Half Court Drive I am going to do half court drive what I mean by half court drive is this in doubles or some times in singles half court some where here the drive opponent attack to my body or drive from cross side or straight some where from here how to move how to hit and what’s important in this technique first of all the posture because I am standing this area my racket position should be some where middle so from here, I can go here, there or there or there so, not too high, not too low some where center of my body, this is the best place for this situation and then the feet position because I am standing half court right foot should be forwarded for attacking, as well as defencing if the left foot is forwarded, my right foot shoulder will be going backward this right hand side is ok but left hand side is problem quite often when my opponent is upon attacking some players have this kind of feet position and their racket is there like this and when the shuttle comes here, then that’s problem late but if this player put right foot forward there fore right shoulder, arm is forwarded so forehand, backhand that’s ok this way move forward, move backwards, have no problem so its better to put right foot forward, if you are right hander please have a look drive please posture like this, racket center right foot forwarded little bit not much like that or not side by side this is difficult to move forward also backward but that way much easier to go forward and backward ready ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit ready – hit so with this feet you look and move hit and then look again hit but what happens if I put left foot forward ready that’s problem, when shuttle comes here because my shoulder is backward like that forehand is ok but that’s problem so like this you do that when your shot is lower than opponents net that’s ok because they cannot attack ready please so right foot forward now racket skills, ready in this situation this drive, the player is not expected to have point from this drive the role of this drive, the purpose of this drive is to create opportunity to smash it rather than get point immediately so fast action is important and sharp action is important than big powerful movement so which is this please focus my racket here – there immediately there here, here, here, here rather than make bigger swings this is unnecessary very very important tip here until the shuttle cock is on the ground the feet and the racket should be always ready so shot after the shot ready again shot – ready shot – ready because of this ready two feet together allow this player to move any different directions have a look please the feet first look hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready rather than hit and then just looking hit hit hit and looking hit and then looking and hit different and second point racket look after backhand this racket should be staying center because I don’t know where it will come again after forehand ready so each time, hit ready hit – ready so I am ready left hand side, right hand side exactly half and half unless I am very sure I forced my opponent to return certain part other than that situation player must be ready both sides now I will demonstrate the racket skills how to hit, how to be ready after the shot please watch my racket little bit slowly so viewers can see it racket please look hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready so each time hit – ready hit – ready rather than like this hit – ready hit – ready hit – ready because racket is very close to the body its slow put racket away and hit it immediately in badminton number 4 root principle is take shuttle away from the body like this away here there its faster rather than take shuttle from near the body like this here here here that’s not efficient also all other stroke skills same the hungry posture remember racing car posture rather than double decker bus posture mind behave like if you have not eat for 2 days you are hungry for the shuttle rather than if you had a christmas dinner you are not hungry does not matter because of this attitude of mind and posture the stroke skills the quality of the shot every thing will be completely different thank you I hope you enjoyed

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9 thoughts on “Badminton-Half Court Drive”

  1. I feel very difficult in changing the grip from backhand to forehand while defending. In doubles, when you are defending the smashes, is our poster should be right leg forward(for right handed)?. How can I improve my defense?
    Please do reply,
    From India.

  2. Hello There. You should have middle grip/ready grip not forehand or backhand grip when you are waiting opponent attack as you will not have time to change grip. Smash defense is using ready grip. Which foot should be forwarded is different depending on where the shuttlecock is and which side you are. As it is a very important skill, I will make a clip for it soon. Lee

  3. Hello There are are a few grop clips. Please search for "right grip" Smash defense clip will be soon ready, you can see the grip for smash defense grip in there. Lee

  4. Dear Sir, I am slightly confused, only because other videos I have watched I thought I only see receiver player feet square to the opponent (not right forward, left backwards). Am I correct in understanding from what you said in this clip that posture mentioned in this video is applicable IF AND ONLY IF my shot is lower than the net at the moment opponent strikes back? So if I have done a clear, I should adopt square position as the ready position ?

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