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Lin Dan celebrates a win!

Here’s How We Will Remember Lin Dan

by Jeffrey Tho July 08, 2020 7 min read 1 Comment

The Volant Community pays tribute to Lin Dan, one of the 4 Kings of Badminton by taking a look at the many facets of his career and personality.
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Thoughts on The Yonex Astrox 100ZZ & 100ZX - Racquet Review

Thoughts on The Yonex Astrox 100ZZ & 100ZX - Racquet Review

by Henry Wong July 01, 2020 4 min read

We were given the opportunity to test this racquet out in late February/early March for 2020 in collaboration with Badminton Click in Melbourne, Australia. It officially dropped on March 20th, 2020.
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What's Better: Badminton vs. Tennis

What's Better: Badminton vs. Tennis

by Henry Wong June 17, 2020 3 min read

Without starting an argument about what's better, let me quell that thought right now. The title itself is to invite you to explore these two great sports and discuss some of the similarities and differences between the two without getting too heated! 
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Can you Wear Tennis Shoes for Badminton?

Can you Wear Tennis Shoes for Badminton?

by Henry Wong June 03, 2020 4 min read

Should you be wearing tennis shoes for badminton or vice versa? In a perfect world, no, but it depends. Maybe you’re playing badminton for the first time socially with a few friends and you have a pair of tennis shoes you can utilize. Why not? 
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How Badminton Can Profoundly Impact The World

by Jeffrey Tho May 20, 2020 2 min read

Some of us may think that badminton is just a sport or game that can be played for fun, exercise, socialisation, entertainment or competition. And while playing has many benefits, unless you're actually coaching or teaching others to play, they only seem to be for that one person who is on the court.
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Are Badminton Racquets Allowed on Flights as cabin luggage?

Are Badminton Racquets Allowed on Flights as cabin luggage?

by Henry Wong May 13, 2020 2 min read

Like us, you're a badminton player. And maybe like us, you'd like to play badminton wherever you go, including overseas. Then you're probably here looking for answers! 
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Who is Gronya Somerville?

by Jeffrey Tho May 06, 2020 1 min read

Gronya Somerville.

She doesn't need any formal introductions because she's one of the most popular and well-known badminton players in the world. She has been interviewed on many different platforms and has had the opportunity to share her story. But not like this...

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Ex-State Player vs. Ex-National Player: What's the difference?

Ex-State Player vs. Ex-National Player: What's the difference?

by Henry Wong April 29, 2020 3 min read

A few months ago, Jeff and I had the opportunity to spend some time at one of our official partner's stadium, Unique Badminton Centre.

How many points did you think I managed to take off Jeff in singles?
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How To Scale The Ladder In The Corporate World

How To Scale The Ladder In The Corporate World

by Jeffrey Tho April 22, 2020 1 min read

In Episode 11 of The Badminton Podcast, we focus on career. More specifically, a career in on of the BIG 4 Accounting Firms in the world. 
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Thoughts on The Yonex Nanoflare 700 (4U) - Racquet Review

by Henry Wong April 15, 2020 3 min read

Today, we'd like to share with you our thoughts on the Yonex Nanoflare 700. 

We were given the opportunity to test this racquet out in early December 2019 in collaboration with Badminton Click in Melbourne, Australia. It officially dropped on March 1st last year (2019). 

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The Way To Rapidly Hit Your Goals

The Way To Rapidly Hit Your Goals

by Jeffrey Tho April 08, 2020 2 min read

A lot of people know about goal setting. And many of them "practice" it. 

It usually comes at the end of December each year where they set their New Years Resolutions. They vow to lose weight, eat better, do more exercise, read more, save more, start their own business, work hard to get the promotion, spend more time with their loves ones. And the list goes on.

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Footwork Goals

by Jeffrey Tho April 01, 2020 6 min read

In the previous blog post "One thing that can take your game to the next level", we discussed the importance of footwork and how it can have a ripple effect on improving your whole game, while somewhat masking any weaknesses you have.
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