Badminton Smash Defense

Badminton Smash Defense

Smash Defence Smash Defence How to do smash defence in doubles, singles also mixed doubles if a player has not got confident of defencing smash he she cannot play game confidently before I explain the techniques of movement and racket skills I would like to discuss about the positioning first does not matter how good racket skill a player has if he is finding or standing wrong place then they cannot make good smash defence the question is where to stand I lift shuttle to opponent then I have 3 choices number 1 – from the net, rear court I stand exactly center about here or I stand little bit forward or I stand little bit backward what is your answer what you think some people some players say should be exactly centre some might say little bit forward because they can attack it some might say little bit backward in my view when shuttle is in the air in normal shot its better to stand not exactly centre one step backward that will be the right place in defencing opponent smash reason 1 – If I stand centre or little bit closer the speed of smash will be much faster also the opponent smash can come to my body also to my floor so the area, I have to defence will be much wider but if I stay little bit further back I can see shuttle better also the distance between my opponent to me will be little bit longer so I can defence it but if smash come to here in this position I don’t have to hit it because it will go out so the area I have to ready, prepare to defence will be much narrow than when I am standing center or front have a look I am standing exactly center between the net and end line what happens shuttle is coming too fast the angle is too wide if I stay little bit backward about here then easier shuttle will come around this area so my racket is there, then most of them I can return it quite comfortably if my opponent smash here then that’s out so not to worry about this area and the third reason why the player should be not standing center rather one step backward is this some might say Lee if you stay little bit backward what happens to the net too much gap ok no drop shot will land here most of drop shot will land around the service line so from here to the service line is not too far and most important reason why player should stand little bit backward rather than center or forward is this from my body my arm is this long, that’s in front from here I have racket so from my body I have this much length in front of me, so if I am standing center here actually I am taking shuttle here which is too quick if I stay one step backward my racket will be center or little bit forward if my arm is this short, my racket is this short then may be exactly center will be the right but because of this player should be standing backward much easier now, posture the most difficult shot to defence is to the body so the player’s posture should be smaller and crouched and looking that way, rather than like this have a look if I do that I can see shuttle better like this but if I make posture like that, like this then much slower so posture, upper body, lower body together smaller, crouched then my weakness will be covered by my racket now the racket position when shuttle is in the air I don’t know whether my opponent will smash or drop shot or clear most dangerous shot in that situation is smash so my racket should be some where here where shuttle comes when I am ready like this and opponent hit clear, I have time to go from here, when my opponent do drop shot I have time to move forward but if I do that, racket is high when shuttle is in the air opponent court and opponent smashes it then I don’t have time to put my racket down and hit it no chance so the right posture the racket should be lower have a look please some where here like this like that now step in defencing smash, how to make the movement all the movements same after my opponent made shot I must do the initial identifying step of where have a look please watch my feet carefully please ready look where – here where – here where – here where – here where – here where – here where – here rather than just standing standing and hit standing and hit standing and hit no rhythm look and hit look and go look and go look, look if you are looking all the match real match no player stand still and make move every single player, they do that every single time now, racket skills racket skill how to hit the shuttle same, in this technique the finger power is very crucial rather than wrist have a look what I mean smash backhand side please this is finger this is wrist too big, too slow forehand same this is finger power rather than wrist this finger for the fast, sharp stroke skills this finger power is needed look, in general posture, my racket should be away from my body not here please compare away here there there now not here, here here so too slow put your racket away so you can make quicker actions ok once more have a look please the rhythm of movement steps, how to start, how to stop and how to come back watch my feet please smash please go ready move – hit move – hit move – hit move – hit look – hit finally, I know many players they worry about their backhand because their backhand is weak so when they are ready they don’t ready 50-50 they ready 70-30 so when shuttle comes here they do that I know some of the top international players they do that but in my personal view that is not ideal why? from here, limited shot I can make block or drive but if I can do that I can do across block, straight block across drive, lift I have much more choices this one is limited if this players opponent know he is doing that then he will smash here and he will do that again so that is not ideal or that’s not the way trying to do the way trying to do is this here center 50-50 and the mind of this player should be like very deep lake because its so deep there is no sound no panic the players they cannot defence their smash not only because of their lack of skills but more because they panic so they move before rather than very calm and wait look and hit have a look please smash any side please look look – hit where – here where – here where – here look – hit look – hit rather than rather than make this shot like gambling already decision yeah ready for backhand, that’s lucky ok that’s ok but what happens if I do that if shuttle comes here, problem ready here there it will be much better, from here there there so ready for both ways I know its difficult but it will be the way to train, rather than limit yourself for just backhand by this way your ability will be limited because of this so make your mind very calm and wait wait, wait, wait until you actually see the shot and then make movement finally, the racket actoin look ready shuttle comes to the backhand then don’t go backward from here go forward could you throw shuttle by hand please have a look yeah here look ready shuttle comes, they try to hit hard so they bring racket backwards like this because its there shuttle comes to you more so its difficult to hit it look, compare this one do like this or there look here there look here rather than look same forehand ready not here not there look ready here here ready here ready there so, I would like to say the final word in this video the technique, foot work is secondly important number 1 – in order to be better player playing better skills, better technique the mind the hunger, that is number 1 have a look again please so, when this player practice it should be like this smash please seriousness ok, ready – hit look – hit look – hit look – hit look – hit rather than rather than casual two different badminton it does not matter the level what matters is the mind thank you I hope you enjoyed and you find it beneficial thank you

Comments (100)

  1. im still weak against body smash πŸ™

  2. you do best job for us

  3. Thanks Coach Lee. As a beginner to badminton I am finding your coaching videos very useful – and all for free! You must be very passionate about the sport.

  4. I am extremely appreciate for your useful knowledge and technique. I've learnt a lot and my skill was significantly improved from watching your video.
    Wish all the best to you and your family, Coach Lee.

  5. I am really astonished that the small details that you have provided is helping me take smashes with confidence.Thanks a lot Coach Lee.

  6. Thank you sir…will remember you forever…

  7. Hi, thanks so much for your tutorial and tips!
    Just a question, if your opponent hit your right shoulder or upper right part or even your head, how to defend with the 50/50 positioning?

  8. Thank you so much for this πŸ™‚

  9. thanks a lot Lee, please explain how to defend wide shots to the sides.

  10. Lucky for me when watched the useful Video! i knew why i met difficult in defence! thanks teacher So much.!

  11. Thank you very Much Mr.Lee, Your lessons are of good use in the court.. due to my shoulder cuff injury, recently i changed to left arm , i keep watching& practicing your lessons. and it shows best results..

  12. very useful, i like your coaching style sir,,,thanks

  13. Thanks for the tips…quite helpful to improve my game.

  14. What a fantastic video!!! Thank you for sharing…

  15. boundless of thanks

  16. what grip i should use in forehand defence and. backhand defence ??? should change grip in this case also .

  17. Thanks a lot Sir Lee. Regards

  18. great technique sir. surely helped 100%. expect you to continue the hard work and wish you pure health….. regards – a true student ?

  19. Thanks Lee to give such a training but please use microphone so that echo should not be disturb the Lerner

  20. sifu..i see that u took the shuttle earlier when defending the smash…so that way will make the shuttle travel far to oppenent base line without using so much energy on your hand…is it right, sifu?

  21. Thanks a lot Mr. Lee. It is very useful πŸ™‚

  22. Thank you sir for telling me so that I can improve my smash defense . I am very great full to you .

  23. can u suggest me that … whether u. are using only finger or whole palm ????

  24. Sir could you please tell the hand grip for defence ! ☺

  25. Well explain sir the different of playing "Mind all matter" have to proactive , Thanks for sharing with us.

  26. is there a such thing as a black belt in badminton? cause really great video! thank you so much for the teachings! very effective techniques/explanations and mindset

  27. Thank You Very Much…You are very Sincere… A great Teacher…God Bless you…

  28. Hey Coach, How to increase the finger strength? Which exercises are good?

  29. thank you so much coach Lee for sharing this..

  30. Dear Mr. Lee.. I regularly watch your videos… Though I m 54 years of age and just 6 years back I have started playing this game but have started liking this game… Your videos have improved my game a lot…

  31. Really feel your passion on badminton and coaching Coach Lee

  32. Thank you so much Coach Lee! I was having confidence issues because my defense was weak but after training like how you said, I am doing a lot better. Really thank you very much!

  33. Use Rifle not Cannon…very funny

  34. Training style is awesome, very detailed, help to understand than ever.

  35. What is advisable tension for weak smash

  36. gamsahapnida! i learnt a lot watching your video! thanks from canada.

  37. thanks lee for sharing ur knowledge about badminton

  38. Excellent coaching mr Lee…..learning so much from you…..from mauritius….

  39. Sir its very useful I like your style
    I want the measurements of the court. Please sir.???

  40. are you still posting videos today? i'm really learning so much. tnx 4 your tips sir

  41. I am weak in lifting smash, specially which comes on the body,my posture and footwork was wrong , In this video you have showed the correct posture and footwork, I am working on it,This training helped me a lot !!

  42. Thanks a lot Mr Lee, i needed this help in defending the opponent shots. God bless you.

  43. tks Mr Lee πŸ™‚

  44. Thank you so much for all your amazing training videos and for being so clear and precise with your instruction and examples of the right way and wrong way. ????

  45. Thankyou Master Lee, after studying your video, i am more interested in training badminton

  46. thanks a lot sir
    now i can play well

  47. Grt video sir!..wat m looking for!! Everything..i got my answr which i was searching for!!

  48. Thank you so so much for re uploading these videos. There is so much valuable information.

  49. Hi Lee, this video improved my defense a lot but I can’t cover the whole field

  50. Mr Lee i Watched most of Your Videos it is Helpful for Me Thank You Very Much

  51. Mr Lee I want to learn too much because I am a beginner

  52. wooow i was having such a hard time thinking how to improve my defence then i saw this. this is just very helpfull, everything you said sir was true. i always rely on my bachkand so when it comes to my forehand side i always mess up. thankyou so much for this sir
    -from the philippines. ?

  53. Thank Mr Lee for your committed guidlines

  54. very good class i am improving my badminton game

  55. subtle position of racket, hand, finger a world of difference…

  56. Thank you so much! you are amazing person

  57. thanks a lot mr.lee… your training helping me a lot …really like these training ….from odisha,india

  58. what is ur rackets tension ?
    which brand feather shuttle do u use ?
    do tension in our racket create difference in the game ?
    what is the ideal tension for semi pro players ?

  59. Excellent instructor. Thank you.

  60. Thank youu coach. Really great lesson. Too much benefit for the beginner

  61. that is some very good guidance for beginners like me

  62. Very nice sir I really liked your video

  63. I will call you Dr. Lee, i am seeing your channel from many year. I make sure i watch the basics video repeatedly even time i see this i observe a minor point which i missed this helps to be more effective. Every moment we spend watching it is more valuable , any issue in execution when some one put comments we are sure your will defiantly comment with corrections. I will also request for one more such basic video that is about Warn up and cool down which i think is also important part, we see and do by watching online etc but we need from you sir. Hope to see this πŸ™‚

  64. My favorite video, I hope you're having a good day Mr Lee

  65. that was great sir…..very much helpful

  66. Coach, thank you for this awesome video. I see in other youtube videos that we need to use backhand grip. I understand you ask us to put the racket in front, but what about the grip? Should it be backhand grip or neutral?

  67. really helpful tips

  68. you are real teacher,, I am only one trainer that you

  69. Thank you so much for this Sir
    I learn quickly and easily by see you….

  70. Nice points to note.

  71. I'm half trained by your training videos and being a better looking person physically and mentally now. I was able to learn some key skills in a very short span of time. Thanks Master Lee. πŸ™‚ God bless you and the academy.

  72. Thank you Mr Lee.. you are a very good coach . I could see improvement in my game following your videos

  73. Thanks to this video i learned a lot!

  74. thanks a lot coach


  76. u r showing near to ur body.. but if smash on ur left 2 line

  77. Great video. What about the grip? Is this neutral grip?

  78. Amazing traning
    I learned a lot

  79. Very good way of training sir?

  80. Exceptional lee…!! Thanks for giving us such kind of skills

  81. Great video Coach Lee Sir !
    very good logical explanation.

  82. Sir please tell how we have to change the grip in smash defense…its very difficult to judge fast incoming shuttle. ..

  83. Sir ji thanks….
    Really help full

  84. Your videos have been very resourceful… ? ? Can't thank you enough….wishes from india

  85. thanku sir its nice i will practise it from now from the age of 11 thanku sir thanks sir

  86. Thank you, you are amazing

  87. Dear Sir . Your training videos are very good and they help me to improve my badminton skills each time i watch them . Thank you for sharing it over the internet .

    Sam Masih

  88. Thanks thank you 100000 times

  89. Thank you very much, sir. These techniques are really helpful to me.

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