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Badminton-Backhand Low Service

January 23, 2020

Backhand Low Service Hello, I am Lee thanks for coming in this video I will demonstrate how to do low service backhand low service in doubles in doubles and mixed doubles also singles if a player have not got confidence in their service then difficult to be a winner because their mind will be there rather than making rallies and making tactics for the opponent so, its crucially important to have a solid big confidence in service I will explain one by one number 1 – how to hold the shuttle cock there are number of different ways in holding the shuttle cock the one, using two fingers on 1 feather or hold feather together like this its all depending on the way of a player in service in my view personally I like to hold the shuttle cock by using two fingers, thumb and second finger one feather hold like this and the other 3 fingers gently stretched rather than bending because if fingers are bent like that then it likely hit my racket so they let shuttle go too early which is not good for controlling the shuttle cock so, using 2 fingers, hold 1 feather 3 fingers gently stretched second important thing here the shuttle cock will be better to point about the knee angle rather than point the floor if the shuttle cock is pointing the floor like this then it will likely go upward which opponent can attack but if shuttle cock is pointing that way then because of the weight of the shuttle cock that will fly flatter like this big difference and then serve the feet position, some they do side by side like this some left foot forward, some right foot forward my personal opinion it really does not matter more important thing is after the shot be ready is more important at this moment, I don’t have clear reason why a player should put their feet side by side or right or left forward I don’t have any reason for that yet so, feet choose any way you are comfortable with ok, hold shuttle now put the shuttle away from the body because you need some room to make the movement now, how to hold the racket it will be better to hold the shorter grip rather than longer grip longer grip, its difficult to make flick its easier to use with shorter grip the thumb should be already lied there so they can use the power of fingers when they flick or they can use it when they do low service they can push little bit gently by the fingers so ready together and then the racket will go little bit backward my wrist rather than my arm if a player using their arm like this then its difficult to control it stay still here and use more wrist how to hit the shuttle cock push will be better, gently gently push rather than hit when they hit, its difficult to control difficult to make good accuracy gently back, and gently push in this way, push way shuttle will fly better way nice and flat way if you are tall player then it will be better to stay very close to the service line because you are tall, you can still make flat service but if you are little bit smaller then standing this close to the line will be not good idea because if you stay this close and when if you are smaller player like this it will go up way so opponent can attack it if you are small then its better to stay little bit further back so you have more flying distance which you can make flatter service and now, little bit more advanced service there is ‘T’ and there is corner personally it will be better to serve 7 or 8 serves to the ‘T’ and then may be 1 or 2 or 3 go to the corner because ‘T’ will be good, because flying time is shorter and opponents they don’t have good angle to attack but they do from the corner but some times this player should be able to make surprise corner service to do that this is the tip ready shuttle is straighted yeah from that side, if you see that shuttle is straighted like that and then if you serve like this shuttle will fly straight but in order to serve that corner from here to over there then you can turn your shuttle cock little bit side ways not when you are ready, like this because they can see it opponent can see what you are doing so, stay like this and then when you are making impact you turn your shuttle cock as well as your racket angle so the shuttle goes to the other side have a look slowly like this and then turn and hit it so shuttle goes that way ok now ready so, normal ready and then turn it ready turn service deceptive one more please if you do that your opponent will not be ready for the ‘T’ only he has to be ready for both ways which in order to make your opponent start slower from the other side you can, in this way from here to that corner you have to move your wrist little bit not straight forward you do that and then you change your angle that will be exactly the same but at the impact change it so its deceptive next one, the advanced in a way it can make some mistakes some top players they do that way their racket angle goes that way instead of vertical they do that and then they slice it they cut it from here to that way like that from here like this so it generates more spin have a look please, here from here slice it like this and some people they hold like that and they slice that way so on the move shuttle will little bit shakes which makes opponent difficult to return but remember most important thing in service is no mistake safe service will be the bests service rather than fancy and difficult service because as there is more difficulty for opponent in the other way there is higher possibility to make mistake most important things in having a good service is is the belief in your service when you serve please believe your service rather than afraid of opponent attack it does not matter what sought of technique and how much practice you do if you do that type of practice without your belief then the time will be wasted and there is no improvement can be made because, how? if you don’t believe there is no result so, does not matter how fast the opponent is as long as you do good flat service your opponent cannot attack it so, do believe in your service thank you


  • Reply Rey Caayao February 20, 2016 at 12:00 am

    thanks for this coach.

  • Reply sharif chowdhury February 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Good Job

  • Reply taha kassim February 24, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    i am the 444444

  • Reply Nahor February 25, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Thanks a lot Coach Lee….Your explanation helped me to come out of the confusion I had from a long time regarding service !!

  • Reply Crimbly Crimbo March 3, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I'm useless at serving, 50% of my serves just go into the net, makes it really frustrating because I know if I can get into rallies I can win but without being able to serve I will forever be crap, hope I can use this advice

  • Reply Neul Ha March 6, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    If I could, I would like to have 1 on 1 lesson with Coach Lee!

  • Reply Lucas T March 6, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    thanks for making this really helpful

  • Reply Pravakar Hazarika March 20, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    When I do backhand low service sometime the racket hits my palm and the shuttle does not go to the service court, what might be the reason?

  • Reply silvia046 April 5, 2016 at 11:05 am

    very well explained. thank you so much coach!

  • Reply Erick Chua April 6, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Thanks for the guidance, you explained it very well. So we can get your teaching very clearly..
    😀 😀

  • Reply Waqar Ahmed April 6, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Teacher Lee
    please guide how we can beat a taller player who have a good smash also. Please guide or share video

  • Reply Waqar Ahmed April 7, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks teacher Lee

  • Reply shoaib heesam April 9, 2016 at 4:05 am

    For it to be a proper doesn't it have to be under the waists?

  • Reply TheKingOfTailors April 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    👍🏻 умница ! Мастер !

  • Reply Gulamabbas Khimji April 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Hi LeeVery interesting videoFor a right handed player would it be ok if they forward their left foot in front to deliver the service.Kim

  • Reply Gulamabbas Khimji April 18, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Hi LeeI think I didn't get your replyFor a right handed badminton player is it ok when be serves he should put left foot in front.Thanks Kim

  • Reply Jagdish Dhaygude April 21, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Very helpful. Thank you.

  • Reply Samuel Koog April 27, 2016 at 6:08 am

    at school, i am starting badminton. this low service technique sure gets me many points, as other students cannot respond to any serve but the drive. easy points. thank you very much coach lee!

  • Reply larence nova May 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Coach Lee, if I am playing badminton in singles, I got tired very quick and then I can't play very well because I'm tired. What shall I do?

  • Reply Balaji May 6, 2016 at 3:04 am

    Coach Lee..thank you again for making me a better player. This is probably one of the best videos i have seen on serving technique! I used to move my whole arm on a backhand serve…now i know what to correct and will be trying to control the delivery of the shuttle.

  • Reply Black Goku May 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm


  • Reply Karl Létourneau May 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    coach, I'd like to know wich feet is placed on front when serving flick or long. For both side of the court please. Somebody told me that the feet side depends of either the serve is low or long. Thanks!

  • Reply Harish Kumar May 12, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    thank you very much,sir
    regards from india

  • Reply Davi Cardoso May 13, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Awesome informations!!!

  • Reply Jigar Patel May 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    hi coach, after doing this type of service wht move should i do first..? so i cn reach in last lobby if my opponent send shuttle in last lobby…?

  • Reply Ramu Viruthagiri June 4, 2016 at 5:26 am

    coach Lee, which grip is better? is it thin or thick?

  • Reply carl amapan June 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

    thank you so much for encouraging beliveyourselfyou said it god bless you for i m bless wd you tnks agin

  • Reply Gopi T June 28, 2016 at 11:07 am

    SIR Lee ,Thanks a lot, very good stuff for the people who cannot afford their children into coaching or for families who live far from coaching centres but still want to learn because of passion on the GAME this will sure help us all THANK YOU for efforts <3

  • Reply Gopi T June 28, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Sir after watching, your videos made us encourage our kids (3yr and 6yr) into the GAME we feel we have a great coach THANK YOU SIR

  • Reply Eter-nal April 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Coach, Can I change the direction of the service by moving my wrist at the last moment (while keeping the direction of my racket head downwards and serving below the waist)!

  • Reply Rahul Pansuriya April 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm


  • Reply pukhraj singh April 26, 2017 at 6:25 am

    Amazing video Coach Lee….i hv learnt alot from ur videos…..Thanks….Greetings from India.

  • Reply Charles Voo April 30, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Thank you Mr.lee i have learned alot from your videos,it really helps me to improve

  • Reply Parth Pratik May 8, 2017 at 4:09 am

    can u make a vedio on to do a flick serve ?????

  • Reply Vivek kumar May 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks Mr. Lee. Your videos are very useful.

  • Reply Jaakk0S May 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

    The "turn shuttlecock" service from right square to left seems like a good idea, I need to try that. But the one at 9:55 after that, where you change the racket angle, is unfortunately a service fault. The racket head is not pointing at downward direction. All 5 times, every service is fault.

  • Reply Dimple Mehta June 13, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Thank you Sir!

  • Reply Imran Baig June 13, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you Mr. Lee, I am new to badminton but i learned a lot from your videos.

  • Reply DEVESH PANDEY June 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I have gained a lot .
    thanks 👍👍

  • Reply singer 321 July 3, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you coach Lee. I did not know there was so much theory behind a short serve and definitely learned a lot. Is it better if we hold the shuttle cock flatter so that it is horizontal to the ground and shuttle pointing at our bodies (shuttle tip is 90 degrees from the ground), or more like your video where shuttle is pointing 45 degrees to ground? Thx!

  • Reply DR DAL SINGH July 13, 2017 at 4:44 am

    LEE sir You are awesome. I have learned to play basic badminton from your videos only, priceless sir. whenever i watch your videos and go for competetion i play my best. its so inspiring and informative Master LEE. a BIG Thank you

  • Reply Dennis Mangahas July 16, 2017 at 6:41 am

    thank you for teaching us😂can you please tell me what racket is the best and afordable for me im 13 years old and im playing badminton for 4 years

  • Reply Techy Prabhav July 22, 2017 at 8:59 am

    this really helped me too….. You are the best coach I have seen in my life…

  • Reply The Awesome ipadian August 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    How short people do it

  • Reply KaUr ArAn October 31, 2017 at 11:29 am

    what is the racket's name

  • Reply DURGA PRASAD November 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm


  • Reply Steffen Adamski November 23, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Awesome guidelines and explanations sir Lee, gonna try this out on next training. Greetings from Germany

  • Reply pat pat November 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Hello Sir Lee. I am from Sri Lanka. We appreciate your teaching. I am trying to self learning while watching your videos. Its so much helpfully to improve.
    Bless you !

  • Reply Ananya crafts World March 5, 2018 at 5:48 am

    This is good techinuqe sir lee u r best and i am from india

  • Reply Db Gurung March 5, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Very nice.

  • Reply tayyab amin March 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I am improving my backhand these days, but I feel pain in wrist & shoulder, what are possible causes, & how to overcome it.?

  • Reply Chi Tung April 8, 2018 at 7:15 am

    You have covered every detail … excellent instructions!

  • Reply Anay Khanderia May 13, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Sir, your videos show your passion for the game, and have really helped in polishing my technique. Thanks for doing this.

  • Reply Sujith Kaladharan May 30, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Is the follow through of the racquet a foul in back hand service

  • Reply Bhawna Choudhary June 2, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Sir Lee I am a fresh player in badminton which kind of serve should I do

  • Reply Naresh Baliga June 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I've always stayed away from serving backhand. This video was all that I needed to learn. Really good explanation and presentation. Thank you Coach!

  • Reply Begur Kailash July 18, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    super explanation. We need to practice the way he has shown the low service.

  • Reply Sridhar P August 31, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    if the shuttle cock hits the net during service is it fine or fault

  • Reply Lokinindi Chandan Prasad September 28, 2018 at 3:58 am

    Sir I face issue in lifting spin net drop or how to attack this shuttle if I am able to catch at net height . Can u help on this case

  • Reply Mar Phi October 6, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Thank you so much, coach Lee. I follow your instruction. Then I try this kind of service again. During the game, I lost 3-4 scores to my component. They came at the moment hitting the shuttlecock. Could you suggest me for it? Thank you for sharing this video.

  • Reply Abemo Ezung October 13, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Very digestive sir. Thank you sir

  • Reply xoss utuber November 12, 2018 at 12:37 am

    nice idea

  • Reply Charko Abdi January 17, 2019 at 8:47 am

    thanks coach lee

  • Reply Gtm Gtm January 20, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I'm newbie here pls explain rules of batminton score and serve ☺☺☺

  • Reply Tawhid Rahman February 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm


  • Reply Blah Goose February 27, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Very helpful indeed

  • Reply Daily Things April 21, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Seen lots of your videos and all are simple and perfect for a student. U have good teaching qualities sir

  • Reply sathish kumar August 8, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Hi Lee I am from India what a brilliant idea your teaching It is really sup !! I am learning Badminton by watching your video also I have suggested my friends to watch your channel .. Really good job !! Keep uploading more videos that would be very useful.

  • Reply Jeyanth Krishnan August 13, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Master Lee, thanks for all the videos. Can you talk about the positioning of the service hand? Should the elbow be locked? What position should the service hand be in?

  • Reply vasanth kuamar Jayaprakash August 16, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I hope those who play this game now without any kind of training Mr.Lee's videos must be their guidebook. I started learning from him. What about others?

  • Reply A'a Rony August 20, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    The type of service that you teach is too high.

  • Reply DxxD L0CKED September 12, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Isn't the push way a violation for serving too high?

  • Reply Zhe Wei Khor September 13, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Damn Master Lee has already been teaching the Sukamuljo serve before he himself was born

  • Reply Symmetry Engineering Sdn. Bhd. November 29, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Hello, teacher Lee,
    You has clear my doubt on backhand serve. Your advice on trusting your serve is so important and help me to serve much better now. Thank you very much.

  • Reply Anand Rao January 12, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Coach Lee. Great video, as always. Thanks for all your lessons. I have one question about the rules of backhand low service. I checked BWF rules at the link below, but I could not find an explicit answer to my question, could you please help?
    This is my question: Does time when racquet string hits cork of shuttlecork have to be EXACT same moment when fingers release the shuttlecock?
    I ask because I drop the birdie a fraction of a second in advance, and then play my backhand serve. And a fellow player claimed it is illegal because release and hit must not have any detectable time or spatial gap. Is this really true?! Thanks, in advance.

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