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Thread: Backing Up Against Clears
12-16-2009, 07:49 PM #1
Backing Up Against Clears
Backing up to the corners isn't really a problem for me as I cross-step back to the corners. But backing directly behind is a problem. Since you're backing up directly back, you can't really "cross-step", you know what I mean?
So how do you guys back-up? Do you turn sideways and hop sideways to the back or do something else?
Thanks a lot.
12-16-2009, 08:57 PM #2
I turn my upper body around and your lower body naturally let's you run back. It's the same footwork I use for getting to corners, it's just a bit slower.
12-17-2009, 02:14 AM #3
i think running backwards won't help too much once i tried it but i fell straight down to the fell and at the same times i got cramps. Its very dangerous especially if you make that wrong step.
I prefer hopping backwards
12-17-2009, 02:38 AM #4
I find it's fastest to take that first step back in such a way that you turn yourself sideways into the good body position for a powerful clear, then cross step as you normally would.
12-17-2009, 03:00 AM #5
if you can step back to your backhand corner for overhead shots effectively, moving directly backwards is similar, you just have to turn your body less --such that it is perpendicular to the net.
there are many ways to do it-the most common way is a little shuffle then followed by a scissors. definitely enough to reach rear court from middle.
If you got powerful legs you can take a hop back, followed by a shuffle which ends in another hop, next thing u know you can take off from both legs from baseline. many pros do that to execute a good jump-smash..
For your case, just play more halfcourt singles?
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