The shuttle run is one of the most effective methods of building strength to one’s legs and also to improve one’s endurance and movement inside the badminton court.
The shuttle picking is half the same technique as the shuttle run, but varies only in the movement and direction where a player moves inside the court along with the shuttle. For a beginner, place 3 or 4 shuttles on the ground with the feathers touching the round in a upright position at the forehand net corner under the net over the net line. Now, the player has to start from the center with a split jump for the first shuttle, run towards the forehand net corner keep the racquet leg front, the other leg back for balance, bend down, reach to the shuttle and pick one shuttle at a time. Now the player has to back run to the centre, do a split jump run to the rear forehand court when he reaches near the rear service line, keep the racquet leg front, the other leg back for balance, bend down, place the shuttle on the last rear court singles line. Turn in an anti-clockwise direction,
again run to the center do the split jump run front to grab the other shuttle.
Complete this drill until all the shuttles arrive to the forehand rear court. Now for the last shuttle, just
place the last shuttle on the ground still on your hand, now run to the centre of the court, do a split jump and run diagonally to the backhand forecourt with the shuttle in your hand keep the racquet leg front, the other leg back for balance, bend down, place the shuttle on the front line under the net. Make sure all the shuttles arrive here.
Now pick the shuttles one by one from the backhnad forehand court to the backhand rear court. follow the above procedures, after placing the first shuttle, turn to your right and run to the centre and proceed as usual. Make sure all the shuttles arrive at the backhand rear court.
For the last shuttle, now move ahead diagonally to the place from where you picked the first shuttle at the forehand forecourt and place the shuttle one by one for completing the schedule.
This footwork can be improvised by clocking with time.