BADMINTON SKILLS WITH KEY TEACHING POINTS: (G6-8)




CLEAR

clear2ani.gif From a ‘Ready Position’ * Move feet to get under shuttle * Foot on racquet side is back and planted. * Fully extend arm above shoulder/head * With a firm grip snap wrist * Forceful follow-through Back to ‘Ready Position’

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SMASH


Start in the ‘Ready Position’smash_animation.gif * Move feet so that shuttle is falling slightly in front of your racquet arm. * Foot on racquet side is back and planted (weight on it) * Extend racquet arm high above shoulder * With a firm grip, snap wrist for power and to force the shuttle downwards Return to the ‘Ready Position’
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DROP SHOT

Begin in the ‘Ready Position’ * Move feet so that shuttle is falling slightly in front of your racquet arm. * Foot on racquet side is back and planted (weight on it) * Extend racquet & arm high above shoulder * Slow racket speed considerably just before contact * Follow through slightly (with little force) so that the shuttle barely clears the net and drops into the front court. Return to the ‘Ready Position’
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BACKHAND SERVE:

Start at the top of the ‘T’ (where the short service line meets the center line). * Racquet foot forward (with most of weight on it – leaning slightly forward) * Racquet hand up, racquet head down (below waist). * Hold shuttle straight in front of your waist with extended arm * At the same time, release the shuttle and flick your wrist towards your target. * Contact shuttle with back part racquet (knuckles facing target). Go to “ready position”
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BACKHAND OVERHEAD STROKE

From the ‘Ready position’ * Move your racquet foot towards the shuttle (this turns you sideways). * Keep the elbow and racquet high * Contact the shuttle at a high point. * Wrist Flick Back to ‘ready position’
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HAIRPIN NET SHOTS

Used to counter a short serve, drop shot, etc… From the ‘ready position’ * Step forward (lunge) with racquet foot towards the shuttle * Keep racquet high at all times * Extend arm towards shuttle Back to ‘ready position net_play.JPG
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FOREHAND GRIP

  • Use your non racquet hand to grap the shaft of the racquet (skinny part of racquet) * Hold the racquet like in Angle 2 position. This has your racquet hand on top of the narrow part of the grip. * Move hand so that ‘V’ is pointing towards your chin.
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BACKHAND GRIP

  • If right handed and from your forehand grip, turn your hand to the left a ¼ turn so 'V' is on the bevel of the racquet. * ‘V’ should be facing your non racquet shoulder * Move thumb onto the side for more power and control. This is a quick slight movement of the hand to help get more power on a backhand overhead shot.
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