Contradictory Badminton Advice : Part 1

This badminton coaching advice needs your thoughts

 

Which of these Technical statements do you agree with?
Your Challenge

Which of the alternative statements below would you choose, or could you accept both?

Quickly scan them all now and tell me if any stand out or confuse you.  I agree with many of them, do you?

If you send me an email I will write a short post on any of the ones you choose or why not send me your thoughts.  I’ m happy to post on your behalf.

How would you convince a friend to follow the statement that you choose?

I’m sure that you will have heard some of them, in fact, you probably use a few in your everyday coaching.

If you can add any more I’d love to hear your thoughts.   Drop me an email so we can share more seemingly contradictory advice: contact@badmintonandy.com

Overhead Hitting Actions

No Big swings, try to reduce all follow-through actions     vrs       For Power use a full throwing action

Keep your preparations short and quick          vrs       Pull your elbow back and downwards for power

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Movement

When striking net shots coach :   “Land – Hit”     vrs    “Hit – Land”

When going forward:  Chasse, don’t run    vrs    Chasse / Run / Step use them all

When moving backwards for overheads :  Encourage Chasse  vrs    Develop Chasse and Backwards Running

Land on your toes for fast movement        vrs      Land in a wide base and push into the court

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Base / Recovery positions

Always return to the centre of the court     vrs      Prepare to move to the shuttle that will hit your court first

Stand in a Square Base and face opponent   vrs    Use of one 3 Stances (Forwards, Backwards attacking, Square defensive)

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Grips for Singles Players

Change grips: shorten and lengthen where you hold the racket as you move between the front & rear court because long grips are ok in the rearcourt but lack the control at the net

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Play the majority of your shots with a grip that allows you to do this with only minor changes in certain situations

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Understand and use the Basic, Neutral, Corner, Thump, Pan grips.  Know when each is used.

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Racket Position

“Racket Up and Ready”    vrs     Early Preparation for the opponents most likely reply, even if it’s down by your knees

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Backhand Overheads

“Elbow up” in preparation for BH  overheads   vrs   Prepare with elbow low (below) the racket head

Always use thumb up the back    vrs   Move your thumb depending on the shuttle position & the intended  shot

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Round The Head Movement

Movement to :   Turn – Chasse – Jump      vrs      Sideways Step/Hop – Pivot – Jump

Recovery from :   Chasse  Step     vrs    Single running Step

 

Thank you 🙂

 

If you have reached the end of this post, I am very grateful for your motivation and support.  Not many people read this far !!

Which statements did you choose?   I hope some were difficult choices whilst others just took a few seconds to think about.

 

BadmintonandyIf you’d like to read more about badminton contradictions click here

 

Send me an email, I am very grateful for every email I receive, I don’t mind if you disagree

 

Without your opinions about these contradictions how can we all develope together
contact@badmintonandy.com

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