How to Do Badminton Footwork Drills

Learn badminton footwork drills from New York City Badminton's Chris Awong in this Howcast video.


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Another popular training drill is footwork and this is very useful. Especially if you don't have someone to practice with. You can do this on your own. As I mentioned briefly before, there are two ways to improve your game in badminton. Learning how to move efficiently and effectively. And learning how to hit the shuttle properly. Essentially, you want to start off close to your base. And your base should be somewhat between the base line and the net. Maybe a little bit close to the net. And you want to practice moving towards the four corners of the court. So also important, if you're right handed like me, to lead with your dominant leg. In this case my right leg. So I'm just going to show you movements to the four corners of the court. Forehand net shot. Come back to the base. Backhand net shot. Come back to the base. Forehand rear court. Come back to the base. Backhand rear court. Again, I'm going to do it a little bit faster. Continuous motion. Remember; always come back to the base. Keep those knees bent so you're ready to move in any direction. And that's your basic footwork drill.


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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.