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Jul 312010
 

When we start playing badminton, or even play for years, we tend to focus more on individual badminton techniques. In practice, we know that there are lots of badminton sequences we have been playing all the time but have not realised. If we know these common shot sequences, we would be better prepared for opponents’ shots. When we become familiar with these shot sequences, we would certainly react more naturally, quickly and gain control over opponents. 

In the following, I will show you the SEVEN badminton shot sequences taught by legend Tang XianHu. 

  1. In left court, low serve, then prepare for blocking the net;
  2. In left court, high serve, move to right forecourt and lift to play defensive clear, move back to the centre;
  3. In right court, high serve, move to left backcourt, jump, crosscourt attacking clear, back to the centre;
  4. In right court, high serve, move to left backcourt, use backhand to play defensive clear, back to the centre;
  5. In left court, high serve, move to right backcourt, forehand attacking clear, back to the centre;
  6. In left backcourt, overhead jump smash straight, then move to the net (left forecourt) and play backhand spinning net shot;
  7. In left backcourt, overhead jump smash crosscourt, then move to the net (right forecourt) and play forehand spinning net shot. 

After you practise these shot sequences, I am sure you would develop other shot sequences according to your own style.

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Jul 242010
 

Tang XianHu is the famous badminton coach behind great Chinese players such as Lin Dan, Xia XuanZe, Ji XinPeng, Sun Jun, Dong Jiong, Cai Yun/Fu HaiFeng and Indonesian players such as Alan Budikusuma, Ardy, Hendrawan. He himself was a unbeaten badminton single player in 1960s and 1970s. Indonesian player Taufik Hidayat once said that the only regrettable thing in his badminton life is that he has never had the opportunity to be coached by Tang XianHu.

Personal Career

In the early 1960s, Tang XianHu returned to China with Indonesia’s badminton skills. He further developed the skills and formed their own unique technical style. He creatively developed attacking sequence by rapidly getting to the net and controlling the net play following powerful smash at the backcourt. He also developed overhead smash and quick footwork. At the end he became an all-around and all-powerful figure in badminton.

In 1961, he started his badminton career in Fujian after returned to China. He retired in 1979.

As a badminton single player, he was unbeaten in international games from 1963 to 1975. He possessed comprehensive techniques which made him the best badminton single player during his time, especially with his powerful smash at the backcourt and rapidly getting to the net.

He became a coach at the end of 1981.

Player’s record

1963: Badminton Men’s Singles Champion in GANEFO (Games of the New Emerging Forces);

1965: Badminton Men’s Singles and Team competition title in 2nd Chinese National Games;

1965: Tang XianHu visited Northern Europe with Chinese National Badminton Team. He beaten the famous Danish player Copps with 15 to 5 and 15 to 0. The latter was a six-times All England Badminton Champions. (All England Badminton was then the world’s best badminton game. Since China was not a member of the IBF, no Chinese player was able to attend the tournament).

1966: Badminton Men’s Singles, Doubles and Team competition Champion in the Asian Xinhui Games;

1974: Badminton Team competition Champion in the Seventh Asian Games when he was 32 years old. He defeated the Indonesian star Liem Swie King in the final.

1975:  Badminton Men’s Singles  and Team competition Champion in the 3rd Chinese National Games;

1978: Mixed Doubles Champion in the 8th Asian Games in Bangkok (with partner Ailing Zhang).

Coaching record

In the early 1980s, when he was a coach in Chinese National Women’s Badminton Team, he trained Lin Ying, Wu Dixi who won World Badminton Championships in Women’s Doubles for six times.

1986: Tang XianHu went back to Indonesia in order to look after his ailing parents. He was appointed head coach of Indonesia Badminton Team, where he trained Alan Budikusuma, Ardy, Hendrawan and a number of other world champions.

1997: Tang XianHu returned to China from Indonesia with his family.

1998: Tang XianHu was appointed head coach of Fujian Badminton Team.

1999: He was appointed as head coach for Men’s Singles of Chinese Badminton Team, where he trained Ji XinPeng, Xia XuanZe. Ji XinPang won Sidney Olympic Badminton Singles Champion in  2004 and Xia XueZe won Men’s Singles Champion of World Championship in 2003.

2004: He handpicked and trained Cai Yun / Fu Haifeng as the Men’s Doubles coach to help Chinese National Badminton Team to win Thomas Cup. Cai Yun and Fu HaiFeng has become the best Men’s Badminton double players ever produced in China. They won Men’s Double Champion of World Championship twice so far.

2008: Lin Dan, coached by Tang XianHu, won the  badminton Men’s Singles Champion in Beijing Olympic Games. Lin Dan is currently the only holder of three consecutive World Championships.

2010: Tang XianHu was invited back to coach Lin Dan after retirement in Thomas Cup team competition. Lin Dan prevailed in his singles games and helped Chinese Badminton Team to retain their Thomas Cup.

 

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Jul 152010
 

When start playing badminton, almost all of us find it very difficult to hit shuttlecocks from rearcourt to rearcourt in backhand position. A lot of badminton players are very impressed by Taufik’s backhand techniques. He uses his backhand almost like his forehand to clear, drop and smash. He is the best player in badminton backhand smash. Watch the video and be amazed. 

So what is the right tricks/techniques in playing badminton backhand shots? Well, have a go with the following steps.

Position behind the shuttlecock: starting from the centre of the badminton court, use 2 or 3 steps to reach behind the shuttlecock. 2 steps: turn to the left and start from left foot with a small step. 3 steps: turn to the left and start from the right foot.

Preparation: relax your right arm and shoulder, use pronation to withdraw badminton racket close to your waist in order to create maximum space for racket movement before hitting the shuttlecock. 

Hitting: move your elbow upward first, then use supination (forearm rotating outward) to swing racket behind shuttlecock when the shuttlecock is just on the top right position. Your right foot should land the court when hitting while holding racket tightly. This would help generating the power, the balance and also in retreating back to the centre of badminton court. The hitting force is generated mainly by 

  • Swing of forearm
  • Supination of forearm
  • Squeezing of fingers 

Key elements: position behind the badminton shuttlecock, racket speed created by the above three parts, and land your right foot when hitting the shuttlecock. 

Training: use a tennis racket to train your backhand swing. Or you could use your badminton racket with a racket top case. If possible, hang a badminton shuttlecock in around 2.5 meters high and try footwork together with backhand shots. 

Watch the video coaching session by Xiao Jie for more details. The rest is to try out the above steps. It may take sometime for you to get the timing right. I am sure that your friends would be amazed by how much you have improved your backhand shots.

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Jul 142010
 

Hello everyone,

I am starting this blog site to share with you famous tricks that you may want to know if you would  like to edge out your competitors, impress your friends and ultimately enjoy the sense of victory out of badminton games.

I name this site as X Badmintorn Tricks, but you will find out that a lot of tricks are techniques that you master through some training and some tactics that you may want to adopt in playing the games. So, badminton tricks are in fact the  badminton techniques and tactics that you could obtain through learning and training. If you know the tricks and know how to play trick shots better, you will be a better player.

I am a regular badminton player in a local badminton club. I hope visitors of this site could benefit from sharing with each other badminton techniques, or tricks so called. 

Badminton tricks & techniques to be covered are:

badminton forehand tricks & techniques in forecourt

badminton forehand tricks & techniques in rearcourt

badminton backhand tricks & techniques in forecourt

badminton backhand tricks & techniques in rearcourt

badminton forehand drop shots tricks & techniques

badminton forehand jump smash tricks & techniques

Badminton Legend Tang XianHu tricks & techniques

Badminton footworks

Badminton tactics and strategies

 

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