In badminton, learning how to serve is crucial, and you’ll need a variety of serves in your arsenal to win rallies. You’ll learn how to execute the perfect high serve in badminton in this article.
With a good-quality low serve, you can do pretty well. You don’t want to do it all the time, though. This will aid your opponent in anticipating the return and preparing for it. So, in order to make your opponent’s life more difficult, you should vary your serves from time to time. Learning how to execute a flawless high serve will be extremely beneficial in this regard.
Let’s get started learning how to execute the perfect badminton high serve.
In badminton, what is a high serve?
A high serve is one in which you want the shuttle to land on your opponent’s back end of the court. The high serve player stands in the service court’s front corner and serves the shuttle high, long, and diagonally so that it reaches the back end of the opposing court.
Please keep in mind that these images only show how to execute a high serve in the singles format of the game. There will be no side-boxes in doubles, and there will be a service box at the back of the court. As a result, you must strike the shuttle just in front of the box in the corner. Take a look at the image below to get a better idea.
This service is most commonly used in badminton singles, particularly in women’s singles. During singles play, we can effectively use the high serve to move the opponent to the back-end of the court, thereby opening up his court.
Players frequently use the low serve in the doubles format of the game because it is more difficult to attack a low serve than any other serve. You can, however, use a high serve to surprise your opponent and prevent him from anticipating your low serve.
I hope you’ve grasped the concept of a high serve in badminton. Now, let’s look at how to properly execute a high serve.
What Is The Best Way To Do A Perfect High Serve?
Let’s look at how to properly execute a high serve.
- Hold the shuttle with its head facing the ground near the front corner of the service line (2-3 steps behind the line).
- Stand on one side of your body, with the side of your body facing the net.
- With one hand, let go of the shuttle and swing the racquet upwards with the other.
- When you do this, your back leg must naturally lift up with your toes on the ground.
- Complete the follow-up and return in a position to expect a response.
- I hope you grasped the fundamental concepts. Watch the following video to get a better understanding of the process.
Why Should You Learn To Serve High?
In badminton, knowing how to execute various serves is crucial. Depending on the game situation and opponents, you can use different serves. You can easily play a mind game with the opponent and beat him/her in the rally if you have the perfect serves to send to the opponent.
A high serve is an excellent option to use, particularly when playing singles. As you can see in the video above, attacking a high serve landing vertically can be difficult. In the doubles game, you can also use a high serve on occasion.
If your high serve isn’t perfect, your opponents will most likely attack you, costing you valuable points. As a result, it’s best to put in some practise time and make your serve as precise as possible.
Now, let’s look at how you can improve and perfect your high serve.
What Can You Do To Improve Your High Serve?
We all know that perfecting any shot takes time and effort. If you want to perfect your high-serve, you’ll need to put in a lot of practice time. After you’ve completed the practice, try using the serve in a game situation.
You may not get the high serve right at first, and your opponent may smash it into your court. However, with practice and perseverance, you will be able to improve your shot.
One piece of advice I have for you when doing the high serve is to aim for your opponent’s backhand corner. Because most people’s backhands are weak, it will be difficult for them to attack you when you place the shuttle in their backhand area.
If your opponent isn’t very good at hitting smashes from the back end of the court, the high serve can be very effective against them. If your opponent’s smashes are particularly strong (usually tall players), don’t use the high serve very often. Instead, serve them with a low serve.
What Is The Best Way To Return A High Serve?
In badminton, you’ve mastered the high serve. However, it is also necessary to discuss the opposing viewpoint. What if you receive a perfect high serve and want to return it in the best possible way? Let’s take a look at how you can return high badminton serve.
If your opponent’s high serve is weak, you can obviously take advantage of it and play an attacking shot. If your opponent serves a high-quality serve, your goal should be to get behind the shuttle as quickly as possible.
Try to make quick decisions and follow the shuttle’s path to catch up to it. Do not waste time by moving in a haphazard manner. Quickly move your body and get behind the shuttle.
Position yourself to play the shot you want once you’ve gotten behind the shuttle. You’ll have more time to settle down and hit the right shot if you move quickly.
Once you’ve hit the shot, complete the follow-through and return to your starting position to prepare for the opponent’s return.
You don’t want to hit a weak high serve and get smashed by your opponent, so mastering a high serve is crucial. I hope you found this article helpful in learning how to serve a perfect high serve.