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!
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
Badminton is quite an unforgiving sport for the body. There's lots of jumping, leaping and bounding, plus a lot of stop-start movements which are heavy on the joints and muscles. Sprains, slips, strains and tears are all common badminton injuries. And there's the fact that it is one-side dominant.
In this blog post, I'd like to discuss something that, in my opinion, is supremely important in badminton. Something that, if you improve this one thing, it will have a ripple effect on so many other parts of your game and inherently improve them also.