Badminton Backhand - Why Do So Many Struggle To Master This
For most people their Badminton
backhand is a cause of concern, because for some reason they are unable to fathom the
physics of doing it. It feels un-natural to them, they lack
control and they definitely lack power.
Firstly there should be a change in the
grip, see my previous article on Badminton
grips, it's essential that you change your grip between forehand and backhand. It
doesn’t matter if your grip is not as per textbook, but whatever it is, you must realise
that a change MUST be made.
Ranked second in importance are your
Stepping into the shuttle helps generate
power and accuracy. By that I mean that your racquet leg and foot must follow your arm. There
are few instances where it is not necessary to move your feet, so lets say then that is a necessity
to do so. Your feet should quite literally be in constant motion to keep you in balance ready to
play any shot.
the shuttle gets adjacent to you (9 o-clock Position) and indeed when it is passed you, something
that you must avoid at all costs, then you will find that your body will turn and face the back of
the court. This is not a disastrous position, but try not to get yourself into it. You can help to
avoid this by developing better movement around the court and development of overhead
Whole chapters in books on Badminton are
devoted to your Badminton backhand, essentially though, if the shuttle can be hit
adjacent or in front of you then it is little more than a modest arm swing with a ‘whip’ of the
Development of the movement within the wrist
will increase the variety in your shots and confusion to your opponents.
Once the shuttle is behind you, then this is
where you will have most of your problems. If it's at medium or low height and you can get
there, then try to use an underhand Badminton backhand swing and
it's high, you will be facing the back of the court, so it is critical that you have your racquet
foot DOWN and close to the shuttle. In preparing to hit the shuttle, elevate the elbow and have
racquet head down across the chest, utilise your Badminton backhand grip, swing
the racquet upwards, ‘snapping’ the wrist and effectively ‘throw your racquet away’.
Rewmember like all shots, you won't get it
right first time, but all it needs is just a little regular practice!
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