The forehand net shot is played from forecourt to forecourt and aims to put pressure on your opponent to force a lift or a weak return that can then be attacked.
To practice the net shot start with a ‘split step’ from just behind the service line followed by two forward chasse steps (leading with racket leg) and then a wide lunge, again leading with the racket leg. The racket carriage should be high (shoulder height) with the head pointing downwards, below the hand. Contact with the shuttle should be made as high as possible to the top of the net so that it bounces off the strings to return tight over the net on your opponent’s side.
Key points of a forehand net shot are:-
Watch this video narrated by Gail Emms concerning the Forehand Net Shot.
Remember that the net shot is an ‘attacking’ type of shot that puts your opponent under pressure to lift the reply.