A shot used to drive your opponent away from the net or forecourt or to slow the game. The bird should fly above the opponent’s reach and fall within one foot of the baseline.
DriveA flat shot kept as low as possible and is second only to the smash as an attacking shot.Drive (flick) – a quick snap of the wrist in the backhand grip with the bird held directly in front of the body. The bird travels in a direct line at the rreceiver.
SmashAn attacking shot made at the limit of one’s upward reach and slightly in front of the shoulder. At the moment of contact, the arm and wrist come down forcibly.
DropAny shot that drops immediately after crossing the net. The descent of the bird is controlled with little follow-through.
Net-dropAny shot played as near to the net as possible, controlled by wrist and forearm. The hairpin shot is an example of a net shot.
Additional Info...All the basic shots (clear, smash, drop, drive and serve) can be played as backhands, both in defensive play and play at the net. The backhand is always the second best option from the back boundary line (as an overhand shot), and the forehand should be played whenever possible (left-of-head shot). The backhand has less precision and power, although the backhand clear, smash and drop are among the most technically demanding shots in badminton. The backhand can be very effective in the front of the court as a defensive shot, when the player is standing either in the center of the court or lunges to the net.
Hitting AreasThe hitting areas in which the player can reach the shuttle most easily can be roughly divided into the forehand and backhand. In these overlapping areas, the player must decide whether to play a forehand or backhand.In the forehand…• the shuttle is hit with the front of the racket, it is almost an extension of the palm of the hand.