Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
Aim for the shuttle to go above the net around 6 to 8 inches. It has to have a flatter trajectory as this trajectory is harder to kill for the opponent. It must land past the service line. They also cannot play a tight netshot with a good percentage. They have to return to the forecourt around your service line, drive or lift the shuttle. Any of these reduce the amount of court you have to cover. If you play the tight netshot, the opponent will play a tight netshot in return and you need to scramble with an extra step further into your forecourt to receive the shuttle.

After you play this shot, the foot work is quite interesting. Your dominant leg should come round towards the net. However, you do not need to run to the net. By hanging back slightly, you have closed the option s of the opponent to hit to your rear court. You then focus on the forecourt area and can accelerate to it much better (since you do not have to think about covering the back court so much). In fact, even though you are further back in the court, your speed to the forecourt can be much faster because you anticipate the forecourt return.

Peter Gade, Xia Xuan Ze, Hendrawan play this shot quite clearly. I would go for the older videos with 15 point games for examples.
Thanks again Cheung, your points are taken.
I noticed that Peter Gade did a split step with an upper body rotation and both his stance were very wide apart after he returned a cross-court drop shot as what he had demonstrated on this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7MrFuxFSiU) at 04:29.