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

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 2 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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Tennis & Badminton - Tennis Ball

Three Quick Tips To Switch From Tennis To Badminton

by Henry Wong October 23, 2019 3 min read

Tennis is a fantastic sport with many similarities to badminton but there are also certain things to keep in mind if you're considering a transition like us or you're going to have a game and would like some quick tips to get the most out of it.
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Three Reasons Why Badminton Is More Than Just a Picnic Sport

Three Reasons Why Badminton Is More Than Just a Picnic Sport

by Henry Wong October 16, 2019 3 min read

Contrary to popular belief, especially in western countries, badminton is not a picnic sport! Besides the interesting work by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) & HSBC in launching an outdoor version of the game (Airbadminton), the most current professional form of the game (and best in our opinion!) is actually played indoors. Today, I will cover the three key reasons why real badminton cannot be played outdoors at the moment. 
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943 Days into our Badminton Business - A Recap of The Journey

943 Days into our Badminton Business - A Recap of The Journey

by Henry Wong October 09, 2019 7 min read

I was inspired while driving home from my day job as to the topic of this blog post. We often hear of overnight success stories and rarely get to see the inner workings of the journey itself. So today, let me share with you how we ended up here today.
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Five Common Backhand Errors and What To Do About it

Five Common Backhand Errors and What To Do About it

by Henry Wong October 02, 2019 4 min read

Jeff and I have been spending some time providing some free coaching and tips at a popular badminton stadium in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, Altona North Badminton Center. 

We found that many of the players that wanted coaching or tips were after ways to improve their backhand.


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The Badminton Podcast

The Badminton Podcast

by Henry Wong September 25, 2019 2 min read

Today we're very excited to let you all know that we are releasing a podcast, The Badminton Podcast, which will be live at 6pm! What I'd like to do in this post is to let everyone know why we decided to start this podcast, what it's all about and how you can get involved too. 
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Sportsmanship on the Badminton Court

Sportsmanship on the Badminton Court

by Henry Wong September 18, 2019 2 min read

Looking back at my journey through badminton, I feel like there are some unspoken rules on court that I learnt mostly from observation. They might be simple and you may already know them but read on if you're not sure. Things have also changed as the years went by. To prevent you from embarrassment, here are three tips that will help you become a true sportsman/sportswoman of the game! 
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Thoughts on The New Yonex Nanoflare 800 (4U) - Racquet Review

Thoughts on The New Yonex Nanoflare 800 (4U) - Racquet Review

by Henry Wong September 11, 2019 4 min read

Last month, Jeff & I had the opportunity to test the new Yonex Nanoflare 800 before it launched. In this article, I share my thoughts on the racquet.
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The 2019 World Championships As A Coach: How Does It Differ From Being A Player?

by Jeffrey Tho September 04, 2019 5 min read

Just last month, I was lucky enough to attend the 2019 World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, as the team coach & manager for Australia. It was an amazing experience to say the very least, and in this piece, I’d like to outline the differences between attending the World Championships (and other major badminton tournaments) as an athlete compared to a coach.
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