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BADMINTON

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by TONY GRICE
6th ed., January 2009, 150 pages, $14.95 
ISBN 978-0-89641-472-3  Review Shopping Cart

 

The purpose of this book is to assist the college student in learning how to perform and enjoy the game of badminton at all levels of play. It includes an organized description of the fundamental skills and advanced techniques in badminton. Each chapter is designed to both graphically and visually demonstrate all of the aspects needed by the college student to play badminton.

Drawings, diagrams and photographs clearly illustrate the foot, hand and body positions essential to badminton. New updated chapters on history, the scoring and rules of badminton, and conditioning and weight training are also included. Review questions at the end of the text provide examples which clarify the content of the textbook.

The sixth edition of Badminton has been revised with new figures and photographs and includes the latest USAB rules. New appendices provide a glossary of terms, selected references including books, magazines and films, the complete USBA list of 2007Publications and a complete list of USAB and IBF Associations. This information should be of special interest to the badminton teacher and coach.

The author hopes that this textbook covers all of the basics that students need to play badminton

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: NATURE AND HISTORY OF THE GAME
Nature of the Game
History of the Game

Chapter 2: EQUIPMENT
Rackets
Strings
Shuttlecocks
Dress
Courts

Chapter 3: FUNDAMENTALS
The Forehand Grip
The Backhand Grip
The Basic Strokes
Serves

Chapter 4: FOOTWORK
The Ready Position
Receiving the Serve
Movement on the Court
Basic Method
Gravity Method
Summary

Chapter 5: BADMINTON SCORING SIMPLIFIED
Singles Rules
Doubles Rules

Chapter 6: LAWS OF BADMINTON
Court and Equipment
Shuttle
Testing a Shuttle for Speed
Racket
Equipment Compliance
Toss
Scoring
Change of Ends
Service
Singles
Doubles
Service Court Errors
Faults
Lets
Shuttle Not in Play
Continuous Play, Misconduct, Penalties
Officials and Appeals
Appendix 1 Variations in Court and Equipment
Appendix 2 Handicap Matches

Chapter 7: INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SKILLS
Deception
Offensive or Attacking Clear
Advanced Drop Shots
Round the Head Shot
Advanced Serves
Mechanical Principles Applied to Overhead Strokes

Chapter 8: STRATEGY
Basic Singles Tactics
Basic Doubles Tactics
Advanced Singles Tactics
Advanced Doubles Tactics

Chapter 9: CONDITIONING
Weight Training
Summary

Chapter 10: PRACTICE DRILLS AND GAMES
Basic Drills
Advanced Drills
Games
Beginning Badminton in High School

Chapter 11: SKILL TESTS
Long Serve
Wall Volley
Footwork-Agility Drill

APPENDICES
1 Glossary
2 Evaluation and Records
3 Selected References
4 Evaluation Questions

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Grice is currently a Full Professor in the Physical Education Department at Louisiana State University, Shreveport. He received his B.S.E. and M.Ed. from Memphis State University and the Ed.D. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Grice has been a high school teacher and coach and a college varsity badminton coach. He has taught badminton at all levels at Northwestern State University, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, where he served as the Coordinator of Racquet Sports.

He has also conducted numerous badminton instructional clinics in the United States, Guatemala and Mexico. Grice has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the USA Badminton (USAB) and as the National Team Exercise Physiologist for the USAB. He traveled with the U.S. National Team to the 1987 World Championships in Beijing, China as the team trainer and also served as the manager for the South Team at the 1989 Olympic Festival in Oklahoma City. More recently, he served as an official umpire at the 1993 Olympic Festival in San Antonio, Texas and Boulder, Colorado respectively.

Grice has been a nationally ranked player and has competed as a player internationally. He recently won the 1998 U.S. Senior national Championship in Masters Men’s Singles and the 1998 and 1999 Masters Men’s Doubles with Curt Dommeyer of Manhattan Beach, California.

He continues to teach a badminton class each semester at Hardin-Simmons University, where he serves as the Director of the Aerobic-Human Performance Laboratory.


 

 

 

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