Improving Your Badminton Smash – Exercise 3

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’.



  1. BruceK April 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

    • Paul
      Paul April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm


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


      • BruceK April 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

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

  2. Jin December 16, 2010 at 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

  3. Ed April 1, 2010 at 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 !

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  5. Tim March 11, 2010 at 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! 😉

  6. badmintonphil March 11, 2010 at 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

  7. Tim March 10, 2010 at 7:35 am

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

    Thank you Paul!

  8. Samson March 10, 2010 at 12:40 am

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

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