Seven Types of Shots


A "shot" refers to the action of hitting the shuttlecock with the racket in an attempt to make it cross over the net and land on the opponent's court. There are SEVEN types of shots in badminton: serve, clear, drop, lift, drive, smash, and net. These shots are used strategically during a game to outmaneuver and outscore the opponent.



The drive shot is a hard, flat shot that travels parallel to the ground. It is an attacking stroke that sends the shuttlecock flat and fast over the net, with the aim of putting pressure on the opponent's defense and creating opportunities to win points. The drive shot is usually used in response to a high clear or a defensive lift shot from the opponent.



To execute a drive shot, the player should use a fast and powerful swing to hit the shuttlecock with a flat trajectory over the net, aiming for the opponent's weaker side or their body. The drive shot is usually hit with a forehand grip, but can also be hit with a backhand grip.

The drive shot requires good timing, power, and accuracy, as it is an attacking stroke that aims to penetrate the opponent's defense and create opportunities to win points. The player should aim to hit the shuttlecock with speed and precision, making it difficult for the opponent to return the shuttlecock with a strong and accurate shot.

The drive shot can be either a cross-court drive or a straight drive, depending on the situation in the game. A cross-court drive is used to move the opponent away from their strong side, while a straight drive is used to put pressure on the opponent's weaker side.

A skilled player should be able to execute the drive shot effectively to keep the opponent on the defensive and to create opportunities to win points. However, the drive shot should be used with caution, as it can also create opportunities for the opponent to counter-attack if not executed properly.