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Hi, my name is Nghia Tran, and I'm a Coach at East Bay Badminton Association. Today, we're going to talk about how to hit an overhead backhand clear shot in badminton. In order to practice the overhead clear shot, you will need a racket, a birdie and a standard badminton court with proper nets. To hit the backhand shot, start off with the proper back overhead backhand grip; which means, your thumb is on the edge of your racket. There should be a grove that's between the two flat ends. This allows your wrist to snap without having any restrictions. From there, start by approaching the birdie with your right dominant foot. So, if you're right handed, your right foot should start, approach the birdie first. Have your elbow pointing at the bird and make sure the head of the racket is on your left hand shoulder. From here, you will extend your arm as you pivot your body forward, like so and snap your wrist at the highest point of contact with the birdie, up here and it follow through appropriately. And that was how to hit an overhead backhand clear in badminton. My name is Nghia Tran, and I'm a Coach at East Bay Badminton Association. If you like to know more about the sports or the backhand or train, feel free to visit us on the web at www.eastbaybadminton.com.