Hi TL, seems you are quite busy with other things. I'd like to recount an experience I had this week. I played a singles match in a local tournament. In fact, it was the finals itself. After the first few points, I realise my 'feel' was not so good - poor bounce, relatively slow changing of different grips, a few shots going out, not being able to play tumble netshots. I also felt my arm was not fully relaxed. My strategy in this case was to play mainly high clears and extend the rallies - drop shots were pretty awful as well - to try and play my way into the match. But as time went on, I still couldn't get the relaxed feeling in my arm or body. Luckily I can still reach most of the opponents shots so the rallies ended up being very long and boring. Even the umpire was yawning at one stage :crying: The only thing that I felt was working well was my defence on smashes (very hard for the opponent to kill the shuttle). In the end I lost the match in the 3rd set after an hour and a half on court. I was so exhausted, I couldn't reach the shuttle! So my question is, when you yourself do not feel totally relaxed during the game, what strategies/techniques do you do to help yourself and your game?