Improve Your Net Shot for Badminton

Your net shot is an important part of Badminton game. Read this blog to discover all the ways you can improve it.

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Improve Your Net Shot For Badminton

Improve Your Net Shot for Badminton

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The Badminton net shot

The net shot is played from the net (obviously) and when played correctly should just tumble over the top of the net and drop as close to the net as possible on the opponent’s side, making it difficult to reach . 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.

Forehand net shot

To reach the shuttle earlier step forward with the dominant foot and reach with the racquet arm. Make sure to put the racquet face in line with the dropping shuttle. Aim to put slightly more body weight on the front foot. When in line with the dropping shuttle, cock the wrist, and as soon as the shuttle comes into the hitting area drop the racquet head down and quickly lift it to make contact with the shuttle as close to the top of the net as possible. The racket hand palm should be facing up when making contact. The last of the racquet lift should come from the shoulder. This should mean the shuttle bounces off the face with no pace on it, making it fall just over the net, it’s not a shot that requires a lot of muscle. After making contact with the shuttle the racquet should keep moving in a upward direction with the shuttle's path. Step back off the front foot to propel the body back to the mid court.

The backhand net shot

This is much the same as the forehand net shot in that to reach the shuttle earlier players need to step forward with the dominant foot and reach with the racquet arm. Make sure to put the face in line with the dropping shuttle. Aim to put slightly more body weight on the front foot. When in line with the dropping shuttle, cock the wrist, and as soon as the shuttle comes into the hitting area drop the head down and quickly lift it to make contact with the shuttle as close to the top of the net as possible. The last of the racquet lift should come from the shoulder. This should mean it bounces off the face with no pace on it, making it fall just over the net. After making contact with the shuttle the racquet should keep moving in a upward direction with the shuttle's path. Step back off the front foot to propel the body back to the mid court. The only two differences are using the thumb grip and instead of having the palm facing up when striking the shuttle, it should be facing down at the floor.

So there’s the basics to the net shot technique, if you follow these tips you should be on your way to beating players of all skills.

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