The aim is to improve the push and drive shot techniques. Just 2 players are needed for this exercise. The players set up as they are about to start a point. Player 1 starts as the server, and player 2 as the receiver.

Player 1 hits a short serve in the direction of player 2, player 2 then has to return the shuttle to the mid court area, trying to pass player 1 with a push shot.

Have 10 attempts then swap roles. Players get a point each time they successfully pass the server with a return.

Progressions:

  • Hit backhand push shots
  • Make this drill into a rally, so start in the same way with player 1 short serving to player 2 and player 2 returning with a forehand drive, to player 1's backhand. Player 1 then hits a backhand push shot and the rally continues. Play for points with normal scoring.

Coaching Points:

  • Make sure grip, footwork and swing are correct.

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