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    Default Best Drills for single players....

    Just looking for some very good drills for singles players...I typically do front-back, drop shots, clears which are very good but basic...Any ideas or videos to mix it up? Thanks

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    I think the best drill is to improve footwork. Everything else comes next.


    You could also practice some classical tactics in singles. Look for videos of Chen Weihua. There're detailed demonstrations.

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    That guy moves so weird! I bet he was really good though...Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinG View Post
    That guy moves so weird! I bet he was really good though...Thanks!!
    I know. I find him the same way. His upper body seems to have too much movements.

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    his movement is just awful dont know if this video is meant to be a joke or what? worse (or funny) enough it is posted on youtube

    it is even posted as a recommendation for singles drill lol srsly wtf

    i also fear this guy breaks his ankles lol
    his body has no tension at all

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    Haha. Is that dancing???even if he got the fast movement. His body is very stiff there is no art and style at all. Try to have a look at lin dan for example. In his stiffness he got the swift movement plus the art of move itself. The stroke is like a flow. The complete and balance flow will generate the smooth transfer of energy in badminton. That is what used to move the shuttle in every stroke. Have a look at coach lee in youtube. That one much proper. This one. I am sorry. He got the speed. But that is not badminton. The badminton is an art by itself that must be honoured.

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    Google badminton 6 points footwork drill

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    this video must be from the early 80's.

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    It's a demonstration how to reach all four sides and corners. There's no way I will describe his footwork as awful. What kind of words would you say about the footwork of many pro players out there then? You don't play exactly like that of course, because the rhythm will be different in a game. I think his steps are beautiful. They remind me of Sun Jun.

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    Could very well be and in those days the guy must at least be a player in the national squad

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    this video must be from the early 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fauci View Post
    Could very well be and in those days the guy must at least be a player in the national squad
    I had another look

    The music comes from a song in 1985 by Paul Young. The shoes are not those really thin rubber shoes the China players used to use in the early 80's. Looks more like those Yonex shoes in the late 80's


    Although the body movement looks inelegant, the footwork is very fast. It could be the guy doesn't act very well? Or given some instructions for the demonstration that doesn't come across very well?

    You can see some modern elements of badminton footwork but it's not a video that shows the 'rhythm'.

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    well for me i still watch this video once a day and laugh my ass off

    he looks so funny! his upper body moves in the direction he runs like a second delayed so bad posture, no core strength to keep the body stable at all!

    then i watch his ankles how he is slipping and buckling there.. poor body his

    he has very fast feet but he is definitely hurting his body there
    i dont think he can play controlled shots with his dangling body


    btw is any of you guys playing the backhand with the nonracket foot?
    im speaking of the situation when he moves to his left..he makes the big step with his left foot! i make the step with my right leg as coach lee taught me

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSearsTower View Post
    btw is any of you guys playing the backhand with the nonracket foot?
    im speaking of the situation when he moves to his left..he makes the big step with his left foot! i make the step with my right leg as coach lee taught me
    when I receive serve...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhSearsTower View Post
    btw is any of you guys playing the backhand with the nonracket foot?
    im speaking of the situation when he moves to his left..he makes the big step with his left foot! i make the step with my right leg as coach lee taught me
    Sometimes. When defending smashes to the backhand side, it is quicker to lunge with the non racket foot. However, you will struggle for distance. When professional singles players retrieve smashes on the backhand, they will either take a large lunge with the racket foot, OR the non racket foot. It is mainly just personal preference.

    And for those who seem to think his body looks very uncoordinated (which it does), it seems to me he is doing this as fast as he can, practising having to scramble around in defence, hence he is always "late", and having to lunge quite deep. If you see ANY player practising constantly lunging deep, when out of position, maybe even having been deceived, they will mostly all look like this. I imagine if you saw this same player practising his "on balance" aggressive footwork, he would look quite different.

    His steps remind me of Morten Frost... very quick feet, but not as much rhythm as there is in modern footwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSeeley View Post
    And for those who seem to think his body looks very uncoordinated (which it does), it seems to me he is doing this as fast as he can, practising having to scramble around in defence, hence he is always "late", and having to lunge quite deep.
    Exactly.

    It seems most people are looking at that video and criticising his imperfect form.

    I'm looking at that video and thinking, "bloody hell, that is fantastic focus in a shadow footwork practice!" I wonder if he had an assistant to indicate the corners? It's incredibly realistic.

    Lack of realism is a huge issue in shadow badminton training. I remember Tracey Hallam bringing this up at a coaching conference. We had some decent county juniors also doing shadow footwork, but the difference in intensity between them and her was like night and day. They were going through the motions; she was out for blood. When she shadowed a net kill, you felt sorry for the imaginary shuttle.

    I quite like the method that Donna Kellogg used in her training. She would have a partner on the opposite side of the net "leading" the shadow footwork, whom she shadowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Exactly.

    It seems most people are looking at that video and criticising his imperfect form.

    I'm looking at that video and thinking, "bloody hell, that is fantastic focus in a shadow footwork practice!" I wonder if he had an assistant to indicate the corners? It's incredibly realistic.

    Lack of realism is a huge issue in shadow badminton training. I remember Tracey Hallam bringing this up at a coaching conference. We had some decent county juniors also doing shadow footwork, but the difference in intensity between them and her was like night and day. They were going through the motions; she was out for blood. When she shadowed a net kill, you felt sorry for the imaginary shuttle.

    I quite like the method that Donna Kellogg used in her training. She would have a partner on the opposite side of the net "leading" the shadow footwork, whom she shadowed.
    A very good point about being realistic to a game situation and one I keep raising with our coach. We are constantly tweaking his routines with input about being realistic about the movements, which helps us and him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    It seems most people are looking at that video and criticising his imperfect form.

    I'm looking at that video and thinking, "bloody hell, that is fantastic focus in a shadow footwork practice!"
    Agreed. Wish I had that foot speed...

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