Flight Trajectory of the Smash
Step by Step Tutorial
1. Get into position and adopt the Forehand Grip.
If you intend to hit the smash, you should move quickly towards the shuttle. In professional badminton, we call this 'injection of pace'.
Ideally, your body should face the side of the court. Both your feet should also point sideways.
2. Stand on a firm position.
If you're not on good balance, your smash won't be strong because your body will concentrate on balancing first rather than doing a strong swing.
3. Raise your Racket Arm and Non-Racket Arm.
Make sure you stretch your racket arm as far back as possible. This will help ensure you perform a full arm swing.
At the same time, raise your Non-Racket Arm to balance out the weight of your Racket Arm. This is VERY IMPORTANT to help you maintain body balance.
You are now ready to hit the smash. This is how you should look like...
4. Take the shuttle at the highest point possible.
This creates a steep angle for your smash.
5. Hit the Shuttle with a Full Arm Swing.
Take a deep breath. Stretch out your chest to the widest extend possible. Stretch out your Non-Racket Arm.
Then swing your racket forward as you exhale. At the same time, contract your abs. Shuffle your Racket Foot to the front.
6. Follow Through with your Swing.
After you hit the shuttle, follow through and complete your swing. Your body should face forward after you swing your racket. Maintain body balance and recover.
Every one can smash. It's simple...
Swing your racket forward as hard as you can and there you go... A Smash!
Knowing how to smash doesn't make you a pro. Smashing with the right technique is the key to bring your badminton skills to the next level.
Smashing hard doesn't win you points. But smashing smart does!
On this page, you'll learn how to execute the smash smartly and correctly.
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