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While playing against good faster players, I have noticed that I find switching between f/h and b/h really difficult due to lack of response time which results in losing many easy points. Is there any way in which I can improve upon this e.g. once I have returned, should I position myself in a particular way which makes it easier to use either f/h or b'h for the next return with equal ease? I am really getting frustrated with this so would highly appreciate if you could give me some advice on how this can be fixed. I also looked at your basic position video and have also tried looking at some videos of some matches. but clueless regarding how I can overcome this.
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One of the ways you will get this to improve is by tracking the ball better. Often in this situation, we panic a little and then we lose focus on the ball. When we are in a stressed state we don't see as clearly so this will effect our reaction time greatly.
The other thing that you can do is to get a training partner to feed you multi ball at a slightly faster speed than you would normally hit at. At first you will find that you won't get many back but the more you train at this pace the better you will get at tracking the ball at this speed. You will start to relax when the ball is travelling at this speed and therefore you will see the ball better and be bale to react a little quicker.
In your training also do a lot of random drills. This means drills where you don't know where the ball is coming. This will get you to practice this switching and tracking during your training time.
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