The aim is to improve the clear technique. At least 4 players are needed for this drill to work properly. Player 1 starts at one service line with a shuttle. Player 2 is positioned near the back of the diagonally opposite service box.

Player 3 stands near the back of the service box opposite player 2, and player 4 should be off the court behind player 2.

Player 1 then hits a high serve to player 2. Player 1 runs round the court and stops behind player 4. As this happens player 2 plays a clear down the line in the direction of player 3.

Player 2 then follows their shot to the same end as player 3. Each player in turn hits a clear and follows their shot to the opposite side of the net. The rally keeps going until a player messes up.

Progressions:

Coaching Points:

  • Make sure grip, stance and swing are correct
  • Take the shuttle at the highest point possible.

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