KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THREE DIFFERENT BADMINTON BACKHAND OVERHEAD STROKES

  • Kuei-Shu Huang
  • Chenfu Huang
  • Shaw Shiun Chung
  • Chien-Lu Tsai
Keywords: kinematics, badminton, backhand, smash, clear, drop

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the performance of three different backhand overhead strokes (smash, clear and drop). In this study, we are interested in analyzing the phase of preparation position to the point of making contact with the shuttle. Two Redlake high-speed video cameras operating at 250Hz were simultaneously used to obtain 3-D data. A repeated one-way ANOVA and Pearson product moment correlation were used to test the selected variables at .05 significant levels. It was concluded that increasing the shoulder angle of drop and the wrist angular velocity of smash and clear will increase the shuttle velocity.