Foot fractures: A guide for badminton players

Hey guys, my apologies for not updating for a while. I’ve been out of badminton since early February with a foot injury. There are 26 bones in the human foot and ankle and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. I’ve fractured one of the bones and torn one of the ligaments. I was initially shy…

Badminton infographic: power differences between men and women

An article published by Dutch Badminton described the dilemma of training girls the same way as boys. It argues for specific training that takes into account the fact that women have less power in the legs in addition to less upper body strength. It points out women will receive from a more neutral start position and will take more steps to get to the shuttle as a…

Goodluck to Australia’s Olympic team!

There’s a saying in life: keep your expectations low and your hopes high. Thus I wish the Australian Olympic team a great experience and the very best of luck in Rio!  

Reading the game

When you play a badminton game, you need to observe the shuttlecock as well as your opponent(s) and their position on the court. You need to see everything. From this glimpse you’ll be able to assess what shot is likely to come back at you, and move accordingly. As soon as the shuttle is struck, this is the moment…

Review of the 2016 Australian Badminton Open

Danish singles specialist Hans-Kristian Vittinghus claimed his first Superseries title and proved his position amongst the world’s top singles players. Despite not qualifying for a place at the Rio Olympics, his experience and fierce determination helped Denmark establish its domination over rivals China, South Korea and Japan at this year’s Thomas Cup. India’s top female shuttler Saina Nehwal showed new innovations in her game repertoire …

Doubles Communication (Part 1)

Communication is an essential part of a successful doubles partnership, yet is often overlooked when deciding who to pair for doubles. This guide outlines communication strategies that will help you become a more effective team. Speak openly Communication is necessary for any serious team, so discuss your goals and strategy – both as a team and individually — early on. You and…

Doubles Communication (Part 2)

Good communication throughout the match can help sustain a partnership through even the most difficult match. Even if it’s just a high five, body language speaks volumes about on-court partnerships. Control of your body language requires mental toughness. Even if you’re upset, frustrated or bored, you want to have the positive belief than you are strong and you can win….