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Thread: Useful deceptive or trick shots
06-03-2008, 12:26 PM #18
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06-05-2008, 06:34 AM #24
If you can't contribute something constructive then why post?
May be it's been mentioned but another good shot to try to imitate is Lin Dan's deception when he pretends to hit a long straight from his forehand then last moment hits it hard cross court e.g. from (his view) left to right forcing the opponent to do a quick backhand.
06-05-2008, 06:55 AM #25
I have to wonder....
Deception is all about creativity, a relaxed wrist, and keeping an eye on your opponent...
Why try and ask for any standard formula's?
In the front court alone, there uncountable variations to "flick" your opponent, or fake s straight a net a cross....
Just experiment yourself
To try a few (weird but) fun ones:
on your backhand side, do a netshot like a forehand (looks odd), and soemtimes try and do a crossnetshot (with your forehand on your backhand side)
The same on your forehand: do a backhand netshot, or do a backhand netshot cross.
Other than that, keep trying new stuff, but one golden rule is:
Never fake a shot away form your opponent, and hit it to him. Always fake towards him, and it it away.
If you do the first, all deception is pretty futile....
06-05-2008, 07:12 AM #26
06-05-2008, 07:20 AM #27
yeah, from that perspective, smashes to the body, and pushes towards him are exceptions, I guess...
But for lob, drops and clears, basic set-up shots, it's generally true
06-05-2008, 07:38 AM #28
06-05-2008, 09:24 AM #29
Yes, it can definatly be taught....
but to look at 4-5 video's of maybe 6-8 different shots would, in my opinion, limit your strokes.
I'd recommend general hold&flick, or reverse-slice or subtle wrist/finger-work instruction over 3-4 'standard' shorts (standard is probably an awful word for this...)
In one sense, I'd say "keep it a bit vague" and teach to think for yourself, and experiment yourself (which would open up your variations a lot).
on the other hand, seeing shots can be very inspirational...
Both sides have some valid points
06-05-2008, 10:39 PM #30
06-05-2008, 11:18 PM #31
06-06-2008, 01:12 AM #32
06-09-2008, 02:09 AM #33
my favorite trickshot...
drop to the front right. You go for the bird, standard netdrop footwork, looks like your going to drop it right back over. when you get there, bring racket around like a crosscout drop, but drop the racket down to your waist instead of hitting it and lift it to the right side.
done properly, the go to the front left to take your drop, run to their right for a croscourt, then you lift all the way back...great singles trickshot...
less good in doubles, but its a great positioning shot, as they basically have one player really confused, and they hafta regather themselves
06-09-2008, 02:53 AM #34
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