A Year On Tour With Vittinghus - A Badminton Podcast
Special Guest Episode - Tine Baun

Special Guest Episode - Tine Baun

May 27, 2020

In another "can't-miss" episode I talk to Tine Baun about her perfect career stop by winning the All England in 2013. Did it make her doubt she made the right decision?

Tine also shares what kept her going until her major breakthrough finally came at the age of 28, just as she shares how she managed to deal with a ruptured achilles tendon and some major disappointments at the World Championships 2011 and Olympic Games 2012.

Furthermore she gives her views on topics like how women's singles has evolved, what she wants to pass on to the younger generations, why sparring with boys isn't always easy and what her ambitions are for the future.

If you find value in this podcast and want to help improve it in the future, please visit patreon.com/vittinghus.

Thanks so much for listening!

Final Four, Training Update & Questions

Final Four, Training Update & Questions

May 20, 2020

This episode is focused on getting you the latest news on what my training looks like now as more and more restrictions are being lifted here in Denmark.

I'll also share my view on the "drama" of the "Final Four" in the Danish League which is set to be staged on June 19-20.

Finally I'll answer three great listener questions about sponsorship, synthetic shuttles and what has given me the most drastic improvement of my game during my career. 

Remember you can support this podcast at patreon.com/vittinghus! Every small bit helps bring you even higher quality podcasts in the future.

Thanks for listening!

Special Guest Episode - Tony Gunawan

Special Guest Episode - Tony Gunawan

May 15, 2020

An Olympic champion and two times World Champion should guarantee high standards in this podcast!

The one and only Tony Gunawan joins the show and shares his views on a number of issues relating to his playing days, his coaching career and ambitions and also the state of badminton in USA.

He also talks about the cultural differences in badminton when comparing Indonesia, Japan and USA, just as he shares his views on how the men's doubles game has evolved over the years and what effect the change in scoring system has had on the game.

All this and much more on this episode of A Year On Tour With Vittinghus!

Remember you can support the show and help it develop at www.patreon.com/vittinghus.

If you want to know more about Tony and his badminton academy, go visit www.globalbadmintonacademy.com

Special Guest Episode - Steen Schleicher Pedersen

Special Guest Episode - Steen Schleicher Pedersen

May 8, 2020

Today former head coach of the Danish national team and current World Tour commentator, Steen Schleicher Pedersen joins the podcast.

In this episode we look back at his coaching career which is well known for his great results, but also some of the tough and controversial choices he's had to make along the way. Steen also reveals if he's still dreaming of coaching at the highest level again.

We also take a look at the current situation on the competitiveness of international women's singles. Steen shares a lot of brilliant insight and takes as to why women's singles is more competitive than ever. 

The third part of the interview with Steen opens a discussion on some of the (many) major rule changes badminton has gone through over the years. We also get to know what Steen believes we can learn from American sports.

Finally Steen willingly gives some great answers to a few listener questions, like what his most memorable commentating experience is and which non-Danish player he would have loved to work with as a coach.

If you want to help this podcast develop and improve even more in the future, you now have the chance to support my work at www.patreon.com/vittinghus.
I'm specifically looking for help to add extra equipment and upgrade on the hosting as well. All to make the listener experience even better.

And remember any feedback is welcome at ayearontour@gmail.com.Thanks for listening, sharing, rating and supporting!

Thanks for listening, sharing, rating and supporting this podcast!

Special Guest Episode - Kashyap Parupalli

Special Guest Episode - Kashyap Parupalli

April 29, 2020

Today's episode features a very interesting 30-minute interview with Indian star Kashyap Parupalli!

It's an interview that gives you lots of insight into what Kashyap's future plans might hold, why he's not afraid of speaking up when things are not right and we even go as far back as the 2004 World Junior Championships to talk about his career and achievements.

You'll also hear Kashyap reply to a few listener questions - one of them coming from none other than a certain Viktor Axelsen!

And finally you'll even get to hear Kashyap doing a live cover of Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You"!

This is an episode you can't miss!

Back On Court, The Perfect Badminton Player & Game-shirt Competition Time!

Back On Court, The Perfect Badminton Player & Game-shirt Competition Time!

April 22, 2020

Get updated on the new situation in Denmark, where we are now allowed on court for training under very strict regulations. 

I'll also reply to questions from the listeners regarding the new concept called "AirBadminton", what the perfect badminton player would look like & what the most significant match of my career is (and the answer is NOT the Thomas Cup final 2016)!

The episode also contains a bit of news in terms of what to expect from this podcast in the future, now as going back on tour seems to be pretty far away.

Finally the episode will also give you the chance to participate in a competition for two of my signed game shirts!

Thanks for listening - much appreciated as always! Any feedback is more than welcome in comments or in an email: ayearontour@gmail.com.

Is the 2020-season finished?

Is the 2020-season finished?

April 8, 2020

Besides listening to the newly updated (and final) intro, new sound effects and also a brand new outro, here's what you can expect from this episode: 

  • COVID-19 still keeps me (and a lot of other players) off the badminton courts. So in this episode I'll describe the situation as it is right now and also share my thoughts on how I try to keep my training interesting and fun.

  • With more and more events being postponed/suspended, I'll also share my view on the future for international badminton.
  • Finally I'll be answering a couple of great listener questions.

Thanks for listening everyone - and please share, rate and comment if you like what you hear.

Q&A episode & New Intro!

Q&A episode & New Intro!

April 3, 2020

In this episode of the podcast you'll get answers on a bunch of listener questions - 15 in total!

I'll be answering questions on who's the toughest opponent I've ever faced, what my proudest moment on court is, how I work with mental strategies and much more.

You'll also get to hear my new intro for the first time. How exciting is that!?
It still needs a little bit of fine tuning and more sound effects are to come, to try and sweeten up your listening experience a bit.

I hope you'll enjoy it - and if you do, please leave a comment, rating or review. Constructive criticism is also OK :-)

Thanks for listening!

Special Episode - Badminton Denmark Podcast

Special Episode - Badminton Denmark Podcast

March 30, 2020

This is not your normal "A Year On Tour With Vittinghus" episode.

This episode is an interview I was part of on the Badminton Denmark podcast some days ago. I'm being interviewed by Sebastian from Badminton Denmark and it's all in Danish! Sorry about that to all you non-Danes out there... :-)

Hope you'll enjoy the interview anyway - and I promise to be back with a Q&A episode later this week. In English of course!

Take care!

All England, Olympics for Norway & Home Training Frenzy!

All England, Olympics for Norway & Home Training Frenzy!

March 19, 2020

This episode gives you an update on my view on the recently concluded prestigious All England-event.

You'll also get to know more about how I try to stay in shape and practice as much as possible, even though all indoor sports facilities are closed down in Denmark - including the national training centre.

Finally I'll answer a couple of listener questions - including if I really intend to start representing Norway!

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