Badminton

stevenM

Banned
Just start to take up badminton to try and get fitter. I'm really enjoying it but i'm having trouble hitting the shuttlecock with my forehand. I'm fine with my bandhand but have no idea what i'm doing wrong when it comes to my forehand.

Any badminton players out there that could give me some advice please
 

DrWise

Banned
I actually just started now to keep fitness up and same with squash aswell

If I could advise I would but I'm this instance I can't
 

stevenM

Banned
I actually just started now to keep fitness up and same with squash aswell

If I could advise I would but I'm this instance I can't
LOl no worries mate. Squash is very good as well. Its just frustrating that i cant hit the shuttlecock with my forehand :blush:
 

jenam93

Well-known Member
Love playing badminton! My drop shots are a killer :smashin:

What seems to be the problem with forehand? Are you assuming you should be good at playing forehand and therefore not concentrating as much on the eye to hand(racket) co-ordination?
 

stevenM

Banned
Love playing badminton! My drop shots are a killer :smashin:

What seems to be the problem with forehand? Are you assuming you should be good at playing forehand and therefore not concentrating as much on the eye to hand(racket) co-ordination?
No idea what up with it, just can't seem to hit anything with it. My barehand is fine though. Its strange, will have to practice more
 

jenam93

Well-known Member
Is it overhead forehand or underarm forehand that is more an issue?

A big overhead forehand clear is much the same action as throwing a ball so what are you like throwing a ball?

You can practice throwing a shuttlecock around the house, does less damage than a ball :laugh:

An underarm forehand is more wristy, giving a whipping action. Not sure what to suggest for this one!
 

stevenM

Banned
Is it overhead forehand or underarm forehand that is more an issue?

A big overhead forehand clear is much the same action as throwing a ball so what are you like throwing a ball?

You can practice throwing a shuttlecock around the house, does less damage than a ball :laugh:

An underarm forehand is more wristy, giving a whipping action. Not sure what to suggest for this one!
Underhand. But underhand forehand serving is fine lol
 

jenam93

Well-known Member
Underhand. But underhand forehand serving is fine lol
Sounds more like concentration then. You're focused when you serve so it is not an issue. People's backhand is often weak so they concentrate more on playing the shot. You're probably just rushing in open play as you expect forehand to be fine.

Just concentrate a bit more and it will come :thumbsup:
 

Bugbait

Well-known Member
Underhand. But underhand forehand serving is fine lol
This is little bizarre :). Do you always keep your eye on the shuttle regardless of the shot you're playing? Sounds obvious but if you're hitting other basic shots fine then it could be a coordination/timing issue while you're learning to predict the shuttle movement.

Also check on the angle of your racket when you're playing an underhand forhand compared to your backhand. Most players start with a flat angle swing where the racket head is perpendicular to the direction you wish the shuttle for most of the swing. Easier to hit the target at first but the bad habit to break later on when you ideally should be cutting the shuttle (head is angled before, possibly during and after contact).

A big overhead forehand clear is much the same action as throwing a ball so what are you like throwing a ball?

An underarm forehand is more wristy, giving a whipping action. Not sure what to suggest for this one!
Good tips by gbcasual there and fully agree. The overhead action is shoulder, arm, forearm compared to mainly forearm and a bit of arm for underarm shot.
 

TheCSSDoctor

Active Member
Another fairly serious badminton player here, I play for our club in a few different leagues

All I can suggest really, is practice whenever you can and it will eventually come to you. One thing I did tend to see was people trying to hit a forehand with the racket too close to their body, so you might want to try and give yourself a bit more 'space' to hit the shuttle as you will often find that this will also give you better power than being 'squashed' into your body

I personally tend to play the majority of shots that are too close to my body with a flick backhand and only use my forehand when I have the time to get into a good position for a clear or pushed drive
 

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