Hello all, This is my first post here however I am positive it will not be my last. I have been playing since I was about 8yrs old but seriously for about 4 years. I have read just about everything there is to read on badminton that the Web can offer and love every minute of it. My question today is a grey area I get into trouble with often when playing with certain people. While on the attack, if the rear player drops the bird instead of smashing, who's responsibility is it to defend the net. I realize this seems like a straightforward question but far too often my partner at the moment will notice my drop and then back up to take side. Since I have retaken my center-back position, I am not prepared to sprint forward and defend my own drop shot. The way I play, and how I was taught, was that the front player is supposed to hold the T and wait for a counter drop or a killable bad return, the rear player is to retake center-back position and wait for a lift to maintain the attack. I think the confusion comes from position change while in defense. If you are defending against an attack and you counter with a drop, it is customary to "follow your drop" and take the T while your partner should shift to rear position. In my mind, this really only applies to defense because it does not make sense to force the rear player to attack and then cover the full court to defend his own attack. I have gotten into arguments about this alot because opinions differ greatly. Please, she'd some light on the situation. Thanks!