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The podcast for badminton players, by badminton players, where we celebrate local heroes, interview players from all walks of life and push you to grow as a player and a person.

Your hosts are Jeff Tho and Henry Wong.

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The podcast for badminton players, by badminton players, where we celebrate local heroes, interview players from all walks of life and push you to grow as a player and a person.

Your hosts are Jeff Tho and Henry Wong.

    33. Gronya Somerville - Thoughts on COVID-19 & the 2020 Olympics

    33. Gronya Somerville - Thoughts on COVID-19 & the 2020 Olympics

    Welcoming our previous guest and co-host, Gronya Somerville for another episode!

    She talks about the effects of COVID-19 on her badminton and life, and how you can get the most out of the self-isolation or lockdowns that a lot of us are experiencing. 

    Gronya also gives us an insight as to how she felt about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games being postponed to 2021 and the possible implications this may have on athletes who have prepared specifically for the event.

    • 32 min
    32. Stop overthinking in matches - Community Q & A

    32. Stop overthinking in matches - Community Q & A

    Power to the people!

    Thanks to Ilona, who contacted us via Instagram with a question, we have started The Badminton Podcast's Community Q & A where we answer the questions that you send us. We'll also start inviting guests to answer these questions for you also.

    In this episode, we talk about the mental side of badminton and how to get out of your head, when you get sucked into the trap of overthinking. This content is supremely important and can have a huge effect on your performance.

    Please continue to send in your questions and we can get them answered - as a community.

    • 29 min
    31. Shining the light on para-badminton - Celine Vinot

    31. Shining the light on para-badminton - Celine Vinot

    Introducing Celine Vinot. An Australian para-badminton player,  Australian Champion in Women's SL3 singles and ranked 15th in the world in singles and 25th in the world in WD with her partner Caitlin Dransfield. 

    In this episode, Celine explains the different categories of para-badminton, how the sport is developing and busts some common myths associated with the sport. Tune in to learn something about how own sport doesn't have boundaries!

    • 36 min
    30. Bend it like Ben Beckman - Swift Badminton

    30. Bend it like Ben Beckman - Swift Badminton

    We're excited to welcome another guest from Swift Badminton for this episode, Ben Beckman.

    Ben is a former national men's singles player who represented England in the 2008 Thomas Cup Finals in 2008. He has had a rich family history in badminton and in this episode, speaks about how he quit university to pursue his career in badminton, the current state of English badminton and his involvement with Jonathan Tang, founder of Swift Badminton. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    29. Be a CEO - Richard Vaughan

    29. Be a CEO - Richard Vaughan

    Ever wanted to be a CEO? How about a CEO of a sports federation? 

    Richard Vaughan, former CEO of Badminton Ireland and current CEO of Squash Australia has some real wisdom to share with you. Even if you don't want to be a CEO yourself, he shares what's important for growth as a sport or any business. 

    • 51 min
    28. Brice Leverdez - shaping the beliefs of the next generation

    28. Brice Leverdez - shaping the beliefs of the next generation

    Brice Leverdez. The man whose results on the world circuit are breaking down limiting beliefs for the next generation of French players. 

    He's beaten some the world's best Men's Singles players from Lee Chong Wei, Chen Long, Kenichi Tago, Anthony Ginting & Chou Tien Chen. 

    In this episode, he not only shares his badminton journey, but also shares his passion for sustainability and protecting our planet, and how he consciously makes choices to best serve the world we live in.

    • 53 min

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