Basic moving footwork in badminton, more observation and more learning is royal way.

One of main advantages of badminton is pace. A good pace will help you hit ball easily and well. There will be no nonsense in this section, just upload an animated picture!

1 initial step

This is a basic starting step. For next step, it is helpful to start with a small jump. Beginners can try adding a little jump before moving. Toes bounce slightly. Step about width of a racket, ready to move to catch ball.

2 pedal steps

The last step is common term for a step. Step forward and step to side. Steps should be as wide as possible. The toes must be facing direction of ball. Keep your center of gravity and knees stable. should not extend beyond toes.

3 in parallel

Simultaneous stride is most common pace of movement in regular badminton and is useful for moving evenly and quickly in one direction. Follow your footsteps and move fast.

4 steps

When right (left) foot takes a step forward (backward), back foot follows it, and then same foot takes another step in same direction, which is a step. Basically, to follow pace, pay attention to fast pace and follow quickly.

5 cross steps

Alternately move your left and right foot forward, sideways, or back in a cross step. Front cross with other foot in front and back cross with other foot in back. The first two patterns in picture above are cross step jumps, which are mostly seen when playing in backcourt with a high ball and when hitting the ball.

6 steps in frontcourt

Basic two-point frontcourt footwork with agile strides and combined with arm movements to recover ball or release net.

7 steps in backcourt

Retreating in backcourt emphasizes high and long pace of ball, take as an example right hand, turn right foot, turn body to right, take a step back with a parallel or cross step, hit high and long ball, and then return to middle with parallel or cross steps.

The above is basic badminton step training. Now let's look at application of steps in real combat.

1 doctrine of real combat operations in front field

Simultaneous steps (left foot first) step (two steps, right half square, surfing web)

Crossed step (left foot first) step (two steps, left half square, surf)

2 Practical exercises in midfield

Start step right (right half area)

Cross step forward (left half)

3 real combat lessons in backcourt

Parallel step (two steps, right half square, back)

Crossed step (turn body to side, step right foot forward) Change cross step (change left foot behind, right foot in front) (two steps, head area, back)

The above is basic pace of movement in badminton. Beginners can try to train at home or on court by following animation. Reasonable movement steps save not only a little physical strength!

It doesn't matter if you can't finish reading, bookmark it and study slowly when you have time. The pace doesn't just speak for it, but most important thing is practice on pitch. Come on, buddy, make a little bit of progress every day!

September 09, 2023