hey, I was really bored at home yesterday so i decided to take a few pics and vid. of me swinging my racket around. Yes i know its in my backyard, but i couoldnt go to an actual badminton court. Anyways it wouldnt make any difference if it was indoors. I was wondering if u guys can spot any mistakes in my technique. Some things that i notice(im no expert though)from comparing my swing to that of a pro is that : 1. Im not swinging/reaching high enough 2. im not rotating at the hips enough 3. I am leaning back too much. 4. I am reaching to far out (away from my body) One thing that makes this video bad is that im not actually hitting a bird and in a real game situation where im not always in position. But when im bored, and I cant go play badminton (indoors of course) I just go in my backyard ans wing my racket to "perfect" my technique and strengthen my muscles. I just wanted to make sure that im practising the right technique and making bad habits. I have been playing for 1 year, and the problem i have (especially in singles) is my clears. They're just not going far enough. anyways here are the pics and vid.