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1. Overhead clear

2. Overhead smash

3. Overhead drop-shot

4. Underarm drop-shot

5. Drive

6. Long serve

7. Short serve

8.Round smash

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There are many different shots in Badminton.


The first is the clear. This is used to send the shuttle high and to the back of the court and can be used as time to recover. However this can also set them up for a smash (ill get to that in a sec).

The second is the back hand clear. This is more difficult than the clear because it takes a bit more power and skill. If used right then it can send people to the back of the court and if you're sneeky, you could do it a cross-court back hand clear. This will send them running diagonally.

Then there is the drop shot. This is used when the shuttle is high in the air. Instead of smashing it down or clearing it this shot is sneaky because it is used to drop just over the net on their side. It is useful if you are not powerful enough to clear it from the back of your court to the back of theirs.

Then there is the smash. This is a killer shot. This is when the shuttl is high in the air and you send the shuttle downwards at the opponents court at fast speeds. This is the hardest shot because you need to have the accuracy of placement and the power for the speed. This shot is difficult to block. With this shot it is very easy to hit your net or the ground on your side of the court because you are aiming the shuttle downwards.

Then there is the simple backhand and forehand drives. These are good for sending your opponent running left and right.

Lastly there is the drop shot. This is can be a forhand or a backhand shot where you are at the net and you gently tap it over the net. It usually means that your opponent has to run forward to get it. Be careful not to be too light however.


First there is the simple lift to the back of the court. This sends them runnng back and they usually return it poorly. It is also good for preparing for the next shot. However it may also set them up for a smash.

There is the drop shot serve over the net. This shot aims to land on the line of the service box.

Finnaly thereis he sneaky flick serve. This looks lik it is going t be a drop shot serve. However you flick your wrist hard enough to send the shuttle hard and fast to the back of the court. This usually catches them by surprise. This is hard because you want to send it to the back of the court on your back hand without giving away what you plan to do.

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You want to try and play mid on the court, this will allow you to defend a smash but also return a drop shot. When I played, there were players who had amazing drop shot and I would have to dive out to return them. Playing closer towards the net really helps make that easier, but the person could really be a smasher. My team mate used to drop shot once or twice to fool the other players into thinking that was his strength and then he would continue smashing the birdie. So my tip is to read the opponent, see what he does in the first couple of point and position yourself accordingly.

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Overhead clear smash jump smash drop shot drive net shot slice serve (low serve, flick serve)

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when defending in badminton players usually play side by side when attacking players play front and back

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They are four types of shots played in badminton. These are the drop shots, clear shots, drive shots, and smash shots. It takes time to learn of these shots and when to use them.

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