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    Default I always lose.

    this might sound too pessimistic but I always lose
    against a good player, or one having skill lower than mine. I just seem to have no control in the game, playing it like a rally with a bit of smashing and drops here and there

    I have gotten coaching for several years, so to ask myself my technique isnt bad, I can do footwork and techniques more properly than most of my friends. yet in games I always lose - missing the bird, wrong timing, feeding easy shots to opponent accidentally, feeling frustrated, etc.

    Plus no matter how much I concentrate, I do a bad shot or miss once every few shots...

    Only very rarely can I feel motivated to play, and actually lunge for those faraway shots that i wouldnt normally be able to return, or feel very energetic and move very fast . I just tend to stand there a lot of time because the rhythm of the game isnt fast most of the time

    And of course there were cases in my school tryouts where i was leading by 5 points and one point from winning, but i still lose, nothing works out.

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    maybe some consistency training

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    i believe this is a psychological problem. u have to overcome this barrier in order to improve.

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    [quote=kaitamasaki]Only very rarely can I feel motivated to play,quote]

    if your not motivated then you already lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaitamasaki
    this might sound too pessimistic but I always lose
    against a good player, or one having skill lower than mine. I just seem to have no control in the game, playing it like a rally with a bit of smashing and drops here and there

    I have gotten coaching for several years, so to ask myself my technique isnt bad, I can do footwork and techniques more properly than most of my friends. yet in games I always lose - missing the bird, wrong timing, feeding easy shots to opponent accidentally, feeling frustrated, etc.

    Plus no matter how much I concentrate, I do a bad shot or miss once every few shots...

    Only very rarely can I feel motivated to play, and actually lunge for those faraway shots that i wouldnt normally be able to return, or feel very energetic and move very fast . I just tend to stand there a lot of time because the rhythm of the game isnt fast most of the time

    And of course there were cases in my school tryouts where i was leading by 5 points and one point from winning, but i still lose, nothing works out.
    maybe you just need more of self esteem and confidance.
    like me, you always lose to someone that you shouldnt have. but instead of thinking to win, focus ur mind into ur footwork, where you st=hould hit the birdie ect.
    hope this will help u out =)

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    Default It's ok to lose as long as you get a good workout!

    Don't feel so bad when you lose. Just make sure you get a great game and a good workout.

    I had a great game on saturday where I lost 16-17 in Mixed Doubles. My partner was a beginner and the other guy was just a jerk smashing at her.
    Instead of finishing the match quickly, I ran the other guy out of gas and he didn't come back for the second game.
    The lady partner on the other side was very pissed off because she wanted to play the second game very badly.

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    agreed, it sounds more like a psychological thing. the 'last hurdle' syndrome. just take each point as it comes along, i know this is easier said than done (even professionals have this problem, just read the thread on the HK open), but if you can do that, i'm sure you'll overcome this problem.

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    Sounds like you need to take it easy. If you're so tightly wind-up that you begin to doubt yourself, you'll be playing against two person instead of one: your opponent and yourself. You just need to relax and let your instinct/intuition take over the shots. After so many years of training/coaching, you should have adequate muscle memory of proper strokes. It's time to trust your body to do the right moves.

    Besides, many losses make victories even more sweeter. Keep it up and stay positive!

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    Also have a look at your diet - make sure you eat something to keep your blood sugar levels up during a match. The potassium in a banana is a mild antidepressant as well, which might pep you up a bit. Or maybe a nice double espresso.

    OK that was a bit tongue-in-cheek. What I am really saying is look beyond your badminton skills for reasons why you are not getting those wins.

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    The score board does not mean anything, until you correctly analyze yourself. Don't put too much attention on the points, but rather think carefully what you did right, and what you did wrong, as well as what categories you might need further improvement.

    Win or lose depends on way too many factors. Continuely crash newbies has nothing to show off, while losing 16:17 to an elite is still an excellent effort.

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    success will take you where character can not.

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    maybe you haven't been sleeping enough

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    I always lose also.. but i never lose hope that i will win one day. So dont give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ants
    I always lose also.. but i never lose hope that i will win one day. So dont give up.
    I can't say anything better than this!

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    Badminton is a game where there is always a WINNER and LOSER.
    If you always lose, then there is a happy WINNER smiling somewhere.
    If you always win, then there is a sad LOSER grinning w/tears somewhere.

    So, don't worry, just be HAPPY.

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    thanks for the replies, im also considering drinking those energy drinks before a game... ones which boost your stamina and mental endurance etc.. but not good for your health

    also something new worked out for me - when i made a shot, i guesed what the opponent would return in reply.. (eg a shot to the far end of the court meant i should be around the middle to be ready to receive a deceptive drop or a clear to the back court) and moved to those places. i find too many times i lose points Not because i couldnt run to return the shot, but because i wasnt expecting it . a previous coach told me to do a mini hop whenever the opponent made a shot, so it gets your reflexes going

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    a friend of mine recently told me about the mini hop thing too! I forgot to use it in my singles lastnight when I smashed from near the baselnie and couldn't rush to the net drop return from my opponent !

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