The badminton scene has certainly changed in the last 15 years or so. When I first started watching badminton, there were many elite players from all over the world. However the strongest nations were clearly Asian, and the nation which stood out the most was China.
In more recent years in badminton, players have started to shout more and more when they’re smashing. When you watch professional matches, it’s not uncommon to hear players in doubles yelling as they pummel the shuttle aggressively towards their opponents.
Have you ever wondered if professional players play both the singles and doubles disciplines? We have seen some examples of this but only in the context of exhibition matches. The Yonex Legends badminton initiative has shown us glimpses of singles players