How To Change Badminton Grip – The Master Skill

2017-05-22T19:02:04+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Basic Skills, Badminton Coaching Videos, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , , , , |

I believe that one of the most overlooked skills in badminton is changing grip. If you are a player wishing to improve your skills, it is essential that you master grip changing. To me, it is THE master skill [...]

A Stringers Tale From All England Badminton Championships 2017 – Part 3

2017-05-05T09:07:04+00:00 By |Categories: Badminton Articles, Badminton Stringing, Coaching Corner|Tags: , , |

Friday is quarter finals day. It’s been a busy week and this day is no exception. We are now catching up on sleep so it’s a late morning although we’re still stringing at 9am. I have a few rackets [...]

Yonex Voltric 7 DG Badminton Racket Review

2017-06-27T12:11:16+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 [...]