When you are attack from your opponent and your position is at the middle of the court, medical there are 4 options that you can take to reply that attack.
1. Blocking straight to the net
2. Taking the shuttle cross court
3. Drive the shuttle back to the court
4. Lift the shuttle again back to the court
You can pick any of the above depending on the smash made by your opponent. If the smash is loose, you can drive the shuttle back to your opponent to add more pressure to them.