i know there are already a few threads about this topic. But i have a special concern: If i play against a player who sets up his game with fast attacking clears to the corners i just cannot deal with it. I don´t get it. I practice footwork like hell until my hole upper legs burn like hell. I normaly use kinda standard footwork to go back from the middle (central) position to the rear corners: two hops (with both legs) to my forehand corner. If i have time enough (often i kinda come from the middle jumping side into the fast coming shuttle and i am only able to hit a late clear or a must slice-since i come sideways- then) i do a scissors, otherwise i just jump with my racket foot to the back (lee chong wei style) and try to hit a clear or drop (usually down the ,forehand, line). This footwork works for high clears very well. I get behind the shuttle. But for this flat clears i kinda move into the flight path of the shuttle, then i'm under the stuttle for my last step and when i past the shuttle its already quite near me with high speed and flat above my head. I feel as if my usual swing for clear is not good enough for this task. I know there is a clear with a smaller preparing phase (more like just take your racket elbow back and then pronate-/wistclear - so it should be possible to hit attacking clear back). But usually i just come flying jumping behind the ball and have no time to react pooper. My questions: Is it i' standing to far front? (if i practise footwork drills -all from my base, although i know i should ajust my base to right and left and even to front and back a little according to the shots i imagine to play- i really get exhausted in games since i try to run to base after every shot)? Is it not enough body rotation to get behind the shots and back to base? Should i act like this: Attacking clear to my backhand rearcourt: left foot little back, then right foot back out to near backhand corner - swissors jump-hit)? instead of my two hop swissors jump footwork? My aim is to stay in control of the rallies although the other side only acts with attacking clears waiting for the weak net replay or mixes his style with drop. I am pretty much the control player. I love to get high clears and slow drops since if i get well to the shots i can do almost everything which means for me play to every spot / all for corners or myself attackclear.... Please help me since i get beaten up regularly by this playrs - I know there is also the china jump to the side to get to flat atcking clears. But usually i get exhausted from this jumping (since my base i to much middle and if i jump side i have to jump quite high to get shuttle?) and can only block clear the suttle down the line from this jump. thanks for reading this by the way i play for seven years, one year with not so professionel coaching. And I try to learn from teaching videos and profesionell players videos and sometimes playing with quite better players since there is no real good trainer round the next 70 km.