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Thread: Badminton v Tennis
04-26-2007, 01:20 PM #1
Badminton v Tennis
I was looking for information on badminton v tennis and look what I found, I was amazed when I read it!
For those of you too lazy to click on the link, I will just paste it below
Statistics don't lie. The speed and the stamina required for badminton are far greater than for any other racket sport. At the 1985 All England (Tennis) Championships, Boris Becker defeated Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4. At the 1985 World Badminton Championships in Calgary, Canada, Han Jian of China defeated Morten Frost of Denmark, 14-18, 15-10, 15-8. The following is a statistical comparison of those matches.
Time: 3 hrs & 18 mins
Ball/Shuttle in Play: 18 mins
Match Intensity*: 9 percent
Shots Per Rally: 3.4
Distance Covered: 2 miles
Time: 1 hr & 16 mins
Ball/Shuttle in Play: 37 mins
Match Intensity*: 48 percent
Shots Per Rally: 3.5
Distance Covered: 4 miles
* The actual time the ball/shuttle was in flight, divided by the length of the match.
Note that the badminton players competed for half the time, yet ran twice as far and hit nearly twice as many shots.
Last edited by hardeep_21; 04-26-2007 at 01:25 PM.
04-26-2007, 01:50 PM #2
please do some searches, we know all that years ago
04-26-2007, 02:26 PM #3
The number of shots/rally for badminton should be 13.5.
3.5 shots per rally is for us amateurs
04-26-2007, 03:44 PM #4
That was 22 years ago now lol, both sports have changed since then.
04-26-2007, 05:14 PM #5
ya and now tennis (cept clay) takes even fewer shots per rally cause of all the aces
04-26-2007, 05:35 PM #6
It's like apples and pears...
04-27-2007, 01:23 AM #7
honestly i'm a fan of badminton to the end, and theres no way i'd ever think tennis comes close. both sports, as mentioned, has evolved in many ways, for the better. but tennis has probably got a lot faster over this period of time than badminton has, and even then, badminton nowadays is no way anywehre close to mild.
but seriously, theres no reason to compare the two. its just silly.
every sport has their way of taxing the athlete.
even golf, billiards, or any other sport.
04-27-2007, 03:47 PM #8
It's a retaliatory move...
against the perception in North America that tennis is a sports, but badminton is not.
In Asia, no one would bother doing such a comparison.
04-28-2007, 12:22 PM #9
Personally I prefer badminton, but yes, like what others said, I don't think its right to compare the 2. Tennis has its own complexities like the number of grips and strokes u can impart on the ball.
Comparing the 2 is comparing an apple and orange.
04-28-2007, 03:05 PM #10
Originally Posted by Hierkommtnils
Originally Posted by Loppy
Originally Posted by Natrificial
Most fast courts have also been slowed down since the '90s -- even the grass at Winbledon is cut differently and uses a different variety of grass to make it slower. The composition of harcourts has been altered in many cases to slow it down. Many of the indoor surfaces are also slower on the average.
If I had to guess, I'd say that men's tennis might be more like 15-20% "Match Intensity" with women's tennis somewhat higher. This is still lower than badminton, which is close to 40-50%. However, the difference in duration offsets this intensity -- tennis matches are often 2.5 to 3x longer which adds another element of stamina.
To say that one sport, or the other, is more of an athletic challenge is ludicrous.
04-30-2007, 07:18 PM #11
Originally Posted by hardeep_21
Dear Moderators.... if this thread starts to become like that please shut this thread down.
Tennis is a wonderful game that is successful. It is not what I enjoy participating at, but Tennis players have worked hard to develop skills specific to Tennis. Just like Badminton players have to develop skills specific to Badminton.
Lets try to make badminton more successful on its own, and not by putting other sports down.
Take care All!
05-30-2007, 01:03 AM #12
Imho...tennis is stupid, they make a court that you can't fully cover....
05-30-2007, 12:10 PM #13
05-30-2007, 04:21 PM #14
Saying that badminton is more demanding than Tennis, isn't really putting tennis down imop. Just like I can say I feel Tennis is more physically demanding than darts.. (That is not putting down dart.. Being a Champ in darts requires as much training as being Champ in Tennis or badminton..).. But its just simply not that exhasuting to play darts for 3 hours than Tennis for 3 Hours.. And playing badminton for 3 hours is certainly more exhausting for the body than 3 hours of tennis..(given that both games are played by good players)
05-31-2007, 10:12 AM #15
can't really compare distance coverage in relation to length of the game
if thats the case.. then ppl can make the same compare with 100M where it takes 10 second to finish
05-31-2007, 10:16 AM #16
05-31-2007, 10:46 AM #17
thats the exact part that i believe people are taking it the wrong way
the key for the 100m runner is to release all his energy WITHIN that given 10 second, u can not assume since this 100m runner can do 100m in 10 second THEN he should be able to do 400m in 40 second
its not the same thing how you distrubte your speed and energy output when given a different task,
the type and amount of training you do when preparing a sport that can last 3 hour then a sport that last 1 hour should be very differnt
there is no way you can "FAIRLY" compare different sports in terms of fittness.. how do you compare a world class 100m runner and a marathon runner? wouldn't you agree they are both extememly fit and their sport are both extremely demanding? but truth is they are fit in a their own way and u can't just compare the 2 and say which game is more demanding
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