THE PLAYING PATTERN OF WORLD’S TOP SINGLE BADMINTON PLAYERS
Keywords: notation, badminton, playing pattern, game strategy, tactics
AbstractA total of 10 matches from the 1996 Hong Kong Badminton Open Tournament were video taped and notated. The analysis profiled the percentage distribution of shots with respect to court-areas; the frequency the players used the different serves; the area the players returned the most shots to; a rank order of the different return shots; and the playing effectiveness in relation to each court-area. The study further identified the types of strokes used for killing shots and isolated the critical factors influencing winning or losing a match.
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