This type of serve is most commonly used in singles matches, sometimes known as a long serve. the aim is to send the shuttle high and long and make it drop as close to the furthest back line as possible. This will make it very difficult for an opponent to hit an effective return.

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How: Start by standing close to the center line, a racket length behind the 'T'. This position means the server is close to the centre of the court and almost straight into the ready position after hitting the serve.

  • Hold the racket using the handshake grip. Start facing side on with feet about shoulder width apart, with the non-dominant foot being in front (closer to the net). The shuttle should be held at waist level, swing the racket arm back, and cock the hand and wrist.
  • Release the shuttle and transfer body weight from back to front. Bring the racket down and forward to make contact with the shuttle around knee height use the forearm and flick the wrist to generate more power. Complete a follow through by bringing the racket up in line with the direction of the shuttle (far, opposite corner), and finish with the racket over the opposite shoulder. The body should now be facing the opponent by bringing the hips and shoulders around.

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