Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

Introduction To The Badminton Footwork

(Image Courtesy: www.badminton-information.com).

(Image Courtesy: www.badminton-information.com).

Like playing badminton! moving for the shuttle to send an opponents reply is a skill. Not every individual possess this skill. A person who possess this skill will have no hiccups in moving around the badminton court.

Actually, when we see professional badminton players, they seem to move flawlessly and effortlessly i.e., their movement inside the court will be like a cake walk. They actually make the court look smaller than the original dimensions.

What you’re observing here is fluid footwork. Each movement flows seamlessly into the next, and every movement is made concurrently. Professional badminton players exactly know which footwork pattern to use in circumstances due to their training for footwork and also from their experience.

Matering the badminton footwork takes a long time. Before mastering the entire footwork regim one should get familiar and comfortable with the basic elements of badminton movements, Steps, Lunges, Split, jumps, chasses and hitches.

B-Level Doubles Badminton Tournament!

A B-Level Doubles badminton tournament will be held at Karnataka Sangha Hall, Ram Nagar Square on November 29 for one full day.

The tourney will feature only for the 40 plus age group players.

Last date for entries is on November 24.

For more information, please contact the following details. More details can be had from Shashin Chanchani (7030884466), Dev Mukherjee (9422282674), Prakash Madankar (9422102648) and Jayant Bose (9922430642).

Karnataka State Badminton Tournament From 15-Nov-2015

Karnataka Badminton Association

MADIKERI: The Karnataka State badminton championship will be inaugurated and held at the North Coorg Club premises here from November 15 to 18 2015, the organising secretary of the Kodagu District Badminton Association, P.G. Papan Kumar, said here on Friday.

Rohan Castilino is the top seed followed by Utsav Prakash, Shivaprakash and Ajit Vijetilak in the men’s events.

In the women section, Aditi Biswas is top seed while Varsha Belavadi, Ashwini Ponnappa and Nishchita as second, third and fourth seeds respectively.

In the veteran’s event, former National players, P.G. Chengappa, Arun Poovaiah, Vasant Kumar and Vinay Siddaraj are participating.

The guests would be C.S. Arun Machaiah, MLC, and K.K. Chengappa, Director, Coorg Foundation.

The president of the Kodagu District Badminton Association, C. Madan Somanna, would also preside over the function.

India Ousts Korea For 9th Spot In World Junior Badminton Championships

NAGPUR: India outclassed Korea 3-0 to finish creditable ninth in the BWF World Junior (Under-19) Mixed Team Badminton Championships at Lima, Peru.

In the play-off match to decide the ninth spot, Indian boys doubles shuttlers performed well to register an impressive victory. The pair Krishna Prasad Garaga and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won their match that gave the team a flying start. Ruthvika Shivani also won her singles match followed by Ansal Yadav who won his boys singles match to clinch the tie.

In the last edition, India had finished 13th. After the team championships, the individual events will begin on Wednesday.

India beat Korea 3-0:

Boys Single’s: Ansal Yadav bt Woo Hyuk Kang 17-21, 21-13, 24-22.

Girls Single’s: G Ruthvika Shivani bt Ye Rim Shim 21-10, 21-14.

Boys double’s: Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy bt Min Hyuk Kang/Su Min Lim 21-17, 21-19.

Kashyap Drops In World Rankings

Parupalli Kashyap.(Image Courtesy :indianexpress.com).

Parupalli Kashyap.
(Image Courtesy :indianexpress.com).

One of the promising and talented shuttlers Kashyap had to go down in his rankings this year as he has not participated in a couple of major international tournaments due to his fitness and injuries.

He will not take part in the progressing Thaihot Chamionships due to a calf muscle tear, he sustained while playing against Rajiv Ouseph at the French Open 2015 badminton championship earlier just before the current tournament.

The BWF released the latest world ranking for all the players. Currently Kashyap has gone down to World No.13. Kashyap was overtaken by South Korean Son Wan Ho, who is in at No.11.

The other Indian top shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and Ajay Jayaram are positioned with their previous rankings at No.5, 21 and 25 respectively.

In women’s singles, Indian ace Saina Nehwal remained at No.2 while P. V. Sindhu also did not move from No.13.

In the men’s doubles, Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy are stagnant at No.20.

In the women’s doubles Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa remained at No.11 of women’s doubles.

Saina Through To The Quarters In Thaihot China Open 2015

Thaihot China Open 2015

FUZHOU: Saina Nehwal the top women’s singles shuttler from India and world No.2 has breezed through to the quarter finals of the Thaihot China open 2015 here in Fuzhou on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal.(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Saina Nehwal.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

The top seed here and the World no.2 survived a scare from the Malaysian Tee Jing Yi in the pre quarter finals match, but Saina however kept her nerves composed to clinch the match in her favour. Saina defeated TEE Jing Yi of Malaysia 21-10, 19-21, 21-19 in 55 minutes.

In the first game, Saina had no problems while she prevailed a consistent and continuous lead over her opponent and never allowed her opponent to come near her. She started the game with a 3-0 lead, then 8-1 lead and ultimately nothed up the first game in Saina’s favour at 21-10. Her malaysian opponent seemed to have not settled down and did not feel her rhythm right.

The second game was a different one, where both of them went neck to neck many a times. Saina wanted to clear the match in the second game, but her opponent wanted a win to push the game to a decider. This was the situation in the second game. There were situations where Saina went into a lead and Jing catching up saina and vice versa. After 18-18, Jing went up straight 20-18. Saina managed to get one point only to get close to Jing, but Jing wrapped up the second game in her favour 21-19.

The Third game, saw brilliance from both the players. Jing showed suprmacy during the start of the decider by going to a early lead of 6-2. It was 8-8 where Saina managed to catch up Jing. From here upto 12-12, it was again a neck to neck affair after which jing again took a lead of 15-13. Again Saina caught up Jing at 15-15. Again the score tied at 17-17. It is from here Saina, a much better player than Jing proved her experience, made it clear to cut Jing and wrap up the deciding game in her favour.

Saina will meet Nozomi Okuhara of Japan for a place in the semi finals.

P. V. Sindhu Lose A Thriller At The Thaihot China Open 2015

Thaihot China Open 2015

FUZHOU: Another top Indian women’s singles player P. V. Sindhu lost her pre quarter finals match in the progressing Thaihot China Open 2015 here.

P. V. Sindhu, ranked at world no .13 lost against the more consistent Chinese player Wang Shixian, world no.6 18-21, 21-18, 21-16 in a thriller that lasted for 1 hour and 28 minutes. However, Sindhu was a favourite here to win the match against Wang.

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

In the first game, Wang was seen on top of the table by taking early and consistent lead ahead of Sindhu. Sindhu caught up Wang at three occasions 8-8 and 11-11. After 11-11 although Wang was taking leads, it was Sindhu who equalled the score at 14-17 to 17-17. From here Sindhu showed brilliance and straight away moved ahead of Wng with a three point burst to 20-17. Wang however, managed to take a point to notch close to Sindhu. But Sindhu closed the first game in her favour 18-21.

In the second game, the games seemed to be Sindhu’s as she went to an early lead of 5-2 from 2-2. Sindhu seemd to be on top of the table till 13-13. It was here, she failed t ocapitalize on her experience where she gave Wang the time she needed to recover back to her rhytm. Wang caught up with Sindhu’s score at 13-13. From here Wang was all beefed up and went ahead of Sindhu for a 18-14 lead. Sindhu however managed to level the scores at 18-18. But Wang outsmarted Sindhu for a 3 point lead to push the game to the decider.

In the deciding game, it was a nneck to neck affair until the scores was 13-13. The court change made it hard for Sindhu in controlling the flight of the shuttle. After 13-13 Wang started to reel off the path and started to move ahead of Sindhu slowly and steadily. She widened the margin to 20-15. Sindhu desperate to catch Wang could manage gettign a single point, while Wang was more comfortable in closing the game and the decider in her favour.

Jwala, Ashwini Pair Out Of Thaihot China Open 2015

Thaihot China Open 2015

FUZHOU: The Top Indian women’s doubles pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa again got defeated in the pre quarters of the Thaihot China Open, here on Wednesday.

The Top Indian women’s doubles pair lost to Naoko FUKUMAN, Kurumi YONAO pair from Japan 21-16, 21-11 in 34 minutes. The japanese pair is ranked two ranks below the Indian pair at world no. 13.

Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa.(Image Courtesy: (www.indoamerican-news.com).

Jwala Gutta & Ashwini Ponnappa.
(Image Courtesy: (www.indoamerican-news.com).

In the first game, the Japanese pair went for an early lead of 6-0. The indians did not take it seriously and made many unforced errors and failed to play a composed game. The Japanese pair were clearly in the lead all through the game and nver let the indian pair to come near them. The Japanese pair ended the first game 21-16.

The second game too had the same effect as the first game. The Indian pair could not match up with the speed of the Japanese pair. The Indian managed to catch up with the Japanese pair till the score was 6-6. But, after this the Japanese pair were unstoppable. They started taking away the game from the Indian pair by leading 11-6. Here the Indians managed to take one point. But the Japanese again raised their scores to 17-7. The match tilted both ways until 20-11. The Japanese then finished the game and the match in their favour 21-11.