Here's a quick one! So what do you think of the question above? Do you know the difference? If not, let me give you some insight.
Let's start with the definitions. While I could google this for you, I'm going to give you my interpretation instead.
Trickshot: A trickshot is a shot played very unconventionally or differently to how a shot is normally played and it requires quite a bit of skill to perform successfully. It is visually very different from how you would normally hit the shuttle. Examples of these shots are: around the back, through the legs and the famous Peter Gade shot below! (Start at 4:56 or watch them all!)
While a trickshot can be deceptive, it's not always the case. For example, hitting it through the legs (see below video starting at 0:39) is a trickshot, but it is easily read and does not deceive the opponent.
Now let's talk deception.
Deception: In badminton, it would make sense that deception is a shot that deceives the opponent. It's really that simple.
So when you have mastered the basics or have become very good at the basics, deception/trickshots are an extension of the skills you have. The subtle deception in badminton that you don't see much of in other sports is one of the reasons why I love badminton so much. The challenge with watching and understanding deception when seeing games on the screen is that these intricacies are often missed as it's happening so quickly!
The key here is to remember to get the basics right before working hard on trickshots and deception :)
Agree/Disagree? Comment below!
What's something you're really good at? is it badminton? Don't worry about the rest of this post if it is hahaha. Let's say it's not for now and call that skill of yours guitar playing.
I'm sure there was a point when everything seemed unnatural and yet you were compelled to learn how to play a particular song or play like that famous or very skilful guitar player you heard. This translates to most if not all skills in life and of course badminton too.
How far into your badminton journey are you? Are you just getting started, a seasoned professional or looking for opportunities to get better? If you decided to get better, would you consider getting a coach?
I'm hitting you with so many questions but maybe you'd have some for us if you were considering getting a coach.
Questions like: What makes a good coach?