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Thread: Top 10 tips for singles./
10-03-2006, 12:06 PM #18
-fleetness of foot (fast, good footwork, stamina, explosiveness, etc)
-well rounded stroke arsenal: you must be able to do every stroke in the book or you'll become a bit monotuous (sp?), This will also make you tactically more flexible
-not get stuck in one playing style: don't try to do a dead-run-jump-smash-fest unless you're stamina/speed/power outweighs your opponents defense 3:1. But be able to play different games..
-concentrated and relaxed but driven atitude
10-04-2006, 04:10 PM #19
Originally Posted by Matrix
10-04-2006, 06:51 PM #20
What he meant was:
Get to the shuttle as early as possible, then you can analyse all your options.
That means you have as many choices as possible for a shot, i.e. short net play, lift, drive, dab, and maybe net kills.
When that happens, your opponent may commit to a particular direction or move, hence you can decide to change at the last second.
i.e. net play->lift, lift->net play, dab->net, etc. Hence "holding" your decisions until your opponent commit to something, or it is the last moment where you had to make a decision without having to be forced to a particular shot.
10-05-2006, 01:50 AM #21
Originally Posted by Hagane
Last edited by Mikie; 10-05-2006 at 01:56 AM.
10-05-2006, 01:48 PM #22
it's abotu deception. here's a situation:
your oppoent does a dropshot, you're there fast but nit fast enough to kill it. you hold your racket liek you're about to do a netshot (nettumble) and then watch (from the corner of your eye) your opponent, if he comes rushing in, or running hard. hold and 'flic' the shuttle. your opponent will have to turn over, work against his own momentum and will generally be late at the shuttle.
if, like you said, make up your mind about a shot and then do it, you'll lose all deception. it's good to keep all options open
10-06-2006, 01:54 AM #23
Originally Posted by jerby
And there's 1 more question - what if he just keep standing there? I see you will stop shuttle at the net. Personally I won't dare to stop - I dunno, maybe too advanced for me, but if not planned, if I'm to pick up the shot I had no intention to play and I'm to do it at the very last moment (meaning that I'm already in postition and I'm already starting to hit the shuttle) then there will be an unforced error - so I'll lift/drive it anyway.
10-06-2006, 05:56 AM #24
Originally Posted by Mikie
So, for example, I approach the net with my arms out, ready to either:
1. Drive (pronate-supinate technique for power)
2. Tight net shot (in this instance, slice the shuttle)
3. Lift (in this instance, finger power, and lift using either pronation or supination).
Given the time, I would have thought about all three options, and will decide either when you have moved, or when it is the last chance I have in deciding safely (the later possible, the better). However, this is only possible when you have the speed to arrive at shuttle early enough and have calmly analysed your situation.
I play doubles more often than singles, so I have a chance to do so more often, however, the same approach can be done for singles game.
If your opponent has picked a base, it is your choice of tactics that decide. In a singles game, I tend to play a tight net shot more often in a hold position, if the opponent doesn't move.
10-06-2006, 08:36 AM #25
Originally Posted by Mikie
for example, when you leap up from the baseline, you get a clue where your opponent is and how he is moving before you choose your shot. let's say you choose to execute a dropshot for a good reason.
if you are skillful enough, your opponent has no clue it's going to be a dropshot or smash or clear, that is good deception (in most times, it means the degree of the identicalness/identity/identifiability/(in)distinguishability of the execution of all type of shots from the same starting point to the moment the racket hits the bird).
if you aren't that skillful, your opponent will have more clue what shot you're going to do.
decide your shot as late as possible (not for every shot though) and execute your shot as identical as possible. but no matter at what skill level, when your choice of shot is made, don't change, this is what i'm taught and i believe it's right as it will do more bad to yourself than to your opponent. unless it's a dead catch.
11-25-2012, 09:33 AM #26
5. in Shape
Footwork is really important though you're as great as Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei or Wang Yihan.
11-25-2012, 11:10 AM #27
Wow... 6 years old thread is revived! But I couldnt agree more about footwork....
11-26-2012, 01:50 AM #28
What I believe is the top 10 requirements to become a good singles player.
1. Confidence and Mental Strength
2. Footwork that is capable of different paces.
3. Fundamental shots such as the lob and the lift. (Imagine having a poor lift, and you HAVE to lift it. That would just mean a killer smash from the opponent)
4. Quick thinking and able to react quickly to change of pace.
5. Superb netplay, capable for forcing your opponent to perform a lift.
6. Initiative. (Attack is the best defence)
7. Defence: Reacting quickly and recovering from playing the passive shots.
8. Flat play to increase pace.
9. A simple smash. It does not have to be fast. A good smash, will be steep; going down into the midcourt. Make it accurate as well; aim for the sidelines.
10. Choice of shots. (There is no point, keeping the game along the net when the opponent's net shots are far superior than yours. Lift it.)
I did not include deceptive play because I believe that is up to the playing style of each individual. The fitness levels are dependent on the levels of badminton each individual plays, however I strongly agree that excellent fitness would be crucial at competitive levels.
11-26-2012, 02:09 AM #29
This "SPECIAL" tip is from "researching" into Lin Dan ...
STOP CHANGING RACQUETS (AT700 or Li-Ning equiv N90), STRINGS (BG65 or Li-Ning equiv)and TENSION (33lbs) - find out what you like and works and stick to it even if Yonex or Li-Ning curse you for not changing ....
Rumours have it that LD has a "stockpile" of AT700 .... hmmm ... guess, I better start my own Cab20sp stockpile too !!
Last edited by maxout; 11-26-2012 at 02:21 AM.
11-26-2012, 02:20 AM #30
@maxout, u miss out one important thing that Lin Dan like and stick.
11-26-2012, 02:23 AM #31
11-27-2012, 03:52 AM #32
11-28-2012, 09:31 PM #33
Good Tips, but for the wrong levels.
It's only for NOVICE, guys.
I don't think I have that many tips,
3) Footwork, just be able to cover most of the court. DRILLS, DRILLS n DRILLS
4) Anticipate opponents shots or at least be ready for almost any return shot.
5)Do not rush to win by kill shots ie smashes all the time. Just perfect yr basic shots like deep clear, drop shots and decent backhand. Even many intermediates cannot do proper deep clears or good drop shots.
6) Make yr opponent RUN around. Give him difficult shots or aim at his weakness ALMOST all the time.
7)Last but not least, ENJOY the game, even losing to players who are not technically better than you. Analyse your lost game n avoid the same mistakes next time.
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11-28-2012, 09:33 PM #34
Additionally, practice yr worst shots or weakness. Even w/ good basic shots you can beat many intermediates or club level players, no need any fancy backhand smashes or trick shots.
Important basic shots for novice singles are clears (cross court too), deep serves, drop shots, backhand clears, nets and drives.
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