I have a hard smash and I'm very fit thanks to 6 years of martial arts. I never get extremely tired physically but sometimes I feel like I can't concentrate. I can grab rim when I jump. Ok heres my question. Should I jump smash from back court (steeper angle/ able to place the shuttle where I want it to go) ground smash (no advantages here I think) or just clear it/drop it. I have a stronger smash than 90% of the people on my team, but is it wise to smash it from back court, as its pretty easy to return it since the birdy slows down. I once saw a match where both players cleared it from one side to another because both were afraid to smash/drop. Theres also one thing I want clearification on. When dropping, you should contact it around net height right? I still constantly see people contacting the birdy near the ground when dropping. I see no advantage in dropping it from the ground, yet if you contact it net high, you can change directions of the birdy more easily with only a flick of your wrist. Oh and one more thing, when they hit it to my back hand and their shot is a lob/clear I have a hard time either clearing it or anything. When I clear it it goes either mid court or closer. Then they just smash it :crying:. Should I try dropping it? But then if they redrop to the far right side (my forhand) then I wont be able to return it.