Footwork Skills – Left Side I would like to show you the steps from base to left side, steps there are 4 different types of footwork from base to there number 1 shuttle goes very deep because shuttle is near the line this one cannot be used can’t reach it therefore this one has to go so first step where bang you go hit and you have little time hit, recover and then ready again so 4 steps 1 2 3 4 if you have time ok with shuttle ready 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 now if you are under pressure you are late then it can be done 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 now shuttle comes near you not far you do not need to move this one because it takes time when shuttle comes near this one can go now the first step is where is same where smash comes, left hit ready ready 1 2 3 4 ready fast 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 ready or if you have long legs you can do 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 I prefer 4 1 2 3 ready 4 steps is most dynamic more balanced more ready number 1 right foot 4 steps lower racket center go 1 2 3 ready go 1 2 3 ready with shuttle lift please 4 steps low 1 2 3 ready 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 excellent now second step 1 2 3 under pressure no time for recovery then 1 2 3 show me slowly go 1 2 3 yes same 1 2 – 1 2 3 4 1 2 – 1 2 3 4 5 next one is using the left foot because shuttle is near his body 4 steps 1 2 3 4 show me lower go 1 2 3 ready lift go 1 2 3 ready 1 2 3 push off 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 well done last one 1 2 3 left foot slowly without shuttle ready go 1 2 ready ok ready 1 2 – 1 2 3 4 1 2 – 1 2 3 4 5 my favourite shot is 4 steps in both ways that gives you more momentum and always already be ready and give better balance ok again 4 steps right foot first sharp go 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 5 ok that’s what I like now if you have to use your left foot still 4 steps show me 1 2 3 4 ready go 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 – 1 2 3 4 because the steps broken down small his balance is better and his timing is better and he is always ready to go but if the player make big steps then more likely they can caught out and more likely they have to have demanding movement because its big one step movement in my view more steps is better than less steps because more steps means the player can get to the shuttle more accurately with better timing less steps there is the chance the timing can go off the balance can be lost