4 Tips To Help You Control Anxiety And Play Better Under Pressure In Badminton

4 Tips To Help You Control Anxiety And Play Better Under Pressure In Badminton

Many people often ask me for advice on controlling nervousness and anxiety when playing under pressure, such as during tournaments and competitions. Being nervous was something I had lots of trouble with, too, when I first started playing. Over time, I developed various strategies to help myself control my anxiety much better and decided to write …

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Yonex Nanoflare 1000Z Badminton Racket Review

Yonex Nanoflare 1000Z Badminton Racket Review – Some Would Like But Not For Me

One of the hottest rackets of 2023 was the new Yonex Nanoflare 1000Z. This racket got so much attention because it is the successor to the famous Nanoray Z Speed and was designed to set the record for the world’s fastest smash. In July 2023, Yonex announced that Satwiksairaj Rankireddy of India established the world record …

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Is Foreign Badminton Training Worth It

Is Badminton Training In Foreign Countries Worth It?

Summer is when countless young badminton players take the opportunity to go to foreign countries and experience higher-level badminton training. As we’re nearing the end of summer, many players close to me are returning from their boot camps, and the results are not as expected. One of my friends returned after a two-month trip to …

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4 Physical Training Routines To Include In Your Badminton Training Program

4 Physical Training Routines To Include In Your Badminton Training Program

Physical strength and fitness have always been one of my stronger assets as a badminton player, which has led many people around me to ask what I do all the time for physical training. For some reason, though, it never occurred to me to write a blog post until readers began asking for workout routines …

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5 Badminton Lessons That Completely Changed My Form

5 Lessons From My Badminton Coach This Summer That Changed My Game

As we’re nearing the end of summer (as sad as that may be for some), I’ve begun to reflect on all my developments these past few months as a badminton player. One significant change this summer was getting a new badminton coach. I went from mostly self-training to working more closely with a former Chinese …

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What I Learned From Watching The 2023 Canada Open

What I Learned From Watching The 2023 Canada Open

For the longest time, watching the top 20 players in the world play in person wasn’t very accessible to most Canadians. Our international tournament, the Yonex Canada Open, was a Super 100 before this year, and most players who came were generally at the beginning or end of their badminton playing career. In 2023, however, …

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A Former Chinese National Player Coached Us For A Day; Here’s What We Learned

On Monday, July 10, 2023, I had a phenomenal opportunity to join a training session led by former Chinese national men’s singles player Lü Yi whose highest ranking was 48th in the world and occupied the 3rd spot on the first Chinese national team. Although this is a player you likely never have heard of, Lü …

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Do This If Your Badminton Improvement Has Gone Stagnant

Do This If Your Badminton Improvement Has Gone Stagnant

Ever feel like you’re not improving even though you’ve been training for hours every day? Don’t worry, it’s completely natural to hit the occasional wall when you’re training. In the past year, I’ve hit an improvement wall three times. For weeks, I didn’t know what I could do to improve and found myself mindlessly hitting …

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5 Must-Follow Mindset Principles To Achieve Maximum Success In Badminton Tournaments

5 Must-Follow Mindset Principles To Achieve Maximum Success In Badminton Tournaments

One of the worst feelings in the world is to train extremely hard and play like you never improved in a tournament setting. I’ve seen so many people play well in training only to play like a beginner in a tournament. After experiencing it myself in a provincial tournament this year, I realized the need …

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