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  • i look down at the birdie

    381 20.99%
  • i stare at my opponent

    566 31.18%
  • i look at where i am planning to hit

    413 22.75%
  • i look at empty space.

    219 12.07%
  • i look all over the place

    329 18.13%
  • other.

    201 11.07%
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    I look at where my opponent is standing.

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    First, i fake a destination by looking the "destination" for the shuttle to make the opponent think I'll send it there and in what way, and instead of doing what my adversary expected me to do, i surprise him with something different. Basic example:fake a drop serve, and send the shuttle way to the back. Also add body position to the faking, like leaning a bit more forward or backward, depending on the situation.

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    I look at hotties in the stands

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkwanster View Post
    I look at hotties in the stands
    ...who are probably looking at your opponent

    Thanks for the joke, sir.
    But this isn't the place

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    I look down at the birdie..since it's tricky.My opponents won't know where i would serve the bird to.

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    I mix them up really...
    look at the place where I ain't gonna serve
    look at the place where I'm gonna serve
    look at the birdie...and time my serve...goes from 1-4sec (I find this most effective)

    Though most of the time these won't work against strong players...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smichz View Post
    I look down at the birdie..since it's tricky.My opponents won't know where i would serve the bird to.
    same with me i always look down...

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    I look to the baseline. Then serve it to the short service line.

    I look to the short serve line. Then serve it to the baseline.

    Deception. =]

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    hmm this is simple for me...
    1) i look at my opponent
    2) i look at my feet
    3) i look at my birdie and where it makes contact with my racket
    4) right after i make contact with the birdie i look back up to see my opponentz movements
    (while doing all this, keep in mind to look at ur opponent's movements at the corner of ur eye)

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    strainght into the opponents eyes... it makes the opponent insecure......

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    I look at the bird first, then at my opponent immediately after contact.

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    i seem to always look at my opponent.
    that's how i decide whether to serve short of flick serve.

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    erm!! for me my serving is perfect!!
    cause i always practise
    so now i have a trick!!
    1stly you aim at where you wanna hit!!
    then you look away!!! they will think you hit somewhere else :P
    i always fake my opponents :P

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    I either look at my opponents, or where i'm serving.

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    I use to look at my opponent but now i tend to get distracted all the time.


    Im sure thats why my singles serve isnt so consistent

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    Quote Originally Posted by roy91 View Post
    erm!! for me my serving is perfect!!
    cause i always practise
    so now i have a trick!!
    1stly you aim at where you wanna hit!!
    then you look away!!! they will think you hit somewhere else :P
    i always fake my opponents :P
    ya i do that too

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    For doubles, i tend to look at my opponent.

    Singles, I usually look down at the birdie

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