User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 17 of 24
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney, AUST
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Hot do you defend a body shot

    I would like the opinion of expert viewers and readers of this forum if they can advised me or what is the best technique to defend a body shot. It is often that I am finding some difficulty defending a body shot and most opponents know that it is one of the weakest link and a great strategy to return a body shot. Defensive wise are there any special techniques. Would appreciate any advise that will help improve my game based on defending body shots.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    London area, UK
    Posts
    3,937
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Lower posture; racket in front of the body, to take shuttle early; position yourself slightly further back in the court. Split step, move your feet to adjust your position slightly when the shuttle comes.

    Great video on www.ibbs.tv about defending the smash.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lightbulb

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    Lower posture; racket in front of the body, to take shuttle early; position yourself slightly further back in the court. Split step, move your feet to adjust your position slightly when the shuttle comes.

    Great video on www.ibbs.tv about defending the smash.
    I commit to my back hand whicle recieveieng the smash. This works exceptionally well when the shuttle comes at about knee height or lower. This stance does not help if the shuttle come above the stomach level.

    The best technique is to flex knees and position yourself in a couching position with the racquest just above your head level. It is tough to execute but very effective once you get the hang of it. It is tiring hard work rather than stand tall and return.

  4. #4
    Regular Member DinkAlot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    dcbadminton.net
    Posts
    12,203
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    [QUOTE=kmodak]I commit to my back hand whicle recieveieng the smash./QUOTE]

    Me too, backhand is easier to defend with then the forehand.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    London area, UK
    Posts
    3,937
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Most players (including pros) prefer backhand defense. But you have to be ready for forehands too -- if the smasher hits to your forehand, a backhand reply will be weak.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    Most players (including pros) prefer backhand defense. But you have to be ready for forehands too -- if the smasher hits to your forehand, a backhand reply will be weak.
    You are absolutely right. Bust how does one do that. Need to be ready with either back or fore hand reply?

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Lymm, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    hmmm, to be ready for both your racquet needs to be out in front, i prefer to hold in a forehand grip since changing to backhand / universal grip is quite a quick change as opposed to the otherway.

    stand with your legs just a little more than shoulder width apart, square on to the smasher and bend your knees, ideally i would say get down far enough so that your eye level is about the height of the net, maybe a bit lower..

    now.. think about where your going to return to.. straight is easier, if you want to get back on the attack a flat driving block back is best, altho it can be predictable. so pick your spot and put the shuttle there..

    practice is really the key for this.. reading body language, discovering smasher preferences all help with reactions. if you get really good at reading the shuttle trajectory you can even attack it back.. some people i have played struggle getting the angle so i step in an extra step, squat down quite a lot and pay it like a drive.. works a treat

    Coops

  8. #8
    Regular Member DinkAlot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    dcbadminton.net
    Posts
    12,203
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    Most players (including pros) prefer backhand defense. But you have to be ready for forehands too -- if the smasher hits to your forehand, a backhand reply will be weak.
    Not if you work on your backhand return to the forehand. My backhand return is almost as powerful as my forehand return. And my backhand return is more accurate and consistent.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Holland
    Posts
    3,967
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    get low,
    place racket far away from body ( not full stretching)
    and 80% of teh body shots a backhand is sufficient.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    London area, UK
    Posts
    3,937
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by S4MadMan
    Not if you work on your backhand return to the forehand. My backhand return is almost as powerful as my forehand return. And my backhand return is more accurate and consistent.
    It might be more apposite to say "my forehand return is weaker than my backhand, and therefore I try to play backhands on the forehand side".

    Playing a backhand on the forehand side will limit the quality of your returns. It does work, and can get you out of difficult situations (even the pros use it sometimes), but it is not the ideal technique to use.

    Rather than practise this dodgy method, practise both your forehand and backhand returns. There is no need to change grip: a neutral "forehand" grip will work for both. Don't bias your body angle towards the backhand: face sqaure-on to the smasher.

    Work on power from your fingers by practising with a racket head cover on your racket. If you can hit the shuttle to the back of the court, then you're doing very well. Then take the head cover off, and see how effortless and accurate your returns have become

    Warning: this practise is not for children, or players with injuries. If overdone, you can strain muscles in the arm and wrist.
    Last edited by Gollum; 09-29-2005 at 10:46 AM.

  11. #11
    Regular Member DinkAlot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    dcbadminton.net
    Posts
    12,203
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    It might be more apposite to say "my forehand return is weaker than my backhand, and therefore I try to play backhands on the forehand side".

    Playing a backhand on the forehand side will limit the quality of your returns. It does work, and can get you out of difficult situations (even the pros use it sometimes), but it is not the ideal technique to use.

    Rather than practise this dodgy method, practise both your forehand and backhand returns. There is no need to change grip: a neutral "forehand" grip will work for both. Don't bias your body angle towards the backhand: face sqaure-on to the smasher.
    I guess I didn't make myself clear. If there's a shot going to my forehand, I'll definitely use my forehand return unless I cannot and have to use my backhand. I did not mean I use a my backhand return exclusively. It's just better for overall defense, meaning I can use a backhand return on both my forehand and backhand side but cannot use my forehand return on my backhand side. Hope that made sense.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    get lower so if they hit with lots of angle you can hit it underhand and if its not that steep you can just drive it back

  13. #13
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Korea
    Posts
    2,402
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    Lower posture; racket in front of the body, to take shuttle early; position yourself slightly further back in the court. Split step, move your feet to adjust your position slightly when the shuttle comes.

    Great video on www.ibbs.tv about defending the smash.
    If you're trying to prevent taking it in the body, wouldn't this refer more to a case where you're already further forward in the court?

    I have a bad habit of preparing to return smashes low even when near the front and need to get into the habit of holding my racquet up while getting low to turn it into a drive. I have some opponents, though, who know I am weak in protecting my body so they smash flat at my chest even when I'm further back. One guy's smash is very strong and I believe he knows that he's sending it out but that I won't react fast enough to accept the gift.

    When I am more to the back and get a smash at my body that isn't going out, the best I can manage usually is a sort of windmill motion from a low backhand preparation position that will sometimes send a deceptive wobbler just over the net on the righthand side.

  14. #14
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Posts
    3,511
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    In addition to what Gollum said, you gotta be relaxed and keep your sight on the source of the smash. My returns are the worst when I blink while my opponent smash. Any reflex tension will limit your power and control in every shot. Appropriate tension for different shots ingrained in your practice will eventually give you the optimum timing for those shots, making relaxed delivery possible and second nature. Of course, mental strength is also a large part of this. But confidence in your strokes will build upon itself and allows you to focus more on your opponents.

    With fingers choking at the cone, your racquet should be pointing towards the source, not too high and not too low, important thing is to keep it as far from you as comfortably possible without straightening out your arm fully. Keep the frame head higher than the cone (exactly the same as service law except the other way around). That way, you could defend either side with ease.

    My coach told me to make almost every shot return (eg. drives or blocks) with the racquet frame head up. You'll have the least control when you hit underhand, that's why the safest underhanded shot is a baseline lob.

    A low profile will limit your exposure to a hit, it's very taxing position to hold for long but you'll get used to it once you keep at it. Keeping on your toes will allow you mobility in case of returns outside your immediate defense zone. Don't ever rest fully on your feet when you defend as you will stay rooted to the ground.
    Last edited by cappy75; 09-30-2005 at 03:37 AM.

  15. #15
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Lymm, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by S4MadMan
    I guess I didn't make myself clear. If there's a shot going to my forehand, I'll definitely use my forehand return unless I cannot and have to use my backhand. I did not mean I use a my backhand return exclusively. It's just better for overall defense, meaning I can use a backhand return on both my forehand and backhand side but cannot use my forehand return on my backhand side. Hope that made sense.
    hmmm, interestingly i can do both.. forehand on the backhand and backhand on the forehand.. doing it on the wrong side limits reach - especially on the forehand adn usualy results in taking the shuttle more to the side or into the body. get you racquet out in front of you more and you'll start taking the forehand ones better.. you might even be able to drive a few back..

    Coops

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    London
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Hey, Cappy, I agree with everything you mentioned there. I'm working on standing on my toes and getting my stance right, but it's definitely working.
    I've been told that it's a singles defence, but it works for me in doubles, so I'm carrying on working on it.
    It's really effective with fairly hard but flat smashes!

  17. #17
    Regular Member extremenanopowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    SG. Go for NCAP-L2 certified coach.
    Posts
    11,743
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thumbs up defence

    hold the racket high up near to the cone. Put your hand to the front about 160 degrees elbow bent. Put some space between the racket and your body. Flick the shuttle back to the opponent when it near. Anticipate it and keep on practising.
    rgds

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. The best racket and string for defend
    By Amin Khalili in forum Racket Recommendation / Comparison
    Replies: 29
    : 03-22-2009, 04:27 PM
  2. Defend like lee chong wei
    By Amin Khalili in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 23
    : 02-21-2009, 08:11 AM
  3. how to defend against high smashes
    By kooshball in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 21
    : 01-08-2009, 07:45 AM
  4. Best way to defend against high speed drives directed at the body?
    By pjviitas in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 9
    : 10-21-2007, 07:22 PM
  5. I cant defend from a head smash
    By goku999 in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 39
    : 04-01-2006, 04:59 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •