Specific Badminton Shots

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The smash is probably the most attacking shot in badminton. If executed well it is probably the most difficult shot to return, just because of the pace and direction put on the shuttle. The downward angle of the shot is just as important as the speed it is hit at.

The smash is probably the most attacking shot in badminton.If executed well it is probably the most difficult shot to return, just because of the pace and direction put on the shuttle. The downward angle of the shot is just as important as the speed it is hit at.

The drop shot is played from above the head in the same way as the clear except the drop shot is hit with a lot less power. If  played correctly it should have just enough power to clear the net but then drop down to the floor.

Disguising this shot is the key to its success. To disguise it use a big upper body turn to make the opponent think a clear or smash is going to be hit.The purpose of this shot is to catch your opponent out and make them stretch when playing their reply, hoping to force an unbalanced weak reply.

This shot would normally be played from the forecourt in an underarm action. The aim is to lift or 'lob' the shuttle over your opponent and aim to make the shuttle land as near to the baseline as possible without hitting it out.

The purpose of the forehand clear is used to force your opponent to the rear court. It can be played as an attacking shot or as a defensive shot. The attacking clear is hit faster and flatter into the rear corners.

This shot would normally be played from the forecourt in an underarm action.The aim is to lift or 'lob' the shuttle over your opponent and aim to make the shuttle land as near to the baseline as possible without hitting it out.

The drive shot is hit hard on a horizontal or slightly downward path, usually played down the sidelines of the court. This is a safe shot in badminton and if played correctly it will force an opponent to hit an upward return, giving the other player a chance to attack..

As with the forehand clear, the purpose of this shot is to get the shuttle over your opponents head and force them as close to the rear court as you can.

The net shot is played from the net and when played correctly should just tumble over the top of the net and drop as close to the net as possible on the opponents. Try and reach the shuttle before it drops to low to make the shot easier and give the opponent less time to reach the net shot.

This is a safe shot in badminton and if played correctly it will force an opponent to hit an upward return, giving the other player a chance to attack.

The block shot is generally used in defense against an opponents smash, but if a player is up at the net it may also be used against a drive shot and can become an attacking shot.

The net shot is played from the net and when played correctly should just tumble over the top of the net and drop as close to the net as possible on the opponents side.Try and reach the shuttle before it drops to low to make the shot easier and give the opponent less time to reach the net shot.

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