In this short tutorial video you will learn forehand drive technique
This video is a part of the How to Play Badminton video tutorial program. Please watch the next video to learn more techniques on the sport of badminton.
Practice this shot with a partner to improve your technique.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to master the necessary technique for hitting a forehand drive
In this video you will learn how to hit a forehand drive.
The forehand drive is played from mid-court to mid-court with a flat trajectory. The drive is used when the shuttle is too low to smash.
It is considered an attacking shot as the opponent is forced to drive back or clear the shuttle high.
The three key steps are: the preparation, the shot and the recovery.
Step 1 - The Preparation. Use a forehand grip.
Start with a split step right after your opponent hits the shuttle.
Lead with your racket and lunge or side step towards the shuttle on your forehand.
Shift your bodyweight onto the leg you have lunged with.
Step 2 - The shot. Rotate the shoulder backward for the backswing.
Your wrist is locked and facing upward during your backswing.
Unlock it right before hitting the shuttle to generate power.
Extend your racket arm, roll your forearm over, and hit the shuttle as you unlock your wrist.
Avoid doing a full-arm swing as you will tend to hit the shuttle long or wide across the court. Drives are fast shots and you will not have the time to complete the entire action.
Step 3 - The recovery. After hitting the shot get back into the ready position.
Practice your forehand drive with your opponent for 2 minutes. It is a great way to warm up before getting onto smashes and drop shots.
Enjoy the game!
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