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  • i look down at the birdie

    379 21.13%
  • i stare at my opponent

    559 31.16%
  • i look at where i am planning to hit

    408 22.74%
  • i look at empty space.

    215 11.98%
  • i look all over the place

    325 18.12%
  • other.

    198 11.04%
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    i usually mess with my opponents mind. i would look at a place i'll be serving then serve somewhere else instead, that or send it high and to their weaker hand.

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    Does anyone use any techniques that involve distraction such as bobbing up and down as I predict these type of methods would be very distracting for the opponent...
    I was thinking of standing on tip-toes (also giving extra advantage to see where you want to place the shuttle) then quickly bobbing down before you play the serve.
    Anyone tried this sort of thing?

    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by nafan View Post
    Does anyone use any techniques that involve distraction such as bobbing up and down as I predict these type of methods would be very distracting for the opponent...
    if you were a girl you could bobble up and down. i think that would be very distracting. .

    lol its so funny when you look to the back court. and do a underhand swing but hit it close.

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    Doubles serve I like to look straight ahead. Kinda at the white tape and keeping an eye on the opponent as well.
    Singles I like to look where they're standing, I try take advantage of the spaces more.

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    i mostly look everywhere. first, i would lobserve my opponent and his/her partner position and movements then target area and while i m serving i will focus on the shuttle

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    i first look at my feet, then the top of the net so i make sure i get it over!

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    i look my my hands now since i used to always hit my thumb and it bruces

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    I spent ages trying to click on those =.=||| ....mainly cos i do ALL of them ^^ ~

    i look at where my foot is, then the shuttle, then the racket, glance at opponent a bit and look where they're standing, think and look for where to place shuttle, look at ceiling to make sure theres "enough light", look at shuttle and racket, serve

    There :P ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddex View Post
    I spent ages trying to click on those =.=||| ....mainly cos i do ALL of them ^^ ~

    i look at where my foot is, then the shuttle, then the racket, glance at opponent a bit and look where they're standing, think and look for where to place shuttle, look at ceiling to make sure theres "enough light", look at shuttle and racket, serve

    There :P ~
    Lol... I might fell into asleep while waiting.

    jk...

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    I used to look at the opponent, but now -- after I've checked his position, his partner's position, and their stances -- I look down at the shuttle.

    I find this particularly useful when playing sliced serves, because watching the racket approach the shuttle helps me judge the slice and contact.

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    Default Look at his racket position

    1. My serves depends on where he places his rackets so that his return is as weak as possible.

    2. In addition, perform some deception tricks mentioned in previous posts once in a while will also help you throw your opponent off.

    3. Based on the previous serve you've made, pay attention to what your opponent is expecting and try to do the opposite.

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    I think it'd be the best to know where you want to serve and just stare at your opponent. When I receive serves I usually find myself looking at the server's eyes to get a hint on where they're serving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaSteve View Post
    When I receive serves I usually find myself looking at the server's eyes to get a hint on where they're serving.
    That's why I tend to serve to the place that I am NOT looking at.

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    Basically I only look at where the guy on the other side is standing, then stare back at the shuttle when I serve. I don't look at where I serve.

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    If you know how to serve and have a lot of experience then you can look wherever you want and serve to a different spot. I sometimes look back at my partner or stare at my opponent in the eyes and serve which catches the opponent by surprise.

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    Haha i am able to serve anywhere during doubles so i'll just stare at my opponent, so that he wont know where am i gng to serve is a tatic also he wont be able to tell where r u gng to serve taht the best way

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    i stare at my opponets to get psychological confidence haha
    and then look at the top of the net to make sure my birds heads to the right place Making a good service is always difficult and i always need more practices~

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