How to Play Badminton : The Smash Shot in Badminton


Hi my name is Bryan; welcome back to expertvillage.com.
Now we are going to talk about doing a smash shot. First off it will be the same concept
as we did the basic one, two, three, position. Just like pulling the arrow in a bow. We are
going to start off in a base position. Move back side ways. The left hand serves as a
guide. The right hand which we will aim. Same concept as a volleyball players spike and
a tennis player makes the serve. Where they place out shoulders, push back, target, and
the guide which is the left hand point of contact would be one o’clock. Which is on
top of me. This would be twelve o’clock, and this is one o’clock—the swing will follow
through. In doing the smash, we need wrist action this time. The action of the wrist
which will push the bird towards down the ground. It is smash action. Same position
of the bird which is going to be the smash zone. The sweet spot of the racket. Let me
show you slow one the guide, the swing, the wrist action, and the follow through. Very
important would be the wrist action. If there is no wrist action in doing the smash the
bird is either going to go high or go to a different direction. Wrist action is very
important in doing a smash. Towards down to the ground follow through. Very important
rule so it is a follow through the weight transfer. We get power on the way transfer.
Not everything on the arm.

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