The badminton swing for beginners requires you to pivot your body and extend your hand without straining your elbow. Flick your wrist and turn out the racket head with help from a badminton coach in this free video on badminton.
Hi, my name is Nghia Tran. I'm a Coach here at East Bay Badminton Association. Today, we are going to talk about proper swinging in the sport. The equipments you need would be a proper standardized court, a racket, proper shoes. So, we're going talk about the forehand overhead shot and the mechanics of it. To start off, you must have your racket up with your elbows slightly bent with the other arm in front. As you're swinging the shot, make sure to pivot your body and extend your hand first without bend, without straining out your elbow. The last seconds you must make sure to flick your wrist and turn out the racket head which is very important. You won't be able to hit anything if the racket is like this. So, turn out the racket head, snap the wrist and follow through to the side and not downwards like this. This would be a standard forehand overhead shot. We're going to talk about the overhead backhand shot for beginners. Once again, you'll need the proper backhand grip to execute this properly. Start off with your right, your right, your elbow pointing upwards and the racket head towards your left shoulder. From here, extend outwards with your arm first as you turn your body and snap at the last second with your wrist, either straight or cross, up to you and as usual, follow through properly afterwards. This is the overhead backhand shot for beginners. We're going to talk about the standard forehand for beginners. To start off, you need the proper forehand grip. In order to hit a forehand shot underhand, you must lock your wrist first before you hit the bird and push forward with your body as you snap the wrist upwards. Key parts, you have to make sure your racket head is facing at an angle when you hit the birdie rather than directly upwards because that'll just make it go up and not far. This is the forehand underhand shot for beginners. We're going to talk about the backhand underhand. For this, you'll have to need proper backhand grip to execute this shot properly as well. Start off with your racket in front with the grip slightly locked and the racket facing forward. As you make contact with the birdie, make sure you pivot, you push forward with your body and snap your wrist and make sure your racket is position a certain angle so that it'll go forward rather than just upwards. This is the backhand underhand shot for beginners. I'm Nghia Tran, and I'm a Coach here at East Bay Badminton Association. These were the four basic swings for badminton. If you have any other questions or would like to know more about the sports, you can visit us online at www.eastbaybadminton.com.