Welcome back to expertvillage.com. Now what
we are going to do is learn the proper way doing a short serve backhand. First off we
are going to do learn how to do the stance. We need to make sure the right foot will step
forward. Since I’m right handed, that is my gripper hand. Like we always start we ever
your racket is the right foot is there. So for left handers it would be the other way,
which is left foot forward racket forward. Now we need to make sure once we step forward
our weight, our shift of weight needs to go forward also. Some of the players is what
they do is push back, go sideways, and go the other way, which makes them in a bad position.
They would not have control of the bird. We need to make sure that our thumb is in the
high grip, and in the back hand position were the thumb is flat in the head of the racket.
We need to remember the thumb is very important to the throw in doing a shorthand serve. We
need the thumb action. We do not need the arm action in doing the serve. All we need
is thumb action and a little bit of a wrist action. On serving we need to make sure also
that the head of the racket should not be higher then the waist line. If you go higher
than the waist line, the tendency would be a foul or you would not have control of the
bird. In the racket the racket head should not be higher then your wrist. Need to be
diagonal and lower half of the head slower in your waist line. You got to make sure you
are holding the bird with your index finger and your thumb this way. It should not be
this way with the whole hand. Just the index finger and the thumb pinching the feathers
of the bird. You got to make sure that the target needs to be in the sweet spot, which
is the center target of the racket. The bird should not be here, or should it be here,
or should it be here need to be in the sweet spot. As you notice, I’m only moving my thumb
and my wrist.