Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

How to Return a Flick serve in Singles ?

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Sephiroth, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2005
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    PhD Student
    Location:
    U.K.
    Hey, i got a match coming up soon and this guy keeps doing flick serves on his back hand in singles. I hate it since i can't get a quick smash done fast enough nor, am I able to drive it... What's more, it actually reaches the base line and i am unable to get behind it :(.

    Can someone give me some tips ?

    Thx and much appreicated.
     
  2. cooler

    cooler Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    22,050
    Likes Received:
    12
    Occupation:
    Surfing, reading fan mails:D, Dilithium Crystal hu
    Location:
    Basement Boiler Room
    stand farther back
     
  3. checkthemc

    checkthemc Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    None/Student
    Location:
    San Jose, CA (Leland)
    Just do a high defensive clear like a regular singles serve
     
  4. Hagane

    Hagane Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Transport Consultant
    Location:
    Melbourne
    why smash the serve?

    Do the clear shot, or drop shot if you can maintain the offensive.

    Singles tactics is not to smash your opponent out, since you still have to cover the full court.
     
  5. Greenman

    Greenman Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Could someone explain to me what a flick serve is? I'm not very experienced. Is it a backhand serve that goes deep mainly generated from a flick of the wrist?
     
  6. blckknght

    blckknght Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pastry Chef
    Location:
    Vermont, USA
    Hey Greenman,
    that's more or less right. It can be a forehand serve too, the idea is that the server flicks the birdie over the receiver's head at the last second. Usually it is used only once in a while, to keep your opponent from getting in a rhythm of rushing the short serve.
     
  7. GunBlade008

    GunBlade008 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2005
    Messages:
    774
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Student, Retail.
    Location:
    Toronto
    Stand in middle of court, offensive clear/defensive clear depending on how well you get to the shuttle
     
  8. chessymonkey

    chessymonkey Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    comp tech
    Location:
    Toronto
    That sounded kinda wierd to me. If u'r playing single, yr recieving positoin should be relatively near the center of the court

    There shouldn't be a problem getting to a serve no matter where its played.
    unless,
    - your face read "I'm going to rush the net and smack u down as soon as u serve"
    - u might be standing too close to double's recieving postion
    - your body react too early beore he actually plays the serve, making you easy target for flicks

    Remember your opponent using a back hand style serve doens't means he's gonna serve short.
     

Share This Page