How to DOUBLE Your Backcourt Footwork Speed Part 1 of 3 (Beginner) | BG Badminton

How to DOUBLE Your Backcourt Footwork Speed Part 1 of 3 (Beginner) | BG Badminton

Hey everyone! Welcome back to another video. And this time around I finally, finally got
a microphone to improve my video (sound) quality, so let me know what you think. I think the sound quality when I tested it
by myself, it’s way better! So I hope it’s better for you guys and, again
I thank you guys for your support. Err without your support and encouragement
I wouldn’t have the motivation to make more videos and invest to improve the sound quality
etc. In this video, we are going to be covering
the backcourt footwork. And again, let’s start with videos by the
professionals. *Snaps finger* So for the backcourt footwork it’s actually
pretty complex. You know we can go from the basics to really
advanced level backcourt footwork. And not only that, there is the typical swing
kind of footwork, the ones that I show in this video, and there’s also the transition
footwork. So the transition footwork is actually more
advanced. And I will be covering all of this. But the thing is that, because it’s a big
topic, so I am going to break it down into multiple videos. So what I want you to do is, for this video,
it’s going to be a beginners video, I want you to try and complete and be able to do
this exercise first, before moving to the next one alright? So complete one at a time, that’s what I want
you to do. (Don’t skip the practice!) Let’s begin *Intro music* So to go back straight, again, ready position,
turn. Side-step Ready Swing Then, side-step forward Then return One more time Turn, back, swing Come back So what you need to do is that you need to
try to get behind this white line, alright? Once again Swing, come back Okay again Swing, come back Again Swing, come back So if it’s difficult, start slow alright? Once you’re able to do it a lot smoother,
then try to speed it up. Go behind, swing, come back Swing, come back Swing, come back *Instant Replay in slow motion* Okay? Once you’re able to move backward easily,
now we can talk about moving diagonally. To move diagonally is the same thing, it’s
just that the direction you’re moving towards is to the sides. So try to draw an imaginary line all the way
to the back to the corner. Back to the middle, all the way to the corner,
and back to the middle. Okay so same thing, ready position. Change, side-step Swing Return to the base. Alright, same thing Turn, imaginary line Side-step Stop, swing Return Okay? So this overhead part is going to be the hardest
part to do because the position is a little awkward (for beginners) But you need to try and practice until you
get used to this turning movement. Okay so same thing, ready position. Turn, side-step Swing Again, turn side-step Swing So once you’re able to do this well, then
you’ll need to practice both sides. *Music plays* Notice that when I was doing the footwork,
there was very little breaks, so even though you may be making mistakes here and there. Because when you’re practicing, you know you
can’t get the form perfectly right for the first few times you practice, it’s alright. Most importantly I need you to focus on speed,
you need to make sure your movement is very fluid. Like you’re able to move back, move and move. Such that there’s no breaks, that way, it’s
most applicable (transferable) to your game right now, alright? Wooo! Breathless So the way we practice this is about 15 to
20 repetitions, we do about 3 sets. If you haven’t already, you should watch this
video on how do you properly practice footwork, so that you can actually practice footwork
the right way, alright? I’ll post the links somewhere around here. So check it out, and…. Now it’s time for you to put it into practice,
okay? So 15 to 20 repetitions, 3 sets, rest time
is up to you. You can rest as long as you like, but I’d
recommend 1 minute to 90 seconds if you’re fit Now what I need you to practice is the V-shape. So move to the sides, swing Come back Change Turn Return Change Return Okay that one I didn’t touch the line, so
that’s bad footwork. Try to reach the white line and that’s the
first exercise you need to do. The second exercise you need to do is this
at the back. Ready position Swing, return Swing, return, swing return, swing return Okay, so you need to train yourself until
you’re very agile. And your hands and legs, so that you can do
this very smoothly. Because this coordination is very, very important
if you want to learn the more advance techniques, okay? Sorry, the more advance backcourt footwork
techniques. So two exercises, the V-shape as well as this. Whatever you call this, stationary swing. So now let’s go over some of the common mistakes
that I see a lot of beginners make when practicing this exercise. The first, is when they swing, then don’t
actually turn their shoulders. You see, notice that when I turn, I turn my
shoulders and my legs. A lot of beginners they just do this, alright? First is the shoulders, you need to turn your
shoulders and your torso. This is the first common mistake. The second common mistake is coordination,
so you notice I use my master foot and master hand, so if you use left handed, left leg,
left hand. If you’re right handed, right leg, right hand. But a lot of times I see beginners make the
mistake of wrong hand, wrong foot. So what they’ll do is something like this. Something like that Then they’ll So again, shoulders, and master hand, master
foot. Turn Come back The third common mistakes that beginners make
is coordination. So what happens is their hands and legs are
not coordinated, so we need to try and coordinate them. Let me give you an example, it needs to be
in sync. So when we switch, my hand switches at the
same time (as my legs) Notice my whole shoulder turns Switch So a lot of beginners they’ll do this *leg faster than arm swing* Or they’ll do this They’ll swing, then move their legs. Notice that you’ll need to coordinate your
arms and legs at the same time. Together, only then, you can get the momentum
that gives you power. Because if you use the master foot. Imagine throwing a ball, alright? That’s the next mistake. The last common mistake is that they would
land on one foot first. Here’s what happens They will land Or something like this Or They will swing So what happens is that when you land on one
foot, you lose a lot of balance, and when you’re not balanced, you cannot actually use
a lot of strength because you’re not in a good position to use a lot of strength. So that affects your speed a lot. You need to try to make sure both legs lifts
off and lands at the same time, alright? Lifts, lands, in sync. I hope you’ve learnt something new And if you haven’t already, be sure to smash
that subscribe button, smash it two times if you like(Just kidding), three times if
you like. And head over to our website Where I will share with you a free basic badminton
checklist, where you know you can check the boxes of all the different techniques that
you need to learn For those of you who are subscribed (to my
email list), I’m sorry I haven’t been sending a lot of emails, if at all, because I have
been very busy trying to make this videos work, so please understand. But I hope the checklist has been useful,
and if you have any comments, feel free to leave them in the comments section down below. And I’ll see you in the intermediate backcourt
footwork. Bye!

Comments (79)

  1. Nice video this will help me a lot

  2. Nice video?..hope many videos about doubles can you make

  3. hello, i love ur teaching style alot, ur videos are very easy to understand.
    in this particular video, shouldn't we go for the backhand footwork with face towards the net, wouldnt that be more easy? u moved with ur back towards the net. plz reply

  4. Thanks a lot for the vid!! Helped a lot!!

  5. absolutely loving you videos love the way you explain things as well

  6. Keep making straight forward n simple explaination in ur videos! Good job!

  7. Now I'm looking at my footwork to improve the way I cover the court during my doubles game. Also to reduce/stop any injury.

  8. Fantastic video guide! I'm a beginner in badminton and your explanation makes it really easy for me to follow along! Will be trying it out real soon.

  9. what about china jump smashes? like for example i don't really see pros turn their hips when they smash. Is there any specific reason for that?

  10. Dear  Gerald Ong,
    When I tried to get access to the link provided by you through Mail , your site got opened and it shows that 'It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for, page not found '.
    What is this?
    I didn't get checklist or any such stuff.The page is just blank.
    I wish you will fix this problem and expecting a friendly move from you .
    Thank you..

  11. Scissors leg on right back corner is a better option in my opinion..

  12. Nice tutorial! Hope you upload more soon

  13. Clear video. Hope you can do a tutorial on backhand clears and pushes. 😉

  14. Love Ur techniques

  15. Good video. Keep it up

  16. Sir this is actually very important channel as far as beginners like me are concerned… Ty n keep uploading more of them… Thank u… Lots of love….

  17. If you smash the subscribe button two times, you'd have unsubscribed. And if you smash it hard enough, you might not have a screen anymore.

  18. I don't quite agree with the way you landed both feet after the swing, I noticed professional players land their left foot FIRST, before they go with the follow through….

  19. Good sound quality (; also good tutorials in general! Thank you for that

  20. Lol "smash it two times" second time is unsubscribe

  21. The mistake part, I laughed so hard.

  22. I like the simplicity and to the point talk you make

  23. A big thumbs up for excellent videos with something for both absolute beginners and people who've played for a good while. Thank you!

  24. What racket are you using what string and tension??

  25. 看到你这么教外国人我就放心了

  26. Very nice explanation

  27. Thanks for video. And sound quality has improved drastically.

  28. Great content as always! Always something to learn.

    Landing with both feet at the same time will not only make us lose a step, but all the momentum is going downwards to the ground. That is not optimal. However, it is perfect if we want to stand still afterwards. Landing with the non-racket foot first followed by the racket foot creates forward momentum or which ever direction. It is the same bio-mechanical principle in walking and running and all locomotion. We lean forward and put the next foot in front of the other. If we didn't put our foot down we fall. Try it out 🙂 So in a sense, we "loose balance" and compensate by putting down the next foot. The same goes for every footwork in badminton. Fluidity comes when momentum keeps going. Badminton footwork is like walking and running 🙂

    Love Badminton System

  29. Excellent explanation and yes the sound quality is very very good too.

  30. Can't wait till you upload the next video in backcourt movement! ??

  31. Buddy Do u play Professionaly and if yes when u will make ur INTERNATIONAL DEBUT?

    Waiting for ur Answer ?

  32. Great videos thanks

  33. Lovely Explanation.. no one explains the common mistake and rectify it.. simply superb u r.. keep it up.. this is the exact video i need it.. waiting for other parts too..

  34. thanks ! great explanation and breaking appart the steps 🙂

  35. thx. hard work with sweat and video editing, haha…

    one more common mistake, not returning to position after taking shot

  36. it's the best tutorial for the beginners​
    thank you

  37. Thank you so much for this

  38. Loved the video. Learnt a lot. Your energy and enthusiasm is really contagious! Thank you.

  39. Nice video gerald

  40. Simple and perfect !!! Thank you so much !!

  41. you are the best love from india. thank u soooo much

  42. Which racket do you use

  43. Love it love it love it!! I know I will learn fast with his videos:)

  44. Can you please make a tuturial video on how to improve you backhand?

  45. Cant we put weight on dominant leg before smashing?

  46. very informative video!

  47. V good information. One of the best vedio on footwork

  48. Sir tell me that
    How to kick smetch
    And give the drops

  49. Can i change the position of hand from backhand to forehand during service…please rply

  50. The best video explaining back court footwork on the Internet.
    @BG Badminton Academy kudos !!

  51. good one thank you

  52. Coaching badminton channel pls check it out best chnl for learning badminton in advance techneques

  53. You are awesome tutor. Very practical. I personal realize all the mistakes I do watching your videos. Keep up your good work.

  54. which racket are u using

  55. Best explanation in any video i jave ever seen
    Make more and more videos teaching us some new skills and the techniques

  56. Love from Singapore

  57. Nice video.very informative. Thank you

  58. Can u subscribe to me plssssssss

  59. Excellent video. I think you need mic on your shirt.

  60. Hello ..I love your teaching style

  61. I think this is a great start for beginners and novices…but let’s say when we are used to the basic movement, how can we get faster speed (I specifically mean explosive power by using larger steps for example). I played around with footwork yesterday and discovered it’s easy enough to do the relaxed steps but not the explosive big steps.

  62. Move to left backcourt is not right.
    Move have to start from pushing by the right leg. Then turn around and move to the backcourt 🙂

  63. Thanks for the videos,really helps for back court footwork very weak,my partner said my body too stiff and none footwork at all. I will try the V shape movement,thanks again!

  64. informative, catchable n very funny?

  65. landing at the same time with boot feet is not that great right? the left foot should always land a bit before the right foot right? so that we can generate power to push away

  66. Thank you for this very insightful video. Now I see why my backcourt hits doesn't translate to powerful smashes and it's because of the lack of shoulder rotation. Do you have frontcourt footwork videos as well?

  67. Is that choa chu kang community centre

  68. hey i have a question about the split step at the start of eatch of the next move, how do you know to split step that way because i would split step facing the net but that would be slower. so how do you know where to split step to?

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