3 Badminton Footwork Variations to Quickly Reach the Corner of the Backcourt

Tags: Footwork   Beginner   Zhao Jianhua   Complete Badminton Training  

Coach Zhao Jianhua points out that our beginner trainee's shots are uncomfortable and non-threatening in the rear court. This is mainly due to our trainee's lack of speed and footwork in reaching the backcourt in time to make a good defensive or offensive shot. Coach Zhao suggests 3 sets of footwork to improve speed:

  1. Take a side step towards the rear corner and then jump to intercept the shuttle at a high contact point to hit an offensive shot.
  2. For those with limited jumping abilities, as an alternative, take a side step towards the rear corner and then a shuffle step to intercept the shuttle at a high contact point to hit an offensive shot.
  3. If there is not enough time to hit an offense shot, you can still hit a good defense shot by taking a side step toward the rear corner and then a scissor step to intercept the shuttle at a mid-body contact point

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