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    Unhappy HELP! Losing points by errors!

    How can I stop losing singles matches by making errors! I'm 15 and it's so frustrating when I know I can easily beat the opponent were I not making so many errors, which in the new scoring system of "you can win points when you're not serving" drags me down awfully. Things such as: hitting the shuttle just out when I'm serving (happens alot by about 2-6 inches), hitting the shuttle just into the tramlines, hitting the shuttle just long out of the back of the court on a smash or clear, hitting the shuttle just below the top of the net and kicking myself because it was an easy drop shot winner.

    I seem to be doing this more with my new racquet: Yonex Nanospeed 9000x, I moved to this from my Armortec 800 Offensive! PLEASE HELP! I play at school team level, not for a club anymore (Harrogate Racquets Association) which I left 2 years ago due to school, meaning I don't have a coach to guide me or help me fix problems.

    Advice and comments much appreciated!!!

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    Give yourself a bigger margin of error. The problem is in your head: you think that your shots are more accurate than they actually are. Take a more realistic appraisal of your own (current!) ability, and you'll make fewer unforced errors.

    You can fine-tune this depending on how well you're playing at any given time.

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    aim for 2-6 inches further in than where u would usually aim for

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    the only way to get better is to practice

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    practice, do drills if you can and try to just keep things simple when in games for the serve just practice your serve other times if your trying to do a to fancy shot that can cause you to hit it out as well. But deffinetly just be aware of your current ability and accuracy of yoru shots and go from there.

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    Maybe the string tension are too low hence more diffuclt to control the shots ...

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    If your frustrated during your game, try calming yourself down, it helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixau View Post
    If your frustrated during your game, try calming yourself down, it helps!
    I agree. More frustration / anger = more errors.

    I'm 15 too, and I always used to give out points to the opponents by errors such as the ones you're having troubles with. Though I sometimes do that still because nobody is perfect, I've started making less errors by calming myself down and having more confidence in my shots. When I constantly make the same error occur (eg: short serve), I practise perfecting that shot to stop the error from occuring often. You could also ask an advanced player for some advices too..

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    I found something very similar when I swapped to my Nanospeed 9000, just found it took me a couple of months to get back to my best... And now I'm unstoppable MWHAHAHA.

    And like someone earlier posted... practice. I know its not an immediate solution but give it time and warm up properly before you play. I know it sounds like a cop out but start closes to the net with over exagerated movements and and over 5mins or more only gradually move to the back of the court. Most uncharacteristic inconsitacies I experience when coaching is down to this. Its sometimes hard to get someone to warm up at the net with you but try it when your practicing and I can nearly guarantee your consistacy will improve.

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    Nothing to do with rackets. Just do more drills and conservative shots like 1 feet inside the line. Aim at the net tape instead of the lines. regular drills should help. Mistake is a very common problem with all players, the trick is to remind yourself and reduce it as much as possible. It is sure the biggest point killer in a game. Remind yourself to reduce it all the time. Lots of focus and attention is required when playing. Else, here goes again...

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    Play simple shots, simple badminton.

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    agreed play simple badminton, and allowing a decent margin of error. It sounds like you're trying to consistently work at the limit of your accuracy(which is fine for drills and practise) but if u are a decent player, playing simpler shots won't significantly degrade the quality of your shots, bt it'll exponentially reduce the ammount of errors u make. that's my opinion anyway

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