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    i say yes because in doubles your serve counts a bit more than your serve in singles.. for singles you tend to do long to buy yourself time to get ready.. and for doubles you have make sure your serve counts because your partner and you will have to get ready for their shot... my mentality changes alot because in singles i tend to make my opponent run and smash alot less because it takes alot of energy .. for doubles it requires more team work and technique..also for doubles i tend to drive alot more than in singles...also in doubles you require communication with your partner and understand each other since you don't wanna clash rackets.. in singles you depends on yourself alot more..

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    yes because in singles, you can only depend on yourself and luck, luck being your opponent hitting out or hitting into the net. Since you know only you can change the result, i try much harder knowing that i can only blame myself.
    On the other hand, in doubles your partner has a chance to screw up as well, and your partner may not play the style you like either.

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    well, i dont change much if at all. my play style is definetly defensive, just keep getting shots over the net until i can smash, or do a good drop, and it always is like that in sigles, so pretty much, i run everywhere and hit everything.
    In doubles, its much the same, except that i just go after everything on my side, but i am known to rush up front when playing back and vice versa, and left to right and vice versa when plaing doubles, even tho my partner sometimes CAN get it, i leave the obvious ones to him/her


    the only change in my strategy is that in doubles, i often will go into a "drive war" with my oppponent, knowing that if they hit a high clear, my partner will get it. i rarely drive war in singles

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    I voted yes and i do agree that you need a different mentality for doubles. In singles you are all alone and no one else can come in and help you during a match. Unlike doubles where you can count on your partner to help you out. Not to mention you also need to be in sych as well. If you tried playing in a singles manner during a doubles match, you would shut out your partner and waste a lot of energy which could result to a early loss. So to make things short because i'm at school. Yes you need a different mentality and strategy for double and singles.

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    For me is no when i play doubles i'll automatically play in my doubles style than when i play singlestarting 1st few points i dun get used to it after a few points my single playing style comes

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunklover View Post
    well, i dont change much if at all. my play style is definetly defensive, just keep getting shots over the net until i can smash, or do a good drop, and it always is like that in sigles, so pretty much, i run everywhere and hit everything.
    You're right to some degree, but don't you find that if you come up against a good attacking doubles pair that match up to your defence that you find yourself in trouble? I myself am a defensive player, and I used to play defensive in doubles as well, but then I found that having an offensive mentality in doubles really does help. I think this is mainly because unlike in singles, once you get your attacking shots going in doubles you can usually keep them going and win the rally cos you have a partner to back you up. It's not like singles where if you're smashed at you drop it and they lift it again and it's your turn to attack. You often can't drop it cos their partners waiting to intercept at the net

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    I think this mentality thing is quite obvious.
    If u look at pros in tournaments, how many of them play more than 1 event? very rarely like in canada because we are short of good players LOL and it explains why we suck

    Recreationally, prolly not.
    it's not just mentality. the shots and tactics needed for dubs and singles are very different. and at pro level, they practise it until they're perfect. therefore, if they want to have the stamina needed for singles, they simply don't have enough time to practise the quality driving needed for doubles.

    but mentality will play a part. i find that my doubles game and singles is very different, although i don't find myself thinking about the change needed. it's kind of subliminal. in doubles, i'm all jump smash and driving, but in singles i'm a lot more patient, lots of drops, clears, net shots. a very opposite game, but i don't find i need to consciously change

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    Yer, I reckon you do need to change the mentality a bit.

    In Doubles, you can afford to keep on attacking without needing to cover the front/back court. When I play doubles and am at the back, I generally do fast dropshots or smashes. When I'm at the front, I just cross court net rolls to piss the opponent off =p.

    In Singles however, I move the opponent around and only smash when I'm totally in control because I have to cover for the front court as well.

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    i change my mind...yes....you do change mentality for singles...its just that i rarely play singles anymore....
    but yes, when you play, i have to change into "singles mode" where i return to a different center, ect...for a few rallies, before i can play well..
    im usually default doubles, since i play mixed and mens doubles most of the time

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    doubles is a lot harder to trick opponents than singles, since more area of the court is covered.

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    I definitely have to change mentality, after playing singles then switching to double I still try to reach the whole court. This results in general chaos, so I do have 2 mindsets. I actually move a lot slower in doubles as I'm slightly concerned of both people going for the same shot. I guess I need to play double with the same people more often and practise with them!

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    Yes , i believe the mentality will have to change, becos it will link to other factors as well.

    Footwork:
    footworkt have to change too. Because singles cover all corners of the court, whereas doubles coverage is shared. (doubles more side jumps and movements to execution target)


    Defend:
    Setting up of defense is shared, whereas singles is alone in the middle of the court, position depending on the capabilities of each individual competency. Thus single player will have to very prepare that shuttle will come in any part of his court, this lead to changes in mentality in defend.

    Correct me if i am wrong thanks .

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    I post my reply already but did not show i post again

    Yes mentallity will be different and there will be a change. Mentallity for double is more attacking, when receive service mentality must push the shuttle.Not only mentality diff even foot work and defend also diff.


    Footwork:
    singles cover all corners of the court, whereas doubles coverage is shared. (doubles more side jumps and movements to execution target)

    Defend:
    Setting up of defense is shared, whereas singles is alone in the middle of the court, position depending on the capabilities of each individual competency.
    Thus single player have to beaware of shuttle will land in any part of the court, not like double games only defend half court.


    Thanks correct me if i am wrong

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    Voted yes.

    The pace in doubles are much faster than in singles. Double players tend to take more risk by anticipating his/her opponents shot as there is a partner providing the cover. In my own personal experience, I find that singles player when playing doubles are very slow in their shot making and they always use a lot of wrist work (trick shot). Also, as their playing style is much safer (taking each shot at a time), they tend to lift the shuttle a lot and this put the pairing into a lot of pressure.

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    I've never thought about it... I guess yes because the gameplay is different.

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    Yes you have to change your style of play and also your mentality.

    Doubles is more of an attacking game.. partners of a doubles pair play very low shots and tend to feed each other for the attack option.

    Singles, you have to play smartly and you cant simply smash. You need to play every shot into the corners to pull your opponent apart.

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    the thing to consider is, while there is very obviously a change in mentality, is that conscious or subconscious. if you think about it, have you ever needed to tell yourself not to hit past the singles court boundaries when playing singles and having played doubles a few games before hand? it's pretty obvious to most that on switching between doubles and singles you need to play differently and aim at different areas of the court.

    the thing is, most people will have played both enough to automatically know that in singles you smash down the sides most instead of down the middle. there is a change, but i doubt most people need to think about it very much. this is very evident in local tournaments. often top local players will excel in both singles and doubles events and they will often play a doubles match right after singles due to scheduling. they don't seem to find it too taxing. which brings me back to my point. the change in mentality is there, but you don't really need to focus on it.

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