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05-03-2009, 03:56 PM #18
you have definetly got to work on your footwork
Possibly if he gets presictible maybe you should try to guess what he is going to do stand closer to the net so that you have more time to think about your next shot you might be able to get a few points like that
05-03-2009, 05:27 PM #19
05-03-2009, 05:30 PM #20
try make him run, vary your shots and don't give him heaps of time to move to the back when you lift/clear to him. make your shots tight.
main aim is to increase the speed of the game to the point where he can't keep up. just focus on getting the shuttle over the net first.
you should start doing endurance runs.
05-03-2009, 07:55 PM #21
Okay, I played him again. I fared pretty well, until I found out he could smash. He kept smashing at my sides, and I couldn't get them. I don't think I have a chance at beating this guy, because he's VERY deceptive. Is there a way I can learn to smash? I'm trying it, but all I'm getting is a clear.
05-04-2009, 04:07 AM #22
you have to master the smash yourself. watch some training videos online or something to give you a good idea on the basics. Don't worry about the guy who is owning you at the moment. Since you're quite new to badminton just look at it as a learning experience.
05-04-2009, 07:50 AM #23
05-04-2009, 10:50 AM #24
As the progress goes, which I am afraid for a long time period, you will go through the same cycle of keep pacing for a while, then found he has more "hidden magic" to finish you off easily. Until you have developed a very consistent skill set, you will still be the "easy meat" for him.
05-04-2009, 07:31 PM #25
drop it back on him =]
05-04-2009, 07:51 PM #26
if your footwork is fine then you need to work on anticipation a bit better.
If you watch matches like Lee Chong Wei vs Lindan you can see what singles is all about. There are so many ways you can go about singles.
My recomendation would be if you really have to lift then make sure its a very high full court lift and off to either side if possible. The height will give you plenty of time to get into a strong position and ready for anything. Pushing it off to one side will simply put him under more pressure as he is further out of position.
If he does drop and you can easily get to it the play a simple tumble net shot. Pull him into the front and then just continue to push him around.
Its all about taking control of the rally. If he is throwing you off with deceptive last minute drops then he is constantly in control of the point. And ideally he would have a huge comfort zone.
Id recomend learning "anticipation". If you can pick where he is going to hit time after time and your footwork is quite good then defeating him should be a breeze.
05-06-2009, 03:48 AM #27
So don't be afraid to stay up front and ready to smash on his drop. He would still likely to drop on you...hope that help
05-06-2009, 04:24 AM #28
One thing i think not mentioned here is always try to take the birdie higher.
If you take it lower (just when it's about to land) at the first drop, then your most probably have to lift it again.
So if you really have no problem getting to the shuttle in time, the next thing is to try getting the racquet to the shuttle when it's still on top of the net. Then you can actually just kill it or at worse do a straight drive.
From how u r describing it, the guy actually doesn't smash but chooses to drop. So it should be easy to anticipate the drops and get there in time to intercept.
05-06-2009, 04:53 AM #29
Since you predict he's doing drops most of the time, just stand nearer to the net. Then again, your opponent can still clear and smash.
His drops can be punished in a variety of ways, IMHO just offering the possibilities.
1) if you anticipate near the net very early, attempt a lunging netkill like the pros
2) hold and flick if you reach it early
3) hold, lower racquet to crosscourt netshot, again if you reach it early
4) just do a spinning net shot if reach just in time
5) lift to backcourt (straight or crosscourt better) if reached slightly late
6) crosscourt net (desperation) if shuttle drop too low
05-06-2009, 08:18 AM #30
work on your speed and keep the shots low and fast. This should help unsettle him a little. If he plays many more years than you, it'll take a while for you to beat him. However if you work hard on it, its only a matter of time. Then you can tell him 'Whazup boy'?
05-06-2009, 10:07 AM #31
work on footwork and overall game (shots etc)
and also try an take the attack in every rally and take contol of the net
05-06-2009, 10:56 PM #32
Thanks for the tips guys! I'll practice some footwork tomorrow. I'm playing him at Friday, I'll tell you guys what happens.
05-06-2009, 11:23 PM #33
05-07-2009, 11:38 AM #34
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