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I Have a 3UG5 Version of My Racquet. What Does That Mean?

by Henry Wong July 24, 2019 2 min read

Something that we didn't discuss in last week's article, How To Choose a Badminton Racquet is the weight and grip size of the racquet. The reason why you would want to know is because most racquets come in various weights and grip sizes. 
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How Do You Pick A Badminton Racquet?

by Henry Wong July 17, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

So you're looking to make that first racquet purchase OR you're looking to get a new racquet to replace your old one and don't know where to start. There are so many different racquets out there and it can be confusing if you're unfamiliar with the brands and types that exist
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A Day In The Life Of A Professional Badminton Player: An Australian Perspective

by Jeffrey Tho July 10, 2019 7 min read

We all know that athletes train hard, for long periods of time and many times per week. But what’s it really about? What else is involved?
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Badminton: Origine Histoire

by Henry Wong July 03, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment

Badminton's origins are believed to be traced back for more than two thousand years in ancient civilisations of Greece and Egypt. A badminton-like game named Battledore and Shuttlecock involved two players who hit a feather shuttlecock back and forth with paddles for as long as possible without hitting the ground. It was also referred to as Jeu De Volant, which means "The Game of Flight" in French; this is also the origin of our brand name.
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The Biggest Contributors to the Evolution of Badminton

by Josef Sutrisna June 26, 2019 5 min read

The evolution of badminton is not defined by a single individual or the racquet that was used. From the early 1960s until now, a multitude of players have stood out from the rest and have slowly changed the gameplay of badminton, transitioning it into that game we see today.
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A Tribute To Lee Chong Wei

A Tribute To Lee Chong Wei

by Henry Wong June 17, 2019 3 min read

On June the 13th, 2019, one of the world’s all-time greatest badminton players officially retired; his name is Lee Chong Wei (李宗伟), also known as Datuk Lee Chong Wei.
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Why TV doesn’t do our sport justice

by Jeffrey Tho June 12, 2019 5 min read 2 Comments

I love badminton.

The speed and power of the top players. How quick their reactions are, their skills, gameplay and strategy in high-pressure situations. I love the defensive play where it looks like the point is over but somehow, the shuttle keeps coming back. It’s truly something that’s amazing and has my legs and body twitching when I’m watching! And I know for sure that many others feel the same way.

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Volant's Badminton-Inspired Activewear: Why are we different?

by Jeffrey Tho May 31, 2019 3 min read

What does badminton fashion look like to you? The loud, bright colours. The big shapes and scattered artwork. And the big words. It’s all so “in-your-face”.
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Badminton Fun Facts

Badminton Fun Facts

by Henry Wong May 17, 2019 2 min read

Badminton that you see today is predominantly played indoors and is the second most popular sport by participation in the world, behind football (or soccer for the Aussies!). It is estimated that there are 220 million participants playing the world's fastest sport globally.
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10 Ways to Improve your Game (Part 2)

by Jeffrey Tho April 15, 2019 4 min read 1 Comment

Have you tried all of the tips from Part 1 of Ways to Improve your Game? Let the Volant Community know how you went and which were beneficial to you!

Here are 5 more ways to improve your all-round badminton game. If you haven't read Part 1 or need a refresher, click here.

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Kento Momota - What if he didn't get banned?

by Henry Wong April 04, 2019 3 min read

Kento Momota. Now a household name in world badminton.

Momota was born on the 1st of September, 1994 in Mino, Kagawa, Japan. He made a swift rise into the competitive scene - winning both the Asian Junior Championships and World Junior Championships in 2012.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Game (Part 1)

10 Ways to Improve Your Game (Part 1)

by Jeffrey Tho March 28, 2019 4 min read

Badminton requires a combination of physical, technical and tactical skills. Although there are countless of ways to improve your badminton level, here are perhaps some less-obvious tips that you may not have been told about.
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