warm up

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has put some interesting stuff on line recently. Here is something I found about how to warm up before a game. This is from the Level 1 Coach Education course material, which is now available online at www.bwfbadminton.org.

This is the first in a series of coach education resources currently being developed by the BWF.

perfectly timed badminton jump smash?

anna rice with some tips on how to perfect your jump smash when playing badminton

deception – hold and hit

This video of Lee Jae Bok is more than just a simple hold and hit. He is actually executing a double deception in this demonstration. He moves in and holds as if he is going to execute a net drop. After a brief hold, he then drops the racket as if he is going to clear (lift or flick) the shuttle deep. Shortly after the racket drop, he then drops his hand (and the handle of his racket) to change the orientation of the racket face in order to hit a net shot cross-court instead.

mixed doubles finals – 2012 maybank malaysia

some great badminton played here. the finals of the mixed doubles badminton final with Fang Chieh Min/Lee Sheng Mu vs Cho Gun Woo/Shin Baek Choel


tournament! tucson senior olympics

tucson senior games logoFor all of you who have more life experience than others, the 28th senior olympics will be here soon. Of course this means the badminton category is open!

Here’s a link to their site.

Their office is located at 1575 E. 36th Street. From Kino and 22nd Street, travel south on Kino to 36th Street. They are on the northwest corner of 36th and Kino in the Quincie Douglas Center (near the library).

Phone: (520) 791-3244; Fax: (520) 791-5914

Please continue to send your registrations to:
901 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716

2012 Festival Dates
Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 29, 2012

ever wanted to umpire?

Tucson Badminton Club want to train some umpires for tournaments to be held in town. This is free of charge! This is an opportunity for you to become an official umpire. You will be able to participate and help out in USA Badminton sanctioned tournaments nationwide.

USA Badminton Umpire Training and Certification:

Here are the details about the umpire clinic.

Date of training: Friday, Jan 27
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Udall Center (look on “where to play” link for directions).
Instructor: Dave Carton

A couple of hours of instruction followed by a little test. Umpires will be able to practice by umpiring games at the Tucson Senior Olympics. I believe Dave will be hanging around a bit on Saturday to supervise folks.

maybank malaysia final 2012

I’m always told I need to watch how the professionals play badminton to improve my game. I’m sure you might get told the same thing. Here is the mens badminton finals of Lee Chong Wei vs Kenichi Tago.


one of the greatest shots to have in the arsenal – just not everyone is equipped. here is a useful tip from a pro: