There is a high level of skill required to play badminton at the elite level, though to be a successful player you also need good reflexes, and be quick and agile around the court. However, which of these are more important? Below is a discussion about the fitness requirements for badminton, which can help with developing training programs for this sport, and for interpreting fitness testing results and determining the relative strengths and weaknesses of a player.
You Need to be Quick and Agile
We have a poll about the component of fitness most important for success in Badminton. Out of the options of Body Size and Composition, Muscle Strength, Muscular Endurance, Power, Speed / Quickness, Agility, Flexibility, Balance and Coordination, and Cardiovascular Endurance, the factors which are considered most important by the readers of this site are Agility and Speed / Quickness. You can add your vote too.
Skill and Technique is still most important
In a similar poll, we have asked people to rate the 12 factors of success for sports. Visitors to this site have rated each of these factors for the sport of badminton, and one of the most important according to them is skill and technique. Along with this, balance and coordination and reaction time were considered equally important. You can also add your ratings of Which Factors Make Successful Badminton Players, and see the latest results.
Most Important Factors for Success in Order of Importance (data from 2018)
- Balance & Coordination, Reaction Time, Skill and Technique
- Strength & Power, Speed / Quickness, Agility, Analytic & Tactical Ability
- Flexibility, Motivation & Self Confidence, Coping with Pressure Situations
- Aerobic Endurance
- Body Size and Composition
Are You an Expert?
I have found that asking all site visitors for their opinion, while it is interesting, does not always lead to accurate results. We want to know what the experts think. If you consider yourself an expert in Badminton, go here to add your opinion.
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