Module 2Basic Skills in Playing Badminton The module will contain the following topics, 1. Basic skills in playing badminton a. The Grip b. Strokec. The Service d. Clearing Difficulties Basic Skills in Playing Badminton How important is racket handling,. feel and weight of the racket prepares you to handle It comfortably during the play. Hand-eye coordination is essential in making contact with the bird. Timing also Mays an important role in your stroke production, Constant practice in hitting. blocking. Bouncing or even piddling up the shuttle with the rocket will enhance your racket handling Correct gripping is the most vital factor in badminton and winning matches. To develop good stroke production, the following steps should be followed:- Shake hands with racket- Reach for shuttle with arms extended- Snap racket through forearm rotationThe Grip The grip is made near the end of the handle, the side panel of which should bisect the angle of the thumb and forefinger. The grip . neither tight nor loose but firm and pliant, strengthening as the swing progresses. It is also the basis of free effective wrist action. Two hinds of grip1. Forehand grip - known as the "SHAKE HANDS" grip. The handle of the racket is held as ilyou are shaking hands with the racket. This universal mip is smilar to the eastern forehand pip M tenms,wIth the 'V" formed by the thumb or index linger on the top level of the racket grip 2. Backhand grip - or the Flying Pan Grip. It . similar to the ftrehand grip except that hand is rotated slightly to the left a. the thumb is placed flat against the side level for additional power. Most of the time,
[Ills is the weakest way of holding the racket especially for the backhand that Is why it Is vary seldom used.Stroke The term "stroke" is referred to as the forehand and backhand manner of hitting the shuttle while the term "shot" refers to a different flight pattern produced by the stroke such as drive, smash, lob or clear and drop. • Forehand stroke This refers to any shot struck on the racket side of the body. This is used when returning the bird from the right side of the body. • Backhand stroke These are shots struck on the side away from the racket (left side for the right-handedand right side for the left-handed). This is used when returning the bird from the left side of the body.• Overhandstroke This is used when returning a high shot and in which the arm and the shoulder are fully extended. • Dropshot The low shot dose to the net made from back of the badminton court that fails or drops sharply immediately after crossing net • Net shotThe net shot is played from the net and when played correctly, should just tumble over the tap of the net and drop as close to the net as possible on the opponents.