Receiving a Badminton Serve - 3 Easy Ways to Gain an
you're in position and ready to receive a serve there are a few things you need to think
about. Getting in to the wrong position, a bad frame of mind or even receiving when you're not
quite ready can easily put you on the backfoot for the rest of the point.
some really useful tips from my good friend 'Coach Dave.'
#1 Take your time
getting into position.
server serves and you aren't quite ready, then you should NEVER MAKE A MOVE OR ATTEMPT TO HIT THE SHUTTLE. If you do it
means you were ready in the first place.
opponent you weren't ready, if they query saying ‘you moved’, insist you were not ready and get
them to re-serve.
Done occasionally and properly it’s a
wonderful way of putting off your opponent.
#2 Maintain eye
contact with server whilst getting into position – In fact you should STARE at
#3 Decide where you are
going to hit the shuttle BEFORE they serve !!!.
sound silly as you don’t really know how the server will serve.
actually you do, or should do because by taking a certain position within the court, maybe
taking an aggressive attacking stance, you will dictate the options that the server
server has 3 main options...
have 3 main options which you should have decided upon before the serve is made...
Dropshot at corner of
High clear down the
Deep return to
So all you
need to expect and therefore practice is these shot variations !!!!!.
easy doesn’t it, well it is if you think about it
beforehand, plan it and practice their execution.
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