A Year On Tour With Vittinghus - A Badminton Podcast
Kim Astrup - Tribute To Markis Kido & Much More

Kim Astrup - Tribute To Markis Kido & Much More

June 17, 2021

Today's episode features Danish doubles ace and good friend of mine, Kim Astrup!

This is one of the few guest episodes actually recorded sitting right across each other, so please excuse us for the little bit of background noise for a few very short sections of the interview.

We mainly focused our chat on the Tokyo Olympics and on getting a deeper understanding of Kim's (and his doubles partner Anders Skaarup Rasmussen) mentality on court, but we touched on several other topics as well.

We obviously also had to pay tribute to the legend Markis Kido, who sadly passed away at age 36 on June 14th.

Below is a short rundown of the different main topics during our talk:

2.45-7.15 Tribute to Markis Kido.

7.15-19.45 Tokyo Olympics, preparations, expectations, goals and what Mathias Boe has taught him.

19.45-38.00 Being controlled by your emotions, dealing with pressure and expectations from yourself and others and why finding the right mindset every single time is so tricky.

38.00-41.30 Modelling tips from the main model of the Danish team & how Kim suddenly realized he’s now one of the old guys!

41.30-43.35 Tips for left/right handed combinations.

43.35-48.10 Kim and Anders’ relationship, future and why he’s calling Anders Badminton’s Benjamin Buttons!

48.10-49.50 How much training is done with and without your partner as a doubles pairing.

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Beiwen Zhang - Doing It Her Own Way

Beiwen Zhang - Doing It Her Own Way

June 2, 2021

Ever wondered what Beiwen Zhang thinks of never really having a coach beside her for the big events? Or what it was like to move away from China and her parents at age 13?

Perhaps you even wondered why she would move from the national team in Singapore to doing things on her own in USA?

Search no longer for these answers! It's all in this podcast along with a lot more - and some fun stories about how entering USA was quite chaotic, not just once, but twice...

Feedback from the patrons of the podcast is that this is a very enjoyable listen, so don't miss out on this one! 

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New Scoring System?

New Scoring System?

May 11, 2021

This episode is a little different than usual as it is a part of an interview I did with the guys at The Badminton Podcast some weeks ago.

In this part of the interview I share my take on the new proposed scoring system, which is very likely to be agreed upon at the BWF AGM on May 22nd.

Get to know why I'm more concerned about the possible effects it might have on recreational/lower level badminton than it will on the professional level.

I also share why I actually disagree with some of my colleagues on weather or not we should have had a bigger say in the matter - and why I think, if you are against the change, it's a little unfair to "blame" BWF if it gets voted through!

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Bronze It Is!

Bronze It Is!

May 4, 2021

This episode contains a rundown of my semifinal loss against Anders Antonsen.

I'll also provide you with insights into why the positive COVID-19 cases of Axelsen and even Lamsfuss (Germany) makes some sense.

Finally I'll go into my plans for the immediate future with Malaysia and Singapore Open (perhaps) coming up.

Also this is the first post after reaching my goal of 50 patrons, so make sure to tune in and hear what's now in store for all of them and who won the special prize of the month of April!

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Thanks for listening and the support everyone!

European Championships - Medal Secured!

European Championships - Medal Secured!

May 1, 2021

Update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, where I've struggled both physically and mentally with quarantine issues!

So far so good in terms of the badminton though, so this update offers you some insights into the entire situation and my matches on road to tonight's semifinal against Anders Antonsen.

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European Championships & More COVID Troubles!

European Championships & More COVID Troubles!

April 25, 2021

First update from the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine and it's not the most positive one...

Tune in to find out why I'm now in some sort of quarantine here and why traveling to events at the moment is really testing my patience and even motivation some times!

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Ville Lång - Playing To Your Strengths

Ville Lång - Playing To Your Strengths

April 15, 2021

Finally back with about guest episode and this time with the highly entertaining Ville Lång from Finland!

Ville is a former world no. 21 in men's singles who retired in 2016, but before doing so, he managed to win 15 international titles and 10 Finnish national championships in a row!

In this episode we talk a lot about how he tried to beat players, who he saw as superior players in terms of skill, by playing a lot of mind games and dominate them in the mental game.

We also dig into some of his career highlights like beating Tzu Wei Wang in the final of Scottish Open after being 4 matchpoints down - and another epic comeback at the Swedish Masters 2014.

Generally this is an episode full of fun anecdotes and stories, which is no surprise as Ville is one of the most charismatic players on the badminton tour the past couple of decades.

So don't miss out - you'll also get to know Ville's future plans for Finnish badminton, both as a coach and a board member.

All of this and much more packed into 1 entertaining hour!

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Orléans Masters - Semifinal

Orléans Masters - Semifinal

March 28, 2021

Thoughts on my semifinal performance: what worked, what didn't work and what to learn from this match.

Also a look at what's next for me in the coming weeks and months.

Finally, I'll find the winner of this months main prize, a racket from FZ Forza. Join on patreon.com/vittinghus to be in with a chance of winning next month!

Thanks for listening everyone!

Orléans Masters - Welcome Back To Top 20

Orléans Masters - Welcome Back To Top 20

March 26, 2021

Great performance in the QF of Orléans Masters against Ditlev Jæger Holm and I'm now back in top 20 of the world rankings (next week)!

Tune in to hear more about how pleasing this performance was and why I succeeded in making it a rather one-sided affair today.

Also a few thoughts on the challenge tomorrow's semi final presents!

Thanks for listening!

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Orléans Masters - Round 3 vs Chirag Sen, India

Orléans Masters - Round 3 vs Chirag Sen, India

March 25, 2021

Short recap from another hard fought win at Orléans Masters - this time against Chirag Sen from India.

Also a few thoughts on what to expect from the quarterfinal tomorrow against Ditlev Jæger Holm.


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