You should be ready with a somewhat wide stance: your feet a little more than shoulder-width apart. You cannot simply stand there, feet together, as though waiting for a bus! Your weight should be lowered a little, with your knees slightly bent.
Just so, how do you find the ready position in badminton?
Consequently, what are the types of stance in badminton?
Basically there’re 3 types of badminton stances, They are:
- Attacking Stance.
- Defensive Stance.
- Net Stance.
What is the best stance in badminton?
To perform a proper badminton stance, the body should be turned to face the opponents side fo the court with the non-racket leg forward and legs at a shoulder width apart. The Badminton Stance is the defensive position that a player should perform when waiting on their opponent(s) return.
17 Fundamental skills of badminton
|S.N||Basic Badminton Skills||Types|
|1||Grip||Back Hand Forehand|
|2||Stance||Attacking Stance Defensive Stance Net Stance|
|3||Footwork||Move only 2-3 steps backward. Shuffle only 1 step sidewards. Move only 2-3 steps front|
|4||Serve||High Serve Low Serve|
There are 3 basic serves; High Serve (used in singles only, Low Serve (used in both singles and doubles) and Flick serve (used in doubles).
In this section we will cover different footwork techniques you should be using in game. These include ready position, side step (chasse), lunge, scissor kick, crossover step and three-step return to mid court.
How to serve. In badminton, the serve must be hit in an upwards direction, with an underarm hitting action. You are not allowed to play a tennis style serve. The main rule here is that when you hit the shuttle, it must be below your waist.
Introduction. The badminton attacking clear (or attacking lob) is basically a normal badminton lob, but with an offensive purpose. The attacking clear is used to get your opponent out of position to return a weak shot. If you’re fast enough, the attacking clear can surprise your opponent and help you win a rally!
The key to understanding attacking and defensive badminton tactics is the smash. A smash is a powerful shot which is hit steeply downwards, with the objective of getting a weak return or finishing the rally.
In addition to the horizontal rotation of the body and gun as one element of the ready position, we will include three other critical variables: stance, barrel orientation and “draw length”.