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May 26, 2015
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Gavin Potter
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Good Morning everyone,

Well thought I would introduce myself at last on here.

I have been playing badminton since I was 13 starting out playing for my school then eventually my school area however this was sometime ago and from the age of 18 till 34 I had very rarely picked up my racket. However last year via a friend I decided I would like to pick my racket up again and have since December last year been playing at least 2 times a week.

I have started playing with a local club “Lammas Badminton Club”, and although they play for the local league I have yet to manage to get into their squad but have been told I am very close to join one of their mixed teams.

I think my main goal to work on is clearing from back court especially back hand clears as I find that my hits are VERY predictable and always fall just over the net centrally and although I tend to run and cover any net kills or net play shots I have become slightly predictable mainly due to lack of power within my clear. Also I would like to work on my foot work more and what I feel like I need to work on the most is confidence. I tend to second guess a lot of shots and this usually places me on my back foot as I tend to play my second guess shot rushed which in turn means that its not well executed.

I have already learned a great deal from the videos and cant thank Paul and his team enough for this small incite this then lead me to sign up for the weekend coaching session in September which I am looking forward to immensely as I have not had any formal coaching since my younger days at school.

Would welcome any comments and look forward to speaking to some of you, and if anyone else is attending the sept session I would especially like to talk to you.

Gavin

June 9, 2015
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RogerTremain
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Hi
Gavin
My wife and myself are going to the September training. From my little experience, instead of rushing your shot and second guessing where the return is going, it is better to get to the centre quickly, watch what the opponent is doing and then react accordingly. To do this, footwork is important but also speed after the hitting and observing the opponent and the shuttlecock
Hope this helps, see you in September
Roger T

June 9, 2015
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Roger
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Sorry wrong reply

June 13, 2015
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Paul Stewart
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Roger

Welcome to the forum. i am looking forward to meeting you and your wife in September. It will be a very busy Lilleshall.

Please ask away. There are no bad questions. The forum is designed to educate and that’s what we’re trying to accomplish. Take a look at previous topics too because you’d be amazed how many good questions have been raised.

Paul

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