The playing pattern of the world's top single badminton players in competition - A notation analysis
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AbstractThe purpose of the study was to profile the playing patterns of the world's top badminton players in single competition games. A total of 10 matches including the matches from the second rounds, the quarter finals, the semi-finals and the final from the 1996 Hong Kong Badminton Open Tournament were video taped. The videotapes were then notated frame-by-frame to analyse the players' strokes. The court was divided into 6 areas. The strokes were identified as 2 types of serves and 9 types of returns. Each stroke was classified into one of six categories of effectiveness. The notation found that the players played 2.3 games per match. Each game was played with 47.61 rallies and each rally contained 7.37 shots. The analysis profiled the percentage distribution of shots with respect to court-areas; the frequency with which the players used the different serves; the area the players returned the most shots to; a rank order of the different return shots; and the playing effectiveness in relation to each court-area. The study further identified the types of strokes used for killing shots and isolated the critical factors influencing winning or losing a match.
All Author(s) ListHong Y, Tong YM
Journal nameJournal of Human Movement Studies
Volume Number38
Issue Number4
Pages185 - 200
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsbadminton; game strategy; notation; playing pattern; tactics
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPsychology; Psychology, Experimental; Sport Sciences

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