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15 Badminton Trick Shots To Win More Rallies

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Badminton is all about applying different techniques and strategies to your game.

But you should know how and where to use them to make the shots more effective.

Therefore, here in this post, we will discuss some deceptive or trick shots which surprisingly help you win a rally.

Deceptive shots are usually performed to slow down your opponent, make your opponent run across the court, or trick your opponent.

Lin Dan and Tai Tzu Ying are some top players worldwide who have inspired many players to learn and apply these shots.

It allows you to pressure your opponent during the match, which can be an advantage.

So let’s begin with the article:


15 Badminton Trick Shots

Now take a look at these effective trick shots, that you can play during the match:

Net Surprise

Net surprise is one of the best trick shots performed in singles.

While performing a net surprise, you pretend to your opponent that you will hit the shuttle high.

For which you need to move slightly forward.

After seeing this move, your opponent will expect a lift or a push from you.

But you will go for a straight net drop.

This move will confuse your opponent and only allow him to reach the shuttle in time.

Remember: This shot is quite tricky, but to perform it, you require excellent concentration power and a good sense of assuming things, making this shot more effective.

To understand better, check out the video given below:


Deceptive Net Drop Shots

Before discussing this shot, let me inform you what deception stands for:

Deception refers to illusion.

In other words, a fake shot is played to confuse your opponent.

And this net drop shot is also performed to mislead your opponent.

While performing this shot, you need to hold the shuttle high.

And pretend your opponent, like you, will perform a high offensive lift.

You need to miss the shuttle when the opponent is expecting a hit.

Then move your racket smoothly around it and perform the net drop shot.

To understand better, check out the video given below:


Fake Backhand Clear (Lin Dan Trick)

Fake clear is one of the basic shots preferred by professional badminton players.

It is quite tough for beginners and intermediates to master.

The clear backhand shot is usually performed when the back side of your hand is facing towards the shuttle.

And it is one of those high shots where the shuttle lands near the backline of your opponent’s court.

While performing this trick shot, you must pretend to your opponent that you will perform a backhand clear.

But instead, you miss the shot and hit it before it lands on the court.

And this is how you fake a backhand.

So, if you want to perform this shot like a professional, then check out the video given below:


Net Drop Behind the Back Cross Court

Before discussing this amazing trick shot, let me explain what drop and cross-court shots are.

Cross court shot is where the shuttle is hit crosswise the net.

Drop shot refers to a one-shot performed low and helped land the shuttle near the net.

Now coming to our tricky net drop behind the back cross-court shot.

While performing this shot, keep your racket parallel to the ground and bring your racket close to the shuttle as you do in every other shot.

When the shuttle comes too close, get a bit side on it by bending your arm and losing the grip.

And then hit the shuttle, making it travel cross court and land near the net.

To understand better, check out the video given below:


Fake Smash 

If you want to perform a fake overhead smash, hold the badminton racket with the help of a forehand grip and get into your attacking position.

This move will make your opponent assume that you will perform a straight smash.

But then you have to miss the shot and quickly change your grip and hold the racket with the help of the backhand grip.

And then hit the shuttle cross-court before it touches the ground.

He thought it would confuse your opponent and land the shuttle on the other side of the court.

If you want to learn this shot, then check out the video given below:


Cross Court Net Drop (Racket Flip)

Cross-court net drop shot is one of the complicated trick shots the players on the court commonly prefer.

All you need to do is move your racket near the sideline and then miss the shuttlecock.

It will seem like you will perform a net drop to your opponent.

Then quickly flip your racket with the help of your thumb and pointing finger.

And then hit the shuttle in the cross-court direction.

Also, remember that you must be forming a triangle shape between your racket head, arm, and wrist while hitting the shuttle.

It will amaze your opponent and help you to score a point.

If you want to know more about this trick shot, then check out the video given below:


Hit through the Legs (Cross Court)

To perform a cross-court badminton trick shot, you need to improve your hand and eye coordination, as it requires a lot of focus and stability.

So to perform this shot, you have to open up your legs and pretend like you are going to perform a high lift of net shot.

When the shuttle comes near you, you need to rotate your forearm, tighten your grip, and bring your racket from high to low.

Then try to get closer to the net and shuttle to hit it in the cross-court direction.

While your all focus must be on the shuttlecock.

To learn this trick shot, check out the video given below:


Deceptive Smash Return

You must keep your racket arm straight when performing a deceptive smash return.

Do not tighten your grip; keep it relaxed for better control.

Hold on to your attacking stance.

It will pretend your opponent is like you are going to perform a smash.

But when the shuttle comes near, make a backhand lift and rotate your racket.

And then suddenly slice the shuttle cross court.

It will confuse your opponent, and you can get an advantage to win the rally.

To understand this shot better, check out the video given below:


Reverse Slice Backhand 

If you are willing to perform a reverse slice backhand, then you must keep a few points in your mind:

Keep your elbow away from your body and face it towards the ceiling.

While the backside of your hand must be facing towards your face.

And pretend like you are going to hit the cross-court drop.

So keep rotating your racket like you do while performing a backhand drop.

Then hit the shuttle to the inner side of the opponent’s court.

And surprise him by hitting the shuttle straight.

To learn this trick shot, check out the video given below:


360 Degrees Forehand Lift

Three hundred sixty-degree forehand lift trick shot is one of the comical shots in this entire post.

If performing this shot, you need to focus on your upper body compared to the lower body.

All you need to do is place your left leg behind and your right leg forward.

Then slightly spin your body, making you turn your back towards the net.

While sprinting, place your right foot to the side and point it backwards.

Then hit the shuttle precisely and try to time the racket movement with the shuttle.

Warning: If you have long hair, ensure they do not come on your face while hitting the shuttle. Or else you can face some severe injuries.

If you want to learn this trick shot, check out the video given below:


Low Serve Trick Shot

Now let’s discuss how low serve trick shot is performed:

Hold the shuttle normally like you do while performing a low serve using your thumb grip.

Pull your arm slightly backwards while you drop the shuttle.

Then perform an inwards forearm rotation from an outside angle with the forehand side of the racket.

It will move the shuttle cross-court while your opponent must be willing for a straight serve from your side.

Such a tricky shot can help you to win a point.

And if you want to learn how to play this shot, then you can check out the video given below:


Forehand Spin Serve (Around the Net)

Forehand or crazy spin serves as very easy trick shots to master but slightly tricky to handle.

To play this shot, you only need to hit the tip of the shuttle with a top spin from the direction you want to serve.

Then change the angle of the shuttle and point it outwards.

While hitting the shuttle, tighten your grip.

Then hit the shuttle with a lot of spins.

Also, you can even indulge in more power while hitting the shot.

But remember, this service is performed just for fun.

This kind of service is not legal in real or international tournaments.

To know more about this shot, then check out the video given below:


Behind the Head Trick

Behind the head is the toughest badminton trick shot here on this list.

It might take you months to master this shot.

You must hold the racket with your forehand grip if you want to trick your opponent with this shot.

Then get into your defensive stance.

And pretend your opponent like you are about to hit the shuttle straight to his court.

But then miss the shuttle and pull back.

Without turning your head, continue moving forward but move your arm backwards and hit the shuttle behind the head.

It will surprise your opponent and move the shuttle across the court.

You can also indulge your wrist power while hitting the shuttle.

But it would help if you waited for the right time to let the shuttle come closer and pass you.

And to master this trick shot, you must practice a lot, especially under the supervision of a coach.

So if you want to learn more about this amazing trick shot, check out the video given below:


Crazy High Serve

To trick your opponent with a crazy high serve, hold the racket with the help of a forehand grip.

And pretend like you are going to perform a normal high serve.

But rotate your arm outwards while approaching the shuttle.

Also, switch to the thumb grip from the forehand grip.

Then hit the shuttle with a topspin.

And this will amaze your opponent who is waiting for a high serve.

But you end up with a flat serve.

To understand better, check out the video given below:


Serve Return Trick Shot

Serve return is one of the most tricky badminton shots.

It is a simple trick but is quite hard to master.

All you need to do is hit the edge on the racket.

It allows the shuttle to move straight towards the opponent’s court.

But your opponent will be willing for a high lift or clearance from your side.

And it will not allow him to recover fast, which can be an advantage for you.

To understand better, check out the video given below.


Final Words

These were some of the commonly used trick shots by the badminton players, which helped them mislead their opponent and easily win a rally.

Although some are very simple and funny, the others are slightly tough to master.

You must also improve your concentration and assume the power to perform these trick shots.

But it would help if you waited for the right time to execute these shots.

And in case you have any problems or doubts regarding this post, then feel free to ask us or pin them up in the comment section below.

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