Hello all, I have been playing badminton for about 2 years without prior training. I play with a group of players for fun. We play with a plastic shuttle. We decided to go to some local tournaments and have always ended up losing only winnin a few games. This had spurred me to get a a coach to training me once a week. The coach said watched me warm up and said I waited for the shuttle to drop not hitting it at the highest point and my technique was wrong as no backswing and follow through. He said I should be hitting it at earliest I could to gain the advantage including clear, smash and drops. (I'm 6ft2) Just a quick question in regards to drop shots, if I'm hitting it at the highest point, would it not hang in the air for the opponent to kill with the height I'm hitting it at? Or does it take time to learn the controlling the shot. I play doubles btw. I'll be going back to this coach next week as I have learnt a lot with him in one session in regards to footwork and basic striking. Feels like I've wasted 2 years.