How to Do a Badminton Push Shot

Learn how to do the push shot from New York City Badminton's Chris Awong in this Howcast video.

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Now I would like to say a couple of words about the classic push shot. This shot is particularly useful if you are returning your opponent's serve and you want to push it away from him. As the terms suggest, you push it away from your opponent , so your opponent cannot get to it. Basically you can do a forehand push, where you push using your forehand, or you can push with a backhand. It's very useful, with net shots in general, to hold the grip a little bit closer up the handle like this, because you typically get allot more control, even though a little less power. So you push like this forehand, and push like this backhand. Now Chibin is going to demonstrate your classic push shot. And as you will notice the whole purpose of the push shot, is to keep the shuttle low as possible, as long as you get it over the net. The moment you hit that shuttle to high, your opponent's going to smash it. So you want to keep it nice and low, and hit it close to the back of the court. And that's your classic push shot.

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    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.