We all like to play badminton, but we like it more when we play better. Those evenings where you come home feeling like you’ve had an awesome night, where everything you hit seems to be a winner. You’ve won most of your games, you hit some great shots and you can’t wait to play again. Or simply that your body isn’t aching and those hip and shoulder pains don’t seem so bad. It’s a nice feeling.
The reality is that without focussed training you will repeat the same patterns and get the same results.
One of the most overused and incorrect sayings is ‘Practice makes perfect’. I hear this from people that grind away doing the same thing over and over. What’s the end result? They get good and what they practice. ‘Practice makes permanent’. Who wants to be permanently good at hitting the shuttle without power, able to defend only on one side, always hitting the same drop shots that the opponent can read before you’ve hit it, moving around the court without balance or recovery. There’s a lot to get good at. ‘Perfect practice makes permanent’.
So how do you know what perfect practice is?
Get involved in some training sessions and learn from qualified coaches. Bring that knowledge into your game.
The Swindon Town Badminton Academy has been setup to make you a better player. Thursday nights 8-10, run by the UK Badminton Academy. Contact the head coach Ian Day using the contact form on the Academy page or directly via the UKBA website and he will guide you into joining the Academy training.
In addition, please talk to myself or some of the performance players at Stratton Polska who will gladly give you some advice on a Friday night.