What is footwork?
Badminton is known as a vigorous sport that requires quick movements on court. Footwork means leg movements on court and the more graceful a player is, the more smoother his/her movement will be.
Why is footwork important?
a) Provides superb speed and agility to enable players to move around the badminton court swiftly and return every shuttlecock easily.
b) Provides sufficient reaction time for the next oncoming shot
c) Allows you to conserve strength by reducing unnecessary steps
What are the basic footwork?
Always remember that the base (starting point) is usually at the centre of the court (either left or right side). This position is most ideal as it allows the player to get to where the shuttle lands with the least amount of footsteps. By doing