As the name suggests, a sporting Aladdin’s Cave of knowledge
By Katie Garner
No matter how much you work, strive and throw yourself around the court, there are always things to improve on and learn about, that can subtly or massively improve your game. Sometimes it can be difficult to pin point exactly what these factors are, on how you are meant to take the next steps to get better.
In cases like this, hitting the net is common to grab some advice, and I would recommend checking out The Badminton Bible – a real treasure trove for beginners with a vast array of articles and coaching videos, many of which are free for you to peruse at your leisure. Not only do the articles focus on factors such as serves and the various shots, but they also discuss little mentioned topics that are still essential, such as footwork and racket grips which gives a very polished and efficient perspective to playing badminton.
I must confess, I got reading one of the free articles on doubles tactics and I was quickly drawn in and nodding away in consensus to the accurate points made. The articles are incredibly detailed and clearly set out with a distinct instructional tone that really aims to act as your personal badminton coach. The article really expressed the advantages of attacking play in doubles and each page broke down a different aspect of the doubles and how to move your game forward, a bit like a flow chart, with arrows clicking through to the next labelled page.
As well as the informative articles and tutorial videos, there is also the more informal blog that keeps subscribers and readers up to date with the website progression and almost acts as a ‘behind the scenes’ diary, to keep the audience up to date with the author’s activities. However, it does also provide a great platform to garner feedback.
Granted, it really is a bible, but the one downside is that you can’t just access all of it. There are a selection of free articles and videos that you can view, but for the full works you have to subscribe and pay monthly to get your mitts on all the juicy nuggets of info. However, it does have more videos than articles, so if you prefer learning visually, then it may be worth the price.
Although it looks pretty basic and isn’t overly flashy, it definitely provides a valuable service as it is a goldmine for those looking to learn or improve their game, no matter what level they are at, although it would most likely benefit beginners more. Worth a look if you have any questions and want a detailed response.