A notional analysis in badminton sport: How the hit preferences affect the competition performance?

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Mehmet Fatih Yüksel


Introduction: Badminton players make numerous kinds of hits on each point of the court during a game. In order to enhance training programs, it is significant to examine the scoring or failing hits specific to the area of the court and hit diversity of the players. Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the diversity and frequency of the hits of international level under-15 players and to analyze scoring or failing hits. Additionally, to evaluate scoring and failing hits specific to the areas of the court, and to define the motive behind the failing hits. Method: Through this study, under-15 Men’s Singles (MS) (age average; 14,38 ± 0,28) games were examined in the 5th International Rumi Child Sport Games. Six countries (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia) participated in this organization. Eight MS games were examined with the help of two cameras from different perspectives. 3114 hits were analyzed based on the areas of the court. Frequency analysis in SPSS 21.0 program was used for the statistical analysis. Findings: It was determined that the players performed most frequently net-drop hits (22,4 %) and lift hits (21,4 %). The players were determined to be mostly scoring with smash hits (42,3 %) and mostly failing in net-drop hits (24,6 %). Moreover, they were detected to be mostly making net faults (58,1 %) in failing hits. Conclusion: As a result, it is recommended particularly for the trainers of the younger players that they need to show regard to scoring or failing hits and should try to arrange their training programs so that they lessen the net faults on the areas of the court with the most number of failing hits. 

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Yüksel, M. (2019). A notional analysis in badminton sport: How the hit preferences affect the competition performance?. Journal Of Athletic Performance And Nutrition, 6(2), 29-43. Retrieved from https://journalapn.com/index.php/ojs/article/view/97/53
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