BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF BADMINTON FOREHAND NET SHOTS

  • Yi-Chang Hsueh
  • Yu-Yuan Chen
  • Kuang-Min Pan
  • Chien-Lu Tsai
Keywords: dab, stab, shuttlecock

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the upper extremity kinematics variables of badminton forehand dab shot, stab shot and cross court net shot. The participants were eight elite collegiate male players in Taiwan. The kinematical data were collected by Vicon system (250Hz) and the Visual 3D software was used to analyze the variables. The results indicated that the elite badminton players perfomed dab net shot with less angular velocity in racket upper limb joints. They performed the stab net shot with faster angular velocity in forearm supination and wrist ulnar flexion. The cross court net shot had greatest angular velocity in shoulder internal rotation, forearm pronation and the least distance between the contact point and the mid-line of body.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities