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    Default Backing Up Against Clears

    Hi guys,

    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.

    Adam

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    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.

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    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

    Thats all!

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    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.

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    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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