SportSport

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus: these are my thoughts about the 5x11 scoring system

Hans-Kristian Vittinghus: these are my thoughts about the 5x11 scoring system

Thank you so much for all the nice messages! A lot of you have asked what I think of the 5x11 scoring system and since testing it was the main reason for my participation in Belgium last week, I think it's only fair to give you guys my thoughts.

Ken je BC Iduna al?

In general I really enjoyed the challenge of adapting to this system. It is indeed very different and generates a whole different kind of pressure on the players. There is almost no room for easy mistakes and there's not much time to "get into" the match. It's straight on intense and you will pay the price if you don't have a plan from the start. At least that's my experience.

What often sets players apart is the ability to handle pressure and make the right choices when it gets close. So on the contrary to what I hear a lot of people and players say, I don't necessarily see this 5x11 system as an advantage for the underdog. There will be many more crucial moments in a match and for the less experienced/favoured player to handle it better than the opponent in 3 out of 5 games (which is needed to win) is not going to be easy.

The more I think about it I actually think this scoring system could help raise the level of play. At least in singles that is. I'm a little concerned about the importance of the whole service/return situation in doubles. It seems to be even more important with 5x11 scoring and to me that's not what we should strive for. Doubles is impressive at it's best, but matches with mostly 3-4-5 shot rallies are not very interesting to look at even for a badminton nerd like me.

My biggest concern however, is the fact there is no setting at 10-10. I don't see what good it brings. It makes matches more unpredictable yes - but at a very high cost. At 10-all we are at the peak of the excitement, so to me it makes no sense we want to finish it after just one point. Setting to just 12 or 13 would make a big difference in my opinion and could still create lots of situations where we play one final deciding point.

These are my initial thoughts. I'm happy to discuss them, this also goes for other players, so I can bring forward your opinions to the rest of the BWF Athlete's Commission.

If you still haven't seen a match being played with the 5x11 scoring, here's a link to my final in Belgium against Marc Zwiebler. It should give a good impression of the systems pro and cons.

Bijscholingen voor badmintontrainers

Behoud je certificering en leer de nieuwste trainingsmethoden! Het begint bij de VBO: Vereniging Badminton Oefenmeesters. Leer meer door op het logo te klikken!

Reacties
Team NL Badminton

badmintonline.nl op YouTube

We plaatsen regelmatig mooie badmintonrally's, knappe trickshots, volledige wedstrijden en meer. Volg ons door op het logo te klikken!

Recente artikelen
TB Brabant: Topsport Badminton in Brabant

TB Brabant: Topsport Badminton in Brabant

Brabant is van oudsher altijd een badmintonbolwerk geweest. Met name in de jaren negentig werden de kampioenschappen…

23 november 2020

Badminton Nederland Jaarplan 2021: coronavirus bepaalt de koers

Badminton Nederland Jaarplan 2021: coronavirus bepaalt de koers

Dit jaarplan 2021 wordt geschreven tijdens de tweede golf van het coronavirus. Deze tweede golf en de daaropvolgende…

19 november 2020

Will Fabienne Deprez and Peter Gade play an exhibition match?

Will Fabienne Deprez and Peter Gade play an exhibition match?

Most avid badminton fans know German pro shuttler Fabienne Deprez as the 5'7" tall blonde athlete who made her international…

19 november 2020

Badmintonnen in groepjes van vier: niet dubbelen!

Badmintonnen in groepjes van vier: niet dubbelen!

Tijdens de persconferentie van dinsdagavond 17 november jl. maakte het kabinet kenbaar dat we per 19 november terug gaan naar de…

19 november 2020

Vond je dit leuk om te lezen?

Dan hebben we jouw hulp nodig! We werken 365 dagen per jaar aan foto's, video's en updates over je favoriete sport én de Nederlandse topbadmintonners. Al vanaf €0,01 kun je badmintonline.nl steunen en het kost slechts een minuutje van je tijd. Dank je voor je hulp!