3 Badminton Doubles Techniques

Learn three doubles techniques from New York City Badminton's Chris Awong in this Howcast video.

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Ready to pick up a shuttlecock and play a little badminton? You will be after you watch this video series on how to play the popular racquet sport, courtesy of the New York City Badminton Club and Howcast.

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A couple of words about some strategies and tips that are useful in doubles especially. In doubles, it's more of an attacking sport as compared to singles, so there's always an incentive to keep the shuttle down, whether through drops or very aggressive smashing. And as a result of this, there are two basic formations in doubles; the attacking, offensive position, or the defensive position. In the defensive position, both you and your partner are expecting to receive a smash from your opponent and are essentially going to bend your knees low, racket in front of you, getting to ready to return a smash. However, in an attacking or offensive position, one person goes up to the next, racket up, ready to smash at the net, while his partner is ready to do the same at the back court, or the rear court. And that's your typical doubles formation techniques and tips.

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  • New York City Badminton

    New York City Badminton Club (NYCB) was established in 1996 by former China National Badminton Team player Mr. Chibing Wu. Mr. Wu has represented China in various top-ranked international tournaments and has won numerous national and international titles throughout his professional career. Mr. Wu has also won and ranked as a US top badminton player since he moved to the States. He has over 20 years of coaching experience from high school club level to professional level players. He was head coach for numerous professional badminton clubs in China, Spain and the USA. He is one of the few national level (level 4) coaches in the USA and the only one in the tri-state area who is qualified to coach national level players and groups.