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.
Something that you've probably spent a lot of your childhood, teenage and adult lives thinking about it. It's what you're judged on, who you're identified as and what provides you with the money to live. It's what you do for many hours per day, many days per week, many weeks per year and many years in your life.
A couple of months ago, Henry & I had a really long chat about life purpose, direction and how one could find and live their so-called 'passion'. We started off pretty broadly and it was a relaxed conversation. But it get very deep and serious very soon after!
A few months ago, I reviewed the 4U version of the Nanoflare 800 in response to chatting to badminton players about what they would like to see more of in the badminton world. So here I am again, presenting you a review on the Yonex Astrox 99 (3UG5) with my co-founder Jeff.
What's something you're really good at? is it badminton? Don't worry about the rest of this post if it is hahaha. Let's say it's not for now and call that skill of yours guitar playing.
I'm sure there was a point when everything seemed unnatural and yet you were compelled to learn how to play a particular song or play like that famous or very skilful guitar player you heard. This translates to most if not all skills in life and of course badminton too.
How far into your badminton journey are you? Are you just getting started, a seasoned professional or looking for opportunities to get better? If you decided to get better, would you consider getting a coach?
I'm hitting you with so many questions but maybe you'd have some for us if you were considering getting a coach.
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!