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    What do people call a soft push from the forecourt above the net that drops to the opposing team's forecourt? A friend told me it's also called drop shot in tennis, but I call everything that begins and ends around the net a net shot, regardless of the contact position related to the height of the net.

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    Some may call it a net drop, a term avoided by this page:
    http://www.badmintonbible.com/articles/drop-shots/

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    I call it a net drop, personally. It doesn't matter how high you take it unless you're hitting it downwards hard, in which case it is a kill.

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    I would call it a push or drive; depends on the speed.

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    I heard a few variants:

    • soft block at the net
    • net
    • drop shot
    • setting


    I guess it depends on how you make the shot and your intent of making the shot.

    My coach calls it a drop shot if the actions are similar to a drop shot action at the back court, a soft block at the net if you return the shot in a soft manner, a net if you do it like you are netting it.

    Setting is more for game play, but setting may have different meanings for different players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaki! View Post
    What do people call a soft push from the forecourt above the net that drops to the opposing team's forecourt? A friend told me it's also called drop shot in tennis, but I call everything that begins and ends around the net a net shot, regardless of the contact position related to the height of the net.

    My view is supported by this page:
    http://www.badmintonbible.com/articl...hots/types.php

    Some may call it a net drop, a term avoided by this page:
    http://www.badmintonbible.com/articles/drop-shots/
    If you take it above net height, and it lands close to the net, I would call it a block. In some cases it is also called a "stun", but it depends on whether you pretended to hit it hard and then hit it softly (a stun) or just took it early and played it soft (a block). A stun has the element of deception to it.

    If you take it above net height, and it lands in the mid court, it is a push.

    If you take it at or below net height, and it lands around the service line (not too close to the net) then it would be called a "neutral" net shot - one that is a net shot, but not played aggressively (which would land tighter to the net).

    Hope that helps.

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