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Trickshots vs Deception - What's the difference?

Trickshots vs Deception - What's the difference?

by Henry Wong January 22, 2020 2 min read

Here's a quick one! So what do you think of the question above? Do you know the difference? If not, let me give you some insight.

Let's start with the definitions. While I could google this for you, I'm going to give you my interpretation instead. 
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Coaching On The World Stage

by Jeffrey Tho January 15, 2020 1 min read

Last year in August, I was lucky enough to travel to Basel, Switzerland to coach the Australian Team at the 2019 World Championships.

Being a former player that has competed at such tournaments such as the World Championships, I found that the experience was vastly different as a coach compared to an athlete. 

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Court Chemistry

Court Chemistry

by Henry Wong January 08, 2020 4 min read

Court Chemistry. 
What's that? Well, have you found yourself on court to play doubles one day only to realise you and your partner suck? And it's neither person's fault, it just doesn't work. Truthfully speaking, I was inspired to write this post because of my recent attempts to play with my co-founder Jeff, which didn't turn out the way we had imagined!
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Get The Most Out Of Training

by Jeffrey Tho January 01, 2020 2 min read

Some of us train a lot. Some of us train a little. Some not at all.

Regardless of which category you fall into, we want to make sure that when we're on court, we make the best of it because let's face it - with our busy lives, it's likely that we don't get to spend as much time playing or training as we'd like.

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Who is Jeff Tho and How Good is He at Badminton?

Who is Jeff Tho and How Good is He at Badminton?

by Henry Wong December 25, 2019 2 min read

My co-founder of Volant, Jeffrey Tho was born on the 14th of April, 1988 in Ipoh, Malaysia. He spent his youth in sunny Bendigo, Victoria and challenged himself with various sports growing up until he was introduced to badminton. 
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The What & How of Drop Shot Variations

The What & How of Drop Shot Variations

by Henry Wong December 18, 2019 3 min read

Drop shots are an incredibly effective way to get the upper hand on an opponent when played correctly, however there are so many aspects of the drop shot that need to be considered so that you can take advantage of it. Let me take you through some of the things you should be thinking about to play the best drop shot in any situation.
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Playing against the aged badminton player (AKA 'uncles')

by Jeffrey Tho December 04, 2019 3 min read

Do you know the feeling? When you’re young and fit, and think you’re pretty good at the game. Then we step onto the court against an ‘uncle’... only to lose to them. 

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The Ugly Truth About Trickshots in Badminton

The Ugly Truth About Trickshots in Badminton

by Henry Wong November 27, 2019 2 min read 2 Comments

Do you remember the first time you saw a trick shot in badminton? I do. 
And I can remember thinking, "Wow that looks cool, I'm going to try it too". 
What about when you finally succeed at playing the trickshot or better yet, win the point with it? 
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Probability, Statistics

The Probability of Success - A Way To Make Decisions on Court

by Henry Wong November 20, 2019 3 min read

If you’re a badminton player, you probably realise that there are so many options when deciding what’s the right or best shot to play. Did you know you can take a mathematical approach to shot selection? Yes, we’re talking about mathematics. 
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How Badminton Helps in The Corporate World

How Badminton Helps in The Corporate World

by Henry Wong November 13, 2019 1 min read

Samuel (Sam) Ho is an ex-national Australian Junior Badminton Player, MBA candidate at the Melbourne Business School as well as a corporate banker for one of Australia's largest banks, National Australia Bank.
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What's more important: talent or hard work?

by Josef Sutrisna November 06, 2019 5 min read

Bob would come onto the court and steam roll people without training. It always looked so easy for him and it never looked like he even needed to work up a sweat. But in most tournaments, he would pass the first couple of rounds and then lose relatively closely to another competitor. The competitor was usually someone who was seeded and Bob would be very competitive against them, often losing in very close sets.
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The Agony of Defeat & What To Do About It

The Agony of Defeat & What To Do About It

by Henry Wong October 30, 2019 3 min read 3 Comments

If you're like me then you're probably not a big fan of losing! Regardless of whether you're playing a social game or that BIG competition.
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