PHYSICAL AND ANTHROPOMETRIC FITNESS OF SCHOOL LEVEL BADMINTON PLAYERS OF DERA ISMAIL KHAN (KP), PAKISTAN
Keywords:physical fitness, anthropometrics, badminton, players and body segments.
Purpose of this particular study was aimed to compare physical performance and anthropometric characteristics of school badminton players ofHigh school level competitions. Fifty male participants were selected from various school badminton teams of Dera Ismail Khan City. Physical fitness and Anthropometric variables were measured in shape of stature, body mass, skinfolds, girths, lengths, breadths, 30 m sprint, set and reach, agility run, shuttle run standing broad jump, sit-ups and left and right-hand grip strength. T-test was usedfor comparison of Physical fitness and Anthropometric fitness. Results depicts that school level badminton players were significant, heavier, taller,and longer in arm span, shoulder breadth, elbow,arm, leg lengths and knee breadths. Players performed well in 30 m sprints, in flexibility,left and right-hand grip, sit-ups and standing broad jump. Researchers concluded thatschool level badminton players of Dera Ismail Khan, were inferiorin physical fitnessas compared to anthropometric variable.National and international level badminton experts and selectors are suggested physical fitnessand anthropometric fitness measures be kept in mind while preparing and selecting badminton players for Pakistan.