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02-21-2010, 11:36 PM #35
02-22-2010, 02:07 AM #36
thank you all for all the great suggestions.
And all the congratulations...
yes my partner and i were very happy and the opponents were in shock... and yes it has given us a termendous confidece.
we discussed that we as a team should always have a plan A, B and C... if plan A is not working we should be able to switch to Plan B within a game!!! not after thinking and strategising for a week!!!
so maybe we you guys can shed some light on that... i am sure good teams have that... and i am sure there must ways to practice that.
sincere thanks to everyone.
02-22-2010, 02:34 AM #37
I just lost a competition yesterday. The main reason is my partner kept lifting. He said the opponents' defences were too strong. He wasn't patient enough.
I couldn't impose my strategy because he's the better player (skillwise). He doesn't listen to me. He likes to partner with me because he says we have good rotation/chemistry on court. The problem is, he doesn't believe that doubles is an attacking game, thus, the lift. The worst part is, I'm being blamed for our loss.
02-22-2010, 02:47 AM #38
But we just try to adjust the games as best we can.
If your partner in the tournament is your fixed partner, you probably should try to get advice from a third person to objectively analyze your game and give advice on who's making the mistake or who should be changing their game.
I find it's pretty impossible to be in the game yourself and comment on the game. Very easily becomes a blaming game.
02-22-2010, 02:50 AM #39
02-24-2010, 02:06 AM #40
that is teh point... that the team shoud be able to think right there and then and switch to plan B ... not analyse after the game... its difficult to read the game when you are in the middle of it... it has to be practiced from before...
02-27-2010, 02:34 AM #41
Mann, congratulations passing this hurdle. But bear in mind-A bigger challenge is waiting for you-That is a highly aggressive attacking pair. They are even tougher nuts to crack.
All these strategies and tips will do no good-Only improving on the basics will help. No plan A B or C. Everything will boil down to who has better skills and badminton mind.
There are only for shot options for you to play at any given time (By Jake Downey) & you want to select the most attacking shot possible. The options are,
- A winning shot-Say net kill or smash from mid court
- An attempted winner or building shot-Net tumble or smash from back court
- A shot which you opponents can not do much with-High clear, drive or push
- A shot that will keep you in the rally- When you have no choice but to lift, otherwise you lose the rally immediately. Eg. Return to a net tumble or good smash.
Shot option 4 is the least preferred which will hand over the stick to opposition asking them to beat you! & sure, they will luv to. Hence you increase the speed and skills so that you are not forced to clear many times.
Hope this helps
All the best
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