Textbook badminton situation. I serve low, and the opponent lifts to the back (intermediate-level play). As the server, I move back slightly (to mid-court) and prepare to cover the straight block. Under what circumstances do I shift to cover the cross return? Here are some hypotheticals - are the answers correct? My partner clears cross: he moves to the cross, I move backwards to cover the “new cross”. My partner clears straight: I chasse to the opposite side to cover the cross He has a weak smash: I quickly move to the side and backwards to try and cover a cross return He smashes straight: I stay and cover the front, both straight and cross blocks. If opponent lifts cross, that is still my partner’s shot. Basically, I would like to know when to shift from attacking, front-back to A-B formation aside from my partner clearing to the back. Any comments or videos that cover this strategy is greatly appreciated.