Monday, November 17, 2008

Chris's Assignment

For Chris's assingment we were to reflect upon how players use deception and placement tactics in the game of badminton. We were asked to view a clip of a very long badminton rally on youtube. The players use deception in a variety of ways. They use shots that make their opponents believe they will be hitting it to a certain spot on the badminton court but hit it in an entirely different direction. They also deceive their opponents with off speed shots. The swing makes it look as if the shot will be very fast but it ends up being high and slow. The players also used placement tactics to beat their opponents. They hit the shuttle to all areas of the court in order to catch their opponents off balance as well as hitting it to the backhand side. Chris did a good job of emphasizing the importance of deception in the game of badminton during his lab c presentation.

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