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Practical Portfolio – Badminton Click on the links in the grid below for more details of the shots. Below I have pasted the coaching points direct from the website. You may use these on your prezis. BADMINTON SERVE BADMINTON CLEARS BADMINTON SMASH

Serve - Stand in a comfortable and balanced position with your racket hand in front. - Lead with your racket leg and place your non-racket leg behind with your feet pointing towards your opponent. - Carry out a short back swing then bring the racket forward. - Hold the shuttle on the tip of the feathers in front of your waist level. - Push the shuttle with the racket face and try to make the shuttle skim the tape of the net. - You can try to shorten the grip for a better control of the racket. - Beware of breaking the Service Rules.

Flick Serve Use this badminton serve when you are under pressure from a rushing opponent. It is a rather useful tool during doubles. However, you might be left exposed if your opponent anticipated it. So, use it sparingly and keep your opponent guessing. You can use either your forehand or backhand to perform this serve. Give the impression that you are going to push the shuttle as in the low serve, but instead use your wrist to flick the shuttle over. Wrist action is the key to executing this serve well.


Overhead Clear Here are some pointers for playing a forehand overhead clear. - Adopt the forehand grip. - Turn your body and stand sideways to the net with your non-racket shoulder facing the net. - Shift your weight on to your rear foot. - Bend your elbow and lock your wrist preparing to swing forward. - Raise your non-racket hand and point at the shuttle to improve timing and balance. - Contact the shuttle as high as possible and in front of your body using a strong throwing action as if you are going to throw your racket high and forward through the air. - Straighten your elbow as you hit the shuttle. - Let your wrist unlock with a whip action as you hit the shuttle. - Follow through with your racket and shift your weight from your rear foot to your front foot. - Move back to your base position.

Smash Here are some pointers for playing a forehand overhead smash. - Adopt the forehand grip. - Turn your body and stand sideways to the net with your non-racket shoulder facing the net. - Shift your weight on to your rear foot. - Bend your elbow and lock your wrist preparing to swing forward. - Raise your non-racket hand and point at the shuttle to improve timing and balance. - Contact the shuttle as high as possible and in front of your body using a strong throwing


action as if you are going to throw your racket high and forward through the air. - Straighten your elbow as you hit the shuttle. - Snap down your wrist at the point of impact giving the shuttle extra power and angle towards your opponent's court. - Follow through with your racket and shift your weight from your rear foot to your front foot. - Move back to your base position.


Badminton Coaching Points