NOTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL BADMINTON COMPETITIONS

  • K. T. Lee
  • W. Xie
  • K. C. Teh
Keywords: badminton, clear, drop, smash, lob, lift, net, block, push

Abstract

Notational analysis of competitions is a widely used method for observing the playing patterns of many sports. An experiment was carried out to determine the playing tactics adopted by athletes in international badminton competitions. A total of 10 major competitions were recorded and the data was processed using a generic notational analysis software. The types of techniques used, the success and failure rates of the various shots were computed and compared using statistical methods of analysis. The results showed that the top three most popular shots used were Lift, Net and Clear. It was also found' that there were significant differences among the percentage of shots used in the three court areas as well, as the type of shots used by males and females.
Published
2008-03-02
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities