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DRIVE with NANORAY

Date
07 August 2012

Every badminton player has a lot of opportunities to hit the drive shot during the game. Drive is one of the most important shots for winning and all the players have to practice harder. YONEX's head-light racquet, NANORAY series will help your racquet handling and prepare for the next shot quicker during the fast rallies.
We interviewed with Japanese top players and they mentioned how important the drive shot is. These comments will help you to improve your skill, please check them out.

Name: Noriyasu Hirata
Country: Japan
Belong to: Tonami Transportation
World Ranking: No. 12 in the Men's Doubles (as of August 2nd)
"A flat and fast drive is vital to outmanoeuvre your opponent and cause them to hit poor return. If you hit a slower drive, you can draw your opponent to the net then pass them with a faster return.
So it is important that you are ready to make the next shot as fast as possible."

Name: Mami Naito
Country: Japan
Belong to: Panasonic
World Ranking: No. 11 in the Women's Doubles (as of August 2nd)
"I play from the back of the court so I concentrate on putting weight into the drive shot, rather than speed. I aim to return a heavier and lower shot to prevent our opponents from rapid attacks.
I believe that the drive shot is an essential part of your game and it will help you to become the top pair."

Name: Hirokatsu Hashimoto
Country: Japan
Belong to: Tonami Transportation
World Ranking: No. 12 in the Men's Doubles (as of August 2nd)
"In both offense and defense, I hit the drive shot repeatedly. This requires a high level of skill. If you improve this skill, you can win a lot of points!
I concentrate on improving the accuracy of my drive shot by rally and wall practice."

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