Say you're playing doubles and had to lift the shuttle and it didnt go far enough. You and your partner move to side by side. The shuttle is on your side of the court so it's likely the opponent will smash directly to you. Where do you look? The reason I ask this question is I was reading Bounce (http://www.amazon.com/Bounce-Federer-Picasso-Beckham-Science/dp/B004NSVE5U which is a great book btw). The author, who is was the #1 ranked pingpong player in England, talks about playing a tennis match against a top seeded tennis player and getting destroyed at the serve. He mentioned as he was trying to receive the tennis player's serve, he would look at where the racket is hitting the ball. Later on, the tennis player told him you have to look at the leg of the server to see how his body is rotating, and then predict where the ball will be. So what is the correct place to look to determine where the smash shuttle will fly to? Another video that's interesting is this one, where they test people's reaction time based on a video. (Sorry chinese only, couldn't find one with subtitles.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=WL42BE1574A248AB7E&v=_OPPNZ_NLJk&feature=player_detailpage#t=303s The end result was that the profession players were able to get much more of the answer correct percentage wise, and also quick. How can I train myself to recognize shots better?