Badminton could really use a data revolution, from broadcast to coaching

Tennis and badminton are two racquet sports that have serves, backhand, forehand… but the similarity almost ends there. They vary greatly in the way they are run, the structures in place, the global spread, and the money associated with the sport. But we will not go into all these aspects. In my previous column on … Read more

Mathias Boe here to change mindset of Indian players, talent not really an issue

If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) might have thought the same thing when they hired the Danish Olympic silver medalist Mathias Boe to coach the Indian doubles team for the second time. Just think about it, the Dane has medals in … Read more

Nearly 50 percent participants are over aged at All India U-13 Ranking Badminton tournament in Hyderabad, say aggrieved parents

The ongoing Yonex-Sunrise All India Sub Junior U13 Ranking Badminton Tournament 2022 in Hyderabad has been a talking point in the sports community for all the wrong reasons. It is claimed that almost fifty per cent of all participants are overage, which ridicules the national-level U-13 badminton tournament, which is played at the sprawling Chetan … Read more

Indonesia Open badminton: Wiser, sharper Prannoy two wins from first title in 5 years

He is called the Backhand Beast for his attack when the forearm goes high over the face and the shuttle is slammed down with force. But HS Prannoy has some of the most exquisite backhand defensive variations in his arsenal. These backhand beauties, often using counter tricks to overcome both the opponent and the tricky … Read more

Exclusive! Thomas Cup triumph one of the biggest ever wins for Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

The Indian men’s badminton team made history in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday (May 15) when they clinched their first Thomas Cup title after defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final. It was a dominant performance by India in the all-important clash at the summit as they clinched the final with three games won. India … Read more

Participants earn medals in 2022 McDowell Senior Games | Local News

From personnel reports Recently, top athletes, performers and artists competed in the 2022 McDowell Senior Games and received medals for their achievements. These were the first senior games since 2019. The events did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 Senior Games kicked off the last week of … Read more

Icon players Mithun Manjunath, Prakash Raj, Sai Prateek fetch full price at Grand Prix Badminton League auction

The highly anticipated Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL) is set to kick off in a few weeks at the Karnataka Badminton Association (KBA) hall in Bengaluru. The star-studded inaugural edition of GPBL will be held from July 1st to 10th at the famous KBA Hall, MG Road, Bengaluru. The ambitious league, exclusively for badminton players … Read more

How a breakneck schedule wrecked Badminton’s World Championships

The World Championships are bereft of their biggest names and the top seeds have withered early. A brutal string of tournaments since the Olympics has taken its toll on players who stretch their need to earn a weekly paycheck while keeping their bodies together. We looked at the factors and spoke to players and coaches … Read more

‘Be who you are’: Jones reflects on 4 decades as Otsego teacher, coach | Community

TONTOGANY — Cheryl Jones said she knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was in high school, but wasn’t sure she’d ever become a coach — especially volleyball. Jones has taught health and physical education at Otsego High School for 38 years and was a collegiate volleyball coach for 35 years. She will … Read more

Indonesia Masters Badminton | Pro Sports

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