Be Lightning Fast With Your Racket

Be Lightning Fast With Your Racket


Be Lightning Fast With Your Racket

It is very irritating when you cannot reach the shuttle on time even after trying your best and then, yet, be late for your next shot. Read our guide to improve your speed on the court.

Badminton is the title of the fastest racket sport in the world, and it is only natural that the sport will demand great speed and agility from you. When you cannot match the shuttle with rapid movements, you are bound to feel left out and always struggle to reach the shuttle. You might also end up feeling winded up soon and feel a great lack of stamina. The good news is that you can easily fix these issues with a few small changes in the way you play. You need to take the following things into account while working on your increasing your playing speed: 

  1. Using the proper badminton shoes: Using a proper pair of badminton shoes allows you to grip the court properly and move with confidence without worrying about slipping and injuring yourself. The correct amount of cushioning ensures that you neither lack support nor is your movement restricted by an excess of bulky cushioning. These shoes are also specially designed to allow confident lateral movement with lateral grips and a low centre of mass.
  2. Be on your toes: Badminton demands that you always stay on your toes so that you are never caught unprepared when you are required to explosively move forward at a moment’s notice. It is demanding on your calf muscles but once you get used to it, your muscles will be able to expect such movements and prepare in advance for sudden jolts of action. By using this technique, you will always be able to rush to the required spot at a moment’s notice.
  3. Keep a lowered stance: The split step is one of the basic footwork techniques that you should learn while playing. This amazing secret allows you to glide like professionals on the court. It minimised the wastage of movement, energy and time and is the quickest way to reach the shuttle. This refers to a small jump that you need to do just before your opponent strikes the shuttle to keep your body in motion and in anticipation.
  4. Split step for speed: The split step is one of the basic footwork techniques that you should learn while playing. This amazing secret allows you to glide like professionals on the court. It minimised the wastage of movement, energy and time and is the quickest way to reach the shuttle. This refers to a small jump that you need to do just before your opponent strikes the shuttle to keep your body in motion and in anticipation. 
  5. Keep your racket at the correct height: It is essential that you keep your racket at the correct height to ensure that you always are ready to take your shot. You should be holding the racket with a neutral grip and medium handle when waiting in anticipation.
  6. Warm up before your playing session: It is quintessential that you warm yourself up with dynamic exercises before you step foot on the court to play as you are not only risking an injury by failing to do so but also slowing down your reactions by maintaining your muscles in a state of rest. Develop a correct dynamic warm-up routine and always stick to it, every single day, to ensure that it flows naturally into your habit in a matter of days.

We are absolutely certain that if you follow these tips, you will be able to see a drastic difference in your performance and your agility and speed while reaching for the shuttlecock for taking your shot. An increased speed is bound to give your game a discernable boost.