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How to Do a Badminton Backhand Overhead Clear Shot

Learn how to do a backhand overhead clear shot from New York City Badminton's Chris Awong in this Howcast video.

Transcript

While we are still on the topic of the clear, the next discussion is the backhand clear which for a lot of beginners and even intermediate players is a very difficult shot. It's very important that you hit the shuttle when it's either directly overhead or even possibly a little bit behind you it's okay as well. It's a rotation and not a wrist flick. So you want to rotate the shuttle and hit it like this. So Chibing is going to demonstrate the backhand clear. Notice that when he hits the backhand clear he is making contact with the shuttle when it's at the level of his head and perhaps even slightly behind his head and if you can look closely when he hits the shuttle with his racket, the racket head is flat against the shuttle and not at an angle. If you hit the shuttle at an angle you end up slicing the shuttle and losing a lot of power that way. And that is basically how you hit a backhand clear.

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