How To Learn Trickshots in Badminton - Part 1

Trickshots on the top Badminton level are widely seen and when the top players like Lin Dan, Kento Momota and Viktor Axelsen performing them, they seem so easy. In this 4-part series you learn how to build up the shots and integrate them into your play. Enjoy!

 This series on Badminton feint shots consists of the four parts. While part one and two, already online, show and describe how to learn to different trick shots at the net, part three and four  (coming in Octobre 2018) show how to integrate the shots into your game.

To get an idea on how to learn a trick shot, see the follwoing video and then scroll down for more insights: 

As you can see in the video a trick shot in Badminton consists of two parts:

1) the feint shot - the one or sometimes two shots you show the opponent and

2) the actual shot - you finally play.

There are some specialities in some shots where the transition is quite fluent, but in the end a trick shot is a shot that goes into a diffrent direction to which is originally shown.

To learn any trick shot, two things are important:

a) minimize the time pressure - that means, start almost without footwork and with feeding multiple shuttle. By doing so the learning person can do as many errors as he or she needs to adapt the shot

b) build in some strokes without the flying shuttle, this can be seen in the follwoing video:

These two videos give you a proper insight into how to learn a trick shot - live video taped in training. Please see Trickshot Tutorial Part 2 for more details on the learning process. Hope you liked it!

Diemo Ruhnow (Head Coach Doubles Badminton Germany)


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