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  • i look down at the birdie

    381 20.97%
  • i stare at my opponent

    567 31.21%
  • i look at where i am planning to hit

    414 22.78%
  • i look at empty space.

    219 12.05%
  • i look all over the place

    329 18.11%
  • other.

    201 11.06%
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    i look up as high as i can , kinda weird but i m a noob =/ so yeah

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    County badminton in the UK is a rather broad category. At one end of the spectrum, we (Oxfordshire) had to contend with the likes of Nathan Robertson and Anthony Clark (Nottinghamshire), and England players Rajiv Ouseph and Aamir Ghaffer (Middlesex). That was rather tough!

    At the other end of the spectrum you have the players in Division 5 of the Inter-County Championships, who are more or less average level league players (if they were to play in any of the stronger counties).

    Wayne Young

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    the answer is simple:

    "Never take your eyes off your opponent... even when you bow" (Bruce Lee).

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    for doubles/ singles backhand short serves it can be fun to mes with your opponent (if they notice it)
    just walk up to the T with your bird in your hand and make eyecontact, and serve without éver looking down'.
    I think it's just a physcological compulsion to look at the birdy/racket before you serve, and a lot of players do it..but why? Havén't you done this a 1000 times over? do you not know how large your fingers are?

    Try it out..for some reason, some people are unnerved

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    really pressured with my serves.its not going high and deep enough.i have a 50/50 feeling that it might go out or making a half court for the opponents to smash.how can i improve this??

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    i usually use my peripheral view so that it seems like i am looking at the bird but actually i am not. i am actually looking at space to serve and how the receiver is standing. i just dont want the opponent to guess what kinda shot i'm gonna make. i never look at the opponent.

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    I first look at my opponent and where he is standing, if he is too close to the net, I hit it far back at one of the corners either left or right. If he is far, I serve it low to the right or left corners near the net.

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    duh..everyone knows ur suppose to close your eyes when u serve

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    Indeed an interesting quetion In the singles I used to look at the shuttlecock after I've checked where my opponent stands, but in the doubles or mixed games I stare at the recieving opponent

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    i just look at the place im not going to serve.lol

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    I usually serve towards and empty space like.....erm....looking at there...then sometimes serve to their backhand so they will have to lift....

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    I was playing last night and I find, providing you are used to placing the birdie, you can look wherever you want (or into their eyes) to confuse your opponent...
    I also find that leaning different ways is also a good way of distracting them. A guy called Star, who I'm ususally scared of serving to, missed around 5 of my serves last night alone because I leant the other way!

    Nathan

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    Wow...effective!!!
    Which method u used???

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    I look on where i want the ball to be place
    I dont know how to change it
    sometimes fake it with my eye

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    I use a variety of combined methods, as long as I am sure I can aim the birdie where I want to...

    Nathan

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    I find the longterm best way is probably just to look at the same place everytime. For me, since the T is the safest serve, I look at it everytime. That way if I am serving there, meaning I need a safe, consistent start, I will be able to further help myself by looking there without giving anything away. For the most part I have pretty good confidence in my ability to place the serve.

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    If single i look at my opponent's eyes , but if doubles i look at the person i;m not serving to

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