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06-08-2012, 04:12 AM #1
What to do if your partner is taking all of the shots!
I played with someone yesterday for the first time. First impression of him is a grumpy person he is one those people who hares loosing! So on with the game I was at front and he was at the back. Our opponents made a bad return which in turn led to a mid court smash opportunity for me but although I should be the one taking the shot he rushed in forward and it was as if he tried to nudge me out of the way! He got the shot as I didn't want to destroy my brand new bs15... The game continued to be that way, him nudging me out of place and taking over it would have been better for me just to sit and watch him play alone! I was having a bad day before we started playing so maybe he just didnt trust me enough. But to the point of nit trusting every shot I make is just silly!
06-08-2012, 04:18 AM #2
He actually pushed you out of the way on other shots as well?
06-08-2012, 04:27 AM #3
Yes. It was really annoying as it just destroyed my game even further. I didn't want to be rude so I just let it go as it was just a game.
06-08-2012, 04:33 AM #4
i think you should just get a different partner since your teamwork aint working. Spare your suffering and your new bs15 lol, no point winning with a grumpy fella that is like a big bully zzzz
From what i see, you are joining a group, right? Not ppl you used to play with it seems
06-08-2012, 04:40 AM #5
Spot on. It was more of a round robin group they play with everybody. I just don't know how i should react next time. I'm not sure if I should refuse to partner with him next time or just do what he did to me on the first game we had but it will make things awkward and a horrible experience.
06-08-2012, 04:45 AM #6
From the way you said on your 1st post, it aint going the way you wanted. If you 2 could talk things over, it could loosen up the tension between both of you.
IF things still persist, seriously no point on partnering him .. you would be mostly stuck and cant improve your game. I bet there are some people in charge you could share this predicament?
06-08-2012, 06:14 AM #7
06-08-2012, 07:36 AM #8
From what you described he should have been taking the shot if it was mid-court. It is easier for the rear court player to get the mid court shot than for you to run backwards and take it and potentially leave the front court wide open. You should move sideways in that situation to encourage him to keep rushing forward and then you move back to cover the rear court.
However I appreciate most local league players in the UK don't do this and it is somewhat dependent on what you meant by mid-court.
As for people like that they are just annoying, know that next time or in a few months you will probably be better than him anyway. Fair enough getting a shot if you though it was yours but nudging people out the way isn't very polite. Shouting mine would have sufficed then maybe explaining why it was his shot after the point/ game.
I wouldn't recommend playing his game back to him as you'll lose more concentration than if you tried to play normally and it will follow on into your next game.
06-08-2012, 10:10 AM #9
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06-08-2012, 04:08 PM #11
Ok, Change racket , to a less expensive one , go back on court if he try to get in your way , just smash the shuttle if he wasn't there , if the racket somehow hit his head , then it is his fault , thats the only way he will learn , no pain , no game !
06-09-2012, 02:38 AM #12
lol i really like this idea
06-09-2012, 07:18 AM #13
Consider becoming a huge, roid-head bodybuilder - you'd be surprised how often a look can make some people behave themselves.
He was right (whether he knew it or not - my guess is "not") about the mid-court smash - the rear-ward player can see more of the opponents and their court than the front guy, but shoving you out the way... I'd have gone and sat down and left him to it - literally. How hard is it to say "mine!"?
06-09-2012, 08:22 AM #14
Get a video to show us.
Being a beginner, you get this nonsense treatment at times.
Just train and play more, and be a better player.
06-10-2012, 09:37 PM #15
Just refuse to play with him.
Especially in a friendly/social badminton setting, if he's being antisocial and not playing friendly, just refuse to play with him ever again. I mean, is losing a friendly/social game such a big deal and would everyone having a good time be more fun?
You always have a choice with where you play and who you want to play with.
He can go play singles if he wants to play like that.
I have no patience for antisocial behaviour and we police that a lot in our social badminton club back in Adelaide/Australia.
On a lighter note, I have played doubles where I have a considerably weaker partner and the opponents always hit to them. I could be standing in the middle of the court and they'd continue clearing to my partner at the back corners to keep me out of the point... lol
06-15-2012, 06:57 PM #16
Next time I play with him I will quickly use my £10 steel racket. so he better be careful because i won't be hesitating to smash it hard!
06-15-2012, 07:30 PM #17
My coach said the back guy must read the actions of the front guy and adjust accordingly.
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