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Thread: Driving me nuts.....
12-17-2004, 09:01 AM #1
Driving me nuts.....
Everyone, I need some advice/help on dealing with a very tight to the net cross court. I suspect that the problem starts with my first drop shot. I drop straight along the alley, then he returns with this cross court shot. Then I dribble the bird over the net (straight back), but then the cross court shot comes again, going the other way! This will continue until the angle is so sharp that I can't deal with it because it's beyond my reach and a decent clear is not possible for me. I'm shorter than the net and have a difficult time chasing these very close to the net shots. Any suggestions?
12-17-2004, 09:18 AM #2Originally Posted by Sakura
12-17-2004, 09:19 AM #3Originally Posted by Sakura
12-17-2004, 01:21 PM #4
One way is to make sure that you aren't tumbling the birdie when you do the straight redrop. Simply push the birdie slightly back. A lot of netplayers tend to stick too closely to the net (myself included) and it'll throw them off. It sounds like a weak return, but its harder for them to do a tight crossdrop. Its also harder for them to do a tumbling straight redrop, and most likely it'll make them lob it back.
You can also practice and make the birdie tumble and still push it back a little. Of course that takes practice and good footwork to get into the correct position in time.
The last way is to simply intercept it midway during the crossdrop.
12-20-2004, 08:59 AM #5
Thanks for the tips. Certainly a few things to try and train on in the new year.
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