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January 28, 2015
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when playing in a mixed doubles match last night, I went from my forehand side tram lines to the backhand tramlines where the opposition played shots about head height with no power, some maybe a bit behind me. The problem being I couldn’t generate any power? I didn’t have time to run round the shot! Any thoughts please….
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January 29, 2015
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Dobbie98 said

when playing in a mixed doubles match last night, I went from my forehand side tram lines to the backhand tramlines where the opposition played shots about head height with no power, some maybe a bit behind me. The problem being I couldn’t generate any power? I didn’t have time to run round the shot! Any thoughts please….
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Firstly – how did you get into this position? I suspect that shot choice comes into play here if you didn’t have time to run round the head – means that before they played a shot you were not ready in the middle of the court. If you had chosen a different shot, or moved quickly instead of admiring your shot, would you have had time to recover properly and thus run around the shot? Should you have played a clear instead to allow you to get back into position? It sounds like you were very wide in the court.

Secondly – how is your backhand normally? Was it just an off day? Did you test the speed of the shuttles? Slow shuttles result in terrible backhands…

Thirdly – did you really need to generate all that much power? Why not play a straight drop? Or drop to the middle

Anyway – to answer your question – how to generate power? Its a simple case of staying relaxed and making sure you use a powerful tapping action, making use of the thumb. Just relax the fingers and then give a powerful. Do not try to make use of your body weight – it doesn’t help.

Good luck!

Matt

February 9, 2015
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Great advice again from Matt. I can only echo what Matt has said.

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