Dr. P. K. Senthil Kumar (Associate Professor)
Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai -600 127
Badminton is a team sport that contains varied activities and
various technical skills that a player must perform during the game. Badminton player
required to perform combinations of speed, agility and jumping abilities to achieve the
best performance. SAQ training is known as one of the most effective training methods to
improve performance in team sports.
Materials and Methods: To achieve the purpose of the study, twenty (N=20) junior
badminton players were randomly selected and their age ranged between 11 and 15
years.The subjects chosen for the study were divided into two equal groups and
designated as one experimental groups and one control group each consisted of ten junior
badminton players. The experimental group underwent SAQ training and control group
were not having any special training programme. The SAQ training was applied for only
12 weeks training for 3 days per week one session 45- 90 minutes programme. The data
were collected from explosive power was tested by using Vertical Jump and agility was
tested by using `T-Test prior and after the application of experimental training.
Results: The results revealed that SAQ training produce significant improvement on
explosive power and agility among junior badminton players. The differences were found
to be significant at 0.05 level. Thus, it was proved that SAQ training is the best training
intervention for junior badminton players to enhance overall playing ability.
Conclusion: Based on the result of the study it is concluded that the 12 weeks SAQ
training have been significantly improved explosive power and agility among junior
badminton players. From the finding it is suggested that Speed, Agility and Quickness
(SAQ) methods of training is suitable mode to bring out desirable change over explosive
power and agility among junior badminton players.