Are You Talking Yourself Into A Poor Performance On Court? – Part 2

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In Part 1 you discovered the various components of performance which are conditioning, skill, nutrition and psychology. I challenged the belief that a third party can motivate you and explained that, in general, nobody can motivate you except yourself, [...]

Are You Talking Yourself Into A Poor Performance On Court? – Part 1

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I have the privilege of watching a lot of badminton players in training. The players are eager to train, completing good warm ups and knock ups, ready for the lesson of the day. Throughout the training session, it’s easy [...]

Where Should The Lady Stand When Her Partner Is Serving In Badminton Mixed Doubles?

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One of the most common frustrations I hear from ladies in badminton mixed doubles is that a change in partner often results in being asked to stand on a different place on court, when the man is serving. This [...]

Badminton Level Doubles Rotation and Positioning – Q and A

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I recently received an email from one of my website readers asking me to help him with level doubles rotation and positioning. He specifically asked about whose responsibility it is for the 'next shot' in 3 different scenarios.  The [...]

Badminton Return Of Serve – Where To Stand

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Here I discuss where a player stands on a badminton court to receive a serve, when playing doubles (mixed or level). Over the years I have studied players at all standards of play. Of course, professional players stand close to [...]

The Badminton Low Serve And Angles Of Response

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During one of my recent badminton coaching sessions, working on serve and return tactics, my student asked the question: 'When I serve, I am struggling to reach the reply played into the tramlines and I don't understand why - what [...]

Badminton Doubles Positioning – Level Doubles Basics Part 1

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In this first video of a three part series you’ll discover the basic badminton doubles positions on court, for level doubles when the shuttle has been lifted to the centre rear court. We discuss the roles of the attacking [...]

Return of a Low Serve in Badminton – Basic Tactics Part 1

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Here are some basic tactics you can use for the return of a low serve in badminton. The standard reply when returning a low badminton serve, is to lift the shuttle deep into the backhand corner of your opponent's court [...]