I've taken up coaching again but this time it is with a willing girl that will try her very best! She has played badminton for roughly 2 years now. She is quite good, but she wants me to help her get better. She has what many young girls playing badminton lack, speed, stamina, and the ability to hit overhead and underhand shots, but she lacks (IMO) the true fundamentals which are technique and footwork. I will start with her footwork. From the centre of the court, she will do crossovers to get to one corner, taking a total of 5 steps to get there. I show her how to do it with side-stepping (shuffle) and she can do it in 2 steps during drills, but in games or when under pressure, she reverts back to her old ways. So footwork is a big issue here because in games, she tends to tire herself out or not get to the shuttle in time and whatever I try to teach her she goes back to her bad habits eventually. The second problem is a bigger concern, her technique, especially with overhead shots. Although I did say she had the basics of this, she still has some bad habits from prior learning. Her arm is bent INWARDS when doing overhead shots, which are reducing her clearing/smashing power (her elbow is bent as she plays an overhead shot). She puts more effort/power into her stroke instead of trying to correct it, and the thing that worries me is that when she does that, she actually trying to correct her stroke! I can see that her timing is purely focused on when her elbow is still bent to execute a shot. It is quite difficult to change this habit because when she tries to do a full arm extension, she mis-times it. Can anyone suggest ways to fix these two habits of hers? And she is a singles player so anything you can help me with would be great, thanks!