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Thread: Mixed Doubles tactics
02-09-2013, 05:44 PM #18
Generally playing where the opponent players unconventional mixed, i.e. when the lady stands at the front even when they have lifted, it is so easy to beat them, why?
When they play unconventionally its because they don't know how to play mixed and most likely because the female is very weak. When attacking, smashing straight is generally the most common shot to play, avoid drops, especially slow drops. If you're under pressure but still want to play an attacking shot, straight punch clear. When smashing, especially if you've worked out that the female's defensive is weak, a smash down the middle will also work.
02-10-2013, 09:38 AM #19
So if your female partner can only handle the front then maybe you should get rid of her. That stupid formation would only work on a club level of play, no offense.
02-10-2013, 10:46 AM #20
02-10-2013, 10:54 AM #21
02-10-2013, 11:06 AM #22
02-11-2013, 08:25 PM #23
02-12-2013, 08:04 PM #24
In the UK normally to ability of the women is a lot less than the man. If this is a the case, play off the women if you have tight drops. If you play a tight drop against a weak women she will either play a weak net shot which should hopefully be attacked by your partner or she will lift giving you the opportunity to smash at her.
In addition, in mixed i love to do a fast attacking cross court clear, most men don't expect it and i get a weak badminton return which is smashable or my partner gets an easy kill. If these 2 methods don't work, push to the midcourt sides to make your opponent lift and smash into the open space and as the women normally only cover a small semi circle around her smash to the sides. Normally causing the man to lift then reply with a crosscourt smash at the women.
02-13-2013, 02:15 PM #25
The problem is that I can't choose my partner and usually she is kind of old. Sorry for the use of words, so she can't run and can only stay at the front.
02-14-2013, 10:06 AM #26
She doesn't have to run. When your side lifts/clears, she has several seconds to get to the x-court defensive position. This is less than a couple of racket-lengths from the 'T'.
From there, if she can intercept the shuttle without having to move further from the net, it's her shot. If she would otherwise have to move backwards, it's your shot.
When your opposition lift/clear, she has several seconds to get into a complementary attacking position. Again, this is close to the 'T'. If you play a drop off this, she has a further second to adjust her position closer to the net.
At a former club of mine, there's a lady in her 60s, who can serve, defend smashes, play net shots and pushes. Despite this limited repertoire, she is a formidable XD player.
02-16-2013, 05:56 AM #27
Drops to the side lanes most likely won't result in winners, when I am feeling especially sadistic I also power smash down the middle, which usually results in a squeal and the female player using the racket to block her face. They usually learn fast after that to not hog that particular spot when they are defending.