Improving Your Badminton Smash – Exercise 3

– Posted in: Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Training, Coaching Corner, Racquet Technique

This video provides an overview of the 3rd exercise outlined in my previous article ’3 Simple Tips To Increase The Power Of Your Badminton Smash’.


9 Comments… add one

Samson March 10, 2010, 12:40 am

Now I understand what your article was all about. Thanks for the video, Paul!

Tim March 10, 2010, 7:35 am

Yup, got the point now, too!!!
Sounds great! I’ll check it this evening on court…

Thank you Paul!

badmintonphil March 11, 2010, 9:36 am

Thanks Paul, I thought I was right, but this video confirms it, I was doing the corkscrew motion as well.

I thought my hand was relaxed until I thought about it during a game and I realised it wasnt as relaxed as what it cud have been. I definitely felt it improved my control and power when I tightening only on impact. Cheers

Tim March 11, 2010, 3:10 pm

I took a closer look at the smashes performed on our trainings session yesterday… For me, I’m doing a “half” corkscrew because my racket arm stops in front of my body and not on my left side… It feels quite interesting when focusing on your method :-)

I realized that there is even another technique on how to do a smash: must be the “windmill”… really scary! ;-)

Ed April 1, 2010, 9:30 pm

Indeed my cross court is better, I do the corkscrew too. I tried this, but it feels a bit awkward. When I smash straight, I tilt my racket head a little bit, makes it harder for my opponent to see where the shuttle is going to (I hope !).
THX so much for the tips, a video says more than a 1000 words !

Jin December 16, 2010, 11:15 pm

Just realised I also swing the racket from the side and not from straight. Definitely going to put this in practice tomorrow

BruceK April 4, 2012, 3:16 pm

Found another video that helps highlight the forearm and wrist over the full body swing/corkscrew.

Paul April 4, 2012, 3:25 pm


I’ve seen this video. Credit where it is due, this is a really good video.


BruceK April 4, 2012, 3:30 pm

Probably saw it where I pinched it from as I think you are on badmintoncentral too :)