The more I observe and analyze my own game, the more I feel like it is the deep forehand corner which is the most difficult one to reach quickly and to hit consistent and solid shots from. In singles matches, it is that corner that puts the biggest pressure on me - and if I watch other players at an (european standard) intermediate to advanced level, almost all of them have more or less the same issue. Personally, I have noticed that my shots from that corner are a lot more loose than from other places on court which results in a significantly higher mistake rate (shuttle goes wide to the sides, hits the net or is easily "killable"). In general, I always feel that I am missing a lot of precision (length and direction) there and that the recovery to base position takes too long. I would like to start this thread to discuss what has to be taken care of in footwork and hitting technique to improve results from that corner. And to make a start, I'm going to focus on the sequence of the final step/lunge and then hitting the shuttle. Although this is basically a simple issue, I cannot recall that it has been highlighted specifically before. Or maybe it is just so self-evident that it's not even worth metioning. Anyway, here's an example taken from one of my own clips that demonstrates the problem: http://loopvideos.com/UTKMjHdLMjs?from=94&to=98 If you watch the final step/stroke sequence frame by frame (press pause and then the "." and "," keys), you can clearly see that the sequence was: 1) racket hits the shuttle -> 2) foot lands on the ground This causes two bad things: 1) shuttle is hit without solid foundation coming from the racket foot -> loose, powerless and inconsistent shots 2) slow recovery back to base position I have tried to switch the sequence to 1) step 2) stroke and the effect was almost immediate. I got a lot more control and power into the shots and felt a lot more in balance recovering for the following shot. Funny thing is that it didn't seem to have any negative effect on the timing and the shuttle height at impact. When I looked around during club night in the past weeks, I saw immediately that a lot of my club mates were making the exact same mistake numerous times so I thought that it will be worth to share that in here. And of course I'm looking forward to reading some more valuable tips from our BC-coaching team.