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Winners and losers in a tournament
sports psychology / Tournaments

Winners and losers in a tournament

  What makes a good tournament? Organisational management has a big impact on the final outcome. Consistent rules and scoring system, as well as fair play, are important in determining who wins the trophy.   There have been weekly badminton competitions in Sydney over the last month, hosted by different organisers for different purposes. They’re … Continue reading

2016 Corporate Team Tournament at NBC Seven Hills
Tournaments

2016 Corporate Team Tournament at NBC Seven Hills

They say success in team sports doesn’t just come down to having the best individual players on a team. It comes down to playing as a team, e.g. co-operating with people who may have different skills, styles or abilities. And I learned that teamwork requires good planning, communication and leadership. My team didn’t have the opportunity to meet each … Continue reading

How to handle unwanted advice
Badminton coaching / Social badminton

How to handle unwanted advice

In social games I’ve received a lot of comments about how I play. In the process of learning a new sport I’ve had to distinguish between knowledgeable sources and dubious sources. I trust the opinions of my coach and strong players because they clearly know their stuff. But sometimes I receive unsolicited advice by older players. And this is … Continue reading