Have a look at your left and right foot when you receive low serve. @DarkHiatus @Borkya @Rob3rt singles is much less forgiving of poor technique. At this level of opponent, you really need to be confident of playing good shots 7 or 8 times out of ten and being prepared to rally. In these tournament, one single good quality clear, drop or smash by yourself can be returned with quality so you have to be confident of playing another good shot and another and another off the opponent’s good shots. Confidence comes from having good technique. Against lower level opponents, I agree you can talk tactics but at this higher level, @DarkHiatus ’ technique at present does not let him play a good shot enough times when under pressure against the opponent’s good shot. You can even see some really simple errors on defence where he doesn’t even have to stretch and half court shots where he does an unnecessary big swing. How much can you talk on tactics when many points are given away or there are weak replies? If he had an umpire there, he would lose even more points by his foul high serves (lifting leg off ground when hitting shuttle). IMHO, there is still a lot to go with basics - footwork, body positioning and technique. A good start has been made by going back to overhead technique and low centre of gravity after split step. Once he has strong fundamentals, he can then hit a shuttle to three or four corners of the court with confidence. At the moment, he can only really has a choice of hitting to one or two areas. Once he tries a third area, quality and consistency go down and this allows the opponent in.