How can you hit a shuttle with a backhand drive? Discover the shot through this video.
Don't forget to watch the next video to learn more backhand shots.
This tutorial video is for players who want to excel in badminton.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to master the backhand drive
In this video you will learn how to hit a backhand drive.
The backhand drive shot is hit hard on a horizontal or slightly downward path, usually played down the side-lines of the court, reducing the opponent's attacking options.
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the recovery.
Step 1 - The preparation. Use a backhand grip.
Stand mid court or in the rear court in the ready position.
Twist the body with the racket behind and the shoulder turned sideways and step across with the racket leg toward the shuttle.
Step 2 - The shot. Take the racket back, rotate the elbow forward and uncock the wrist as you strike the shuttle before it drops low. Tighten the grip right before the impact and rotate the arm so that the palm faces upward. Remember to extend the non racket arm behind to maintain the balance.
The power is generated by the rotation of the forearm, the pullback action and the uncocking of the wrist. The impact should be in front and not to the side.
Also, avoid swinging across as this will change the intended trajectory of the shuttle.
Step 3- The recovery. After the drive get into the ready position and be prepared for the return.
Practice your backhand drive until you manage generating enough power and maintaining a flat trajectory.
Enjoy your game!