In this online video you will learn to hit a forehand net shot in a match.
This video is a part badminton series. Please watch the next video to learn more about the sport of badminton.
The training will be more efficient when practiced with an opponent.
The step-by-step instructions will take you through the process of hitting a forehand net shot
In this video you will learn how to hit a forehand net shot.
The forehand net shot is hit from forecourt to forecourt to counter a drop shot. It brings your opponent forward and creates space in the rear court which can be exploited.
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 and side-step forward toward the net. Lunge on the racket foot and extend the non racket arm behind.
You should be on your rear foot toes to help you balance.
Bend the wrist so that the racket head is facing upward.
Step 2 - The shot. Raise the racket arm and push the shuttle gently over the net using the forward momentum of the body. Try and reach the shuttle before it drops low as this will give the opponent less time to reach.
It is important that the grip is relatively loose and should be tightened only on impact. A stiff arm and a tight grip will pop the shuttle high
Step 3 - The recovery. After the net shot get into the ready position and be prepared for the return.
Practice your forehand net shot until you manage hitting it close to the net.
Enjoy your game!