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.
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.
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.
by Henry WongNovember 27, 20192 min read2 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.