In this study, balance performance, agility, eye–hand coordination, and sports performance were compared between amateur badminton players and active controls. Thirty young adult badminton players and 33 active controls participated in the study. Static single-leg standing balance (with eyes closed) was measured using a force platform, and dynamic balance was measured using the Y Balance Test (lower quarter). Agility was measured using a hexagon agility test, and eye–hand coordination was measured using a computerized finger-pointing task. Sports performance was quantified by the number of times a shuttlecock fell in a designated area following a badminton serve. The badminton players had superior accuracy in badminton serving (P < .001) relative to the active controls. However, no significant between-group differences were noted in all other outcome variables (P > .05). Amateur badminton players had more favorable sports performance, but not balance performance, agility, or eye–hand coordination, than controls. Copyright © 2019 the Author(s). Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2019|