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Badminton Handbook: Training - Tactics - Competition



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Cardinal Pub Group


This book is a compact, groundbreaking training manual that gives the reader an overall insight into the world of badminton.

Author Biography

\Bernd-Volker Brahms is a journalist and has been writing about badminton for various publications. He is an expert on the international scene and regularly attends all the major tournaments such as Olympic Games, World and European Championships and the German Open.

Table of Contents

The Philosophy of the Gamep. 9
Equipmentp. 11
The Racketp. 11
Stringingp. 13
The Shuttlecockp. 15
Shoesp. 18
Clothingp. 18
Types of Gripp. 21
The Ready Positionp. 25
The Hitting Areasp. 29
Types of Strokep. 33
The Servep. 35
The Clear (Baseline Shot)p. 41
The Dropshotp. 47
The Smashp. 49
The Drivep. 55
The Backhandp. 59
Net Playp. 65
Running Techniquep. 73
The Lungep. 74
The Scissors Jumpp. 76
The 'China' Jumpp. 78
The Jump Smashp. 80
Tactics (Singles, Doubles, Mixed)p. 83
Basic Tactical Rulesp. 83
Singles Tacticsp. 88
Doubles Tacticsp. 90
Mixed Doubles Tacticsp. 97
Trainingp. 101
Periodizationp. 102
How to Structure a Training Sessionp. 103
Performance Monitoringp. 105
Conditioningp. 106
Mental Trainingp. 109
The Competitionp. 113
Injury Risk and Prevention (Warm-up)p. 115
Technical Jargonp. 121
The Rules in Briefp. 127
From the Backyards of Jakarta - Report on Badminton in Indonesiap. 135
Badminton Glossaryp. 141
Statisticsp. 163
Useful Addresses and Photo Creditsp. 176
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