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Footwork to the forehand rearcourt

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Step out footwork

This pattern moves you directly to the forehand rear corner, using the shortest route and covering the most ground. It’s a safe option that will work when you’re under pressure. It’s also less tiring.

Jump out footwork

You can reach the shuttle early by jumping into the corner. It’s mainly used to intercept flat lifts or clears so you can play an attacking shot, often a smash.

Arc step footwork

The arc step takes longer than the other patterns for reaching the forehand rear court, but you get into a better position for hitting the shot.