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    Lightbulb Blocking

    Should blocks be?

    - Flat - so that the opponent has lttle time to recover from smash

    or

    -Looped up - so that the opponent has to travel a greater distance towards the net

    I'm not sure which is better

    Thanks for help

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    Default It depends

    on the situation. Hard flat block can work against opponents who have trouble with those shots. A block just over the net is good if smasher hangs back and doe not follow smash in. If smasher move too close to the net, a clear to the back line behind him is good, especially if his partner doe not move back to cover the space left open.

    I want to develop several choices for smash returns so I can keep opponents guessing wht I am going to do.

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    Also depends what game ur playing.

    Doubles u would want to drive it flat as when ur partner smashes u normally would go into the net looking for loose reply, so hitting it flat and harder would be the way to go.

    In singles normally u see returns of smashes being slightly angled and slower, just going over the net, this is so opponent has to travel a longer distance and also use more energy in doing so..... smash-recover-get to front of net-back to base in a very short period.

    Obviously good idea to vary these shots so ur game wont be read very easily, but they are the standard ways of doing it....i think

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    make sure you vary your blocks in a singles match. so the oppenent wouldn't know what you are doing all the time, this is one of the things i have to work on.

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