Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

Deception Stroke

Deception. (Image Courtesy: www.how-to-play-badminton.com).

(Image Courtesy: www.how-to-play-badminton.com).

Deception in badminton game is to fool your opponent with either your body movement or racket skills so that he will move in the wrong direction before you hit the shuttle. Then, when you play a different shot, it will be extremely hard for him to change direction thereby having more chances of winning the point.

There are different deceptive strokes performed by players when the game is on. Some of the deceptive strokes that can be performed are Slices, Double movement (Racquet or the body), delaying a stroke by using a quick action, Playing different strokes with different speed levels (Action is same, but strokes are different).

The techniques for a deceptive shot can be mastered through regular practices. But, make sure your basics of badminton are met with correctly. Mastering the deception will take more time to develop your racquet skills, provided you have a feeder with you.

The more interesting way to naturally play a deceptive stroke is to rely on your feelings and tend to learn what exactly goes inside your opponents head. Notice keenly your opponent moves, is he tired or still able to play more rallies or is he frustrated, ready to leave the game to you aor fight till the end or his shoulders shagging, head’s down. There are several clues like these you have to read and adjust accordingly to make an impact in your movement or your racquet.

Saket CS, Chinmaya Enter Final Of Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton

BENGALURU: Saket CS beat Shivadeep Jayanth 21-8, 21-18 to set up a boys U-14 final against Chinmaya Venkatesh in the 12th Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton tournament at the Canara Union on Thursday.

Saket CS also went into the doubles finals with partner Akshay M.

Meanwhile, Tushar Suveer turned on the style, reaching the singles finals in the U-10 and U-12 category. Among the girls, Trisha Hegde defeated Sahana R 21-14, 21-12 to reach the U-16 final. She then advanced to the title decider with partner Keerthana P Shroff. Ananya Praveen too set her sights on two titles, entering the singles and doubles finals in the U-14 category. It was a feat matched by Shraddha Hegde in the U-12s.

Results (All semifinals):
U-16: Singles:
1. Saketh Upadhya (Vidya Nikethan) bt Anirudh Rajeev (NCE) 21-19, 21-18;
2. Chinmaya Venkatesh (Sri Kumaran) bt Saket CS (NPS) 21-12, 24-26, 21-12.

1. Sai Pradeek/ Shashank (ITI) bt Abhishek KA/ Zeeshan Ulhaque (DPS) 21-7, 21-16.
2. Anil A/ Anirudh R (NCE) bt Avinash S/ Rishabh R (Sri Kumaran) 21-16, 23-21.

U-14: Singles:
1. Saket CS (NPS) bt Shivadeep Jayanth (Brigade School) 21-8, 21-18.
2. Chinmaya Venkatesh (Sri Kumaran) bt Vishesh Sharma (DPS) 21-11, 21-11.

1. Akshay M/ Saket CS (NPS) bt Raghav M/ Vishesh Sharma (DPS) 21-13, 21-12.
2. Ankith N/ Pawan R Kumar (Sri Aurobindo) bt Abhishek KA/ Zeeshan Ulhaque (DPS) 20-22, 21-13, 21-13.

U-12: Singles:
1. Tushar Suveer (Narayana E Techno) bt Sujal Shekar (Gandhi Centenery) 18-21 21-14 21-14.
2. Santrupth HV (Poorna Prajna) bt Sumukh GS (Jnanodaya) 21-15, 19-21, 21-17.

1. Aditya Diwakar/ Siraj F Senthil (New Horizon) bt Eshaan Ballal/ Surya Praveen (DPS) 21-12, 21-6.
2. Rishab/ Satvik Shankar (Navkis) bt Amogh Singh/ Siddarth (Vidya Shilp) 21-7, 21-12.

U-10: Singles:
1. Tushar Suveer (Narayana E Techno) bt Satvik Shankar (Navkis) 21-13, 21-12.
2. Pranav B (Carmel High) bt Nicholas Nathan (New Mellinnium) 21-17, 21-17.

1. Nishanth Acharya/ Sharad Srinivas (Sri Kumaran) bt Arjun/ Narayanan (Vidya Shilp) 21-8, 21-5.
2. Mayukh DB/ Pranav Mohan (National Hill View) bt Anirudh/ Aron (Vidya Shilp) 21-19, 21-19.

U-16: Singles:
1. Trisha Hegde (Sishu Griha) bt Sahana R (Sindhi School) 21-14, 21-12.
2. Sheetal D (DPS) bt Medha Shashidharan (Primus) 2-1 retd.

1. Keerthana P Shroff/ Trisha Hegde (Sishu Griha) bt Abha Sarang Gadgil/ Risha R Shetty (Royale Concorde) 21-11, 21-7.
2. Aanchal Dhawan/ Tanya Hemanth (NPS) bt Sahana R/ Sneha Pai (Sindhi School) 21-8, 21-12.

U-14: Singles:
1. Ananya Praveen (Sri Kumaran) bt Keerthana P Shroff (Sishu Griha) 21-14, 16-21, 21-15.
2. Vijetha Harish (DPS) bt Medha Shashidharan (Primus) 21-17, 3-21, 21-19.

1. Ananya Praveen/ Nivedha Sriram (Sri Kumaran) bt Karnika Sree S/ Kruthika Devi S (Bishop Cotton) 21-10, 21-16.
2. Advika Ganesh/ Anushka Ganesh (Vibgyor) bt Janavi S/ Kushi Athreya (Sri Kumaran) 21-13, 21-12.

U-12: Singles:
1. Shraddha Hegde (Sindhi School) bt Karnika Sree S (Bishop Cotton) 21-13, 21-11.
2. Vijetha Harish (DPS) bt Arya Hariharan (Gopalan International) 21-9, 21-9.

1. Aditi Mukund/ Shraddha Hegde (Sindhi School) bt Mahi Srivatsava/ Prasiddhi (Sri Vani) 21-4, 21-3.
2. Niyati Arun/ Sohini Kayal (NPS) bt Anjali/ Anvitha (Vidya Shilp) 21-15, 21-14.

U-10: Singles:
1. Karnika Sree S (Bishop Cotton) bt Shriya K (Sri Aurobindo) 21-13, 21-12.
2. Mounitha AS (New Baldwin) bt Meghashree (Jnanodaya) 21-13, 20-22, 21-19.

Chinmaya claims boys U-16 title @ 12th Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur Memorial Inter-School Badminton Tournament

BENGALURU: Chinmaya Venkatesh of Sri Kumaran School defeated Saketh Upadhya of Vidya Nikethan 21-16, 21-19 to claim the boys U-16 title in the 12th Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton tournament at the Canara Union on Friday.

Chinmaya Venkatesh then defeated Saket CS 21-12, 21-11 to take the U-14 title too.

Tushar Suveer also has a double in the boys U-12 and U-10 titles.

Results (All finals):
U-16: Singles:
1. Chinmaya Venkatesh (Sri Kumaran) bt Saketh Upadhya (Vidya Nikethan) 21-16, 21-19.
2. Doubles: Anil A/ Anirudh R (NCE) bt Sai Pradeek/ Shashank (ITI) 21-16, 21-17.

U-14: Singles:
1. Chinmaya Venkatesh (Sri Kumaran) bt Saket CS (NPS) 21-12, 21-11. Doubles: Akshay M/ Saket CS (NPS) bt Ankith N/ Pawan R Kumar (Sri Aurobindo) 21-14, 21-13.

U-12: Singles:
1. Tushar Suveer (Narayana E Techno) bt Santrupth HV (Poorna Prajna) 21-16, 21-16. Doubles: Aditya Diwakar/ Siraj F Senthil (New Horizon) bt Rishab/ Satvik Shankar (Navkis) 21-13, 21-14.

U-10: Singles:
1. Tushar Suveer (Narayana E Techno) bt Pranav B (Carmel High) 21-12, 21-15.
2. Doubles: Nishanth Acharya/ Sharad Srinivas (Sri Kumaran) bt Mayukh DB/ Pranav M (National Hill View) 21-11, 21-9.

U-16: Singles:
1. Trisha Hegde (Sishu Griha) bt Sheetal D (DPS) 21-12, 21-23, 21-14.
2. Doubles: Keerthana P Shroff/ Trisha Hegde (Sishu Griha) bt Aanchal Dhawan/ Tanya Hemanth (NPS) 21-16, 21-18.

U-14: Singles:
1. Vijetha Harish (DPS) bt Ananya Praveen (Sri Kumaran) 21-13, 21-19.
2. Doubles: Advika Ganesh/ Anushka Ganesh (Vibgyor) bt Ananya Praveen/ Nivedha Sriram (Sri Kumaran) 21-13, 21-12.

U-12: Singles:
1. Vijetha Harish (DPS) bt Shraddha Hegde (Sindhi School) 21-19, 21-9.
2. Doubles: Aditi Mukund/ Shraddha Hegde (Sindhi School) bt Niyati Arun/ Sohini Kayal (NPS) 21-16, 21-16.

U-10: Singles:
1. Karnika Sree S (Bishop Cotton) bt Mounitha AS (New Baldwin) 21-5, 21-11.

50 Shuttlers Auctioned For The Forthcoming Badminton League

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

NEW DELHI: A list of 50 shuttlers will be up for auction for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Monday, the organisers announced on Sunday.
The Mumbai Rockets franchise was taken up by Devyani Leisures Pvt. Ltd., Chennai Smashers was picked by the Wones Pvt. Ltd.,and Bengaluru Top Guns will be owned by BrandPrix Consulting Pvt. Ltd. while, Agile Security Force Pvt. Ltd. will be the owner of Hyderabad Hunters.

The League had earlier announced the Lucknow franchise (Awadh Warriors) and the Delhi team (Delhi Acers) are owned by Sahara India and Infinite Computer Solutions, respectively.

Mr. Akilesh Das Gupta.

Mr. Akilesh Das Gupta.

“I welcome all franchisees on board the Premier Badminton League. I am sure they with us will make the upcoming edition a huge success and a name to reckon with,” Badminton Association of India president and PBL chairman Akhilesh Das Gupta said in a statement.

“Tomorrow is a big day for each franchisee as each is gearing up for the all important auction. I wish all of them good luck and hope we all together create a successful Premier Badminton League 2016.”

This league will start on January 2, 2016 and the finals will be played here on January 17.

Srikanth Goes Down Fighting In Finals Of The 2015 Indonesian Masters Open

Indonesia Masters Open 2015

Kidambi Srikanth. (Image Courtesy: www.zimbio.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
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MALANG (INDONESIA): Kidambi Srikanth finished runner-up in the men’s singles of the $120,000 2015 Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold in Malang, Indonesia, on Sunday.

The World No.9 fought a battle as he came close to winning the match a couple of times at 21-20 and then 22-21 in the decider but committed unforced errors twice to hand over the crown to the Indonesian Tommy Sugiarto in 59 minutes.

H.S. Prannoy had won the same tournament last year. This year he was defeated in the second round by SHI Yuqi 21-12, 20-22. 21-13.

The Indonesian, a second seed here in the tournament losing the first game and surviving two match points at the end of the decider beat the top seed Srikanth 17-21, 21-13, 24-22.

Several line calls went against Srikanth and in the second game the umpire was too harsh on him when she gave a point to Tommy, who served even before Srikanth was ready. It took a while for Srikanth to recover after this and by then Tommy was just two points away from glory , leading 19-15. Despite the loss the Indian was happy. “I am happy with my performance,” Srikanth said. “I think I need some more time to get back to my best, he added.

This is the fourth final of the year for Srikanth, after winning the Swiss Open and India Open titles in March.

This win may move Srikanth one place ahead in the world rankings.

Saina Nehwal, Lee Chong Wei Costliest Buys At The PBL Auction

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

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Saina Nehwal.
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NEW DELHI: Top stars Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys in the recently concluded PBL aution biding on Monday. Both Saina and Lee were bidded for the maximum prize of $100,000.

World No. 2 Saina and former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei were bought by Awadh Warriors of Lucknow and Hyderabad Hunters.


P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

P.V. Sindhu.
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Two-time bronze medallist at the World Championship and winner of the recently concluded Macau Open 2015, Sindhu found herself in the middle of an aggressive bidding among Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. She was finally bought Chennai Smashers for $95,000.

Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who is recovering from an injury, went to Hyderabad for $35,000.



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Manu Attri & B. Sumeet Reddy.
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India’s top ranked doubles player B Sumeeth Reddy went at his base price of $25,000 to Bengaluru, while his men’s doubles partner Manu Attri was bought by Mumbai Rockets.



jwala,ash(www.topnews.in)Similarly, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were bidded for their base price of $25,000 to their homes cities, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

H.S. Prannoy was bidded by Mumbai’s Devyani Leisures Pvt. Ltd. fetching $47,000.

Bhargav, Nithin In Final In ASA state-ranking Sub-Junior Badminton Tournament

Karnataka Badminton Association

BENGALURU: Bhargav S Gowda and Nithin HV set up a title clash in the boys U-15 category of the here on Monday. Bhargav defeated Abhiman Andekuli 21-15, 21-13 while Nithin HV ousted Saneeth S Dayanand 21-19, 21-17 in their respective Semi Final encounters.

Bhargav and Nithin also paired togeother to enter into the doubles final, where they will face Ajinkya Joshi and Saket CS.

In the U-13 category, Chiranjeevi Reddy S and Saneeth S Dayanand were all the same as Nithin and Bhargav.

In the Girls section in the U-15 age category, Sheethal D and Ananya Praveen will face for the title clash in singles and doubles of the U-15 category.

PBL 2016: Bengaluru Team Selectes Srikanth, Ashwini

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

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UntitledNEW DELHI: The Bengaluru Top Guns team ended their player auction in the recently concluded player auction in New Delhi on Monday by selecting the current World No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth for $80,000 and doubles specialist Ashwini Ponnappa for $30,000.

China’s Suo Di was selected by them for her base price.

“We didn’t have a lot of time to strategize as we got the player list on the morning of the auction. There were some errors in base prices and it was all a bit frenetic. However, I’m happy with the players at our disposal,” said former international player and Top Guns coach Arvind Bhat. “Our targets were Srikanth and Ashwini and we are happy to have landed both, both from a sporting and marketing perspective,” said Bhat.

“I was surprised that nobody went for Di, who can run top players close,” Bhat, 36, said of the Chinese who came into the side for $15,000. “She could play a decisive role in women’s singles.”

The 22-year-old Di, whose best singles ranking is world No. 32, played Indian ace Saina Nehwal close before losing in the pair’s only meeting in the China Open last year. “She has the capacity to give the likes of Saina and Sindhu a run for their money. We are hopeful she will get us some important wins in the 15-point which will be quite fast,” added Bhat, who retired as a player recently.

Akshay, Jerry Chopra Win Doubles In 2015 Bangladesh open

Bangladesh Open

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Akshay Dewalkar & Pranav Jerry Chopra.
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DHAKA (BANGLADESH): One of the top men doubles pair from India, won their 2015 Bangaldesh Open in style at the Shahid Tajuddin Ahmed Indoor Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh recently on 5th of December 2015.

The Men doubles pair, seeded no.1 in the tournament another men doubles pair from India, K. Nandagopal and Shlok Ramchandran 24-22, 16-21, 21-12 in the Semi Finals before defeating Chee Tean Tan and Wee Gieen Tan of Malaysia 21-16, 21-16. This was one of the formidable win for the Men doubles pair from India.

The Indian pair was playing one their best doubles match of the tournament against the fellow Indians in their semi finals encounter, after which defeated the equally sided pair, the Malaysian’s in the Finals.

Both in the first and in the second games, the Indians proved far better than the Malaysians in speed and rallies which enabled them to keep their scores ahaead of the Malaysias which saw their victory.

Arun Vishnu, Aparna XD Pair Out In Semis

Bangladesh Open

Arun Vishnu & Aparna Balan.(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

Arun Vishnu & Aparna Balan.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

DHAKA (BANGLADESH): The top mixed doubles pair from India, lost in the Semi Finals at the recently concluded Bangladesh Open 2015 here in Dhaka on 04th December 2015.

The Top Indian XD pair, seeded third in the tournament lost to Yong Kai Terry Hee [2]/Wei Han Tan of Singapore 21-15, 21-13.

Earlier in the Quarter Finals, the Indian XD pair defeated Chee Tean Tan and Yen Wei Peck pair from Malaysia 21-18, 21-17.

The Singapore pair were more experienced than the Indian pair, as they made their stokes more firm and played a tactical game over the Indian pair. Even though the Indian pair were playing their best game, the Malaysian pair played their near flawless game to outwit the Indian pair.