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Badminton Today

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ISBN-10: 0534552331

ISBN-13: 9780534552336

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Sunny Kim, Mike Walker, Tariq Wadood

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BADMINTON TODAY, 2nd Edition covers the basics in every area-from rules and courtesies of the game to the strokes and strategies. The book allows the player to progress from beginning, to intermediate, and to the advanced levels of play. The text also addresses proper conditioning from weight training and stretching to the mental and physical aspects of the game.
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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 6/22/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface/Acknowledgments
Introduction to Badminton
Benefits of Playing Badminton
History of Badminton
Where to Play Badminton
Checklist on the Basics of the Game
Summary
Equipment and Facilities
The Racket
The Shuttlecock
Clothing
The Court
Checklist for Game or Practice Equipment
Summary
Getting Started
Good Sportsmanship
Simplified Laws (Rules) of Badminton
Warming up
Checklist for Serving Faults
Summary
Grips, the Ready Position, and Footwork
Grips
Forehand Grip
Checklist for the Forehand Grip
Backhand Grip
Checklist for the Backhand Grip
Frying-Pan Grip
The Ready Position
Rally Ready
Ready Position for Return of Service
Checklist for the Ready Position
Home Base for Singles Games
Footwork
Summary
Service and Service Return
The Serve
High, Deep Serve
Checklist for High, Deep Serve
Low, Short Serve
Checklist for the Low, Short Serve
Flick Serve
Drive Serve
Backhand Serve
Checklist for Low, Backhand Serve
Service Return
Singles Returns
Doubles Returns
Serving and Scoring
Summary
Overhead Strokes
Forehand Overhead Clear
Checklist for the High Clear Shot
Forearm Rotation
Backhand Overhead Clear
Attacking Clear
Smash
Checklist for the Smash
Half-Smash
Drop Shot
Checklist for the Drop Shot
Push or Dab Shot
Drive Shot
Round-the-Head Shot
Summary
Underhand Strokes and Smash Returns
Forehand Underhand Clear
Checklist for the Underhand Clear
Backhand Underhand Clear
Underhand Drop
Defending the Smash
Hairpin Drop or Dribble
Checklist for the Hairpin Drop
Summary
Strategy
Basic Strategy
Your Fundamental Shots
Developing Game Strategy during Warm-Up
Singles Strategy
Singles Serving
Return of Service for Singles
Singles Rally Strategy
Checklist for Singles Strategy
Doubles Strategy
Doubles Serving
Return of Service for Doubles
Defensive Strategy for Doubles
Offensive Strategy for Doubles
Combination Strategy
Checklist for Doubles Strategy
Mixed Doubles Strategy
Mixed Doubles Serving
Return of Service for Mixed Doubles
Mixed Doubles Play
Checklist for Mixed Doubles Strategy
Summary
Increasing Your Physical and Mental Potentials
Nutrition
Protein
Fat
Carbohydrates
Fiber
Vitamins
Minerals
Phytochemicals
Endurance and Strength Training
Overload Principle
Aerobic Training
Target Pulse Rate
Strength Training
A Specific Strength Program for Badminton
The Mental Side of Becoming a Better Player
Checklist for Mental Imagery
Summary
Nutrition
Endurance and Strength Training
The Mental Side of Becoming a Better Player
Laws of Badminton
Glossary of Badminton Terms
Index