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Net shots

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Net shots: the basics

Net shots are played from the front of the court, gently over the net into the front part of your opponent’s court.

Net shots: controlling the racket angle

Control the racket angle by using your wrist and fingers correctly. This gives your net shots better touch, and helps you play them from higher up.

Net shots: keep an angle at the wrist

Some players line up the racket with their forearm. This is a problem.

Net spin

Spinning the shuttle makes your net shots harder to return.

Cross-court net shots

Cross-court net shots send the shuttle along the net, from one end to the other.

Overhand net shots

Overhand net shots are where you approach with the racket above the hand.

Simple net deceptions

Here are some simple methods of applying deception to your straight net shots.