Yonex Voltric 7 DG Badminton Racket Review

2017-04-21T15:22:04+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Equipment, Badminton Racket Written Reviews, Coaching Corner, Yonex Voltric|Tags: , , , |

Background The Yonex Voltric 7DG badminton racket is one of three frames in the DG series, namely VT1 DG, VT7 DG and VT10 DG. These are considered mid-range rackets. If you have read my Voltric 10DG review, you will [...]

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

2017-02-16T19:48:38+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Fitness & Nutrition, Coaching Corner, Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |

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

2017-02-16T17:39:41+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Fitness & Nutrition, Coaching Corner, Fitness|Tags: , , , , |

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?

2017-01-19T08:21:10+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , |

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

2017-01-07T13:36:13+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Coaching Corner, Your Questions Answered|Tags: , , , |

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

2016-11-09T09:48:08+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , |

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

2016-11-09T09:48:08+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Badminton Strategy & Tactics, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , |

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

2016-11-09T09:48:08+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Coaching Videos|Tags: , , |

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 [...]