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Serving

Serving article

This article may be old, but it contains topics we haven’t covered in our newer content yet, such as serving tactics and the forehand low/flick/drive serves.

The four types of badminton serve

There are four main types of serve in badminton: low, high, flick, and drive.

Backhand low serve

This series on the backhand low serve takes you through the technique, how to fix common problems, and how to practise the serve.

Flick serve

This series on the backhand flick serve takes you through the technique, how to fix common problems, and how to practise the serve.

High serve

The high serve sends the shuttle very high, so that it falls almost straight down and lands at the back of the service court. The purpose of this serve is to limit your opponent’s ability to play an attacking shot.

Backhand drive serve

The drive serve sends the shuttle fast and flat to the back of the service court. The receiver has little time to react, so you are looking for surprise and a weak response.