I learned that you should have the racket in a ready position so that you have your racket hand close to your chest.When taking the shuttle late, consider doing a clear as you are in a pressed situation already. Good players can also surprise by making a cross drop shot or cross court drive, as the opponent will most likely move into a position so that he is ready to take the straight shot.If you are doing cross court, remember not to slice it as it will most likely go too much of an upward direction.Also, it's the pan handle grip for shot type of shot.