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What goes through your mind?

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Holst, Jan 11, 2001.

  1. Holst

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    What goes through your mind during a badminton game? Do you think about strategies, what shots to play? Or do you think about completely irrelevant topics like what's for dinner tonight?

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  2. Mag

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    If your mind's not in the game, how could you win?
    To me, playing is like meditation. I shut out all thoughts on anything outside the court.

    When I play badly, it's almost always because I have too much on my mind...
     
  3. Zclyh3

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    My mind is totally on the game when I play. I don't let anything break my concentration. My eyes are totally focused on the server and my thoughts are how am I going to return it. But one of my problems is that when I return the birdie, I just hit it and the returner smashes it. It's like I don't think my next shot, my main concern is just to hit it to the other side.
     
  4. HannAngel

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    Yes, I'll have my thought totally on the game during a badminton matches. Things that I always think about during a match are like: what shot should I make, what shot will my opponent make, what strategies/tactics should I use, etc.

    I also agree with Mag's point, you absolutely cannot win a match if you r not concentrate enough in the game. Also, I'll try not to control my emotion in every match so that won't be influenced by spectators or other things.
     
  5. vince poon

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    That is a good question, I never thought of that. Now I think about it, there is nothing goes through my mind when I play, just having fun and concentrate what on hands. The only time I think is when I am getting my ass kick, between rally I will think a way to improve my situation.
     
  6. jerby

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    score..point..fast.....

    pretty much my basic toughts...i go in for teh kill pretty fast..people are tending to hate my MD-short serve return...
     
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    hum i dont think i really think when i play badminton...most of it i just do so im not thinking ok im going to smash drop clear etc i just do it...sometimes its like im playing abdminton at a subconscious level...dont really relize that im doing the shots i just do it but most of the time im just focused on getting around the court and lining up for the shots, etc. if i make a bad hit then thats on my mind alot also if im getting pwned then i think about that, in those cases i just try and clear my mind by thinking of something i want to just to get my mind off the negative stuff, by thinking of something positive.
     
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    Hmm...When I'm playing an intense game (usually against somebody better then me) I just auto-tune out everything around me other then the game. During the game I usually don't think...I just do it naturally.
     
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    Yea, me too. i'm alway try to clear my mind when playing a match so I can make the right decisions shots placement. Don't want to think too much or it'll mess up my game.
     
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    When I play badminton, I think about where i should place the shuttle next....but sometimes the speed of the game is so fast, I don't really think, I only want the birdy on the other side.....
     
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    I just think I'm so lucky to be here playing Badminton. Oh yeah, and to try to get the shuttle over every time. :p
     
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    For me, placement already comes by nature. I don't have to think about where to place the shuttle already. I know when to play it safe and when to aim for the corner. So I just focus my eyes on the shuttle. At the end of each rallies though, there are times where my mind would wander off and evaluate the rally. What pattern I could play against the opponent and what pattern I can't play against the opponent. Or what tricky pattern I should try to shake him off my rythm and style of play.
     
  13. daringkidz

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    What celebration to use after winning the match...:p just kidding..

    Seriously, I always try to think on how I want to play the game..like shuttle placements and tactics...
     

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