In this short video you will learn how to hit a low forehand serve.
Don't forget to watch the rest of the videos in the How to Play Badminton Program to discover more rules and techniques.
This serve is one of the fundamental elements of starting a badminton match. Practice often and enjoy your game
Follow this simple video tutorial to learn how to hit a low forehand serve.
In this video you will learn how to hit a low forehand serve.
The low serve is an extremely effective way to start the game.
It prevents the opponent from playing an attacking shot and forces him to hit upward.
The forehand low serve is not used as often as the backhand low serve.
The three key steps are the the preparation, the shot and the recovery.
Step 1 - The preparation - Use a forehand grip.
Stand in the front corner of the service box with your non racket foot in front and on the heel.
Hold the shuttle's skirt with the thumb and the index finger.
The other three fingers should be extended away so that they don't get in the way when you serve.
Transfer the weight from the back foot to the front foot.
The shuttle should be pointing toward your knee.
Step 2 - The shot.
Move the racket hip forward as you transfer the weight from the back foot to the front foot.
Push through the shuttle.
The backswing and the follow through should both be short.
Do not use the wrist in the hitting action.
Aim for the tape at the top of the net so that the shuttle skims over it.
Keeping the shuttle low and short makes it very difficult for the opponent to hit an attacking return.
Make sure the shuttle is below the waist at the time of contact and both feet are grounded, otherwise it will be a fault.
Step 4- The recovery.
After the serve get into the ready position and be prepared for the return.
Practice your serve until you manage keeping it as low and short as possible.
Enjoy your game! .