Badminton: Steps to Success - 2nd Edition: Steps to Success

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Players clocking shuttlecocks at speeds of 200 miles per hour, new scoring rules, and nonstop action make badminton one of the fastest racket sports in the world. With Badminton: Steps to Success you will learn the skills and tactics to excel at the highest level.

Through detailed, fully illustrated instruction, you will develop precision, power, and finesse as you use this step-by-step guide to master serves, forehands, backhands, clears, drop...

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Overview

Players clocking shuttlecocks at speeds of 200 miles per hour, new scoring rules, and nonstop action make badminton one of the fastest racket sports in the world. With Badminton: Steps to Success you will learn the skills and tactics to excel at the highest level.

Through detailed, fully illustrated instruction, you will develop precision, power, and finesse as you use this step-by-step guide to master serves, forehands, backhands, clears, drop shots, smashes, drives, and more.

Badminton: Steps to Success also breaks down common errors players make and provides corrective techniques to pinpoint problems and improve execution. Over 100 drills will further enforce correct technique, with designated drills for tactical practice, conditioning, and teamwork for doubles play.

If you're ready to master today's game, rely on the one resource proven to make a difference. Badminton: Steps to Success——part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series with more than 1.5 million copies sold——is your ticket to winning play.

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"The illustrations and descriptions in Badminton: Steps to Success are easy to comprehend, and they provide players with the ability to quickly improve their skills. This book is the best resource for every badminton player.”

Soohyun Bang
Olympic Gold Medalist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736072298
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/12/2007
  • Series: Steps to Success Sports Ser.
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 389,710
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Grice has played and coached badminton for over 40 years. He has been ranked nationally as high as 11th in open men's doubles and 15th in open men's singles. At the masters level, he won the 1998 U.S. National Championship in masters men's singles, as well as the 1998 and 1999 U.S. National Championship in masters men's doubles. At the 2003 National Senior Games, he finished second in 55+ badminton singles and doubles. At the 2008 U.S. Senior National Badminton Tournament, Grice won the 40+ mixed doubles and the 60+ men's doubles.

Grice served as the head women's varsity badminton coach at Northwestern State University of Louisiana from 1973-1975. In 1975, two team members were among the first eight women to receive college athletic scholarships in the state of Louisiana. In 1987, Grice traveled to the World Badminton Championships in Beijing, China, as a U.S. national coach and team trainer. In addition, he was the team exercise physiologist for 10 years (1988-1999), which involved supervising several research studies at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Grice served on the USA Badminton board of directors from 1987 to 1993. He was the coach for the South team at the 1989 Olympic Sports Festival in Oklahoma City and was an umpire at the United States Olympic Festivals in 1993 and 1995. Since 1998, Grice has served as chair of the NCAA committee for USA Badminton. He is a member of the U.S. Badminton Education Foundation and a life member of both USA Badminton and the Southern Badminton Association.

Grice is currently an associate professor in the health, physical education, and recreation department at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. He is the author of two badminton textbooks, one of which has been published in six languages. He continues to teach badminton at Delta State University.

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Table of Contents

Step 1. Racket Handling and Footwork
Step 2. Serve
Step 3. Forehand and Backhand Overhead
Step 4. Clear
Step 5. Drop Shot
Step 6. Smash
Step 7. Drive
Step 8. Advanced Techniques
Step 9. Tactics and Strategies
Step 10. Doubles Play
Step 11. Conditioning

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