A) Basic position:
To react quickly you must have a good waiting position.
Feet apart, more or less at the width of your shoulders. Bend your knees slightly.
Hold the racket in front of your body, head up. Weight on your toes.
Move fast and hit the shuttle comfortably, apart from your body with an ample movement.
B) The serve:
When you hit the shuttle, the head of the racket must be completely below your waist.
If you hit it with the racket above the hip, it is a fault and you lose the point.
Stand two to three feet behind the short service line. Relax your body and bend your knees slightly.
Place your non-racket leg in front of your body.
Bring your racket back and then swing it forwards.
Hold the shuttle by the feathers and let it drop slightly in front of you.
Hit it with the flat face of your racket and follow through until your racket reaches the non-racket side of your head.
C) The Clear:
Badminton Clears are the most common and important of all badminton hits. They can be offensive or deffensive shots.
You can do forehand and backhand clears.
You must hit the shuttle when it is over your head.
The clear makes the shuttle fly high and land on the back part of your opponent´s court.
Offensive: Use the clear to move your opponent to the back of the court. It will create space in the front for you to attack.
Deffensive: Use a clear to give you more time to go back to your position.
D) The smash:
Badminton Smash is the strongest of all badminton shots. There is almost no defense against a well executed smash. It can be played both on the forehand and backhand sides.
To do a proper smash, hit the shuttle further in front of your body than the clear.
The angle and the steepness of the shuttle's trajectory will make it hard for youropponent to return.
E) The Drop:
Badminton Drop Shots are delicate shots that can win you points outright if executed well with deception.
These shots can be played both on the forehand and backhand sides.
Pretend to execute a smash,so your opponent moves to the back of the court. Slow your arm in the last moment and hit the shuttle slowly, so your opponent does not have time to run to the front of the court.
You can also use it to create space in the middle and back of the court for you to attack.