This question was asked from another thread Practice footwork! But how to apply it? There are a couple of stroke moves depending on the situation. All descriptions for righthanders Let's take the situation moving from the base to the forehand rearcourt area taking an overhead stroke to play an overhead clear. base position: have your ready position with your feet astride but your right foot slightly forward. do the little hop, both feet must land on the ground simultaneously step back with right foot turning the bodysideways, and bring up arms to the bow-and-arrow position. do the sidestep movement to the corner. Probably needs two sidesteps. Play a defensive clear with the body/hip/feet rotation. Your right and left foot should be almost in a line perpendicular to the net after playing the stroke, the right foot being closer to the net. walk back to the base using left first then right leg. (no need to run - you played a high clear so have plenty of time) now hop to the base position with your feet landing simultaneously. Your feet should now be the same position as when first starting the movement. We call this the 3 step movement. ie to get to the corner, we needed to move our legs three steps, then to get back to base, we needed to move 3 steps. Note that this is to play a high clear form a high clear. This is the most basic movement. Other footwork to cope with attack clears by leaping sideways or playing defensive forecourt returns are different and need to be addressed later. If you think this basic movement is boring, I spent nearly two months of two sessions a week, two hours a session doing this movement, plus making my work colleagues think I was mad doing funny steps at work. I was learning the other rear court movement and forecourt movement as well. But it was all very boring and unspectacular. Tell you what though, it's really very tiring and actually builds up stamina. Our youth training scheme in HK for badminton actually spend the first 40 minutes of a two hour session just doing stretching and footwork exercises such as this.