A detailed explanation of ten basic footwork in badminton so that you can improve your footwork.

1. Footwork

1. Basic footwork includes: stepping, kicking, stepping, stepping, jumpingetc

2. Footwork when moving around court: This is way you move around court. As a rule, it starts from center of field and, depending on direction of movement, is divided into surf, retreat and double-sided footwork. ) consists of several main links. For right (left) handed players, last step when hitting ball is usually with right (left) foot in front, and left (right) foot is always close to center, to center of court.

Second, start

From position of preparing to catch ball in center of person to position of hitting ball is called start.

The beginning is premise of all kinds of steps. Only by starting quickly will you be able to quickly get to work. It can not only achieve a higher hitting point, gain time initiative, but also perform various hitting techniques better.

3. Mobile

1. Movement: Basically refers to method of movement from center position to striking position.

2. The basic movement steps are: steps, crossings, small steps, parallel steps, footsteps, footsteps and jumpsetc.

Fourth step

When right (left) foot takes a step forward (or back), back foot follows it, and then same foot takes another step in same direction, which is a step.

Steps are commonly used to adjust stride distance. The steps are fast, small in scope and full of explosive power, are starting steps from static to mobility and transitional link in transition between high and low center of gravity, play role of transitional steps between attack and defense. .

Five, cross step

Alternately move your left and right foot forward, left and right, or back in a cross step. Front cross with other foot in front and back cross with other foot in back. The lateral step tends to recede more when balls are played in backcourt.

Six small steps

Smaller intersecting steps are called small steps. Because stride is small and cadence is high, it is usually used at beginning of a start or a back turn.

Seven, step by step

When right (left) foot moves forward (or backward) one step, left (right) foot immediately moves one step towards right (left) heel, and then right (left) foot moves forward (backward) one step , called parallel stride, there are large parallel strides with a low center of gravity, small parallel strides with a high center of gravity, and parallel strides moving in all directions.

Note: step and step can be used in combination with other basic steps to complete a movement. Pitch and stride can play role of acceleration, center of gravity adjustment, pitch adjustment and direction change. It plays role of a transitional step between attack and defense, and correct and skillful use of stepping and parallel steps is key to accelerating footwork speed and flexibility.

Eight, kick and turn

With one foot as pivot, other foot is used to kick back or forward.

Nine walking

In last step of movement, when left (right) foot is vigorously pushed back, right (left) foot takes a large step towards ball, which is called kick and step.

It is mainly used to hit ball into net, and is also often used when moving ball around two corners of bottom line of backcourt. It can be taken a step forward, backward, left or right, or it can be a big step or a small step.

Grid spacing can be used as an offensive or defensive move. But a long step with a low center of gravity is for protection.

Ten, jump forward

The footwork in taking off and hitting ball in air is jumping step.

It can be divided into two types: one is jumping with lead foot (or both feet) when catching ball in net, or moving to both sides for a surprise attack; when hitting a high ball, use your right foot (or both feet) to break ball as you jump to highest point.

To gain time, aim for heights. The take-off step is basis of backcourt technique and high-altitude technique.

September 19, 2023