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Thread: Recieving a flick serve
02-15-2006, 02:55 PM #1
Recieving a flick serve
When you recieve a flick serve, what is the best shot to do if both opposing players are side by side? Further more, after recieving a flick serve, I smashed down the line and the opposing player dropped it on my side, but my partner is closer to the shuttle. Who's responsibility is it to recieve the drop?
02-15-2006, 03:27 PM #2
Depending on the situation, is your opponents stronger or weaker than you?
If stronger, never smash because that is what they want you to do, draw you out of position and attack your partner. Against stronger opponents, best to drop in the middle with an aggressive fake smash swing. Make your opponents think that you are going to smash and last minute drop in the middle. This will allow you the recover your position for the next shot.
If weaker, smash is ok if you place it between the two players, let them fight for it and maybe setting up a shot for your partner.
02-15-2006, 10:43 PM #3Originally Posted by GunBlade008
02-16-2006, 09:04 AM #4
ahahaha, that's what I thought, but after playing with some national level people, they expect me to get the drop and we both just stand there :P
02-16-2006, 09:18 AM #5Originally Posted by GunBlade008
Thats how I was always told to position myself, not saying its the right way just the way I had been coached at the time
02-16-2006, 09:26 AM #6
it would depend on the quality of the flick (length and height). i would try and play a shot toget me and my partner on the attack. i would probably play sides after a flick so it would depend what side the return dropshot is. another factor is how off-balance you are after returning the flick, if you are off-balance then you have less chance of reaching the dropshot.
02-17-2006, 06:19 AM #7
Depend on how fast and good defence the person is serving.
If he is just average, I will cross smash to below the server forehand shoulder.
A flick serve means the server has to recover fast back to level position.
If he is not fast enough/poor defence, a good cross smash will be ideal.
02-17-2006, 06:22 AM #8Originally Posted by hyun007
i guess i just need more practise
02-17-2006, 11:34 AM #9
U should always play an offensive clear, usually to backhand.
02-17-2006, 05:33 PM #10Originally Posted by germanOne
Of course you have to mix it and not use it all the time.
It works as well if you hit the fast clear to center baseline too as opponents get confused on who to get the shot.
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