|OK, by now you've probably developed your own
style of hitting the shuttle, probably whatever you've found works for
you. Now it's time to change your style. Most likely, if you
came from the old school of training, you were told to use your wrist.
Unfortunately that is not the right way to do it .
Hold the racket in the
forehand position, with the
correct hand grip.
Pull the racket back in the direction of the arrow,
turning your forearm as you do so. You should now be able to see the
underside of your forearm. You should also be able to feel the side
muscles in your forearm tightening. Quickly swing the racket in the opposite direction.
This is the primary action you should use.
When using the forearm-technique for overhead shots, you
should lead with your elbow (ie. as you turn your body to hit the shot, your racket-elbow
comes up, followed by your forearm turn). Your arm will swing forward
and your body will follow-through for maximum power transfer.