The drive with the involvement of our technical partners Gregor Dunikowski and Shinsai Deslauriers The drive is a flat stroke, done at the height of the shoulder to put pressure on the opponent It is used in double. It can be done with the forehand or backhand and can be played cross-court or straight. 2 types of drive exist. The offensive drive if the shuttlecock is played above the net the player can give a descending trajectory and take the initiative by stepping forward after his stroke. The defensive drive if the shuttlecock is played lower than the net the player will try to skim the net to avoid a good hit from his opponent However if the drive is badly done the opponent will not be surprised and will have time to take the initiative Technique of the drive : the player is facing the net, the weight of the body forward the elbow in front of him, racket hold at the height of the face. Right away after the hit the racket comes back at the height of the face.