Daily Archives: November 3, 2015

The Underhand Net Shot

(Image Courtesy: badminton-sport.blogspot.com).

(Image Courtesy: badminton-sport.blogspot.com).

The net shot is also an important stroke when sometimes gives a chance to gain points at crucial junctures. This stroke again can be played using the forehand and the backhand grip.

An underhand net shot is where the racket head is below the level of the hand. Here, the racquet head points mainly to the ceiling however, the racquet hand should be stretched or slightly bent at the elbow in front of the player sidewards, racquet hand corresponding leg bent and stretched forward in the direction of the shuttle, the other leg behind for balance for best results.

This net shot is played again to the opponent against a slow drop rather than playing a lift or lob and forcing the other opponent to do so for a kill.

For a cross-court net shot, the face of the racquet head should compulsarily be flat and looked up to the ceiling only. One can perform the cross court net short by moving one’s wrist outward for a backhand cross-court net shot and moving the wrist only inward for a forehand cross-court net shot.

Manipur Lose To Assam In Inter State Badminton C’ships 2015 Sr finals

L. Unilkumar. (ImageCourtesy: e-pao.net).

L. Unilkumar.
(ImageCourtesy: e-pao.net).

IMPHAL: Assam defeated Manipur in the junior finals of North East Zone Inter State Badminton Championships 2015, organised by the Manipur Badminton Association (MBA), today at MBA
Indoor Stadium, DM College Campus, Imphal.

Finals results:
Men’s singles: L Unilkumar of Manipur defeated Harakjoti Neog of Assam 23-21, 16-21, 21-15.
Women’s singles: Ashmita Chalia of Assam beat Angita 21- 12, 18-21, 21-13.
Men’s doubles: Anjan Buragohain and Ranjan Burgohain of Assam beat W James and RK Cinir 24-22, 21-17.
Girls’ doubles: Kaberi Phukan and Bornali Konwar of Assam beat Somibala and Purnima 21-13, 11-21, 21-15.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Manipur came the better of Arunachal Pradesh 3-2. The results for the categories ar as follows.

Semi finals results:
Boy’s Singles: L Unilkumar lost to Laa Talar (0-2).
Girl’s Singles: Laa Yajum defeated N Angita (2-1).
Boy’s doubles: K Manjit and K Dinku defeated Laa Talar and Jokom Ribiya 21-16, 23-21.
Women’s doubles: N Purnima and M Somibala beat Pinky Karki and Taring Yanya 21-6, 20-22, 21-15.
Mixed doubles: L Unilkumar and M Somibala defeated Akshay Raito and Taring Yangya 16-21, 21-10, 21-17.

In the senior group, Manipur claimed a 3-2 victory against Mizoram.

Men’s singles: L Unilkumar defeated Samuel Lal 21-13, 23 -21, 21-15.
Women’s singles: VL Hariapuii defeated N Anjita 10-21, 19-21.
Men’s doubles: W James and RK Cinir defeated Lalmuanawma and Zudinmwia 24-22, 21-16.
Women’s doubles: VL Hriatpuii and Lalrinzuali defeated N Purnima and M Somiba 21-18, 16-21, 18-21.
Mixed doubles: W James and N Purnima won easily against Zodinmawia and Lalrinzuali 21-10, 21-14.

Verma Clinches The Singles Trophy In Style

Victor-Rayan Baharain International Series 2015

India and Malaysia claimed the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively as the Victor-Rayan Sports Bahrain International Series 2015 badminton event came to a close last night at the Shaikh Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town.

Top-seeded Sameer Verma of India outplayed countryman Pratul Joshi 21-13, 18-21, 21-8 in the final to clinch the men’s singles crown.

The Bahrain International Challenge 2015 event will start tomorrow at the same venue. More than 150 players from 32 countries are taking part in the competition.

Results (finals):

Men’s Singles: Sameer Verma (India) (1) bt Pratul Joshi (India) 21-13, 18-21, 21-8.

Women’s Singles: Li Lian Yang (Malaysia) bt Saili Rane (India) (2) 21-19, 21-17.

North East Zone Inter State Badminton C’ships Begins 28th October 2015

(Image Courtesy: http//www.e-pao.net).

(Image Courtesy: http//www.e-pao.net).

The North East Zone Inter State Badminton Championships 2015, organised by the Manipur Badminton Association (MBA) began today as Manipur, Assam Meghalaya and Mizoram
advanced into the semi-finals at MBA Indoor Stadium, DM College Campus, Imphal.

On 28th October’s senior team event, Manipur claimed a 3 -1 victory over Arunachal Pradesh.

In other team events, Assam claimed a comfortable 3-0 win against Sikkim, Meghalaya overcame Tripura 3-2 and Mizoram beat Nagaland 3-0.

In the junior team event, Manipur defeated Meghalaya 3-0, Assam defeated Nagaland 3-0 and Arunachal Pradesh downed Mizoram 3-0 while Sikkim were given a walkover after their opponent Tripura shuttlers did not play the match.

For the senior’s semi finals clash on 29th October, Manipur will meet Mizoram while Assam will clash with Meghalaya.

The juniors semi final clash will be between Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh while Sikkim will meet Assam.

Other results:
Men’s singles:
L Unilkumar lost to La Talar of Arunchal Pradesh (1-2) 17-21, 16-21.

Women’s Singles:
N Anjita overcame Laa Yajum of Arunachal Pradesh (3-1) 20-22, 21-12, 22-20.

Men’s Doubles:
W James and RK Cinir won against Jokom Ribiya and Akshay Raito of Arunachal Pradesh (2-0) 21-11, 21-17.

Women’s doubles:
N Purnima and M Somibala defeated LAA Yajum and Pinky Karki of Arunachal Pradesh 21-19, 18-21, 21-14.

Team event:
Unilkumar Naorem of Manipur defeated Keifer Sullai of Meghalaya (2-0) 21-7, 21-15.

Boy’s singles:
Naorem Anjita defeated Shailja Chetri (2-0) 21-15, 21-11.

Boy’s doubles:
K Manjit and K Dingku defeated Shailja Keifer and Ritu Rai (2-0) 21-15, 21-11.

Indian Players Dominate In The Victor-Rayan International series 2015

Victor-Rayan Baharain International Series 2015

BAHRAIN: Indian shuttlers dominated the recently concluded Victor-Rayan Sports Bahrain International Series Badminton tournament at Isa Town, Bahrain, on Sunday.

Sameer Verma, world No. 76, No.1 seed here and a trainee of Pullela Gopichand Academy was consistent with his performance throughout the tournament. He may move up in his rankings withthis international tournament.

In the all Indian men’s singles final, Verma beat unseeded Pratul Joshi Madhya Prades in the finals, which lasted for nearly an hour, Verma won 21-13, 18-21, 21-8 to win this international series title.

The women’s doubles final was won by Indian duo of S Poorvisha Ram and Arathi Sara Sunil. They beat the Pakistan pair of Palwasha Bashir-Sara Mohmand in straight games 21-14, 21-8 to clinch their maiden crown at the international series.

Poorvisha S. Ram, won the Uganda Open with Sikki Reddy as her partner in February this year.

The women’s singles played between India’s Saili Rane and Li Lian Yang of Malaysia witnessed many good rallies and the Indian gave a very good fight back but, lost the crown 21-19, 21-17. She missed some important points in the crucial junctures which should have been turned into
Saili’s favours which would have turned the game and the match in Saili’s favours either by pushing the game to a decider or the Indian winning the match in 2 games which would have eventually bought her the crown.

Sameer Verma To Face Aditya Joshi In Bahrain Open Badminton 2015 Finals

Victor-Rayan Baharain International Series 2015

BAHRAIN: It will be an all-India men’s singles final on Sunday at The Victor-Rayan Sports Bahrain International Series Badminton tournament here in Isa Town, Bahrain.

In the semifinals also which was played on Saturday, also saw all the four Indians battling it out for a spot in the summit clash.

Sameer Verma seeded No.1 here, came the better of his practice partner Aditya Joshi 21-14, 21-16.

The two players practice at the Pullela Gopichand badminton Academy.

Aditya’s elder brother Pratul Joshi, unseeded here rallied back strongly to shock eighth seed Subhankar Dey 15-21, 21-19, 21-16 to storm into the final. Pratul Joshi overcame Mumbai’s Harsheel Dani 21-13, 21-17.

In the women’s singles, Indian youngster Saili Rane beat Alesia Zaitsava of Belarus to enter the final.

In the Women’s doubles match Poorvishi S. Ram and Sara Sunil pair came the better of Palwasha Bashir and Sara Mohamad 21-14, 21-8 of Pakistan to clinch their title.

Gaurav Selected For SGFI Nationals

School Gmes  Federation of India - Logo.

School Gmes Federation of India – Logo.

NAGPUR: Gaurav Mithe, a Standard X student of Somalwar Nikalas High School, has been selected for the SGFI National Badminton Championship under the U-17 Maharashtra boys squad.

Gaurav who represents the Nagpur Division, won the silver medal at the State Level tournament held recently at Washim.

They defeated Amravati in pre-quarterfinal, came the better of last year’s champions Pune in the quarter finals and defeating Aurangabad in the semis before being beaten by Nashik (1-2) in the finals.

Somalwar school was represented by Gaurav Mithe, Mohak Badkas, Shreyas Kulkarni and Mohit Gedam.