This badminton course is for enthusiast at all levels. This include beginners, intermediate and advance players. Extremely comprehensive.
Videos are included and it takes only 1 day to complete this whole course. Students are encouraged to practice whenever possible. There are also videos of the world's best players performing great shots which you can follow or learn.
Each of the drill comes with a video to show how to execute the shots. Descriptions are also available to explain on 'why' such drills are important.
The aim of this course it to improve your game and reduce the frustrations of having doubts as to whether you are doing the correct thing. Once you learn this, you will be liberated with the full knowledge of playing badminton and enjoying it. There are cool repositories of Q and A available as well. Tips on hand power enhancement available.
You can also recommend your friends who are enthusiastic about badminton. Also good for aspiring coaches.
Always be prepare to drive the shots back to your opponent. Most or the smashes from opponents are at shoulder or head level. This gives you good opportunity to drive it back and make an offence in the game.
For advance players, you should drive back to counter attack if possible. If you can't, then just lift the shot cross court.
Preparation for counter attack is very important. Be on your toe and ready to pounce whenever opportunities comes to you.
You can do this drill with your friends. Or get them to smash you and see how the shuttle floats. Not many will be able to do good sharp smashes. For advance players, yes, they can do more accurately with better power.
This also gives you the opportunity to make your opponent tired.
Prepare yourself to move front and back based on the footwork you have learnt earlier in lecture 1 and 2.
When you move to the back, try to smash starting from half pace. Then increase the power once you are more confident.
When you move to the front, just net the shot. You will need a good coach to be able to return the shots accurately.
Start by doing 5-10 runs. Once you are good, move to 20-30 runs non stop. Then the momentum will be gained and hitting 50 runs is easy. The record is 101 runs.
Your stamina will increase and your opponent will get tired very fast if you can keep moving the front and back.
Get your feet on the toe, be nimble and return the shots by driving it back to the net area.
Do this on the forehand side first, then backhand; and then alternate between them. See the video drill. Your arm will get numb easily and this will solidify your defence like a wall. It can be addictive.
Alternatively, take a shuttle an hit against the wall (around 5-8feet height) continuously for 50 times without dropping the shuttle. Do it continuously till your wrist gives up. No pain no gain.
While playing, hold the racket high up near to the cone, with your thumb ready to push the shuttle. Put your hand at the front of your body with elbow slightly bent. Put some space between the racket and your body. Flick the shuttle back to the opponent when it is near.
Start with legs on the toe and being nimble. Just return the shots back to the baseline if possible. Footwork and control is important. Persistence matters.
Once you get better, hit the shot to one corner only. ie to the backhand side. Do 15 shots at 1 drill. THen aim another 15 shots to forehand baseline side only.
You will know if you are in a better control situation when you do this drill.
In some doubles situation, the front person must be ready to tap or kill off the shots after a smash. It is a discipline which not many can master in the beginning.
Practice is important. This drill can be numbing on the shoulder. It can also be addictive.
You need a good coach to be able to defence the shot and return it to you. Start slow and increase the pace as you go along. Also good for reflexes.
If you defence too much, it means you will most probably loose the game, given that both party is at similar standards.
Get your legs nimble. Be prepared to lundge to the front when opportunity comes. Hands straight to the front with little wrist work and soft touches. Get ready to follow up and pounce at the front or get ready to move to the back to kill any high shots.
This drill will also help you in your reflexes. Netting is a gentle work. Looks easy but very delicate.
So, as a starter, it is important to practice service. 1000 shots if possible at 1 time. Put a shuttle in the middle of the net. Then ensure that you hold the shuttle just below your rib cage. Then serve towards the shuttle.
It is important to serve to the middle for 'low' shots because, the distance is further compare to service to the middle service line. It also gives your opponent 'less' angle to tap to; meaning, easier for you or your partner to anticipate the returns.
You will get very nervy when it comes to critical points. Even professionals face this issue. So, practice practice and practice. Easy way is to use an A4 paper and place it on the wall. Try to hit the target standing about 6 feet away from the wall.
Focus on the net tape when you serve, not your opponent. Or else, you will loose concentration.
There may be times where your opponent can predict your shots, hence, you need to have a little flexibility to do a little trick be placing the shot cross court. Many players will try to read body language. By using your flexible wrist work, you should be able to trick them using both your body (moving 'a step' to the other side) and wrist flick to the diagonal end.
A veteran in badminton and still plays competitively.
Coached many students and is the very first coach to keep videos of all students to allow them to replay and improve their games better.
Open to all students. No discrimination.
Students comes from all over the world including Japan and USA.