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 [...]

Shocking Incidents And An Unbelievable Discovery During A Badminton Tournament

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I recently had the pleasure to attend a bronze senior tournament in Manchester. With so little spare time available, this was a rare treat for me. Apparently, the entries to the tournament were over-subscribed so I was surprised and delighted [...]

Physical Training in Badminton to Increase Your Vertical Jumping Power?

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Over the last year I have noticed an increase in emails from players enquiring about fitness training for badminton or improving leg strength to increase speed on court. In particular, I receive a lot of enquiries over training to [...]

Simple Training Ideas To Prepare You For The New Badminton Season

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For many, badminton is a seasonal sport. As soon as the leagues and tournaments are over, the racquets are put away and “summer” begins. This may mean dusting off your old tennis racquets or cricket whites, or simply taking a [...]

All England Badminton Championships 11th March 2010 – A Coach’s Thoughts

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The All England Badminton Championships always attracts the best players in the world. This gives me the ideal setting to study hitting technique, movement, body skills and mental skills from the cream of the worlds players. First on court, Lee [...]

Are You Eating Your Way To Defeat? (Poor Preparation For Badminton Tournaments and Matches Usually Results In Poor Performance)

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I've received many questions about preparation for tournaments and matches. One of the key questions I'm asked time and again is about maintaining energy levels during a tournament or for an evening match when you've been at work all day [...]

Armchair Badminton Exercises To Improve Your Game – Lesson Two ‘Strengthen the Wrist’

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The second video in my Armchair Badminton Exercises series. This video focuses on strengthening the wrist.   Watch lesson one: Armchair Badminton Exercises To Improve Your Game – Lesson One ‘Grip’ Do you enjoy learning from videos? Why not join [...]