47 episodes

Coach Mike de Belle leads discussions with other coaches and players about all things to do with badminton including reviews of the latest matches, drills, tactics, personalities and more. We're based in Canada but discuss plenty of issues relating to the world wide badminton community.

Badminton Beat Mike de Belle

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Coach Mike de Belle leads discussions with other coaches and players about all things to do with badminton including reviews of the latest matches, drills, tactics, personalities and more. We're based in Canada but discuss plenty of issues relating to the world wide badminton community.

    Episode 44

    Episode 44

    While most of us are heading back to the courts, Super Dan and Danish doubles maestro Carsten Mogensen go in the opposite direction and announce their retirements...so definitely some discussion around those two. We also touch on a few coaching strategies, what the post-CoVid (or mid-CoVid) return to the courts is looking like and Kaz faces a rapid-fire questionnaire with suspicion.

    • 48 min
    Episode 43

    Episode 43

    The Badminton Beat crew check in on several coaches who are at various stages of re-opening their badminton courts after (or leading up to) the lifting of CoVid 19 lockdown restrictions: Andrew Dabeka in Switzerland, Ram Nayyar at the Vancouver Lawn and Tennis Club (in Vancouver) and Stephane Cadieux at the Boulevard Club in Toronto.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 42

    Episode 42

    Continuing the Badminton Journey...while staying at home, Kaz and Mike discuss their actions and distractions during these isolating times. And as always, a few things to consider to keep your shuttle-sanity.

    • 33 min
    Episode 41

    Episode 41

    The Badminton courts are closed, the gyms are shut down...but you can still get your Badminton "fix" by listening to Episode 41 of The Beat with Mike, Kaz & Rachel.

    • 26 min
    Episode 40 – Supplement

    Episode 40 – Supplement

    BadBeat reporter/player Rachel Honderich gives a run-down of her and partner, Kristen Tsai's doubles match as well as other things going on at the 2020 Yonex All-England Open.

    • 20 min
    Episode 40

    Episode 40

    What should you be thinking at 19-19 in the 3rd game? What is a really good "change-up" shot for doubles play? How should I prepare on the day of a big match?  All these questions and more are answered by our "Roving Reporter" Rachel Honderich on today's podcast as she prepares for the 2020 Yonex All-England Open.

    • 26 min

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