Hey guys I think I need some help on singles. Here's the story, I play with my badminon mates which consists of a person around my height and relies on brute force smashes, the other being a shorter, not as good a smasher as the other but has extreme agility. and all in all I must say we are about the same. I personally rely little on smashes as they both give me very little chance to do a smash and my smash technique is quite good as I can feel that I hit a good shot as I believe most smashers out there can feel it too if they pulled a good one but mine is not very strong. Me being good with tactics and realising there weak spots I believe is my only pole that keeps me in rank in them, but lately I believe they figured out all my tactics so they can read my next move like a book. Which immediately puts me out there league as we play to five points and then switch to the other person standing out and I have been losing quite alot compared to before. So me going against the brute force smasher, I must say he is the hard nut to crack. I serve to him right to the back of the court and he returns it to me with a hard clearing shot so I retaliate using a back court drop shot or I just hit it with all the might I have to the opening he created. I always known he was weak with his drop shots so me doing drop shots against him was the best but he seems to know now when I do it which I find incredible since I don't make it obvious in fact I even sometimes feint a smash shot. He manages to return with another drop shot which sometimes I fall for or he just hits it back up and carry on the game. So this is problem 1. With the drop shot out the window this only leaves me with the all my might option. I must say my smash against him is nearly useless as he just intercepts in the way and manages to smash down on me in the area which I left empty which no way can I returns those as I must say he's pro with his smashes with extreme power and accuracy. This is problem 2. As you can see this is what happens all the way throughout the game until I lose. Now against the little agile player. He I must say has so much more stamina than me as well as amazing agility. My usual tactic against him is the same as above but this time my smashes are effective on him and his smashes still being effective back on me but at least I can return them same as he can return mine. My only problem is that he is along the same type of person as me being a tactician so he drops shots when I'm expecting a smash etc. Well personally I can't argue that hes better than me being a tactician but my strength far surpasses him, so I often smash against him until I win usually, but I can't hold up for long as smashes I reckon is extremely tiring and after 10 smashes I'm knackered, this is when he retaliates with all his tactician skills until I lose as he can return my smashes which he didn't use to and I don't have the stamina to keep up with his strategy. Problem 3. Sorry for the long essay but I believe that I can surpass both of them but its just not happening now and I need the 3 problems sorting out. Problem 1: ineffective drop shot. Problem 2: extreme smashes till I lose. Problem 3: out of stamina quickly compared to him. Because we all play in the same club we usually play friendly matches but I just don't want to pull a gap between us. Also I think I found a solution for problem 3. Being: he is good with stamina but if only I can create a smash with as much power as the brute force smasher then hes history, by doing this I reckon I need a new racquet as the racket I have now is very flexible and I find it differcult to hit from baseline to baseline which I have no problem with there racquet so do you guys reckon this is a good investment? Thank You and any advice is welcome.