How to make a good hook in front of a badminton net, just remember these 5 points

When it comes to how to handle ball in front of net, many golfers only pick ball or just put ball into net. Try some tricky tricks. Today I want to share with you a beautiful hook in front of mesh.

The diagonal hook is applicable to both active and passive situations because most common ball path and awareness in badminton is to catch a straight line, while diagonal hook is a diagonal hit. A diagonal hook in front of net emphasizes feel and stealth. A beautiful hook in front of net can instantly confuse an opponent's steps and ruin him.

1. Fundamentals of Diagonal Movements

There is a right hook and a left hook. Now let's take right hook as an example.

Basic movements: light grip on right (three fingers down, thumb next to middle finger, index and middle fingers apart), move to back of ball, extend arms parallel to shoulders (outward as much as possible ) stretch), toes are extended outward, and index finger applies force for internal rotation (hold racket firmly at moment of effort), hits lower right side of ball head and hooks ball in front of diagonal net.

Front Hook

Front hook extension

If ball is closer to net, point of impact is high [basic position], and it is in an active situation, use racket with a forward and downward slope, and angle of cut of ball support may be greater, and forearm should be pulled back. Thus, he is closer to net, speed of ball is higher, and threat is greater.

If ball is far from net and point of impact is low [low arm position], in a passive situation, force of hitting ball with racket pointing forward and up is higher.

2. Precautions for Marking Diagonal Corners

(1) Tempo should move behind ball, not sideways

(2) The point of impact is on side of ball, not directly below it

(3) When ball is close to net and point of impact is high, arm retraction is required; when ball is far from net and point of impact is high, there is no need to retract arm; There should be more upward force on surface of racket.

(4) The preparatory action for hitting ball must be same as for rubbing ball in front of net. Keep sequence of actions so that opponent cannot understand it

(5) Needs more practice to master hook

3. Practice Diagonal Sweeping

(1) Ball delivery style: one person throws ball while other practices;

(2) Mutual practice: both sides stand in front of diagonal net and cling to each other.

4. What to do if enemy hooked opposite corner

Amateurs rarely have quality hook strikes. As a rule, ball has already passed through net when it flies to center. Try to throw as early as possible, and force can be very small, but you must remember this in advance and be fast.

If your opponent's diagonal hook is good, you can hit ball. If you are confident enough in your frontcourt skills, you can also return hook to your opponent.

If you're more passive, you can push off or choose a backcourt.

In short, most important thing for defending against an opponent's diagonal hook is your awareness. After setting net, you should return to your position and look at front of net. As for how to catch it, you need to judge by quality of opponent's ball.

September 27, 2023