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    Lightbulb Top 10 tips for singles./

    Hello ! i am trying to compile a list of the best 10 tips for playing singles. Please feel free to leave your tips .I will build a picture of the most popular ones submitted .Please keep tips short and simple because the final list will be aimed at the Novice/club player Thankyou! T.R

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    First thing that comes to mind would be to train for cadiovascular endurance. I find the physical intensity of singles to be much greater than doubles. Cheers.

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    Having a great stamina is a must in order to be able play well till the end of the game !

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    Thumbs up Single

    Hi guy,
    One of the stroke in single is know how to "hold"(delay) hitting the shuttle until yr opponent move. Yr ability to move fast to the birdie and wait for yr opponent to move before hitting the birdie will trick him.
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    • Stamina
    • Footwork/movement skills
    • Master sliced dropshots, especially crosscourt
    • Master spinning netshots
    • Deceptive hold and flick from the net
    • Perfect high serve (central, not wide); poor execution of high serve loses many rallies
    • "Stick smash" to cut out attacking lifts
    • Round-the-head forehand

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    1. Consistent, effective Serve
    2. Consistent strokes
    3. Anticipation, reading opponents quickly
    4. Excellent cardiovascular ability
    5. Excellent lactic acid tolerance
    6. Relaxed and totally focused mindset (probably most important)
    7. Explosive power, to get to the corners
    8. Deception
    9. Tactical play, have a plan
    10. The desire to improve

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    Following 2 are my weakness that i will share as tips and hopefully some of you may find it helpful

    1) Speedy execution (using fast wrist snap motion)
    -My shots are too predictable due to slow swing and exegerated motion while executing my shots, which leads to easy anticipation for opponent

    2) Hop once right after opponent executed his shot
    -Mistiming/forget the "hop" in recovery position to anticipate opponents shots will result in decrease in explosive movement to reach the shuttle in time


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    This is not mentioned yet but I think when you are desperately pushed to the left rear court (for righties), a powerful and good backhand clear is very useful.

    Gollum,

    Does your order go in terms of increasing difficulty to master ? Slice drop shots seem advance. I can't do it! Btw, what's a stick smash ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster
    Gollum,

    Does your order go in terms of increasing difficulty to master ? Slice drop shots seem advance. I can't do it! Btw, what's a stick smash ?
    It's an unordered list (hence the bullet points rather than numbers). It's just a few things I think are good for singles

    "Stick smash" comes from a Danish term for "arm only" forehand smash. This is typically played from behind your body with a block jump. In singles, you can use this to cut out attacking lifts, especially to your forehand rear corner.

    The stick smash is substantially weaker than a full smash, but often it can be played accurately and crisply into the open space for an outright winner. If the stick smash is not a winner, then you will probably be in trouble, because it is not an easy shot to recover from to your backhand side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum
    I think are good for singles

    "Stick smash" comes from a Danish term for "arm only" forehand smash. This is typically played from behind your body with a block jump. In singles, you can use this to cut out attacking lifts, especially to your forehand rear corner.
    Is it something like jumping back and smashing a flick serve in doubles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by storkbill
    Is it something like jumping back and smashing a flick serve in doubles?
    Yes, this is another situation where the "stick smash" is useful. With a good flick serve, you will not have time to get behind the shuttle.

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    On the mental side, the ability to maintain focus during long rallies.

    Long rallies often end with a simple error caused by loss of concentration.

    Lots of half-court singles gets you used to longer rallies.

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    I would add power, control and patience

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    Thanks! everyone ,Keep them coming in.T R

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    Read the malaysian chinese newspaper two days ago of the match between Chen Hong and Lin Dan in the Men's Semi Final, Madrid. Chen Hong said he is quite satisfied with how he played despite the defeat to LD and he lost mainly because of stamina, when interviewed. He's tired out from a previous singles match in the Quarter's Final.

    Sounds like in the top levels when everything else is good, you really need to have very good stamina in singles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O)
    1. Consistent, effective Serve
    2. Consistent strokes
    3. Anticipation, reading opponents quickly
    4. Excellent cardiovascular ability
    5. Excellent lactic acid tolerance
    6. Relaxed and totally focused mindset (probably most important)
    7. Explosive power, to get to the corners
    8. Deception
    9. Tactical play, have a plan
    10. The desire to improve
    Well said, except change 'anticipation' to 'Proper Visual Focus' between shuttle and opponent.

    3. Proper Visual Focus, Reading opponents quickly.

    anticipation is nothing in itself except the result of attention to those details. goes hand in hand with your #6. also.

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    Interesting enough, our coach told us about the "6 S's" of becoming a good badminton player. We had to guess them all, and we have five at the moment. Not too sure about the sixth one though...[these are in no particularly order btw]
    1. Speed
    2. Strength
    3. Stamina
    4. Suppleness
    5. Skill
    6. Strategy / Spirit?

    I looked it up on the internet and in "The 6 S's of sport", the last one is spirit. Would strategy be considered a part of skill?? [well, mental skills?]

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