What are common technique mistakes that's easily fixable?

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  1. SSSSNT

    SSSSNT Regular Member

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    In your experience, what are some of the most common technique mistakes that's easily fixable?

    For me, I often see beginners hold the racket in flyswatter grip (thumb on side, little to no pronation) and they don't change grip for any strokes. I myself was doing that until somebody told me about the correct grips and pronation. While it took me damn near 8 months just simply getting used to the new grips, it was easy not doing the flyswatter anymore because all I had to do was...not hold it that way.
     
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    Backhand serve with racket foot back. Stupidly easy to fix.
     
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    Similarly, but probably worse: receiving serve with the racquet foot forwards.
     
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    I don't have time to write a response to this thread. There are so many. But for god's sake: get behind the shuttle and reach up at full height with the correct grip.

    And don't come back until it's perfect.
     
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    i have tried to correct that for many beginners. but while the idea is simple, it is not easy to actually do it! as you said, it took you 8 months.

    coz once the grip is changed, then need to change the forearm, shoulder, posture, the whole shebang. it is not "easy"!
     
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    Ah, this is anything but simple! I'm still working on this one loads.

    I know I have the footwork. I can be in the perfect position, and yet I'll still wait for the shuttle to practically plonk me on the head.
     
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    Learning to do the correct grips were very difficult but I found not doing the flyswatter anymore was easy. It only took convincing that it was the wrong way.
     
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    Granted its not easy. But it is very simple. AND most players NEVER learn it. Sigh.
     
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    The easiest/fastest issue I fixed regarding technique was not holding the racket arm in ready to swing position when moving backward before performing a forehand stroke. I used to let my racket hang on the floor instead and when an advanced player noticed it and told me, I fixed it pretty much on the spot.
     
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    Your issue isn’t as bad as when I see players moving backwards with the racquet up in the air
     
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    Only because it was the easiest issue I had to fix :D I'm still working on the less easy ones... and there are plenty.
     
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    Fixed it on the spot?! I wish my brain worked like yours. Dropping my racket is one of my most common problems. I can *literally* be thinking "keep racket up" while my hand is holding is lowering it it. My brain and body have a major disconnect! :D
     
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    It takes a lot of time for me too. That one happened when I was a complete beginner so easier to change than a bad habit. For example when it comes to play doubles - which I rarely do - I always come back to a central/defensive position after playing at the net instead of covering the front court area. I start moving backward after a net shot knowing perfectly I should stay there but it's a habit I got from singles play and this one is going to take some serious motivation and doubles play time to get rid of... :rolleyes:
     

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