How to do a Flick Serve in Badminton | BG Academy


Hi everyone. My name is Gerald and today we will be talking
about the flick serve. The flick serve is used in both singles and
doubles, and it’s used to catch unprepared opponents or opponents that are overly committed
to the low serve or the front shot. The objective of the flick serve is to put
your opponents in a very difficult position, where they are unable to place the shuttle
nicely, giving you the upper hand in the rally. The flick serve is not to be confused with
the high serve because the objectives of the shot are very different. The ready position for the flick serve is
exactly the same as the low serve, and if you haven’t checked the video out. Pause this video check the video out and come
back here. So for the ready position, the butt of the
shuttle must face the white tape and the ready position is similar to the low serve. The only difference is just before you serve,
you bring the shuttle forward so that the angle is different. And with the power of your thumb, and a little
bit of momentum from the wrist, you bring the shuttle to the back of the court. It goes all the way to the back. Ideally, your service should be about one foot
before the doubles service line, and for the height of the shuttle, it should be about… It should not be too high, it should be just
out of reach for your opponent, such that they would have to struggle in order to reach
for the shuttle. Because if it’s too low, they can actually
react and hit the shuttle down, so you do not want that to happen. You want it to be just out of reach. And the next thing you got to do is keep practising,
practice until it becomes very difficult to tell whether you are going to do a low serve,
or a flick serve. The concept is very simple, but the problem
a lot of people face is generating enough power as well as getting the right contact
point for the shuttle to fly far. So my advice(Again!) is to keep practicing,
practice until you get it. Let’s end off this clip with a demonstration
of the flick serve by Lin Dan. (A World Champion) Backhand service has a very big advantage, such
that besides serving low, you have an opportunity to do a flick serve. This will cause the opponent to be wary of
being too committed to the low serve. Hey guys! Thanks for watching my video and I kept this
video really short and I hope that this understanding of how the differences between the flick serve
and the low (high actually) serve would change the way you serve and, if you liked this video,
please! Help me share with your friends and subscribe
if you want to see more videos about different badminton techniques and let me know in the
comments down below what kind of techniques you want to learn so that I can best help
you. I wish you all the best to your smashing success
on the court.


35 Responses

  1. Chye Heng

    May 17, 2017 5:36 pm

    Way too long!! You had this thumbnail for so long on your short serve video for so long! Haha..gonna watch it later as I had problem flick serve consistently

  2. Robin Regi Thomas

    May 21, 2017 9:09 am

    Dude if u can introduce some examples from professional players videos it would be even bette

  3. Diane Williams

    May 24, 2017 4:53 am

    Watching the videos has improved my cross court drop shot, my opponents not expecting me to do it.

  4. Madara Uchiha

    August 13, 2017 8:20 am

    Bro, can you please do a 'How to return a low serve or flick serve' very appreciated if you do it!

  5. dqcruz32

    October 31, 2017 11:46 am

    goo job demonstrating a legal flick serve, shuttle below the waist (below enough not to get called a fault) racket head pointing in a downward position when you make contact with the shuttle good job, very bad job when you showed Lin Dan serve, if you slow down the footage to 0.25 Lin Dan serve is a fault racket not pointing in a downward position when he makes contact with the shuttle, the shaft of the racket is way to straight there has to be some downward angle on the racket when making contact with the shuttle.

  6. Rahul Vijayakrishnan

    November 10, 2017 10:50 pm

    question: really need your help regarding return of low service..where are the areas on the court that I must focus when returning my opponents serve?

  7. HC Tan

    January 7, 2018 12:08 pm

    Why do the referee often fault the long serve? Can the referee judge so accurately that the serve is above the waist?

  8. squizza28

    August 5, 2018 4:01 am

    Great videos! I'd like to see something on the attack / defence positions in doubles games. You will need 2 more friends though! 🙂


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