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The Steps Pattern: The Shadow Badminton

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Steps are the basic and the natural element of movement a player has to adhere inside the badminton court. Everyone knows how to put one foot in front of the other and move.

But in badminton, you need to be comfortable stepping and moving in all the directions viz., forwards, backwards, sideways, and diagonally. Everyone is comfortable stepping forwards. But most people will not be familiar to move in all directions except the forward movement. There are few, who succeed on their first attempt.

But this is fundamental to badminton. You must learn to move comfortably inside the court. This is also called the basic “Shadow badminton”.

Serve high, do a split jump immediately after you serve in the center. Now, start from the centre with your racquet leg first in the forehand net corner direction followed by the non racquet leg. Remember to keep the racquet leg front always and the other leg back for balance. Imagine playing a net lift. After you play the shot, run backwards to the center of the court, do a split jump then try moving towards the backhand forecourt corner. Remember to keep the racquet leg front always and the other leg back for balance. Also remember to switch to backhand grip while you move to the backhand forecourt. Now imagine playing a high backhand lift. After playing the shot run back to the center of the court and split jump.

The step pattern to move to the rear court is slightly different. To the forehand rear corner, you have to make use of a chasse moment. It means start with your racquet leg to move diagonally to the forehand rear court, follow the racquet leg with the other leg. The other leg should not overtake the racquet leg at any point of time. Imagine playing a clear. The nrun back to the center for a split jump.

The step pattern to the backhand rear court is, start with your racquet leg then use back running to move to the backhand rear court. Play an imaginary shot. Run back to the center of the court and do the split jump.

This step pattern has to be followed for all the four corners until you are able to move fast and with “Soft feet”. Soft feet is the term used in professional badminton where the movement towards all hte corners of the badminton court does not return any unwanted noise or sound.

BWF-Junior World Championships 2015, Lima – Peru

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

Day 6, 15-Nov-2015, (Finals):

Men’s Singles:

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Siril Verma @ The prize distribution ceremony.

1. Siril Verma lost to Chia Hung Lu [6] of Chinese Taipei 17-21, 21-10, 21-7.

Day 5, 14-Nov-2015, (Semi Finals):

Men’s Singles:

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

1. Siril Verma won against Adulrach Namkul [14] of Thailand 21-15, 21-14.

Day 4, 13-Nov-2015, (Quarter Finals):

Men’s Singles:

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

1. Siril Verma won against Satheishtharan R. [10] of Malaysia 21-15, 21-14.

Day 3, 12-Nov-2015:

Men’s Singles (Round Three):
1. Chirag Sen [15] defeated Denmark’s Mikkel Enghøj 21-16, 21-19.
2. Siril Verma defeated Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen [9] 21-13, 21-13.

Men’s Singles (Pre-Quarter):

Siril Verma.(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

Siril Verma.
(Image Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

1. Siril Verma won against Anders Antonsen [3] of Denmark 21-12, 18-21, 21-15.
2. Chirag Sen [15] lost to Koki Watanabe of Japan 21-18, 21-9.

Women’s Singles:
1. Gadde Ruthvika Shivani [7] lost to Natsuki Nidaira [11] of Japan 13-21, 21-11, 21-10.

Day 2, 11-Nov-2015:

Men’s Singles (Round Two):

chirag Sen.(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

chirag Sen.
(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

1. Siril Verma won against France’s Thomas Baures 21-5, 21-13.
2. Chirag Sen [15] defeated Fethican Degirmenci of Turkey 21-13, 21-10.

Men Doubles (Round One):

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Krishna Prasad Garaga & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.
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M.R Arjun & Chirag Sen.(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

M.R Arjun & Chirag Sen.

1. Arjun M.R./Chirag Shetty won against Brian Duong/Gokul Kalyanasundaram U.S.A 21-13, 21-18.
2. Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won against Justin Lee/Huaidong Tang of Australia 21-7, 21-10.

Men’s Doubles (Round Two):
1. Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost to Yahya Adi Kumara [4]/Yantoni Edy Saputra of Indonesia 21-18, 21-16.
2. Arjun M.R./Chirag Shetty lost to He Jiting [1]/Zheng Siwei of China 21-17, 21-12.

Women’s Singles (Round Two):

Ruthvika Shivani.)Image Courtesy: www.mid-day.com)

Ruthvika Shivani.
(Image Courtesy: www.mid-day.com).

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1. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde [7] defeated Devi Yunita Indah Sari of Indonesia 21-14, 21-12.
2. Vrushali Gummadi lost to Pornpawee Chochuwong [5] of Thailand 21-16, 21-17.
3. Pardeshi Shreyanshi won against Daniela Macias [16] of Peru 21-12, 21-14.

Women Singles (Round Three):

Ruthvika. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

Ruthvika.
(Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

1. Gadde Ruthvika Shivani [7] won against Ga Eun Park of Korea 21-17, 21-12.
2. Pardeshi Shreyanshi lost to Moe Araki of Japan 21-10, 21-11.
3. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santosh lost to Rawimon Iamratanamaetheekul [11]/Supamart Mingchua of Thailand
21-8, 21-13.

Women’s Doubles:

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

1. J. K Malavika/Karishma Wadkar lost to Ha Na Baek/Ye Rim Shim of Korea 21-6, 21-8.
2. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santosh won against Ines Castillo/Valeria Carolina Wong Lam of Peru 21-5, 21-11.

Mixed Doubles:
No Match.

Day 1, 10-Nov-2015:

Men’s Singles:
1. Siril Verma won against Niels Veenstra of Netherlands 21-7, 21-9.
2. Ansal Yadav lost to Kean Yew Loh [13] of Singapore 21-17, 21-11.

Women’s Singles:

Vrushali Gummadi. (Image Courtesy: www.polkacafe.com).

Vrushali Gummadi.
(Image Courtesy: www.polkacafe.com).

shriyanshi_pardeshi

1. Vrushali Gummadi won against Fatima Beatriz Centeno Fuentes of El Salvador 21-8, 21-4.
2. Pardeshi Shreyanshi won against Chinese Taipei’s I-Ting Lai 21-15, 15-21, 21-7.

Women’s Doubles:

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

Anoushka Parikh & Sanjana Santhosh.
(Image Courtesy: www.badmintoninindia.com, thefangarage.com).

1. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santosh won against Joy Lai/Alice Wu Australia 21-16, 21-19.

Mixed Doubles (Round One):
1. Saurabh Sharma/Ningshi Block Hazarika won against Kevin Nupan/Brenda Gil of Columbia 21-5, 21-6.
2. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Ahilya Harjani won against Gregor Dunikowski/Margot Lambert of France 21-7, 21-15.
3. Arjun M.R./Kuhoo Garg lost to Fan Qiuyue/Chen Lu of China 21-16, 21-16.

Mixed Doubles (Round Two):
1. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Ahillya Harjani lost to Su Min Lim/Ah Yeong Seong of Korea 21-17, 21-10.

List of Indian Participants:

Men Singles:
1. Chirag Sen.
2. A.S.S. Siril Verma.
3. Ansal Yadav.

Women Singles:
1. Ruthvika Shivani Gdde (7).
2. Vrushali Gummadi.
3. Pardeshi Sheryanshi

Men Doubles:
1. Krishna Prasad Garaga/Satwiksairaj Ranki Reddy.
2. Chirag Shetty/M.R. Arjun.

Women Doubles:
1. J.K. Malavika/Karishma Wadkar.
2. Anoushka Parikh/Sanjana Santhosh.

Mixed Doubles:
1. Kuhoo Garg/M.R. Arjun.
2. Ahillya Harjani/Satwiksairaj Ranki Reddy.
3. Ningshi Block Hazarika/Saurab Sharma.

About the Tournament:

Tournament Name: BWF-Junior World Championships 2015.

Category: BWF Major Event.

Venue: CENTRO DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO “LA VIDENA”.

City: Lima.

Country: Peru.

Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD.

Tournament Dates: 10-November-2015 to 15-November-2015.

Prize Money: Not Listed.

Siril loses In The Finals Of The Junior World C’ships 2015

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

FUZHOU: Siril Verma’s dream run to clinch the Gold at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships came to an end in the finals of the BWF Juniors World Championshps at Lima, Peru.

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.newzview.com).

In the finals, Siril was defeated by Chia Hung Lu [6] of Chinese Taipei 17-21, 21-10, 21-7 in 50 minutes. Siril gave his best here to outwit the Chinese Taipei player but could not make it.

In the first game, Siril was playing one of his best games, where he started to take an initial lead 0f 2-0 and had a consecutive lead till Hung levelled the scores at 6-6. Again Siril managed to move ahead and was equalled at 12-12. This scenario was progressing until the scores were levelled at 17-17 for the last time, after which Siril straight away won the first game 21-17 against the Chinese Taipei player.

In the second game, Hung played a different game, which made Siril clueless and managed to take only 10 points as Hung was flyer in the second won 21-10 and pushed Siril for a decider.

The deciding game also witnessed the same effects of the second game, where Siril managed to hung on till 4-4 with Hung. Bur Hung played a fast as well as a tactical game who constsntly scored points in clusters. For the final time, Hung was leading 15-7. From here Hung took 6 straight points to pocket the boys singles championship.

Siril loses In The Finals Of The Junior World C’ships 2015

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

FUZHOU: Siril Verma’s dream run to clinch the Gold at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships came to an end in the finals of the BWF Juniors World Championships at Lima, Peru.

In the finals, Siril was defeated by Chia Hung Lu [6] of Chinese Taipei 17-21, 21-10, 21-7 in 50 minutes. Siril gave his best here to outwit the Chinese Taipei player but could not make it.

In the first game, Siril was playing one of his best games, where he started to take an initial lead 0f 2-0 and had a consecutive lead till Hung levelled the scores at 6-6. Again Siril managed to move ahead and was equalled at 12-12. This scenario was progressing until the scores were levelled at 17-17 for the last time, after which Siril straight away won the first game 21-17 against the Chinese Taipei player.

In the second game, Hung played a fifferent game, which made Siril clueless and managed to take only 10 points as Hung was flyer in the second won 21-10 and pushed Siril for a decider.

The deciding game also witnessed the same effects of the second game, where Siril managed to hung on till 4-4 with Hung. Bur Hung played a fast as well as a tactical game who constsntly scored points in clusters. For the final time, Hung was leading 15-7. From here Hung took 6 straight points to pocket the boys singles championship.

Siril, The First Indian Boy In Junior World C’ships 2015 Final, Assures Silver Medal

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

NAGPUR: Siril Verma’s dream run continued at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships as he became the first Indian boy to reach singles final at Lima, Peru.

In the U-19 boys singles semifinal Siril defeated Adulrach Namkul of Thailand 21-15, 21-14 in just 35 minutes, a 14th seed player in the tournament.

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

It is remarkable to note that in six matches Siril played so far in this tournament so far, the 17-year-old Telangana shuttler had upset four seeded players including third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

Before Siril, no Indian boy has ever entered the final of junior worlds. In the final slated to be played later on Sunday night, Siril, a trainee of Hyderabad-based Pullela Gopichand Academy, will clash with sixth seed Chia Hung Lu of Chinese Taipei.

Here Siril is assured of a Silver Medal if he loses in the finals summit.

So far, only four Indian boys have won bronze medals. HS Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth won bronze medal in Mexico (2010). R.M.V. Gurusai Dutt won bronze in Pune (2008), while Sameer Verma won in Chinese Taipei (2011). In the girls section, Saina won the gold medal in 20018 at Pune.

It is noteable Siril could not participate at the Asian Junior U-17 & U-15 Championship in Indonesia as he was declared overage by the doctors at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, following an age determination tests conducted by the instructions of SAI. Later he was cleared by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Saina loses In Finals to Li Xuerui @ The Thaihot China Open 2015

Thaihot China Open 2015

FUZHOU: Saina Nehwal’s dream run in defending the women’s singles title came to an end in the finals as she suffered a straight-game loss to Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the finals of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier at the Haixia Olympic Sports Center here on Sunday.

Sain Nehwal.(Image Courtesy: www.ledgergazette.com).

Sain Nehwal.
(Image Courtesy: www.ledgergazette.com).

Saina, had on her way many unforced errors that made Li over the top of Saina and went down to go down 21-12, 21-15 against World No. 7 Li in the women’s singles which lasted for 39 minutes.

Saina started the note well by scoring a 4-0 lead against Li. But Li soon caught up Saina and after equalling the score at 4-4. Li was far away from Saina’s reach ans closed the first game 21-12.

In the second game also, it was the same typical note like the first game, where Saina was leading 4-0 ahead of Li. Sain was playing a better game in the second until Li managed to catch up with Saina at 12-12 with a 6 point burst from 6-12 to 12-12. It startd to be an neck to neck affair upto 15-15, after which again L istarted to break loose and surged ahead straight six points to pocket the championship against Saina who looked clueless for Li.

It is remarkable to note that this is the 12th meeting of the both where, Li regins over saina for a record 10-2. Their last meeting was at the Malaysian open 2015.