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Thread: Useful deceptive or trick shots
06-01-2008, 02:14 AM #1
Useful deceptive or trick shots
Let's form a list of deceptive or trick shots that works for you.
I have two favourites that I use:
1) Peter Gade special - This is disguised as a net shot put on your backhand (e.g. left side if you're right handed) which you leave to drop below net level then push tight to the far right side. This looks flashy but it really puts the server off guard and a really useful shot to master. Key in deceptive, shot, peter gade on youtube too see this shot in practice.
2) Receive of short serve-Position the shuttle on backhand and pretend to play a strong straight push to the back corner but play a soft mid cross court (between the server and the player at the back). If played well, this shot should make the opponents at least lean towards the right side perhaps even wrong footing them hence putting them off balance.
Comments and contributions please.
Last edited by waiwai8; 06-01-2008 at 02:23 AM.
06-01-2008, 02:17 AM #2
post a video with your favourite shot so we know what u r talking about
06-01-2008, 02:21 AM #3
You can search the video for the first shot as I described. The second shot is not a commonly used therefore I don't know where I can find the clip (if it exists).
Last edited by waiwai8; 06-01-2008 at 02:29 AM.
06-01-2008, 03:36 AM #4
The first one is also known as the 'Gade feint'.
It's similar to Roger Federer's famous trick shot as well in tennis.
It's not really that hard to perform, it is actually really easy once we get the timing right. However, I don't use this trickshot so often because I still need to keep practising the get the height right. Sometimes it's perfect, sometimes too long, sometimes too high.
This deception by Jens Eriksen is another trickshot that I commonly use.
It's so effective in both singles and doubles. Not hard to perform either. All we need to do is to..: Stay by the net, hold, then flick the shuttle to the left using your backhand if you're right handed.
Many singles players are seen using this deception as well. It's used by players such as Lin Dan, Peter Gade, etc. It's a very effective tool to set up a netkill.
06-01-2008, 06:49 AM #5
06-01-2008, 07:11 AM #6
Although this shot can be an effective return of serve, it has a huge downside: it's a lift! Unless you succeed in sending your opponent the wrong way, you just give him the first attack.
It's quite easy to combat this return of serve: wait until you see the shuttle before committing your movement. In my experience, this return is favoured by players who don't move forwards and attack the serve aggressively. So once you work out how to deal with it, they don't have any more effective weapons left.
In the rally, this deception slowed down his opponent slightly and thereby blunted the attack. But notice that they were able to maintain the attack without any real difficulty, and won the rally very soon.
This kind of deception is much more useful in singles. In singles, it's a great return of serve.
Last edited by Gollum; 06-01-2008 at 07:16 AM.
06-01-2008, 07:36 AM #7
the hold and flick is a pretty useful shot in singles and sometimes doubles.
06-01-2008, 08:19 PM #8
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06-01-2008, 11:44 PM #11
it just happen i came across an opponent today that employed that reverse backhand lift quite extensively. He was effective on the first 2 times but not effective after that, to my partner. He didn't tried on me tho
Key negative of this shot is it is difficult to send the shuttle deep, because it is a partial slice. In double, u r asking for trouble. If that shot is made to be a deceptive reverse drive, it is effective in double
06-02-2008, 06:21 AM #12
i push my arm perpendicularly when im abt to smash. i do it near the net when the opponent is anticipating a smash and his body weight is going back
06-02-2008, 07:46 AM #13
heres a whole lot of trick shots hehehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8IFeLHz-eQ
06-02-2008, 02:11 PM #14
Here are two videos of trickshots, some are pretty good actually and some are more so just amazing or cool shots the were pulled off more so than tricks. Theres doubles and singles in there as well as a few mixed and you can see how effective some of them can really be.
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