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09-21-2013, 08:05 AM #1
Need help on defending against those Fast shots
I really need some help here , i always lose on those fast shots . I serve , they hit it , im nervous where it will go , then suddenly i realize it has gone past me . I got a quick reaction , but it isnt enough to defend against those . Any help here ? Im 13 , 5.5 in height. Any drills , exercises you can recommend me? Thx
09-21-2013, 09:01 AM #2
I guess you are referring to singles and that you are serving short, as you usually would not have to worry about shots that go past you after serving short in doubles.
If you serve short in singles, you should be ready and even expect a fast return (fast lifts, drives...). If you have problems receiving those shots, try to anticipate them (if it's always one particular shot you cannot get) and be mentally ready for them; but don't move before the shuttle has been hit. If your opponent is being to aggressive on your short serves, flick him at times.
If you serve high in singles and cannot get fast shots (fast drops, punch clears), the reason could be that your serve is not deep enough or that you could improve your footwork.
09-22-2013, 05:01 AM #3
There is a thread called «exceptionally good rushers» just a few weeks old, everything there can be applied here too, so we don[t have to write all things again and again.
09-22-2013, 10:07 AM #4
The phrases in the original post that stood out were:
"I serve" and "I'm nervous".
A better serve gives the opponent less chance to hit at you aggressively.
Learning not to be nervous gives you better chance of responding appropriately.
Both of those improvements will come with practice and time. Not much in the way of short cuts.
09-22-2013, 10:27 PM #5
09-28-2013, 11:25 PM #6
10-19-2013, 11:25 PM #7
Thanks , hope to play with you someday