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    Hi,

    Am going to start coaching a group in a local school, with one pupil who is in a wheelchair who has limited arm movements but can grip a racquet. They are year 9 so ages 13-14. Has anybody got any fun games that I can use with the wheelchair use, he will have an Learning Support Assistant with him so can do one to one games. Just looking for some session ideas,

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    Net shots and drives are the pnly things i can think of. If this person has strong arms and wrists maybe clears, its tough (and not advisable) to hit overhead clears without rotating your torso which is generally done by moving your legs. Doubles serving is another workable thing.

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    Half court games and practicing would be much easier to play. Other than that, I can't think of anythign else.

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    My mum is in a wheelchair too, and we have family doubles games.

    It depends on the skills of the other players on court. If you have skilled players who are also mature and considerate, then you can have quite a good game. This is what we do:

    We park my mum so that she is just behind the service T. She gets as many goes as she needs for service and receiving service. For service, I place the shuttle on her racket and she flicks it up before hitting it (she can't use her left hand at all).

    Anything that lands in the front of the court, unless it is within her reach, is out. Whenever I have to run around the wheelchair, or cannot hit the shuttle for fear of striking her or the chair, we play a let.

    When I am playing against her, I deliberately choose to play flat shots to her hitting area. Obviously this goes against normal tactics, but it means she can get involved in some fast rallies. I also need to be considerate of her partner, and not play over-aggressive shots.

    I've also coached a disabled group from a neuro-rehab hospital. I found that all the players could be accommodated, but you have to recognise their differing capabilities and use whatever resources are available -- especially people!

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    thumbs up to u gollum!

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    I have heard of a handicup game for badminton, the court size is around half as deep. I don't know the exact details though, you'll have to do some more research on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickshum
    I have heard of a handicup game for badminton, the court size is around half as deep. I don't know the exact details though, you'll have to do some more research on that.
    The laws of badminton show various reduced court spaces, using only the normal lines as boundaries, for different classes of disabled players.

    I have not found them to be useful, but they do define a system for formal competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurasian =--(O) View Post

    Net shots and drives are the only things i can think of. If this person has strong arms and wrists maybe clears, its tough (and not advisable) to hit overhead clears without rotating your torso which is generally done by moving your legs.

    For those who have not witnessed Wheelchair Badminton... here is a photo.




    In the photo, a disabled player on a wheelchair is about to do an Overhead Clear.

    So it can be done. !!!

    And it is wonderful to watch disabled players participating in Badminton.

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    How much do one of these wheelchairs cost? I'm getting surgery this month on my knee and will not be able to run on it for a few months, maybe 6. So I'm going to need another form of moving around the court if I'm to keep playing.

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    i don't wanna be pouring water...but badminton just isn't meant for wheelchair...a big part of the game is to move the opponent around ><

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    Quote Originally Posted by XtC-604 View Post
    i don't wanna be pouring water...but badminton just isn't meant for wheelchair...a big part of the game is to move the opponent around ><
    I beg to view it differently

    Badminton is quite a good workout for those using wheelchairs...
    it's also great fun for them...
    and I guess that's what matters

    Ask not what wheelchair-users can do for badminton
    but what badminton can do for wheelchair-users

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    oooo thats interesting i would love to see a video of it

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    Good 'wheel work' is needed to get around the court quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeZyUaN View Post
    oooo thats interesting i would love to see a video of it
    I don't have a badminton video...
    ...but, for a glimpse of what it takes, here's one on tennis:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMOXRxlnUv8

    I'd say it takes enormous grit to do something like that.
    Indeed, it's a humbling experience to watch them do it.

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    Default Disability Badminton

    Well just as the title says im here to open up a discussion about disability badminton. Im interested to see how much the world knows about this particular side of badminton.

    Im a wheelchair user myself and have played wheelchair badminton myself for about 3 and a half years now and i absolutely love the sport! I have competed in various competitions and I strive to keep on improving my game.

    Just thought it'd be nice to hear peoples views and opinions on this topic.

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    all i can say is its hard to imagine how disabled people would have the strength to keep to the pace of badminton. But if they can thats unbelievable.

    Are there any rule differences? smaler courts, net heights etc.

    Also i didnt even know wheelchair badminton existed lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradmyster View Post
    all i can say is its hard to imagine how disabled people would have the strength to keep to the pace of badminton. But if they can thats unbelievable.

    Are there any rule differences? smaler courts, net heights etc.

    Also i didnt even know wheelchair badminton existed lol
    Ah, now you do

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