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Complete Badminton Training by Zhao Jianhua & Xiao Jie 25

Complete Badminton Training by Zhao Jianhua & Xiao Jie   25


Badminton Coach Xiao Jie Former Worldchampion Zhao Jianhua Content: How to use drive techniques in doubles? What are the rules in doubles for changing between offensive and defensive positioning? People have questions, coach Zhao JianHua has the answers! How are you, how to call you? – MingChao! Who are you? – I’m Wang XiaoHu! I will call you senior Wang, then, hahaha.. Do you two usually like to play doubles? – Yes! My reputation is in singles, but I know a little bit about doubles. I hope to use my limited knowledge of doubles to help you in any way I can (come up, be ready) (right) Okay, stop for a moment, I can see that you two are aware of each other, whose technique is stronger or weaker in which aspect I felt that he (Wang) was left to play in the rear more because he would do better there while you (MC) moved forward when there was opportunity This way both of you bring out your best in playing, that’s good But both of you also have some common deficiency like the cohesiveness in the rear court Staying at one place making a couple of strokes can make you feel comfortable but after about one and a half exchange, you lost the control and began playing passively There are several important steps in doubles most essential: being offensive vs. defensive also drive and net blocking furthermore, the serve and return of serve The serve and return of serve in doubles are very important If you handle the serve well, you gain initiatives from the beginning and control the play. If the serve doesn’t go well, you’ll be very nervous. I (Wang) feel my serve lacks of attacking power Because your serve was poor! If your serve is good, the shuttle returned by the opponent should go upward Even if the shuttle comes back flat, you begin to gain the advantage The other thing is about the drive I don’t think your (MC) drive is very clear He (Wang) should be able to deliver enough force in the drive but he’s not consciously doing it a little more as being forced into doing the drive Just like someone smashing at you… you drive the shuttle back, the shot is okay with enough force but, the shot belongs to passive category Opponent keeps hitting, you keep driving back, at the end you won’t be able to drive back anymore and lose The drive should be a very good transitional process You may be in a passive state, but with good drives, you can gradually regain the initiatives Good, stop. Your hand techniques are okay, the shuttle from the drive has the speed but, your stance should avoid THIS The feet should stand more in line, because within the drive, it can vary greatly You did not have much variation, like your feet got stuck to the ground glued there, no matter how good or bad the incoming shots were That’s a mistake, the variation of drives lies with when I have good drive, I am moving forward Look at your opponent awhile ago, he did it when he saw you were in trouble, he began to move closer I’m aiming for that That is why standing needs to be flexible don’t be too stationary, don’t stand with feet front and back (feet) more on a par, easier to start moving With the way you were standing, you may only have one plain way (to drive) With both flat feet even, there are more ways the front and back and left and right (drives) will all work, this is for the issue of standing The use of your hand (in drive) is okay, force generation, especially this place (front backhand), was very good The force with the forehand drive was a little too much, it should be the same loosely holding the grip will do it Fingers relax, then tighten up, that is where your force come from this force is enough There is no need to do a big swing, not enough time for that Another important thing is your awareness you need to make a judgment, if my drive is good, I should move forward According to incoming shots to adjust my own position Not bad young fellow I caught the chance on him with this drive when I saw my shot going downward, I moved forward to hit because his return can only go upward That is a matter of awareness You didn’t do that, I saw you had a good opportunity you kept on waiting and lost the chance (good) Keep the action smaller, not too big correct, a little too big this movement is too big You see when I finish the shot my racket is still here (correct, keep the racket here) Let me do it (MC: couldn’t do it) (it’s alright) after each shot, quickly get ready for the next one that would give you enough time That’s right, very good You don’t need to swing out, it won’t be of any use, tapping will do correct, excellent … Feel any difference? felt much better because of smaller movement more comfortable, and no need for such large force (right, right) When using large forces, shots are slow and the movement has to come back Learned something? – Yes, thank you! Something else we said to talk about The serve and return of serve, try a couple of them and let me take a look This serve looks okay, a little closer would be better If it’s a good serve, the shuttle goes downward after crossing the net if it goes upward after the net, it’s poor flat after the net, it can get by Also pay attention to where the shuttle is going to land here, here, here (left, middle, and right), you should be able to serve to all these spots The spot you just serve to, although it’s not too high it’s quite easy to receive If you don’t believe, I can try it you see this serve was relatively easy to return because the shuttle was too smooth The timing and variation of landing spot should be given special consideration You (Wang) try a few serves too high… – slow down, no need to hurry First set up for the (service) action well too high, (Wang) still too high You need first to have confidence, don’t be afraid the more afraid, the worse you serve In such situation, you first need to keep things firm in place if you like this kind serve, then just do this You were in a hurry, grabbing the shuttle for the serve you did not even know what you did right or wrong You have things firm in place first if this is the way you want to serve, you can easily adjust If it’s high, press down a little if low, do a little higher Need to be steady, holding (the shuttle) well you hold and tap it softly Can you try again, (softly) this amount of force is enough relax, relax still a little high, slow down a little, slow down Good, less force, tap it (tap it) (correct) very good, again Not good (Wang: still a little high) (ZJH: not just high) your force was generated less spontaneous You seem to only know doing this when I said softer, your still did the same Just this amount force, (relax the fingers and gripping) tap it How about you try the ones not going over the net the shorter ones need softer, a slight tap this okay, this amount of force is right Very good, softer (softer), let me see a real short one correct, let me see a shorter one again (correct, this amount force) Give me another shorter one, so you will do it if I just ask for real short ones The last few were very good even though they didn’t cross the net you just need to think service shorter In fact, there are a lot of things can be adjusted like that I ask you to server really short, you keep doing it If the serve does not reach the short service line, then, you move up half step. My service habit is to have few serves in the forecourt. Because you didn’t serve to the forecourt well The forecourt is very important Only when you do good short serve, the opponent will lift the shuttle

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Can’t afford to loose this Otherwise, I can stand back a little since you don’t do short serves at all Let me try to serve a couple of flat and high ones Sure, you serve and I receive little too risky, too flat, unless I am not paying attention besides flat serve should go to the other side You served to here, my forehand but you can try the serve and test me (hahaha) Too flat This one is not good, (Wang) too close it would not reach the intended spot So you need to analyze, fewer flat serves unless I’m here, your flat serve may have better chance Let’s try and see how effective a little better, but I was ready A surprised flat serve may be more effective When I stand here, it’s harder for you to surprise me my forehand, so need to analyze (the situation) Coach Zhao, after high or flat serve, where is my positioning? There are some variations to this Normally, after high serve, two players spread out to two sides the other player moves over there (the left-service court), you here For example, we serve… he’s in the rear, I prepare (for high serve) After service, I move to here, and he goes there he will take care there In doubles, what’s the playing strategy? Is there a center to move around? Good question! It’s possible starting from defense, which changes depend on other changes For example, if you got smashed at it’s okay, you do what you normally do, like drive, lift.. When you want to change, you can go with a blocking shot block the smash and move forward This requires high quality blocking If your return is too high and you go up, the opponent will hit you So only move forward immediatly after a high quality block… Otherwise stay and don’t move. Good blocking shots, move forward, the opponent will be afraid to stay at the net (and will lift) When you see your partner moves forward, you don’t need to see the incoming shot move back , don’t wait for the returning shuttle Naturally, he moves up, you back to becomes front and rear positioning When the opponent lifts, the rear court is all yours You can also use drive drive over there, (if the opponent gets pressured) you can press forward a little If you can continue to press, then press on, otherwise try a net block defensive positioning turns naturally into offensive formation You just mentioned about cooperation in doubles where one player partitions the shots When partitioning, is only the front player who must partition shots? no, you can produce it as well, if you like rear court attack more Try this when the opponent smashes: try blocking with this, it’s a little more difficult to block with a straight return because that means you have to move forward Block crosscourt, when the opponents are in a front and back formation with a front player also for net blocking Then, you can block a little farther when you (MC) see this kind shot you move forward… Then you (Wang) create the opportunity If he (MC) gets the smash, he can do the same thing You receive my shot to see if you can become front and rear positioning Give the first shuttle a lift Good Very good, that’s a transitional process Come forward, (good) it looks like the front and rear formation In principle, he (Wang) should come forward because his blocking shot went straight, not necessary you block and he has to move up that would put you two at a disadvantage Be clear for what kind of shots you should move forward or not

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correct, good… – be ready, be ready good, very good This change is a success, a very successful transition Practice more, you will be very familiar You can then often change from defense to offense When in the front and rear formation, the rear player should not lift shuttles at all If there is no other way around, lift higher if you have to lift give your partner more time to move back (to the side) All right? Very well

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