Badminton Shots

What?! I don’t just try to hit the birdie over the net?

Learning specific shots will help you be purposeful in your game, and you will be able to see what your opponent is about to do and strategize the best way to return the shot in a way that will give you an advantage.

Offensive Shots (try to do more of these):

  • Drop Shot
  • Smash
  • Drive
  • Net Drop

Defensive shots (try to do less of these):

  • Lift
  • Clear
  • Defend

Uses the Overhead form:

  • Clear
  • Smash
  • Drop

Here’s a fabulous article on the Physics of Badminton that shows the trajectory of shots and talks about which shots are winning shots!