User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default What shot to do...?

    Hi I play mostly doubles and its annoying when my friends keep driving or pushing to my left hand with me no time to hit it overhead and then going up to the net waiting for a drop so they can smash it before it goes down. I cant do a back hand clear that low cause everytime i do it lands in the middle of their court for a smash. All i can do is drop it. Most of the time i try to cross court drop it to get it out of their reach but it doesnt always work.

  2. #2
    Regular Member DinkAlot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    dcbadminton.net
    Posts
    12,238
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    1) work on your backhand clear to make it stronger

    2) cheat on your backhand side so you can hit a forehand

    3) practice arching your back to the left so you can hit a sideways overheard forehand

  3. #3
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,961
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    sometimes the problem isn't your backhand, it maybe other issues in your game.

    footwork - you are slow to get to the backhand rear court. work on strength of your leg and learn the proper footwork.

    shot quality - the reason your opponent can pressure your backhand is because you gave them the chance to. are your clears deep to the rear court? if not, they can make a fast clear to your backhand that will give you very little time to react. are your net drops tight? if not, they can do a flat push to your backhand side.

  4. #4
    Regular Member DinkAlot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    dcbadminton.net
    Posts
    12,238
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kwun
    footwork - you are slow to get to the backhand rear court. work on strength of your leg and learn the proper footwork.
    Duh! I forgot the most important thing, footwork.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    418
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    deception works too! pretend (make sure they know!) you are hitting straight and then do a cross court.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Finnish Defence Forces (army)
    Posts
    176
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Yeah, but basically backhand isn't much of use, work on your forehand overhead smash/drop instead. In doubles especially, backhand should be avoided at all costs. Even if you did a backhand shot, it should rather be a smash or drop than a clear, as it's doubles we're talking about. If it's easily predicted, try hitting a cross-court drop, it surprises the opponent(s) sometimes quite well.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Posts
    3,511
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    That's if you could avoid hitting a backhand. Most of the time, backhand clears are executed when there's simply no other options. Doing a desperate forehand overhead when you're not in position will compromise your situation even more. Trying to smash that return will severely reduce your accuracy and make recovery all the more harder. IMO, blindly smashing at your opponents is worse than a good clear. At least a clear allows your team to regroup and attempt another defensive conversion. If your backhand smash is really good, then you should use it to apply pressure on the other team by keeping the rally low and fast. Use it as a snapshot to prepare for a forehand overhead shot.

    Don't even try a backhand drop unless you can do a really tight one, experienced players will pounce upon it.
    Last edited by cappy75; 02-14-2006 at 04:43 AM.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Umm.. I play doubles so its not me serving or clearing. Also im pretty tall and i cant try to bend and try for a sideways shot(around my thigh...?). And how am i supposed to get there in time if im not supposed to guess my opponents shots before my partner serves. Its a drive not a clear or a lobby shot. Even if i do get there i would have to bend down for it to hit my face so i cant do an overhand shot.

  9. #9
    Administrator kwun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Santa Clara, California, United States
    Posts
    35,961
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrotLegs
    Umm.. I play doubles so its not me serving or clearing. Also im pretty tall and i cant try to bend and try for a sideways shot(around my thigh...?). And how am i supposed to get there in time if im not supposed to guess my opponents shots before my partner serves. Its a drive not a clear or a lobby shot. Even if i do get there i would have to bend down for it to hit my face so i cant do an overhand shot.
    train your leg speed/strength. there is no way in doubles when your partner is serving that you cannot get to the rear court in time. there are no other alternatives / shortcuts, you need to train the speed of your footwork. period.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Posts
    3,511
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Some experience will speed up your anticipation of possible returns, so your guesses will get better over time. Also, with your long reach, you don't need to be too close to your partner when s/he serves. It's definitely easier to lunge forward to retrieve a drop/push/smash than to step backward for an overhead shot, so position yourself nearer to the baseline and anticipate lifts from your opponents.

  11. #11
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    24
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I think you are misunderstood... My partner serves and already being at the back of the court i get a LOW PUSH or DRIVE that is already LOW to my left. So then I run to my left. I can get there in time to the birdie with the birdie low to my left hand hand side. I can try for a smash if its around my head (doesnt happen much) but i might make an error or if i dont ill be really unbalanced and cant recover for the next shot. If its low (around my thigh) my only choice is to make a backhand shot but i do not know where to put it.

  12. #12
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrotLegs
    I think you are misunderstood... My partner serves and already being at the back of the court i get a LOW PUSH or DRIVE that is already LOW to my left. So then I run to my left. I can get there in time to the birdie with the birdie low to my left hand hand side. I can try for a smash if its around my head (doesnt happen much) but i might make an error or if i dont ill be really unbalanced and cant recover for the next shot. If its low (around my thigh) my only choice is to make a backhand shot but i do not know where to put it.
    1) get your partner to serve tighter
    2) get your partner to mix up the serves, to the T, body and corner and flicks
    3) take a step back from your starting position to defend it better if they keep doing the same shot
    4) i would try my best to lift or do an acrobatic cross court drop... even the world's best players cant do much when theres a really good return of serve, due to a sloppy serve in the first place

  13. #13
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Posts
    3,511
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Ugh! In that case, you might wanna drive back at them and follow the shuttle in instead. You're already in a defensive situation as you took a downward shot, might as well form side-by-side and try to take back the offensive. Like Natrificial said, there are times when there's not much you can do against an well placed aggressive service return. Just work with what you got at the moment.

  14. #14
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    226
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrotLegs
    If its low (around my thigh) my only choice is to make a backhand shot but i do not know where to put it.
    Watch the person who received the serve, and respond with either:
    1. Backhand shot, down the line, low and close to net
    2. Backhand shot, lift down the line to baseline
    3. Backhand shot to centre, low and close to net
    4. Backhand shot, cross court, landing on tramlines, before service line.

    All are taken akin to tennis backhand height.

    It all depends on your opponent's movements.

  15. #15
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    166
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrotLegs
    I think you are misunderstood... My partner serves and already being at the back of the court i get a LOW PUSH or DRIVE that is already LOW to my left. So then I run to my left. I can get there in time to the birdie with the birdie low to my left hand hand side. I can try for a smash if its around my head (doesnt happen much) but i might make an error or if i dont ill be really unbalanced and cant recover for the next shot. If its low (around my thigh) my only choice is to make a backhand shot but i do not know where to put it.
    develop your backhand. period.

  16. #16
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Thumbs up anticipation.

    Just try to beef up your wrist power. Take 10 minutes to practice hitting drive and swipe the shuttle back to the base line. You'll get it right with regular 10 minutes practice. Its numbing but rewarding.
    rgds

    Quote Originally Posted by CarrotLegs
    Hi I play mostly doubles and its annoying when my friends keep driving or pushing to my left hand with me no time to hit it overhead and then going up to the net waiting for a drop so they can smash it before it goes down. I cant do a back hand clear that low cause everytime i do it lands in the middle of their court for a smash. All i can do is drop it. Most of the time i try to cross court drop it to get it out of their reach but it doesnt always work.

Similar Threads

  1. about net shot shot
    By Gold- in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 15
    : 08-14-2009, 08:02 AM
  2. Has anyone done this shot before?
    By llpjlau in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 21
    : 04-14-2009, 10:21 AM
  3. Net Shot
    By becoolboy in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 2
    : 08-03-2006, 09:18 AM
  4. What Shot to hit?
    By Andy Eh in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 4
    : 04-07-2005, 04:13 PM
  5. your most useful shot?
    By Nanashi in forum Techniques / Training
    Replies: 25
    : 12-15-2003, 11:16 AM

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
  •