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04-02-2006, 04:07 PM #1
rushing the net after a drop
I haven't gotten a chance to try out this strategy, but I've never really seen people use it, so I'm wondering where the crucial flaw is.
After making a decent drop shot to the center, provided that the opponent is not already in position and has to get there, why not approach the net?
-If both of you are close to the center, no matter how wide they try to place the responding drop shot, you can push it if it's more than a couple inches over the net, and they're toast. If it's a good drop, you're in position to respond with a lift or a drop, to at least continue the rally.
-If they try to lift it over your head, you can just make an overhead net shot. They will not be able to hit it over your head because both of you are close to the net; if they hit it with enough angle to make it over your head, then it won't go past midcourt and you're in perfect position for a smash.
As long as your reflexes are good enough, I don't see any problems with this tactic. Is there something I'm missing? Because I don't see this kind of thing used in regular singles play.
04-02-2006, 04:12 PM #2Originally Posted by dkroft
Every tactic like this depends on the level you play at. Suggestion for this idea tho, fake a clear and hit the drop or slice.
04-02-2006, 04:46 PM #3Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
What do you mean by roll and spin? Are they the same thing? I think I have a vague idea, but clarification would be good.
04-02-2006, 05:22 PM #4
This tactive may work once or twice but can you seriously hit every lift back at them with a overhead shot?
Also if Im hearing you correctly, both of you are standing near the net and near the center meaning your oppenent is ion the exact same position as you and could do the same exact move you are doing to them so its like falling for your own trap.. also it is not hard to hit flat shots towards someones face when your are so close to the net so its not only a drop or clear they could do.
04-02-2006, 05:38 PM #5
-Maybe not every time, but I would very likely hit more of the overheads than they could hit lifts.
-Yes, we'd be standing in the same place, but the reason they couldn't use my tactic on me would be that I would be on the offensive; they'd be hitting the shuttle upward, whereas I would be hitting it downward. To be sure, they could use that strategy in a different rally, though.
-The only way they'd be able to drive at my face is if they were already at the net for my first drop shot (in which case I would never choose a drop shot anyway, I'd more likely drive it or attacking clear). The idea is that they have to run to hit the initial drop shot, connecting with it well beneath net level, so that their only options are lifting and dropping.
Hopefully that cleared it up for you. I think I see what you mean about falling into my own trap, as in if I hit a bad drop shot, then they would be able to drive it into my face. But hopefully I can hit a little more consistently than them.
04-02-2006, 06:50 PM #6Originally Posted by dkroft
tactics like this sound ok when you talk about them but when applied usually are not as effective as you might have originally hoped.
04-02-2006, 07:06 PM #7Originally Posted by dkroft
By this time lifting it wouldnt be too hard since you are busy retriving the drops etc but then again you could also recover with a lift if you fail to gain a point before they start attacking back.
04-02-2006, 08:04 PM #8Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
Well, I'll give my strategy a shot; I'm not playing at a very high level yet, neither are my opponents, so maybe it will work. Thanks though for giving me those tips and such.
04-02-2006, 09:56 PM #9Originally Posted by dkroft
04-03-2006, 12:04 AM #10
at lower levels consistency will win it for you everytime.
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