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!

Top 10 tips for singles./

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Tony Roddis, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Tony Roddis

    Tony Roddis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    :) Hello ! i am trying to compile a list of the best 10 tips for playing singles. Please feel free to leave your tips .I will build a picture of the most popular ones submitted .Please keep tips short and simple because the final list will be aimed at the Novice/club player Thankyou! T.R
     
  2. AMRaider

    AMRaider Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    USA
    First thing that comes to mind would be to train for cadiovascular endurance. I find the physical intensity of singles to be much greater than doubles. Cheers.
     
  3. zydoce

    zydoce Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    Messages:
    351
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Proud to be Malaysian
    Having a great stamina is a must in order to be able play well till the end of the game !
     
  4. Matrix

    Matrix Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Regional Sales Manager
    Location:
    Singapore
    Single

    Hi guy,
    One of the stroke in single is know how to "hold"(delay) hitting the shuttle until yr opponent move. Yr ability to move fast to the birdie and wait for yr opponent to move before hitting the birdie will trick him.;)
    Matrix:p
     
  5. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    • Stamina
    • Footwork/movement skills
    • Master sliced dropshots, especially crosscourt
    • Master spinning netshots
    • Deceptive hold and flick from the net
    • Perfect high serve (central, not wide); poor execution of high serve loses many rallies
    • "Stick smash" to cut out attacking lifts
    • Round-the-head forehand
     
  6. Eurasian =--(O)

    Eurasian =--(O) Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2004
    Messages:
    1,158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    aujerbajan
    1. Consistent, effective Serve
    2. Consistent strokes
    3. Anticipation, reading opponents quickly
    4. Excellent cardiovascular ability
    5. Excellent lactic acid tolerance
    6. Relaxed and totally focused mindset (probably most important)
    7. Explosive power, to get to the corners
    8. Deception
    9. Tactical play, have a plan
    10. The desire to improve
     
  7. Simp84

    Simp84 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    MY
    Following 2 are my weakness that i will share as tips and hopefully some of you may find it helpful

    1) Speedy execution (using fast wrist snap motion)
    -My shots are too predictable due to slow swing and exegerated motion while executing my shots, which leads to easy anticipation for opponent

    2) Hop once right after opponent executed his shot
    -Mistiming/forget the "hop" in recovery position to anticipate opponents shots will result in decrease in explosive movement to reach the shuttle in time

    :)
     
  8. Monster

    Monster Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2005
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brunei
    This is not mentioned yet but I think when you are desperately pushed to the left rear court (for righties), a powerful and good backhand clear is very useful.

    Gollum,

    Does your order go in terms of increasing difficulty to master ? Slice drop shots seem advance. I can't do it! Btw, what's a stick smash ?
     
  9. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    It's an unordered list (hence the bullet points rather than numbers). It's just a few things I think are good for singles :)

    "Stick smash" comes from a Danish term for "arm only" forehand smash. This is typically played from behind your body with a block jump. In singles, you can use this to cut out attacking lifts, especially to your forehand rear corner.

    The stick smash is substantially weaker than a full smash, but often it can be played accurately and crisply into the open space for an outright winner. If the stick smash is not a winner, then you will probably be in trouble, because it is not an easy shot to recover from to your backhand side.
     
  10. storkbill

    storkbill Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2005
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    sg
    Is it something like jumping back and smashing a flick serve in doubles?
     
  11. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,379
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    Yes, this is another situation where the "stick smash" is useful. With a good flick serve, you will not have time to get behind the shuttle.
     
  12. david14700

    david14700 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2002
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    On the mental side, the ability to maintain focus during long rallies.

    Long rallies often end with a simple error caused by loss of concentration.

    Lots of half-court singles gets you used to longer rallies.
     
  13. crosscourt

    crosscourt Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Legal
    Location:
    Shanghai/London
    I would add power, control and patience
     
  14. Tony Roddis

    Tony Roddis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Thanks! everyone ,Keep them coming in.T R
     
  15. Monster

    Monster Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2005
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Brunei
    Read the malaysian chinese newspaper two days ago of the match between Chen Hong and Lin Dan in the Men's Semi Final, Madrid. Chen Hong said he is quite satisfied with how he played despite the defeat to LD and he lost mainly because of stamina, when interviewed. He's tired out from a previous singles match in the Quarter's Final.

    Sounds like in the top levels when everything else is good, you really need to have very good stamina in singles
     
  16. wedgewenis

    wedgewenis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2002
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Well said, except change 'anticipation' to 'Proper Visual Focus' between shuttle and opponent.

    3. Proper Visual Focus, Reading opponents quickly.

    anticipation is nothing in itself except the result of attention to those details. goes hand in hand with your #6. also.
     
  17. atimtam

    atimtam Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2006
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    Interesting enough, our coach told us about the "6 S's" of becoming a good badminton player. We had to guess them all, and we have five at the moment. Not too sure about the sixth one though...[these are in no particularly order btw]
    1. Speed
    2. Strength
    3. Stamina
    4. Suppleness
    5. Skill
    6. Strategy / Spirit?

    I looked it up on the internet and in "The 6 S's of sport", the last one is spirit. Would strategy be considered a part of skill?? [well, mental skills?]
     
  18. jerby

    jerby Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,054
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    EU
    how about
    -fleetness of foot (fast, good footwork, stamina, explosiveness, etc)
    -well rounded stroke arsenal: you must be able to do every stroke in the book or you'll become a bit monotuous (sp?), This will also make you tactically more flexible
    -not get stuck in one playing style: don't try to do a dead-run-jump-smash-fest unless you're stamina/speed/power outweighs your opponents defense 3:1;). But be able to play different games..
    -concentrated and relaxed but driven atitude
     
  19. 403nub

    403nub New Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Calgary
    how would you hold(delay) the shuttle? is there anyway you could explain this in more detail?
     
  20. Hagane

    Hagane Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2005
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Transport Consultant
    Location:
    Melbourne
    What he meant was:
    Get to the shuttle as early as possible, then you can analyse all your options.
    That means you have as many choices as possible for a shot, i.e. short net play, lift, drive, dab, and maybe net kills.

    When that happens, your opponent may commit to a particular direction or move, hence you can decide to change at the last second.

    i.e. net play->lift, lift->net play, dab->net, etc. Hence "holding" your decisions until your opponent commit to something, or it is the last moment where you had to make a decision without having to be forced to a particular shot.
     

Share This Page