Welcome back to expertvillage.com. Now what we are going to do is learn the proper way
doing a short serve backhand. First off we are going to do learn how to do the stance.
We need to make sure the right foot will step forward. Since I'm right handed, that is my
gripper hand. Like we always start we ever your racket is the right foot is there. So
for left handers it would be the other way, which is left foot forward racket forward.
Now we need to make sure once we step forward our weight, our shift of weight needs to go
forward also. Some of the players is what they do is push back, go sideways, and go
the other way, which makes them in a bad position. They would not have control of the bird. We
need to make sure that our thumb is in the high grip, and in the back hand position were
the thumb is flat in the head of the racket. We need to remember the thumb is very important
to the throw in doing a shorthand serve. We need the thumb action. We do not need the
arm action in doing the serve. All we need is thumb action and a little bit of a wrist
action. On serving we need to make sure also that the head of the racket should not be
higher then the waist line. If you go higher than the waist line, the tendency would be
a foul or you would not have control of the bird. In the racket the racket head should
not be higher then your wrist. Need to be diagonal and lower half of the head slower
in your waist line. You got to make sure you are holding the bird with your index finger
and your thumb this way. It should not be this way with the whole hand. Just the index
finger and the thumb pinching the feathers of the bird. You got to make sure that the
target needs to be in the sweet spot, which is the center target of the racket. The bird
should not be here, or should it be here, or should it be here need to be in the sweet
spot. As you notice, I'm only moving my thumb and my wrist.