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Thread: bizarre serving?!
11-17-2004, 05:32 PM #1
One of guys on our team was telling me he once knew someone who would do a serve around the netpost. He was very tall and would stand right at the front far right of the service box and aim for the back T with the serve travelling very fast and low to the ground! Would this be legal? Maybe I'll give it a shot!
11-17-2004, 07:20 PM #2
to serve around the post, he/she need ultra long arms and or racquet, height is not a factor here.
11-17-2004, 10:15 PM #3Originally Posted by samohtom
1) A round the head shot to place the shot down the middle where there's a huge gap right now. The server is still standing on the extreme right side. If you hit it down and way to the back, the server's partner will be forced to hit a defensive shot up in a rush. The next shot for your team will likely be a midcourt kill.
2) The receiving player steps back and to the right, and using a backhand drop to the cross court side or to the middle. Regardless of which serving team player who gets the return, they will have to do a full defensive clear as it was tight to the net. (I'm assuming your partner was smart enough to jump to the front when he saw the serve was not low and to the back T). Your team's now setup in an attacking formation and you have the advantage.
Bottom line, serving high and doing these "funky" serves don't work in middle level to high level badminton doubles. You can get away with some of this in very low level play, and this positive reinforcement is likely why people continue doing it. As soon as you understand the development of shots that result from such a serve, you'll understand that it's a very bad move and places your serving team at an immediate disadvantage.
Grab the Jake Downey book. Guarantee you'll enjoy it. Many here on BF will have read it before and can vouch for it's sound analysis.
11-17-2004, 10:22 PM #4
yeah, i didnt comment on the value of these type of serve. I see these serves only been used by players from level C or lower players. It's dumb because u leave only 1 player (ur partner) to defend the whole court from the start of the rally, ur opponent's dream.
11-18-2004, 12:13 AM #5
Last game I played with badrad, he used it
Of course we had a 13-yr old kid, and a beginner for partners ... to be complete.
I didn't want to "Jack Downey" him, cause badrad would've carved me up ROYALLY!
11-18-2004, 01:44 AM #6Originally Posted by samohtom
the flight of the shuttle shall be upwards from the server's racket to pass over the net so that, if not intercepted, it lands in the receiver's service court
so it would appear that serving around the post is a fault.
11-18-2004, 02:17 AM #7
Good job Neil! I was just going to say that it sure sounds illegal because how could you tell the shuttle was going higher than the net? Heck if the person was as a tall as Shaq or Yao, they could probably hit the shuttle behind the head of the service judge too *LOL*.
11-18-2004, 03:14 AM #8Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
11-18-2004, 01:13 PM #9Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
11-18-2004, 01:52 PM #10Originally Posted by cooler
the server and receiver shall stand within diagonally opposite service courts without touching the boundary lines of these service courts
the shuttle could be outside the boundary lines when it is struck though.
11-18-2004, 02:22 PM #11Originally Posted by Neil Nicholls
11-18-2004, 03:23 PM #12Originally Posted by cooler
11-18-2004, 06:28 PM #13
so the bird doesn't need to travel over the net???
11-18-2004, 06:45 PM #14Originally Posted by 604badder
Now take this IBF book and wing it over (the net) to paulchow
Last edited by cooler; 11-18-2004 at 06:50 PM.
11-18-2004, 07:22 PM #15Originally Posted by paulchow
IBF Laws of Badminton 2004 *SMACK!*
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