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Thread: Solo Training
02-20-2008, 08:46 PM #1
Hi, im currently studying at university and am on the fringe of my university team.
I currently train once a week with the team(this is more tactics than training itself) and play club nights once a week both at the university.
Now that our season is pretty much over the club are stopping the coach until next season. This is ok for most players on the team as they are members of national/county squads and recieve extra training.
I on the other hand can't afford to splash out for private coaching
Just wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on how to improve by training on my own. I havn't trained properly in years but would like to get back to a competitive standard
Any help is appreciated!!
02-20-2008, 09:47 PM #2
why train on your own? drop by at some local drop in badminton centers and meet new people
02-20-2008, 09:49 PM #3
thats the thing, with the badminton season almost over most clubs finish until september
02-20-2008, 10:45 PM #4
Stand about 20cm from a wall and do drives on it. When you can last for 30min at full power, then u can start working on routines against a wall. After a few weeks of intensive wall training, i believe u can reduce the margin between u and the other quite fast
02-21-2008, 02:42 AM #5
30 minutes is a long time! Are you sure you don't mean 30 seconds?
02-25-2008, 06:24 PM #6
20cm is not very far from the wall... you can't even move your racket. i would about a metre or two would be good enough to practice on the wall. it helps your reflexes.
02-26-2008, 12:12 AM #7
I'm not sure i understand this wall training exercise. Could someone clear this up?
02-26-2008, 01:19 AM #8
basically from this point onwards your going to start to play drives against the wall now obviously if you play them too soft there not going to come back to you and will fall shorter and shorter closer to the wall so you have to put some power into them and after you hit them with power there going to come right back at you which will work on your reflexes as well as speed and obviously your drives.
dont forget to move your feet and all like you were actually doing a drive rally on court this is important you dont want to just stand there feet planted. you want your knees bent, on the balls of your feet, as well as keeping your racquet up ready for the next drive.
hope that helps a bit if it doesnt let me know whats confusing and i will see if i can make it more clear.
02-26-2008, 02:37 AM #9
Thanks, I'll try it out.
One question: Will there be a major difference between practicing with a feather shuttlecock versus a plastic one? I'm thinking in terms or repulsion? Is one more suited for such an exercise?
02-26-2008, 02:50 AM #10
Better to train Singles than doubles as in singles you will be only 50% away from your target but in doubles you will be 75% away.
Sorry.. I could not resist. Will be back with something constructive perhaps.
02-26-2008, 12:32 PM #11
02-27-2008, 12:37 PM #12
The problem with the wall drives exercise is that it doesn't really work the fine points of the drive: positioning your racquet to minimize the options available to your opponent, hitting a drive that comes back harder than you hit it (this is a form of plyometric training), and making a quick decision about where to place your shot based on the game situation. Not only can these things not help you out, but they can potentially make you worse if it upsets a finely tuned driving game.
02-29-2008, 03:07 AM #13
02-29-2008, 07:10 AM #14
wow some kinda mission impossible or rambo or rocky training. Just go and join those better players. It should help you to improve a little.
02-29-2008, 12:05 PM #15
It might help to notice that the question is on how to train alone
02-29-2008, 12:36 PM #16
also for training alone do some footwork and shadow drills as well im sure that was stated before but you will notice such a huge difference in your game and just get some of the national players you know to check out your form and see if your preforming strokes and movements right.
03-03-2008, 02:18 PM #17
I do lots of training on my own, but it's mostly for cardio and footwork. I've got decent sized basement, so when the kids toys aren't in the way, I can do front to back drills then switch to side to side.
I'm also trying to do jumping lunges and scissor kicks to try and increase the leg control.
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