How can you hit a shuttle with underhand backhand clear? Discover with this tutorial video!
If you would like to learn more backhand techniques explore the the rest of our videos in this series
This training is better practiced with a second player.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions to master the underhand backhand clear
In this video you will learn how to hit an underhand backhand clear.
The three key steps are the preparation, the shot and the recovery.
Step - 1 The preparation. Use a backhand grip.
Start in the ready position. Shuffle forward and lunge towards the net on the racket foot with your racket positioned in front of you.
Step 2 - The shot. As you lunge, draw the racket back and rotate the forearm so that the palm is facing downwards. The racket should be parallel to the sideline.
Extend the racket arm and rotate the forearm upwards as you strike the shuttle.
Snap the wrist at the last moment to generate power and more importantly to surprise your opponent.
Follow through upward and rotate the arm so that the palm faces upwards.
Make sure the shuttle is well in front of you and not to your side. Extend your non racket arm away to balance.
The underhand clear should drop perpendicular to the ground and land between the baseline and the long doubles service line.
Players who are relatively new to the sport will often tend to put the shuttle in the mid-court making it easy for the opponent to attack, but this should be avoided if possible
Step 3 - The Recovery. Once you have put the shuttle deep, push off and shuffle back and get back to the ready position.
Practice your underhand clears with your opponent until you are able to get them nice and deep without much effort.
Enjoy the game!