Can you fake a serve in Badminton? Why?

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The server must position the racket below his waistline and deliver the serve once the server and receiver are in a position to begin the rally.

The badminton serve must be delivered with ONE upward stroke by the server. This means you only have one shot at hitting the serve. The serve must also be performed with your racket swinging upward. If not, it is considered a foul.

The service is said to be “delivered” when your racket swings forward in an upward direction.

Fake serve

A service fault occurs if the point of contact with the shuttle is not below the server’s waistline.

You are not allowed to make fake movements while delivering the badminton service according to the badminton service rules. You must hit the shuttlecock once you begin swinging your racket forward.

You can’t do a fake serve but you can follow certain other shots to surprise your opponent.

Concept of Trick Shot

A trick shot is essentially a shot in which a player pretends to hit in one direction and then changes direction at the last possible second to deceive the opponent. Chipping is deceiving his helpless opponent by pretending to hit the shot out straight and then hitting it cross-court at the last possible moment.

Man serving cork

The trick shot is unquestionably one of badminton’s most advanced shots, and mastering it takes many years of practice. That’s one of your many different kinds of trick shots.

Concept of Flick serve

You can also use the “fake” low badminton serve to deceive your opponent (deceive your opponent to expect a low serve). Your opponent will most likely expect a low serve if you stand in a low serve position.

You can also use the “fake” low badminton serve to deceive your opponent (deceive your opponent to expect a low serve).

Your opponent will most likely expect a low serve if you stand in a low serve position. However, if you press your thumb and flick your wrist harder, the shuttlecock will fly HIGH and toward the back of the court!

Boy with racket and cork

Conclusion

Reading this article you must have got the answer to your questions. You are not allowed to make fake movements while delivering the badminton service according to the badminton service rules. You must hit the shuttlecock once you begin swinging your racket forward.