Hello, I am quite fresh to tournament badminton and I am trying to bring my game to the next level. Therefore I study different literature. It can be difficult to find the correct info, because different people say different things. Consequently I still have trouble understanding the split step and the general starting to a corner. I came across this article. The paragraph starts with: "the most important part". https://books.google.de/books?id=wT...v=snippet&q="the most important part"&f=false The following questions arose: Alignment of the feet up-and-back (Fig 3.44 b): The author mentions the back forth stance is used when the opponent is forced to do a clear/drop. I was always under the impression this stance is only used when i play a net shot. Maybe thats what the author meant. Thoughts? Fig. 3.44b shows this back forth stance, but shouldnt the right foot be in front if i am a right hander? From this base position a split step should be used: So in a parallel stance I dont use a split step? You always complete the split step by coming out with a small jump to one foot...: So I read about this counter movement before but it was never explained together with the split step. The countermovement is supposed to enhance the quickness at the start. But when watching professional players I dont recall them ever using this technique. Most of the time i see them in a parallel stance, then doing a split step and ending up in again in a parallel position. Also this technique isnt explained in any youtube videos about footwork. Whats up with that? I would also be happy to hear suggestions on other, maybe more up to date literature, either in German or English. Maybe there are more ressources about this topic. Also I am especially interested in single strategies. Thanks in advance.