Badminton-Net Play in Level Doubles


Net Play in Level Double for Tim by Lee Jae Bok Hello Tim good to see you in action I saw your clips and I found number of things to tell you of course you are doing few good things right your return service is good you are hitting to the mid court push pretty well and you are focussed, you want to win but same time I can see your fitness has to be improved now, after I saw you your action clip the most important thing to improve your net techniques, be able to be confident and be able to take more shots from the net in level doubles is number 1 – your mind when I see you moving around I can tell you move around without intention to take shuttle cocks I can see you just move around so, it does not matter what ever technique what ever tactic what ever positioning I tell you it will not work unless you put your mind to take it intercept the shuttle cock, watch this ok, Tim this is you opponent, shuttle is going around shuttle goes back, you move shuttle comes you move shuttle goes you move comes so when you are at net you are doing that so you are continously moving and there is no intention what you should do is if shuttle goes to the rear corner instead of moving with shuttle together and together come together together come you have to move quicker than shuttle cock and you must stop you have to stop when your opponent is hitting you have to stop watch this here this is you shuttle been hit then you have to go quick and then ready ready and then move instead what you do shuttle goes back you move like this you move there is no time really looking for the shuttle cock ok watch this shuttle been hit ready and then go yeah wait and then move what you do like this shuttle been hit instead of going together shuttle been hit yeah set your position and wait opponent hit look and then move so, the number 1 thing you have to do you have to really believe it number 2 – technically you have to move faster to the place and you must stop shuttle been hit wait stop shuttle been hit look what you are doing like this number 2 point I found from your clip is this your partner drop over there when your opponent is about to hit it most of the time you are moving forward so like that partner did drop shot then you are coming, do that instead he drop shot you have to stop same partner did drop shot here or fast check smash, fast drop shot when your opponent is hitting it same time you are moving forward because you are moving when your opponent is hitting you can’t follow the shuttle cock because you have no idea where shuttle will be going so because you are moving forward, its difficult to change direction so remember, your partner did drop shot and then opponent is hitting it you have to stop stop rather than coming and then coming ok that’s number 2 point when your opponent is hitting no when your partner is hitting when your opponent is taking the shuttle cock you have to stop ok so you can change directions yeah shuttle is there stop and then hit stop and then hit stop and then go stop and hit not like this ok, number 3 – looking for drive intercept first instead of looking for the net it looks like, you seems to the net you are worried about it no, to the net is second the first thing is opponent drives or mid court push from your partners smash so, it is better you stop and then do that ready for this or this like that or like that and then opponent do the net play and then you move forward because you are ready for more net if shuttle goes little bit deeper you have to do that like this or you have to just pass the shuttle cocks because your mind is ready for the net not the intercept remember if you are ready for fast drive still you can take the net shot because the net shot has to be slow so ready for fast and then ready for slow net secondary at the moment you are doing opposite you are ready for slow net because you are looking for that area if shuttle goes little bit quicker side then eventually you have to do that like this or just like this shuttle goes so, make your base little bit backward and then when your opponent is defencing your partners smash ready for here ready, ready and then kill because no shuttle cock comes to the net fast the net shot means slow you have time to move forward ok can you see the logic ready for the fast one and then ready for the slow shot not ready for slow shot and then try to take fast shot after it won’t work number 4 – your vision, your view, your preparation when you are at the net at the moment when you are at the net your vision is narrow your vision is there like this yeah there or there so if shuttle goes there and there you can’t when you are at the net make your feel awareness, your vision wider feel that feel there ready here here ready like this but your body movement is not wide and solid your body movement is narrow like this so like that if shuttle goes you do that like this its not like that feel wide feel here there together yeah if shuttle goes there more here like this here, wait and go wait not like this like that next point is your position in the net where you should be in different situations now if number 1 if your partner ok goes to the center little bit there, stop backward little bit if your partner is about there to attack not deep corner then you have to move same side little bit your feet should be side by side here and then ready like this so, you don’t worry about the rear you are ready ok but if your partner goes that corner or here then you don’t do because of that problem you have to move back to the center changing your feet in this way like this so you are ready for that one that one and that one wider like singles if you do that and when your partner is there if opponent flicked there he can’t get to it too far because your feet is like that you can’t get to that one ok now again centre then side by side, just ready for the net, intercept he goes to that corner then move back, you change your feet that way so, 1 2 3 ready the other way same now your partner goes there stop then you move little bit side, same side side by side, ready for the net, side intercept but if your partner goes that corner deep then you don’t do that you have to stay centre turn it that way so you can take this one, take that one and then you can move back, if shuttle been hit that side ok, so now next one very important for you now come, stop there ready to smash so he is standing little bit closer not too deep then you should stand about one step back little bit close to the net because his attack will be strong opponent will have weaker return stay here but if he goes deeper there deep then you don’t stay you should stay 1 2 further back because his attack will be not as strong as when he was at the net stay back and then cover wider ok now he is smashing from little bit closer your position comes little bit slightly close not here never not here about here but if shuttle been hit deeper then you move little bit backward but at the moment you are standing same spot regardless where your opponent is sorry regardless where your partner is hitting from ok, same here so there your partner is attacking little bit closer then average 1 little bit here, be close to the net little bit but if opponent hit deep corner then here you have a problem because between you and your partner there is too much gap there so, opponent also have wider corner because his attack won’t be strong when your partner been hit to rear deep corner that way then you should go 1 2 to that side like this ok little bit further back ok so your position has to be changed ok how where your partner is hitting is he center side by side some time little bit closer some time little bit back depending on forward, you forward backwards, you backwards but if he goes there then change it ready for three corners not the attacking because that’s big problem there ok again the other side he is closer centre you little bit close to the net but if he has been hit deeper you move back deeper, wider so you cover wider corners if he goes to corner and that’s problem then don’t do it you do that so do that and then opponent flicked there you go and your partner will go in ok ok so, try change your feet change your position depending on what situation your partner is in ok now, the things to practice by yourself shadow yeah you are here ok about close just behind the service line ok, Tim have a look if shuttle imagine opponent lift shuttle there by your self you don’t need partner just practice its bang at the moment you do that like this what you should do bang move ready ok imagine opponent hit, you imagine, he hits there ready ok he hits centre, ready he hits there ready so, practice quickly back and stop quickly back, stop stop stop and then hit stop – hit look hit the important thing technically for you be able to stop and watch you are watching the shuttle cock but you are not really watching the shuttle cock there is no real belief in taking the shot during the match you are saying to yourself ha Tim I am not good I am not good at net I can’t take I can hear that, I can hear you are saying it to yourself during the match that’s why 70-80% of your doubles you were at the back that is disabled doubles badminton you should be able to do both equally 50-50 you should be able to have confidence at the net as well as back court so in that match I saw you you work 70-80% and your partner worked 20-30% and by after the first game and middle of the second game you are physically nearly finished ok because you were keep moving side to side so Tim to conclude what I saw you number 1 – you must believe it, you can do it number 2 – be able to stop and watch number 3 – be able to take opponent fast shot around here first and then try to take net but at the moment you are trying to take net and then try to take fast ones so it does not work and now, practice if you have to lose because you been at the net you must do it if you don’t do it eventually you will play disabled badminton ok be happy to make mistake, face the mistake if you can’t do it this week you can do it next week try to do make 1 shot right in a match if you can do that, you are successful next match you will be able to do 2 shots right and 3 shots right the most important thing is your desire belief, passion to be able to challenge to take from now on say it to yourself you are very good you are going to be the best player in your club at the net ok, good luck I want to see, how you improved in next clip if you have any questions about what you saw anything you are not clear email me, ok I will explain it to you more good luck Tim 1. Tell your self that you are going to be good at the net play 2. Totally just focus the shuttlecock without worry about it 3. Find the right place fast and stop there and watch then you can see 4. Be ready for fast shots and then be ready for slow net shots 5. Make your posture lower and wider 6. When you have to watch you are thinking about it (when you are at the net you look like watching the shuttlecock but you are not really watching) No Pain No Gain Try, Try and Try until you make it right Good Luck Tim – Lee Jae Bok

97 thoughts on “Badminton-Net Play in Level Doubles

  • oh snap when did Lee spied on me? This really explained it, I do that all the times I move a lot didn't have enough time to react. Move back to the position then stop got it.

  • I have a question coach lee:
    I am right handed but i have a habit on putting my left foot forward in a ready position, people say that my right foot should be in front. Should i change or continue my habit?
    Thanks

  • You should decide which foot to put forward based on where the shuttlecock is. It is not right to put right foot forward because of you are a right hander. There will be time for you to put left foot forward(when you are on left side and shuttlecock is on cross rear court) it does not matter whether or not you are a left or right hander. Which foot to forward is depending on the situation. Lee

  • bravo coach Lee, T.U so much,that's really help me to play better badminton,i wish you will make more video for double player.

  • I am very pleased to know you find this benefical to your badminton. Sure, I am going to make more clips for doubles players. Lee

  • Thanks Lee, very interesting, very logical and very relevant for me just now. I've been missing so many interceptions lately – Looks like I've been preoccupied with the net tape and not looking for the driven or flatter push FIRST.
    Will work on it this week ! John

  • Dear Sir, your teaching not only teaching us the technique of playing badminton in correct way. you are such great coch which i seen in term of motivate the payer. we hope you can be national coach for Malaysian team.

  • Hey Lee, I'm a beginner , I start to get interested in badminton . Which clip must I start from your badminton videos from basic to advance . Thank you in advance.

  • Watch the roots of badminton clips(Attitude, grip, posture, hitting skills and movement skills. Then you select the skills you are interested or would like to improve. Lee

  • Thank you for your comment. Yes I am going to make singles DVD too.
    I am waiting for the opertunity to do it. Lee

  • Hello Ram, I am very pleased to know that my clips are helping your badminton. Thank you for taking time to post your comment. Lee

  • Hello Ali
    Thank you very much for your warmest comment on my clip and I am very pleased to know that there is someone like you following my clips.
    Thank you for taking time to posting your comment. Lee

  • I have a question. If i countered a shot at the end of the court, the opponent sends it back to the other end of the court but my partner takes that shot, should I stand switch places with him/her after that? Jae OH

  • Ok thanks. Cause I have had other friends that have suggested me to stand side by side if that happens. I don't think that's wrong but it has it's weaknesses as well. So i wanted to ask you.

  • hello mr lee. What do you think is the crucial element to winning in doubles? is it the battle of the net, or the control of rear to mid court area?

    By the way, i am just a social player from singapore. I felt that doubles is usually won based on who is stronger in the mid/rear court๏ปฟ area. am i wrong to think this way?

  • Hello Coach Lee.
    There is a situation that causes me troubles in double.
    I'm the front player, and my partner smashes. The opponent blocks the shuttle to the net, at one corner.
    I go there and do a straight net shot.
    Where should i replace myself ?
    How much on the side, how much deep?
    I often have trouble against cross court net play or straight pushes in this situation.
    Thanks.

  • If you did net drop then you must come back to the T (centre of net area to cover oppornent net shots again. If your oppornent is already at the net when you are about that that shot then you should have lift it and give you time to get back and ready to depend his attack. Lee

  • Thank you Coach Lee this is very useful !
    Another question : If my opponent does a drive or a push that goes beyond me, should i replace myself the same way than if they did a lift ?
    Thank you for your time.

  • If shuttlecock passes you then you stay at the net. If your oppornent lift then you also stay at the net. You only move out to side by side if your side lift to oppornent. Lee

  • Dear Lee,

    As usual, great clip. Very great clip. I am able to relate to myself with this clip. Some of my partners complain that I don't go near the net enough. But somehow I wasn't comfortable standing too close to net. After seeing your clip, I can see that my mind was correctly telling me to stand at the right place. But I am able to understand it only now.
    I want to see you playing a match. Need not be an international one. Even a friendly match now that you play with your students. PLEASE!

  • I understand and thank you for asking. There are a few things has to be done. Lose weight, get fitter and do some practice. It will take some time but I like your idea. I will try to do that. Thank you. Lee

  • Dear Lee,

    Thanks for your consideration. That match has to be shot with at least 15-20 cameras. One focussing on your wrist, one on your feet, one on your fingers/grip, one on your left arm, one on your positioning, one on the racket head etc. It should be like a Jackie-chan movie shoot.

  • That would be very good. I very much like to do that I am not sure if I can manage thatb many cameras but I understand where you are coming from. Lee

  • OMG. i have to say. THANK U. i used to play net very well. but since i'm not a stable player, i always forgot my feeling. this really help sir

  • Thank you very much and I am very pleased to know. I am sure there will be time we may meet in person in the future. Lee

  • Excellent coaching wish i had got this 15- 20 years back, i am 38yrs now but still it is very helpful to me to save energy.

  • Thank you for your kind words for my clips. You are so much younger then me. So please keep going and improve your skills. Lee

  • Coach Lee, I'm having a difficult time in my net play offense. I can't clearly kill the shuttle near the net. I always hit the net or the shuttle go high. How can I improve my net kill offense and what grip do i have to use? I'm still new and I always watch your tutorial, it's a great help. Thanks – Loyd from Philippines !!

  • There must be reason why. Try this please.
    1. Your wristmust be set verticly before you hit the shuttlecock
    2. hit with tap action rather then using full wrist(hit with very small/compact action
    3. try to hit flat not to downward
    4. Do not make too big back swing
    5. Be positive and keep practice until you do.

    You will be doing it right.

    Lee

  • Thank you so much, coach Lee. I applied what you instruct and the result is amazing. Though I need some practice, but still, its more comfortable. Thank you. Coach Lee !!

  • Thanks you so much.I improve my badminton because of watching your tutorial,here in nepal so many people do not have an idea about badminton so i m coaching them to play badminton in a right way,free of cost i am doing this because i love to play badminton…thanks for make me extra ordinary…long live lee…Tsering lama kathmandu nepal…ย 

  • Thank you so much Coach Lee for this wonderful tip. I do enjoy watching your tutorials and it you have helped my improve my footwork and net play. I was having troubles playing doubles at the net, but after seeing video, I am able to cooperate very well with my doubles partner.

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  • this is realy great coach lee..i'm realy confuse about the positioning for doubles and this video help me understand a lot about the positioning…

    i will apply this tomorrow in a game Coach..thanks a lot…

  • Hi, I understand that most of the time I should looking forward at my opponents and less at the position of my partner. What are good ways to judge the position of my partner if I am in front? It is easy to know the position of my partner when I am in the back but when I am in the front it is certainly more of a challenge. Some ways I can think of are observing the trajectory of the shuttle, listening for the impact of the shuttle on the racket, listening for my partner's foot steps and maybe a quick glance back to see the position of my partner. Thank you so much for your expert advice in Badminton.

  • This is the best video for doubles player and helpful to improve net play thanx a lot sir.
    Can u tell me how can i buy yours d.v.d

  • The best and the most passionate coach with kindness I've ever met ๐Ÿ˜€
    I wish someday I have a chance to learn from you face to face.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sir, when i play net shots in doubles i automatically go back, and opponent keep it to net i can't reach. How to change it as i afraid to protect the lift from my opponent

  • lei plz come in Pakistan . love from Pakistan. you are great coach I learned a lot from your video . PLz visit Pakistan here are alot of your fans and loving people. Answer me plz

  • Iโ€™m just start playing badminton n what u teach in all your video help me much to become a good player n I thanks u for the lesson n wish more upcoming videos

  • Thanks now I know where and how to position myself when my partner is in a deep corner of the court smashing. Usually the opponent will return the shuttle to the other corner which my partner might not have enough time to recover and get there in time. Now I can help.

  • This is seriously good stuff. Can't find these kind of advice gems in any other channel. Thank you very much.

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