The BWF supports the further development of the sport through a variety of sports research projects. Examples of sport science projects include, the sharing of global badminton and sports research, as well as annual BWF funded research grants for universities. These projects are overseen by the BWF Sport Science Commission.
A list of BWF funded University research projects and Downloads
This research aimed to investigate the movement patterns associated with the accuracy-based skill of the short serve, and; understand how elite players vary their movement when performing the short serve. Additionally, a training program was developed and implemented aimed at improving short serve accuracy and the effectiveness of this training intervention was assessed.
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The aim of the study was to investigate a newly developed Danish Badminton Fitness concept (B-FIT) investigating health related markers and specific badminton performance among Danish high school students, some recreationally active but none involved in regular badminton activities, compared to a standard high school 8-week badminton program (BAD).
This project aimed to identify: (a) the average response time of elite level badminton players, (b) the frequency of anticipatory behaviours which occur in elite level badminton and (c) how contextual factors such as format of the game (i.e. women’s, men’s, singles and doubles matches), the outcome of the match (i.e. win, lose), and the stage of the match (i.e. set 1, set 2) impact on both average response time and frequency of anticipatory behaviours.
This project aimed to identify: (a) the impact of badminton-specific physiological stress on perceptual-cognitive anticipation in badminton, and key underlying mechanisms, (b) the effects of combining anticipation training in badminton with high physiological stress to see if there are any benefits of training under stressors that are common to the performance environment.
This explorative study had three main aims (1) to examine the differences in
psychological factors between badminton players, of all skill levels, who had experienced an injury in the last 24 months and those that had not been injured; (2) to examine the relationship between number of injuries that a player had sustained and psychological factors; (3) to examine whether the psychological factors associated with injuries altered depending on the type
of injury, the body region effected, and the cause of the injury.
This study aims to (1) Describe the demands and challenges dual career adolescent badminton players and their entourage faced throughout a badminton season; (2) Identify the most demanding periods for players throughout a badminton season; (3) Explore the support needs of dual career badminton players and their entourage during these demanding periods.
The aims of this research project were (1) to develop a new agility test that assess both the perceptual and motor capacity, (2) to examine the test’s concurrent and construct validity and its test-retest reliability, and (3) to evaluate the specificity of this test to badminton players.
The Badminton Against Myopia Project began in 2013 with the aim of reducing the number of school-age children that suffer from or are at risk of myopic eye disease globally.
The main aim of this study was to investigate the frequency, location and severity of acute and overuse injuries in junior badminton players, aged under 19 years old (17-19 years). the most common sites of injury were also studied. the correlation between their anthropometric status, foot alignment and injury was examined. in addition, differences in explosive strength between the injured and non-injured junior badminton players was evaluated.