Returning the shuttle

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  1. Kikuhito Senshi

    Kikuhito Senshi Regular Member

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    If I was asked who my favourite ever player was it would always be the same answer; Zhao Jianhua. I recently watched an interview he did where he talked about returning the shuttle to your opponent after you lose the point and was highly critical of the modern players just pushing the shuttle under the net and making the opponent have to collect it. He advocated passing the shuttle over the net as having good manners and good etiquette.

    Come on, badminton, let's maintain the good sportsmanship!!

     
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    Looks like sportsmanship and courtesy on court is a dying trait....hard to find these days.
     
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    If he thinks that's bad, his blood will boil if he ever watches Kevin Sukamuljo's matches!
     
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    I find badminton still has mostly good sportsmanship. The players usually seem to be enjoying themselves when you have these epic rallies and sometimes thank each other. Some sports are absolutely terrible for this.
     
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    I agree there's a lot of respect between the top pros and at least in the UK sportmanship is mostly good at an amateur level as well. You get the odd player every now and then who doesn't respect opponents but you'd expect that.

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    Had a look at some of KS's matches and don't notice him being any worse than others at returning the shuttle. I am sure he makes people's blood boil for other reasons, though :)
     
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    Yeah, I've had some opponents not returning the shuttle more than 10cm past the net, too. Really gets my blood boiling. Also don't like people who insist on collecting the shuttle from under the net themselves and don't let me give it to them! Bastards:mad::p
     
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    What do u mean? How do they 'insist' when we r the one closer to the shuttle? Just curious :confused:
    Good court manners and etiquettes are dying, sad but true:(
     
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    Proper etiquette is that the person who played the shuttle in the net goes and gives it to the opponent. I guess they are closer or same distance as I am. They steal it before I get to it :D
     
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    I think proper etiquette is, as Zhao explains, to return the shuttle to your opponent over the net (and not nudge it back under the net making opponent have to retrieve it). If, however, the opponent wants to retrieve it themselves, they are welcome to it :)
     
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    Of course they are, my comments here are "tongue in cheek".

    I have this one old lady at my club who is great at this:
    We both approach the net simultaneously, and just before my racket gets to the shuttle, she blocks my racket with her racket, slides it towards herself and picks up the shuttle with her hand :D
     
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    This is a little pet peeve of mine when I'm playing against a pair in the league - we follow the consensus in our club that you return it if you hit it against the net. However when playing against some opponents in the league they just walk away expecting you to reach under the net and grab it. I've tried stopping grabbing the shuttle to see if they take the hint but generally my partner will just run and get it themselves.
     
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    We have some youngsters who don't understand this yet. Was very fun to teach them and watch them remind eachother that they should return it, good manners :D
     
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    If it hits the net, I usually scoop it up towards them (a bit more than a nudge towards their service line), if it's deeper I usually return it with a forehand.

    I think the ones with the worst manners, are the ones who scoop it up with their racket into the air and hit it towards you, fail at getting it over the net, and then just leave it for you to retrieve. Not only did they have every opportunity to pass it back sensibly, they chose to try and show off, screwed it up, and didn't have the manners to fix it.
     

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