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Will WTA players win a match in badminton tournament?

This is such a stupid question, but what do ya think?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2004, 09:59 PM
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Not stupid at all.
I think probably not - due to higher net and faster speed and the different points rules etc etc.
Tennis Table on the other hand............
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I play most racket games and badminton is a complete ball game from tennis. First of all, it's not a ball that badminton uses and therefore the control is very different - including the placement of the shuttle cock. Secondly, you can't just have a 'baseline' smashes like a game of tennis could, it's almost like net then back constantly and you don't stand behind/outside the court really as the shuttle cock can't touch the floor and there are no bounces.

Serves are also very different too, there is no ace and power almost means nothing but of course it help when it comes to smashes.

The physiques are very different too. Most badminton players are slim and advantagous if tall. You really can't be too heavy as you sort of leap from one corner to another whereas muscles could make a difference in tennis in the way one hits.

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Badminton requires touch and feel....certainly lacking on the WTA tour right now. (Hingis, how I miss your game!).

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I play both, and have for about 25 years. All I can say is, if you ranked the WTA players as badminton players, the order would be VERY different. However, badminton IS athletic, and WTA players are VERY athletic. I would expect the longer, leaner players to do better. Venus, Elena D, Daja, Dani, that body type.

But matched against elite badminton players in their own sport? Please.

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Sprem and Sharapova have the built too...just to name a couple.

One thing for sure, you can't be too elegant on badminton court.

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no, because u actually need finesse and touch in badmitton (unlike tennis atm)

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No... they're two completely different sports.
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I play both too! Tennis is much different than badminton. You dont necessarily hit the "ball" hard in badminton, but its where you place it. In tennis, you just wack the ball as hard as you can! (at least i do )

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could a basketballer win a match in baseball?
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Basketball and Baseball are completely different all together, where Badminton and Tennis each have a use of Racquets.

Though with slight variances and differences concerning games, The Eye-Racquet co-ordination would probably be picked up by most, if not all Tennis Players playing Badminton, Probably Even more Easier if playing Squash, which resemebles Tennis closely (apart from Table Tennis ofcourse)

Badminton involves strict hand-eye co-ordination, quick reflexes and with the rule that the Shuttle Cock is not allowed to touch the ground, exceptional Volleys (In Tennis Terms) accompanies the major part of Badminton, Though No one here has any clue of who would actually be any good at Badminton, We can only estimate and percieve what qualities of Tennis may be exposed in Badminton to allow a Tennis Player to play,

I would Suggest a Quick Thinking Mind, Light on their Foot, Able to get around the Court with Ease, someone who can stretch and stride to an advantage, (Perhaps) might be suited to a good Volley skills, angles of course. Someone with good Mobility aswell is potentioally a must.
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Martina Hingis can . A year ago there were some pics of her playing tennis . And the man was amazed by her abilities and he said that with some training she could easily reach the semis .
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Though with slight variances and differences concerning games, The Eye-Racquet co-ordination would probably be picked up by most, if not all Tennis Players playing Badminton, Probably Even more Easier if playing Squash, which resemebles Tennis closely (apart from Table Tennis ofcourse)
Never though Squash resembled Tennis whatsoever. When I used to play the game I always thought it was a less strenuous version of Raquetball, which Squash is actually more similar too.
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Oh, well I always count Racquet Ball and Squash the same thing, I actually never knew of a sport called Racquet Ball, though it was always another alternative name for Squash, anyhoo Squash (The More Internationally Recognized) Badminton and Table Tennin and Tennis seem to be the Big 4 Racquet Sports recognized.
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