How to Perform Forehand Service, backhand service and also return service in badminton correctly? In general, service techniques in badminton are carried out by directing the shuttlecock to the right, left, front or back of the opposing player. The thing that must be avoided when doing service is the position of the shuttlecock which is responsible and right in front of the opponent.
This is tantamount to suicide because then the opponent will be able to easily restore service and at the same time kill our movements. In providing service to badminton sports, there are 3 types of techniques, namely as follows:
How to Perform Forehand Service Technique
1) Short Forehand
Short service forehand technique means doing service using only a little force which results in the swing on the racket not too strong. When doing service with this technique, the shuttlecock's drop position will not be far from the net, and is in the area in front of the opposing player.
2) High Forehand
High forehand technique uses full power when doing service. As a result, the shuttlecock will fall very far from the net. The high service forehand technique causes the shuttlecock movement to soar high over the opposing player's body and then fall in the area behind the opposing player. Usually when doing this type of service with high forehand techniques, players strengthen their body position and stand a little more, by opening their legs to the width of their waist and side.
How to Perform Backhand Service Technique
The type of backhand service technique is slightly different from the two previous techniques. This backhand service technique is performed using moderate force and moderate swing (not too slow and not too strong). When doing service with the backhand technique, the foot position must be adjusted to which hand is holding the racket. If it is the right hand holding the racket then the right foot is in front and the left is behind.
Wrong / Prohibited Service:
- When hitting the shuttlecock, the position of the racket head is higher or parallel to the handle of the racket
- The position of the racket head is higher than the waist
- The position of the feet is above the center line (front line of own playing area)
- Left foot stepping
- Right foot steps when the shuttlecock has not been hit
- The movements of swinging a racket and hitting the shuttlecock are performed in a series of interrupted movements
- The service receiver moves when the shuttle has not been hit by the player who is doing the service
- When hitting the shuttlecock, the racket head must be below (lower) than the grip position of the racket
- When holding the shuttlecock, it should be positioned lower than the waist
- The left foot must be still (not taking a single step)
- Feet can move but still not lifted off the ground / floor
- Swinging the racket and hitting the shuttlecock must be done in one series
- The service recipient is only allowed to move when the shuttlecock has been hit by the player performing the service
How to Service Returns in Badminton?
Not only the procedures for performing service, service return techniques also need to be mastered in badminton. This service return movement can be done in various ways, namely dropshot and netting. The most avoided movement when returning service is the smash movement. This is because the shuttlecock movement in this service movement is not too strong / sharp, so if we do a smash the resulting smash is not sharp. And as a result, opposing players can easily return our smash, even in some cases it is the opposing player who will benefit from this because a weak smash will be rewarded with a very sharp smash. Until finally turning off our own game movements.
How about badminton lovers. That's a little knowledge about forehand service techniques, backhand service and how to return the correct service in badminton.