what do you mean where? :/ the only way you can learn deception is through imitating and hardwork. If you're getting tricked into moving early, then I advice you to stop looking at your opponent's movements and focus on the shuttle instead. Also stop "wanting" to move hastily to catch up to the shuttle, train your footwork and body to be faster instead.
some players who noe how to fake is tricking me....u can see he do a smash then suddenly a drop.....does anyone noe where to learn tricks like faking ?
The key to be able to deceive is to get in position early. For example, your opponent
hit a slow drop. If you can get to the net very quickly, then you can have your rackets
ready below the birdie and observe your opponent. He may run to you expecting a
net drop. Then when he has run past the center position and is not able to change
direction easily, you can push to the base line by a quick wrist movement.
So IMHO, key points to deception are
1. Fast footwork + Good anticipation (e.g., knowing your opponent) => be in position
2. Strong wrist that can support quick powerful movement (when you try to deceive in
the above mentioned way)=> Your push/attacking clear to the baseline will really
go to the baseline.
You can find videos of Hendrawan to see all net deceptions. If you want to be deceptive
anywhere in the court, watch Zhao Jianhua.
Everybody love shortcuts. You can win a point here and there with a few tricks, but can you win the game? If you're really looking into trick shots, don't waste your time on this forum.
Let me be the first to second cappy on that point. In the long run, it will be your consistency and ability to read your opposition that will allow you to win. Adapting your shots to pound their weakness will get you much further than trying some crazy trick shot here or there. For example, you'll be so concerned about how to execute a near impossible cross court netplay, you'll actually have it go out most of the time.
Stick to the basics and fundamentals, and they will carry you through.
I would like to add to the fundamentals. Always watch the wrist closely. You can gain a split second which would be crucial. The wrist is limited with its movement naturally thus allowing us to predict to a certain extent.
Do your drills (Shuttle running picking etc) and keep your racket high and on your toes when you run.
Agreed!! A 'proper' shot includes indiscernable shot preparation and delivery. When you do a fundamental shot well, you force your opponents to wait an extra second to respond, keeping anticipation to a minimal. How do you do that? Practice your strokes until all types of overhead shots can be delivered by the same overhead swing. An important part of it is to prepare early for the shot.
You are only deceived when you guessed wrong.
Originally Posted by cheongsa
That won't be a trick shot. It would be an extremely well executed fundamental shot!
At a higher competitive level, opponents actual watch your racquet face if you arrive late and underhand the net return. I believe Wilfredlgf or Ants mentioned that they usually look at the grip of the opponent as s/he makes the return. Doing your head fake could actually end up getting it in the face. Newbies might fall for it, but be careful doing it to experienced players.