Return of Flick Service Doubles Hello, I am Lee thanks for coming in this video I am going to show you how to return flick service in doubles there are 3 learning points number 1 – how can you make fast start because you will be stop and then the opponent will serve the question how fast can you make the start and the second point is after the smash what step and what should you do and number 3 some times, some players they do drive service to the backhand side some times forehand side I know some players they are struggling to return such kind of drive surprise service so I will explain one by one the first learning point how to make fast start in returning flick service so ready like that same, if you are comfortable to move backwards then you can stay little bit closer but if you are not sure about rear court then you can stay about this farther and I don’t think this is good idea to stay too far back because of rear court, then opponent will have better confidence in low service so which is not good so stay about here if you are club player or not too much advanced here the posture, two legs apart each other little bit wider, rather than like that because its slow to move wide bend both knees, some players they bend 1 knee and then they stretch the other like this then this knee cannot be moved immediately in order to move, then and move which takes longer time so bend both knees and then two hands together at this time the grip should be neutral because you don’t know whether shuttle will come here or here because you have to change grip, neutral grip here when my opponent flicked, the most important initial step is fast movement at the beginning so this push off steps allows you to accelerate speed of movement without that one just standing and move that may be big difference please have a look and focus on my foot movement ready ready – ready or ready – ready – hit ready – ready – hit rather than like this so in badminton many times we need that kind of short fast steps so if you can do that some times when shuttle is little bit high and be long then you need two starts but if shuttle is low, shorter then you dont have time for two you do just one and then smash but if shuttle goes long and high if you do just one you are moving too quick so your step whether you do one or two its depending on speed, height and the length of shuttle now, I will do just one fast step and then hit when shuttle is low watch this ready and then go and then go and then go if shuttle goes little bit higher then you need two fast steps watch feet please but in this height, like high if you do just one, the timing will be not right because shuttle is high, you need to adjust the movement like this bit higher so, this smaller steps will give you two things number 1 – faster movement number 2 – gives you good balance of movement just compare, without that steps with steps without with steps and number 2 learning point some times players when they do surprise drive service to this corner and the racket is high here like this ready normally players do that and the service will go very flat go that way so some times they do that or some times they don’t even touch the shuttle cock and they don’t know how to return such kind of shots and then they use it more and more especially in club badminton side so have a look, this kind of service you are ready, yeah like this and shuttle will go very quick and low so you don’t have time to do something about it and then next time, when you know your opponent is doing such kind of service then your posture, should not be like this you should be changing your grip already yes like this this is neutral grip, and then you change the grip like that not here, you ready this corner already here you cover this because they are attacking this corner so when shuttle comes, just hit it rather than you ready like that and do like this because when you know he is doing that, she is doing that there is not point to make normal posture you should be ready more for this corner here, like this and then like that or you do that and hit it for example the other side the same if you come this side, you are ready and quite often the opponent player will attack here very flat quick drive service same things can be applied so you are ready like that and shuttle goes there some times they don’t even be able to touch it ready here like this like that you then lose point in that case what you do you move little bit forehand side and your racket should not be here should be like this because your racket is already there does not matter if they do very surprised flat service so, you have to analyse what your opponent is trying to do to you and then your posture, your placement when you are receiving service will be changed depending on your opponents intention ok, number 3 what’s important after attack the flick service so when I go backwards and smash my role will be rear court play my partner will go to the center so important thing here is after smash, immediately ready your feet should be nearly some where center and then side by side because you have to cover both sides why immediately ready because smash will go fast there fore the return shot will be also fast which means your step has to be even faster so this is what a player should be doing ready shuttle comes smash ready so I can move again I will demonstrate again, what I mean by ready after the smash I would like to demonstrate the detailed steps when you are returning flick service ok ready like this ok ready first action two small steps 1 2 ok ready 1 2 after 1 2 1 2 3 4 smash again 1 2 3 4 smash or when shuttle is too long and short length then there is no time for 2 just do that 1 2 3 smash 1 2 3 smash smash that’s two start or one start smash fast action I would like to recap the 3 learning points number 1 the initial movement in order to accelerate or in order to move very quickly after when you start player need to push off, push off rather than just start like this and second learning point when a player is doing the drive service from the other side to weaker areas then be ready more for that angle rather than keep having normal receiving posture the last one after attack be ready immediately and imagine the speed of shuttle you made if you made fast shot then the return will be also fast which means be ready immediately after the shot rather than think or just look how beautifully you returned flick service thank you I hope you find it beneficial to you thank you very much