While playing a badminton match or game, players will certainly be playing the strategic game even if they are unaware of it. It might be very basic particularly for the beginners while hitting a shuttlecock to the backcourt monitored by dinking the shuttlecock directly over a net is considered all the players should know and require.
I personally like strategic badminton. It is a specific place where the correct strategies can fully swing this game in player’s favor if suitably executed. Strategies might be also an ideal leveler while playing twosomes who are somehow better prepared for the skillset. It is vital to know that it is not about the huge division here however adequate to win.
Moreover, if strategies very critical in accomplishing a very positive outcome in game i.e. a victory, why there are few players, particularly at a transitional level even think about applying a strategic approach to improve their likelihoods of winning. It has fascinated me for a longer period. Therefore, I started talking to the players beforehand they walked on court. It is worth mentioning that results surprised me.
Majority of the players I cross-examined had not even talked over their challengers. Honestly speaking, they hardly communicate during the match. What I could conclude or understand from watching the match was a notion that when players were losing they required trying very hard.
Usually, the trying very hard, give rise to a short spurt of strength and more hostile attitude. Sometimes, it will work, however for the maximum part, it is miserably deficient and can no help the players to win.
Mostly, badminton players of the club are unable to sustain this intensity and run away from steam. Besides this, players do not possess the required skills to perform shots with any amount of accuracy or consistency that can lead to much error.
Progressive players are much aware of their weaknesses and strengths. They are capable of evaluating the comparative weaknesses and strengths of their opponents and rapidly adapt their strategies in order to alter the game in their favor. Moreover, they also have the movement and racket abilities to apply the modifications in strategies.
Here the main question is that, how does a transitional player fill the gap and acquire what the progressive players know? Therefore, in this part of the article, I would try to give answers to some important question and share useful techniques in which progressive players can enhance their own strategic competences.
Firstly, players have to access their weaknesses and strengths critically. How can they do this? Always remember that in its basic form, players have to consider the areas of a court in which they are extremely comfortable and less comfortable. It simply means that where they are extremely comfortable, I could be considered as their strengths and where they are less comfortable, I could be considered as their weaknesses.
For instance, if they are extremely comfortable in forecourt then it means that they are stronger at the net as compare to the backcourt. Additionally, players can ask their badminton players and club mates where they think that you are weakest and strongest; players might be surprised at the provided information.
It is vital to note that there can be a possible flaw depending on how other players are evaluating you such as are they are evaluating you contrary to yourself or associating you to themselves or some other players in the club. Preferably, it is important to ensure that they are rating you only the base of your court ability as compare to your capabilities in various areas of the court.
Beside this, it is vital to mention that this particular stage goes further. Now it’s time to investigate a much more and make a chart for scores without becoming over technical, which comes much later as players proceed.
Additionally, I have generated a simple and easy to follow checklist where players can score their ability in every area out of the 10 for accuracy and consistency. This checklist has a very simple scoring system from 0-10, where means that players cannot play the shot on the other hand 10 means that players are able to play it flawlessly with extraordinary levels of the accuracy and consistency.
It is advisable to remain honest otherwise there is no need to do so as you will delude yourself by simply presenting the idealistic image of your abilities.
The main points of this checklist are as follows:
- Riffle serve
- Serve reoccurrence
- Low serve
- Drive serve
- Forehead smash
- Forehead clear
- Backhand drop shot
- Backhand clear
- Movement to frontcourt
- Movement to backcourt
- Net kill
- Net shot
- Movement to middle of court
According to me, a transitional player will seldom score around about 50% for every shot, with a conceivable exclusion of the serve. Therefore, think wisely while completing the checklist. In the upcoming part of the article, players will know how to utilize this useful information and how to have the snapshot of information in order to assess the pair partner even how to utilize the information to assess the opponents.