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10-13-2013, 05:10 PM #1
does it make sense to hit a cc clear in singles?
Hey guys I'm a beginner player(see the introduction forum) and new here. Hi everybody. today I played and I got burned on crosscourt clears a lot. In tennis (you guess I'm a former player) you learn to hit cc all the time but in badminton I got attacked down the line a lot. Is it better to hit the clear down the line?
10-13-2013, 05:17 PM #2
It depends on the position of ur opponent and how far back you hit the shuttlecock
10-13-2013, 05:40 PM #3
10-13-2013, 06:30 PM #4
10-13-2013, 08:35 PM #5
10-13-2013, 08:36 PM #6
Hi, for beginners, I would assume that you would not be able to clear from baseline to baseline effectively. Hence, if you try to do a cc, you could be playing to a good position for the opponent to do a smash (assuming that both you of guys are right handed) into an open area.
Personally, I would do a clear down the line as the opponent would generally not be able to do a good backhand clear.
Hence, it really depends on how well you know about your opponent (right/left handed, stamina as well as level of play) to decide how you would want to play your shots.
10-14-2013, 01:02 AM #7
As a rule of thumb for beginners, I would suggest to play roughly 80% longline clears, 20% cc.
Longline is much easier, cc is intercepted very easy if the lift is not good.
10-14-2013, 03:24 AM #8
´maybe I should go with straight clears for now and add the CC when I'm strong enough to hit it to the back line?
Also how high should I hit a clear? just over the opponent or really steep upwards? which will fly the farthest?
10-14-2013, 03:26 AM #9
I asume lower is better but requires more strength to get deep?
10-14-2013, 04:26 AM #10
10-16-2013, 02:40 PM #11
On the other hand, if you're behind on the point and is scrambling for the next shot, it might be a good idea to give yourself extra time by clearing a high/deep clear to the backcourt so you can reset yourself.
10-16-2013, 08:44 PM #12
I recon you don't use CC if you dont have enough strength or experience with the shot you are doing. Lets say in singles, you do a lob as a beginer, you would require strength to return a straight lob with a CC lob. thats just basic. if we push the game up a little bit more, your opponent could be using a punch instead of a lob. punch is even harder to return compared to a lob. and for your info, a lob gives ur opponent tons of time to recover and return the shot.
10-17-2013, 11:09 AM #13
Yes, if the opponent is expecting a shot to go anwhere but there.
10-17-2013, 11:20 AM #14
Works occasionally as a punch CC clear if your arm is strong enough. TTY has this as her trademark shot if she's caught late to her forehand rear corner. But after a few times, her opponent easily predicts this shot and intercepts it with a kill.
10-17-2013, 11:29 AM #15
As a beginner, CC clear is not recommended because 99% of the time it is not high enough nor deep enough due to lack of strength. Even many intermediates can do mostly CC punch clears which need less strength.
Proper CC clear should be measured by hitting a cross-court clear when u are standing (on impact or performing the shot) close to doubles back service line and it should be only be allowed to be retrieved by yr opponent also close to his/her doubles service line (his/her feet's location on performing the return shot). If allowed to fall onto the floor of yr opponent it shoud fall in between doubles rear service line and rear line of the court. Now that is a good CC clear.
Last edited by sautom88; 10-17-2013 at 11:35 AM.
10-31-2013, 10:37 AM #16
Attacking cc clear to opponent backhand side, U MAY. Defensive clear, TRY NOT TO.
11-13-2013, 03:40 AM #17
if you're a beginner/intermediate the essence of badminton boils down to the most OP strat in da world. "Clearing to the backhand" lol. As simple and primitive as it sounds, its true. Constant barrage of clears to the backhand, with maybe 1/5 or 1/6 shots being a drop.. is exceptionally affective at this level. So yes cross court clears are good if there going to the backhand... forehand.. not so much simply because less room for error.