forehand serve

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  1. akimatsu123

    akimatsu123 Regular Member

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    hi, i have a problem with my forehand serve. my serves have been pretty decent most of the time. however, recently, im starting to have troubles with my forehand short serve.

    when i try to do a short serve, my serve almost ALWAYS hits the white tape at the top of the net. my friends who were watching counted for fun how many of my short serves hit the white tape. it was 32 times in one set (we played the old 15 pts).

    then try to serve higher u say? well i tried, needless to say. my serves then become high enough for a ready opponent to smash back at me. it goes around 45 cm above the net. any experienced player would be able to rush and smash that serve.

    what do i do? any ideas?
     
  2. Lobber

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    Practise make perfect.
    You should just use backhand short serve.It more accurate though the decption and surpise factor is less.
    Using a short forehand grip work well for me.
     
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    Ding! That's my recommendation. :)
     
  4. akimatsu123

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    well see the thing is i also serve long. and i cant do that backhand. and if i use backhand for short and forehand for long thats too obvious. so i just use forehand for short. or i guess if you can link me to a guide or something i can learn how to serve long with my backhand.
     
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    it's very rare that when I want to serve a high long forehand serve, I get good high but the shuttle land on the line of the long serve in doubles.
     
  6. DinkAlot

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    Do a search, I believe it's been covered a few times. I can't find it right now. One way is just to practice it and have a coach or advanced player watch how you flick serve and make adjustments.
     
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    i think youd be better off serving short properly all the time with your backhand , then a few long ones and all the rest into the net with your forehand.
     
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    Some links that might help you..

    akimatsu123, here are some link to some threads with lots of good discussions:
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34025
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39517
    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33279

    ..or as suggested by DinkAlot, you can do a search under "backhand serve"...;) :cool:
     
  9. manduki

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    stick with forehand serve.

    Don't fall into the mainstream of backhand serves and stick with forehand ^_^

    If you practice enough, you will do short serves wel and you'll add deception to your arsenal.

    If you trick someone, you not only gain a point but it keeps your opponent guessing and unconfident.
     
  10. drifterXL

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    practice practice practice!

    i never even bothered learning how to do a backhand serve, i just naturally do a forehand.

    my first time trying forehand serve, it just came so naturally. it glides just over the net. its funny, watching my friends expect it to go out when it lands just past the line. you just gotta practice. yesterday i skipped my lunch just to practice serving long in the gym. just stood there on empty court, no net, and practiced. im starting to do that a lot now, just skip lunch to play badminton. i dont have that many chances to play :p
     
  11. sulismies

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    went through the links, lots of good stuff. I think there was not that much discussion about the low serve as such, though. What I mean is that there can be a lot of variation to it as well.

    You can aim your low serve to the 'T', more to the side line, you can slice it, you can make it flatter and faster (not yet something that would be considered a drive serve, though), you can produce it quickly or wait a couple of seconds (complying with the Rules of course), you can move your racket head directly forwards or you can have smaller/larger back swing, you can change the angle of the shuttlecock before it meets the stringbead and you can make a lot of different angles by mixing backhand and forehand, for example.

    In singles my favourite is to serve quite flat, fast backhand serve so that my opponent has difficulties in deciding wether to use his forehand or backhand. And at times this results in a situation where his torso and/or legs are somewhat limiting his choices for a reply.

    This is what I can produce most consistently, and what I use as a starting point for the variations to my low serve. And then sometimes a long, very high forehand serve. Unfortunately there is nothing to tell about my flick serve ... :crying:
     
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    how lucky, are you a high schooler or college as i would skip lunch but NOoo I Need Supervision to be in the gym :(
     
  13. drifterXL

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    high school. yea gym teacher has to be there, but he knows me so as long as i ask im ok.
     
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    it's all about practice. i know some girls who can do the forehand short serve really well, with deception but finds it hard to do backhand serve.....lol
     
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    doesnt taufik hideyat do forehand serve exclusively for long serves and backhand for short? he certainly gets away with the loss of deception wit his skill, but the point is that you can do that too!
     
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    Actually...

    ..true he does those..but, he can do both..If you're interested, try searching his recent video when he played against a Vietnamese player, I believe it's Nguyen H.H., in last yr's Asian Games. I believe the video is available in the Tournament Video Sharing sub-forum. If i remember correctly, in some instances he'll do like a sidewind forehand serve, for short serve as well.
    Here's the link: http://www.badmintoncentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38760 (post#3):cool:
    Also, if you guys notice, in *most* if not *all* of his opening 1st sets, Taufik will do a forehand long serve to open up the 1st set.
     
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    use your backhand short serve?

    Or just practice like 100 serves a day
     
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    I agree with this. If your serving was good and has now been thrown off, it's probably due an adjustment in strength... perhaps you've been working out, growing, taken time off, whatever. As soon as you re-train the muscle memory by doing repetitions, it should be fine.
     

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