Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

Smash Defence – The Lifts

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

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

This is the second possible reply for your opponent if he smashes the shuttle.

One basic disadvantage is that, Lifts often allow your opponent smash continuously, whereby if there is a leak in your defence, then your opponent may earn his point. There is also an advantage to you when you actually Lift the shuttle to his possible smash is that your opponent gets tired when

The smashes repeatedly.

For your lift to be effective, kindly lift the shuttle to get good height and depth.

The Lift is an alternative to a block at the net, as it may surprise your opponent who tends to move forward quickly so that they can play a tight spinning net shot or even tap the shuttle for a winner.

If you always defend with blocks to the net, then your opponent can anticipate these and move in faster. so, surprise him by playing the Lift so that he will face the difficulty of changing direction to move backwards. Either he may play a weak shot or may not reach to the shuttle at all if the Lift has a good depth.

If your opponent smashes and tends to move forwards, you have to play a flatter lift, anyway your are taking a risk as you give your opponent less time to recover will probably intercept your flat lift with a winning smash.

If your opponent is quick and athletic and ready to cover both lift and block responses, then avoid playing flat lifts.

Add more pressure to the Movement of your opponent and variation to your Lifts after your opponent smashes. Lifts are usually best directed away from him i.e., if he smashes straight, lift cross court and if he smashes cross court, lift straight.

Supreme Court Shows Green Signal For IPBL

PBL.(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com, www.badmintonindia.org).

(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com, www.badmintonindia.org).

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Badminton Association of India to host the Premier Badminton League which is scheduled to start from January 2 2016.

With a sudden notice, The Meghalaya High Court issued a verdict for staying the IBPL tournament scheduled to be held from January 2 to January 17.

However, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) swung into action and approached the Supreme Court, which stayed the HC order and allowed the Association to hold the tournament as per the schedule.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the association, pleaded a bench of Justices M Y Eqbal and C Nagappan to stay the HC order. He said that HC had no jurisdiction to entertain the petition in staying the tournament.

The bench, however first postponed the hearing to be heard on Wednesday and after a brief hearing, stayed the HC order.

The IBPL 2016 will feature six franchises with several international players taking part in the competition.

BAI Welcomes Supreme Court’s Verdict on PBL

PBL Logo.(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

PBL Logo.
(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

NEW DELHI: Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Wednesday applauded the decision with the Supreme Court passing the High Court’s stay order on the Premier Badminton League

Mr. Akilesh Das Gupta.

Dr. Akilesh Das Gupta.

“Some vested interests were against the spirit of the game and they have been trying to create hurdles. The recent issue raised by them was totally baseless,” said BAI President & PBL Chairman Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta.

“The Badminton Association of India (BAI) didn’t even know of any such details. We are grateful to the honourable Supreme Court, who has always supported the right and in this case also, it has favoured us by quashing the stay order.

“The Premier Badminton League is now clear of all obstacles and the Supreme Court’s order is big assurance to all the stakeholders, including franchisees, players, coaches and sponsors.”

The Meghalaya High Court had stayed the tournament based on a petition filed by Soubhagaya Media Private Limited who challenged the validity of the franchisee meet held in New Delhi on December 6.

The BAI soon sprang into action and approached the Supreme Court to seek immediate stay on the HC order and allow it to hold the tournament.

The PBL will start on 2nd January in Mumbai. This league will bring together India’s top badminton players along with international players on the same platform. The final will be hosted in Delhi on January 17.

Srikanth, Kashyap Go Down A Place In BWF Badminton Rankings


KUALA LUMPUR: India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place each to be 9th and 15th, respectively, in the world badminton rankings released on Thursday.
Srikanth’s subtle preformance at the World Superseries Finals in Dubai last week, losing all the group stage games, adding oil to the fire while, Kashyap dropped one place down since not able to participate in any major tournaments after this calf muscle injury during the Denmark Open against Rajiv ouseph.

While shuttlers H.S. Prannoy remained at No 20, while Ajay Jayaram moved up a place to be 22nd in the rankings.

Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu in women’s singles, are stalled at No 2 and 12 respectively. Likewise in women’s doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa remained at No 13.

In the Men doubles category, India’s top men doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeet Ressy were down by one position, as they slipped from 19th to 20th position.