The smash shot is hit with power and speed downward into the opponent’s court. The angle and the steepness of the shuttlecock’s trajectory make it hard for the opponent to retrieve and return.
Herein, how do you get a powerful smash in badminton?
Keeping this in consideration, what is the most powerful shot in badminton?
What are the 5 shots in badminton?
There are five different types of badminton shots or strokes: Serves, clears, smashes, drives and drops.
The fastest smash achieved in actual competition belongs to Denmark’s Mads Pieler Kolding, who unleashed a shot timed at 264.7 mph (426 kph) playing for the Chennai Smashers in India’s 2017 Premier League.
Unlike a net kill (GC014 link), a badminton smash requires a great deal of power and is a move which can easily kill of the rally and win you points. Like most badminton shots, a smash can be performed with both the forehand and backhand.