How to Perform the Badminton Backhand Shot Combined with Proper Footwork

Tags: Backhand   Footwork   Beginner   Xiao Jie   Complete Badminton Training  
Our beginner trainee is not comfortable with hitting the rear corner backhand shots. His footwork for reaching the corner is inefficient and he lacks a proper backhand swing. Coach Xiao Jie makes several points to help improve his swing:
  • The backhand swing motion should be least 180 degrees. Our trainee's swing is only 90 degrees, which is too small to generate enough power to clear the opponent's court.
  • In general, grip the badminton racket loosely until the point of impact with the shuttle. Our trainee's grip is tight throughout the whole swing.
  • The contact point of the backhand shot should be either beside your body or behind your body (between you and the net).
  • Use a 2 or 3 step footwork (depending on how much time you have and the distance) to reach the back corner and hit the backhand shot while completing the final step.
  • Always return to base position so that you are ready for the next shot.
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