Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

How To Improve Faster???

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Darma Sucipto, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Darma Sucipto

    Darma Sucipto Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    Hi guys..
    I just want to ask how can i improve faster in my singles game other than having a coach. I am willing to spend most of my time training. Can any of you guys give suggestion on what to do in order to improve faster?
     
  2. Saiful

    Saiful Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2003
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Travel Agency Manager
    Location:
    Bkt Beruntung, Sel. Malaysia
    Joint a good club maybe Nusa Mahsuri or you may train under Han Jian and enter as many tournament as you can. Make sure you do a post morterm after each game / tournement.

    Just my 2 cents advise
     
  3. SystemicAnomaly

    SystemicAnomaly Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,263
    Likes Received:
    3
    Occupation:
    independently unwealthy, part-time tennis instruct
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    Playing 3 to 6 times per week would certainly help. This should include a lot of drills as well as actual play. Drills should include a lot of footwork practice as well as a lot of 2 corner & 3 corner drills.

    How is your stamina? It is good to have a solid aerobic base. However, since much/most of badminton is anaerobic, interval training is very important. The combination of fitness & footwork can do wonders for your singles game.
     
  4. tinkerbella122

    tinkerbella122 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    [ON . Canada] [GuangZhou . China]
    You should really practice your footsteps when you were at home so you can get the hang of it
     
  5. vienly

    vienly Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Networking
    Location:
    London
    haha i was in your position about 4 months ago and since then i've been playing about 4 times a week (10 hours) and using 1 of those days just doing drills. its good to start with the basic things such as drop shots and foot work before you go on to smashes... doing that i reckon you would see a lot of improvement as i have seen a dramatic change in my game :)
     
  6. Darma Sucipto

    Darma Sucipto Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    haha okay...actually i practice on the court 6 times a week...;)
     
  7. cappy75

    cappy75 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,509
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Depot Support Representative
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    A wise friend once told me...

    If you're 16 or older, start incorporating weight resistence into your training routine. Practice more, play less but try to make quality shots in your games. Go 100% when you do play... regardless of opposition calibre. If you have qualms about smashing newbies, focus on shot placement and play a running game to improve on your recovery and strategy. As soon as you established reasonably sound fundamentals, keep up the intensity of training sessions by hitting harder and moving faster all the time. That way you'll find it easier to go 100% in actual games.
     
  8. jkusmanto

    jkusmanto Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Computer Analyst
    Location:
    Belgium
    There were/are many kinds of traditional trainings which I have done in Indonesia (when I was young, ofcouse. :D ).
    One of the trainings is very simple.
    Bind a sandbag round you ankels, wear a weight jacket and do practice your footwork.
     
  9. Furqan

    Furqan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    oh man.....can u get a video of ur self made when ur playing? see it and spot mistakes.....for example if u couldnt reach a shot..try..erm what reason would be..footwork..err

    sorry man..im a lil sleepy....i dont honestly think it would help...i understand that u cant get any couch..so..to..erm train faster..........maybe..u can..err...be more specific? like practise footwork drills for whole two weeks..with no other drills involved...
    then practise some other thing for some time..with only that tihng in your mind and in practise...
     
  10. Werus

    Werus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, BC
    practicing with better players than u would certainly help
     
  11. kwun

    kwun Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    38,207
    Likes Received:
    278
    Occupation:
    BC Janitor
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    having a good coach will help you improve much faster than what you are able to do on your own.
     
  12. Werus

    Werus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, BC
    i don't think that he wants to have a coach... he's self-determined... that's a good thing
     
  13. Darma Sucipto

    Darma Sucipto Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Malaysia
    no, you all misunderstood. Actually i already have a coach and i am now looking for another coach. i love coaching session actually. i just wanna know what can you do to improve if it is not during coaching session...
     
  14. Werus

    Werus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, BC
    the best thing is to hit to the wall and try to do this continuously...IMO
     
  15. cappy75

    cappy75 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,509
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Depot Support Representative
    Location:
    Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Darma,

    Then you should have make it clearer in the first place. I think most of us made the basic assumption that you weren't able to afford a coach since you're a student.

    In your situation, practice practice and more practice. Since you have a decent coach, the form you practice will be the proper one. Also, be mindful to have proper breaks in training. Muscles build up when they're at rest.

     
  16. redkingjoe

    redkingjoe Guest

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2004
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    CPA
    Location:
    hong kong
    I strongly agree with cappy. Without a well defined question, a lot of time will be wasted on clarification. People got vey tired in the stage of just making clear of the questions without the time and resources to help solving.

    Hope you will give the best background and clearer Qs next time and the next day a lot of enthusiastic members will share their experiences with you pointing to the hard core of the questions.

    Happy training.
     
  17. Dill

    Dill Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Messages:
    1,921
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Lazy git (my coach can verify this)
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Why don't you ask your coach this question since he/she will know your game better than us :confused:

    As far as I have encountered coaches give good honest critical advice when asked!
     
  18. fan

    fan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    us
    Improve faster, all we want but it is the sound fundamentals that get you to the next level.

    This applies to any sports at any level, IMO. What and how?
    Do you know what you need to improve, work on?
    Then find a way to improve it.

    A good coach should be able to do the both, precisely and effectively.
     
    #18 fan, Dec 13, 2004
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2004
  19. Cheung

    Cheung Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    16,147
    Likes Received:
    10
    Occupation:
    wannabe badminton phototaker
    Location:
    Outside the box
    Singles is great.

    Here are a few things that I did that you can try.

    1. Video tape your badminton sessions with the coach. Sometimes you can pick out your errors more clearly on review.

    2. Take a notebook and write down important things that the coach says to you be it a technique, or a tactic.

    3. Watch videos of singles players. Watch men's and ladies singles. Analyse thier tactics - does what your coach teach you about tactics occur in teh match?

    4. Play in tournaments. When you lose, try to write think where you lost the points. Take the ideas back to your coach. People should learn more after losing. When winning matches, you cannot learn as much.

    5. Work out your own style of play. Are you a fast player, power player, runner, defensive? You can adjust your game tactics and strokes to suit your style of play.

    6. Learn to be a thinker on court! Spot the playing patterns of the opponent during the match. It's a hard skill to pick up but if you can do it, that will help you win an immense number of points.
     
  20. Werus

    Werus Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2004
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Richmond, BC
    how do u find the weakness of ur opponent? it's hard for me to spot it out
     

Share This Page