Hey guys, So lately I've been playing singles quite a bit and there were situations where I was late to the shuttle and was forced to play a backhand clear which wasn't full length and my opponent had the opportunity to smash it and chose to smash cross court. Normally I can reach the sides but I was anticipating the straight smash and I was caught off guard. When I tried to jump sideways at the shuttle I missed the shuttle by a few inches. Then I thought to myself that if I were to dive, i would've reached it. But the thing is, I don't know how to properly dive and frankly I am kind of scared of trying... I don't want to break myself. I know this might seem stupid and you guys would suggest I work on my side corner footwork, or concentrate on generating more power, but I'm sure that there are always going to be times where I'm going to be caught out of position and have to do something 'special' (dive). I also found this video online on singles smash defence where the guy is performing a dive. [video=youtube;oQzzHePZrjE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQzzHePZrjE[/video] If you guys have any suggestions as to if I should follow what this guy is doing in his video or somethingthing else, that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you !!