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12-20-2008, 12:33 AM #188
correct footwork is indeed very important to retrieve dropshots, to enable you to "back pedal" to counter baseline clears and essentially, to get "first on the feather" to achieve the proper form. more importantly, strengthening the legs before and after your games should be considered as well. do a sustantial time exercising to achieve this and to prevent injuries.
12-20-2008, 04:39 AM #189
01-16-2009, 02:01 AM #190
Yeah, I realized that only after buying a new racket. T_T
01-24-2009, 01:18 PM #191
I'd say strategy is pretty important; what's a 300km/h smash right down on his spot? a great way to open your field for turn back you won't get. I mean that if you can see the flaws and exp-loit them, you must not be a great player to beat everyone out there as most of the players lacks in two major points: positionning and footwork. As you all mentionned, it's damnly important.
I'd rather change the idea and reconstruct it as being the best defensive improvement. Even though oyu might be better placed for a shot afterward, you need to outplay the opponent and therefore, where the shuttle is going is more important than how many time you have more to perform your shot as it won't increase deadly the time you have to spend on it.
Then, Strategy might be the best offensive improvement you might do as you place the opponent in difficulty more often, your shots don'T have to be goddly to be effective as they are located where he has difficulty to reach it. By this, I mean the capacity to see and exploit an opponent positionnisng or moving flaws. Yes it involves accuracy, but yet you have a greater margin for errors as you get the birdie on his weaker spots.
I'm not a pro, but it's amazing how many errors people commit in many sport due to their positionning and they later make strategic errors of not exploiting other's similar flaws. As it is the hardest parts in many sports, position, movement and getting back into place effectively, it is rather easier to look for these than look to outplays him with trick shots, cross-court, dekes, outward slices or any trickery you might find players do. It also applies to Hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Football and many other racket sports. However these are where the position is the most worthy in defense.
01-27-2009, 04:06 PM #192
You need to know what footwork you need to practice, which will make it easier and faster on the court with less effort, some people do some of this footwork but the world class players always use it, a coach cant tell you this cos, I worked with quite a lot of different coaches. check out my web site amirg.com and go to the you tube link. amir
02-03-2009, 12:48 AM #193
03-19-2009, 12:31 AM #194
I'm looking to become good at badminton. I've been playing the sport for a couple of years, but I find that I have not been moving up in skill.
Is there anything that I can do at home to improve my play on the courts?
03-28-2009, 06:43 PM #195
This topic is more useful for me
I will practice footwork more than in the past
Footwork so important!
04-05-2009, 04:46 AM #196
I am currently trying to improve my footwork. My friend told me that my shot is good but my footwork quite bad. I realized it when i play against a good opponent, i started to trashing about and it slowing me down until i can not get to the shuttlecock in time to do a good shot.
04-10-2009, 08:04 PM #197
I improved my footwork in the last 2 weeks and it's true that my game improved, but I need to get more strenght in the legs as I get my legs a little soared after 15min. and i run and walk for 45min. or more. It depends if in the same day I had a train, if i had I will walk 45min. or more if I hadn't I will run 45min. or more, it also depends If I have to study very much, if I have to study really hard forget it I won't even run or walk.
04-10-2009, 08:58 PM #198
A good footwork will make you faster to get the ball so that you will have option which shot to take. If you are late to get the ball, you can only take a lift shot or a clear.
Stamina is also important because if you are short on stamina it will make you slower too. Ofcourse good footwork also means that your stamina will run much longer because by having a good footwork you will spent less energy to move around.
I am still have to train my foot work. I still have to think what to do to move around, so i am still a bit slower.
04-22-2009, 09:51 PM #199
Thanks for the tip, I understand what you're talking about!
04-22-2009, 10:58 PM #200
04-23-2009, 11:05 AM #201
why badminton player earn less than tennis player
04-23-2009, 07:29 PM #202
A rackets in the hand of an Experienced person like myself make it a DEADLY WEAPON-->>>>I disagree with a statement that a racket is a Mental thing or it won't make a different!!!! REALLY--> As for me , I have 5 different rackets: with 5 different personality: LIght, heavy, extra heavy, balance, longer shaft.(different tensions))I used them to my advantage.......KNOW YOUR WEAPONS...KNOW WHEN TO SWITCH ONE FROM ANOTHER..........this is when you are more knowledgeable + experience in your GAME. If you are beginer, stick to the basic first and be consistence in your swing and technique + footwork.
07-03-2009, 06:29 AM #203
I think "Shoe" also play important part when it comes to footwork.....i used to wear this cheepo made in china shoe (Butterfly) which provide me with the important grip.
07-03-2009, 07:17 AM #204
Footwork is very important, yes, but if I wanted to improve my game drastically in 1 week, this is what I would do:
Work on your fitness and muscle strength!!
Having very good footwork won't give you the improvements you're looking for if you can't keep going for more than 15 mins...
Last edited by logicalguy; 07-03-2009 at 07:19 AM.
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