate more power lets see how Rob is doing watch his racket please smash please you can see when I lift shuttle his racket is already there and waiting for the shuttle cock one more please thank you now why? why we generate more power when you stop now you can compare I will show you the wrong one I don’t believe Rob will do wrong action I will do the wrong action can you feed me please ok watch my racket like him, racket must be stopped before smash watch this stop stop rather than moving like this if racket is continously moving it cannot generate power stop and then hit it like this stop, hit it stop, hit it rather than different one more ok more power stop third one – left hand if you use left hand right time, right way your power of smash about 10% can be increased lets see how Rob is doing just do your normal ok watch his left arm movement go that was very very powerful ok watch my left hand please you hold, before you come forward your left arm should come first and then your right arm should follow watch this please left – right left – right rather than stay high or come down same time it does not give you balance and power look, hold, left, right left – right left – right one more 1 2 lets see Rob’s action again yes 1 2 left – right one more now, watch this go back to number 1 point his view does not change his view from here, he does not change that way he stays like that and hit it like this ok watch him again please watch his face ready come closer ok go that’s why his shot can be accurate but can you do side looking and hit forward like this so, his view is changing now go back to what you normally do face it and hit like this that was crucially important that’s not only power, the accuracy very very important do not turn your body too much some might say, in order to hit hard we have to turn our body if they turn too much, its like squeeze and then the power angle can be starting from here and then circle it will lose power its better, start from here clean very simple action rather than turning too much so recap number 1 – change 10 degree don’t face this side, face there number 2 – use your left hand number 3 – stop, before you hit stop and then suddenly start stop and smash rather than like this ok Rob can you feed just here the 3 points I will demonstrate again number 1 – stop stop number 2 – face, face don’t turn your body face and hit it rather than turn and hit it number 3 – left arm left – right hold together, left – right left – right left – right ok same thing I would like to ask Rob to demonstrate number 1 – Stop and hit stop and hit same thing stop number 2 – left – right left arm, right arm left – right left – right one more number 3 – not to turn too much it will effect your view and power face there and open your left arm because you will have view watch left arm open so you have view yeah like this now show me the other one closing your view and turn your face that one it affects your view ok same things now I will try with Robin ok Robin come here please thank you ok ready before you smash stop lets do that stop and hit common smash stop stop stop left arm first and then right left – right number 4 – learning point the feet, feet movement in order to make strong smash the body weight should move from right hand side to left foot so the smash can be stronger after smash you will be ready to go forward which is this ok same smash watch Rob’s feet movement his weight is moving from right foot to left so it will increase more power, ready watch the feet watch the feet he is landing left foot so that he can move forward and then when he goes up his weight is more right foot right and left ready please like that watch my feet please watch my feet little bit there right – left right – left there – here one more so weight can go together now, you will see little bit more details of what I explained to you now this is neutral grip if you smash with this grip, its not so powerful for smash, from here, 10 degree change and thumb goes so this thumb goes behind index finger and third finger rather than thumb goes there then just bottom will be opening so thumb goes little bit so if you look little bit changed from neutral grip to 10 degrees like this this is good neutral grip changed neutral changed so you will be able to smash in front of your body rather than side of your body ok from here, shuttle comes and you go on the way you change little bit ready watch this change change rather than just same grip, hit it then sound will be like this or it goes slice number 2 point, stop quickly as soon as possible powerful, more deceptive watch this number 3 – use your left arm, fast when you put your left arm where should it go here – no some where here so you have balance have a look what happens if I drop here or here look left – right here if this one goes longer, then this one affects my balance yeah because of this it hits me but if this arm stopped here then it will not affect my balance watch again rather than number 3 – feet move your feet there are may be different ways to move but this is very basic move your feet from right to left your weight should go from right foot side to left hand side watch my feet right – left rather than, the other way round yeah, my body is moving backwards ready forward ready forward there are many players whose smash is slicing and they don’t know, why there smash is slicing some time I say to them do you want to slice in your smash and they say no I don’t want to slice and I say why do you slice I don’t know, that’s there answer that’s not right if a player slice smash, because he want to slice it that’s ok but grip is the initial important point maintain your grip right and the rest will be followed thank you

Comments (100)

  1. hello sir i quite improved on my smash by the help of u r video…. for this a big thank u…… but my problem when i'm making smash nearly from base line i hit net 7/10 times…. so sir what can i do……
    Sayak Dutta from INDIA……

  2. Excellent video with detailed instructions.  I am learning a lot from your videos.  Thank you very much for all your effort in posting these videos.

  3. I am truly thankful for your tips. The grip during power smash is really important point that I have missed. Thanks to your instruction, now I can smash much better.

    To those with pain in elbow: probably maybe you swing the arm too much, which twisted the muscle ? See coach Lee movements: pull elbow back, stop the racket, switch the balance from left leg to right leg, and you can smash without any pain.

  4. When i Smash I keep hitting the net. what am i suppose to do to not hit the net?

  5. hey lee thanks for such a great video. Can you please make a tutorial on jump smash? I m sure that tutorial will help many new and pro players.Please make it.

  6. I love your video it was so clear in the explanation. Plz continue to make more

  7. Can you please make a video about grip tightening? 🙂

  8. Coach Lee. You are amazing. Thanks for the wonderful tips !!

  9. Thank you very much for your useful lessons, Mr Lee!

  10. Excellent breakdown of key points. My coach has made the same observation about making the 10% adjustment, unfortunately when I make the 10% rotation I am unable to maintain control of the racket on a full smash. I have very small hands for a guy, and when I rotate the grip, all the power of the smash is directed towards the weakest point of my grip and I cannot get a strong finger position on the flat back of the racket. I do open my left arm up to the court when I smash but since I am using neutral grip I am hitting the bird with a slight unintentional slice and not able to generate as much power as I'd like. Have you encountered this problem before, possibly with women? Do you have any suggestions? 

  11. @Coaching Badminton  Hi Coach. First of all , Thanks for all your videos.They are very useful and effective. 
    I need a suggestion from you regarding my hand of play. Normally I used to play in right hand. But i realized that my smash is more powerful  when i hit it with my left hand. So while smashing alone i use left hand. And during all other time of play like smash-return,drop I use right hand with right hand except during smash. as i am comfortable . So should i continue playing like this or should i concentrate on any one hand and play ?. Thanks.

  12. Lee..
    You are my badminton coach and I completely follow you. In a short period of time I have developed the game considerably because of you.
    Regarding the smash why don't you prefer the arm rotation type instead of the cocking wrist type. Will the power of the smash be better in arm rotation smash, as I see all professional players use the arm rotation smash…

  13. Mr.Lee I have a problem in smashing its always hit the net can you help me to improve my smash also what thing can i imagine when smashing . thanks sub.

  14. Mr lee i am very thankful to you because i learnt how to hit a flat smash! thank u and may success bring to and to your coaching videos

  15. Great video ! I just want to ask why is is that i cant do a proper smash at least 95% of the time. Its just sometimes i can land a very good one . It feels like i smash very hard , but in fact its not powerful at all ?

  16. Coach, your feet are not doing same movement as Rob's. Rob is stepping, you're not stepping the same way

  17. Thank you sensei.

  18. hello, coach , in smashes and recieving smashes , do tall people have more advantage than short people , if so how to turn over this advantage to make it a disadvantage for a tall opponent

  19. Thanks Mr Lee!!! What is your preferred badminton racket for smashing and/or for overall playing?

  20. No better sound in sport than a badminton smash!

  21. thank u for ur videos coach lee. i hope u know how grateful we are for this!

  22. Thanks, Coach Lee, for the tips.  This is by far the best video I have seen.  Very detailed and covers all the angles.  By changing the grips, I could smash at a totally different level.

  23. thank u coach im new learner your techniques are very helpful to me

  24. So helpful thank you so much for all this effort!!

  25. coach lee please make a video about jump smashing and also tell me when jump smashing should we jump on the balls of our toes or use our whole feet ?

  26. Hi Coach Lee, I have been watching ur videos and they are really really helpful. Your videos have helped me improve my badminton skills. Please keep posting more videos. Thank You

  27. smashing is easy. I do it all the time! ;<)

  28. thank u sir… lots of improvement in my smash technique after watching ur video..

  29. awesome!! thank youu 🙂

  30. voice is not clear..pls fix it.

  31. greetings from Indonesia, thx for coaching sir, AWESOME 😀

  32. Coach! There should be a non player or a beginner with this two players Rob and Robin as a model so it would be easier for you to define faulty in the action. This two players are already establish in their it would quite difficult to show the faulty. TQ coach.

  33. love your video pls make more!

  34. I'm really get more important things from this video.

  35. Thankyou for this video. You helped me play badminton,How long have you been playing badminton

  36. Sorry sir. I' m confused about combining between stopping and feet movement. Because I was active while I was using feet movement.

  37. Very good information Coach Lee! I used to play competitively several years ago and just returned to the game, and as a result I have been struggling to find my smash, after watching your video I now believe I know what I have been doing wrong. Thanks so much!

  38. beautiful advice sir love it

  39. do you have a video on net kill ?

  40. i am a beginner and its help me to discover how to play better,thanks coach Lee..

  41. tell me how to smash

  42. wow cool I defeat my opponent he is my senior thx a lot

  43. Он будет когда нибудь говорить по Русски ? Не знает что ли : это Великий и Могучий !!! Ну так то все нормально . Нравиться как показывает .

  44. hi sir , I am jonathan, and I love to play badminton,I have a question ,I have played in a synthetic court for about 2 years and then due to some circumstances I moved and the place where i play now has only wooden courts, I find it tough to maintain grip on the court because it is always making me slip .DO YOU HAVE ANY TIP FOR ME TO MAINTAIN MY GRIP IN A WOODEN COURT SO I COLD PLAY BETTER,THANK YOU FOR READING THE WHOLE PARA ABOVE,HOPE YOU HAVE SOME ANSWERS

  45. thanks for all these different points Dear Master

  46. if my arm got pain from smash too hard, my technique did not correct??

  47. Good explanation ….thanks a lot for your advice.

  48. thanks coach lee i love smash

  49. It's very good tips about the smash position. Thanks for your kind to sharing with us. I will practice in your way and come back here to give a feedback.

  50. very educative thanks

  51. Hi, wondering if anyone can help me? I've been playing for just over a year now and my strength has always been my smash, but within the past 3-4 months it doesn't seem as powerful/consistent, I have tried many different rackets/tensions, and I can't seem to get my smash back (I used to have an Ashaway ViperXT1200 23lbs, Zymax 70). Weirdly I seem to be able to smash harder with my cheap head light, flexible Nanoray 20 than my Ashaway (Which I restrung at 26lbs about 3 months ago). Any advice would be REALLY appreciated. Thanks!

  52. Master Lee, you're the best.

  53. this video is very helpful,now I know how to make a powerful smash

  54. Coach Lee what happens if the shuttle goes behind you a bit more after get into a smashing position? At that time you are forces to adjust but can't smash anymore? It has happened to me quiet a few times when i get ready for smashing but the shuttle is a few more inches behind the head. I certainly understand moving the left hand away to give a clear view.

  55. Dear coach Lee this video is genius and well presented. There are days when i felt like I did not know why i was smashing so good and days where I didnt know why it was so bad. Now I know its the grip ive been using this whole time not using the full power of the thumb. Thanks you sir !!

  56. Coach Lee, I`ve been reading a lot about badminton and I see that there are two technique in forehand stroke in badminton. Snap wrist and forearm pronation. Which one do you think is right. I see video that top player such as Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan never snap their wrist when they smash (wrist end up being at flex position), they solely rely on forearm pronation.

  57. Huhu I cant handle it

  58. There's no one greater than you LEE….with ur coaching I hv reached the nationals from district within a short period of time "……'s just awesome to take coaching from you……..I am becoming powerful day by day….Thanx for the videos….

  59. after watching your videos i have improved my game to a good extent..thank you

  60. Thx really helped

  61. past or smash ; )

  62. 16:13 – 16:33
    21:08 – 23:46

  63. In this technique. can i jump with both feet to make. a smash harder ..?????

  64. my smash power increased bt my going outside the court its nt going deeper

  65. Coach can u pls make a video of jump and then smash pls …

  66. Fantastic explanation Coach Lee. Applied these steps and my smashes are not only more powerful but accurate as well.

  67. Is that Robert Blair in the video?

  68. Thanks a lot sir.

  69. Hi Coach Lee, your videos have been really great and taught me a lot. Thank you so much. I have a question about the grip rotation shown in this video. Do you have to rotate your grip 10 degree too for clear and drop shots ? If not, why is it not needed but only for smashing ?

    I would like to say that adding the 10 deg grip change to my smash really improve my smash a lot and avoid the unwanted the slice. Thank you so much.

  70. some of these videos are of great great help..would like to see and learn some more advanced techniques of gameplay

  71. Today is Teacher's Day. Wishing you a wonderful TEACHERS DAY!. Great to have you as my Coach. Thank you once again for your teaching for the Badmotton community.

  72. is it necessary to squeeze the hand to increase the power in smash or any shots ???

  73. Really helpful. Thank you sir. You have a new subscriber.

  74. Coach Lee..You have solved my most biggest doubt " Why my smash was not moving faster " Thanks a ton for the lesson

  75. That smasher stood still like a statue

  76. I really enjoyed it sir…

  77. Thanks sir for shot and training

  78. really good train coach le iam from indonesian and iam verry like your train and i always wathcing your video all about badminton. i think you are humble and you are the best one the coach

  79. Coach lee i am facing a serious problem. I am an intermediate level player. I have recentely restarted playing after 4 months. After playing two to three matches in one session i start getting ache in my shoulder . My coach says that i have good consistency in my shots. Still i am facing this problem. Please help sir.

  80. Coach lee iam very happy after changing my grip positions after seeing ur posted vidio.i am very happy that i came out of that confusions
    Thanks a lot…..

  81. thank you sir I learnt many ideas from this training

  82. Wonderful. I can't wait for tomorrow badminton session to apply what I have learned today!

  83. Thankyou very much Lee

  84. thanks I don't use 10% , i will try this next time , I already improve alot already by watching you , now I want to improve my smash 8:)

  85. how to jump somash? ?

  86. Hello. Thank you for all your videos ! They are very helpful. I have improved a lot… Do you recommend jumping for a smash ? Thank you.

  87. 1. smash grip (racket 10degree inside, forehand grip)
    2. cock elbow and keep close to body, and stop when shuttle appraoching
    3. look straight, shuttle infront of u
    4. lift right foot as u hit shuttle, left hand put down and tuck into body
    thanks lee! great tutorial on smash, i realise i did smash wrongly (racket over head) thak u very much

  88. I'm learning Badminton & your lessons are really informative. Thank You very much Sir!

  89. Hi Mr Lee .. thank you for teaching

  90. Sir ,, watchin your evry video is vry valuable. Thank you ?

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