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04-03-2013, 09:05 AM #69
I have to say, I really admire Kang Hae Won - Korean womens singles player
Please look out for her. She is a very tough and mentally strong woman!
She lost today to 1st seed Lindaweni Fanetri in 3 sets (last set was 20-22), but took the defeat and turned it to experience
I have to say, she is very unlucky and the draw wasn't the best for her
There was alot of support for both players. We did all we could to supporter her but in the end, Fanetri got the better and snatched her chances. I think this was a good test for the Korean player as she progresses. I think she will join her seniors Sung Ji Hyun and Bae Youn Joo very soon
04-03-2013, 10:29 AM #70
AUS players going overseas for training
I am surprised to read what you have commented; that "coaching in Aus is also not up to standard hence why players go overseas to like Malaysia etc to get proper training".
Our 2 current national coaches (they have been here for many years now) are from overseas; One from Denmark, and the other from China. You can see them with our AUS players at all their tournaments.
We also have a coach from Malaysia, currently coaching here to help players to be good enough to enter our AUS national team.
When some of our AUS players go overseas for training, it would probably be the advise from their coaches (to gain different experience), not that their coaches are admitting that their coaching methods/systems are not up to standard.
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04-03-2013, 10:56 AM #71
Nothing to do with standard of coaches
More like no sponsorship or a solid development system for the players
Because badminton is not a popular sport in Australia, the government isn't willing to put in enough money to financially support the players
And because of this, many players have to balance their training with work or full time study to support themselves.
Unless the government is willing to offer a full-time career for the players by supplying the players with some kind of salary or income, you won't expect a change in our playing standards
Prof players in China, Malaysia, Korea and Japan have a very strong sports commission and program that guarantees the players success. A good start is to get the Australian Badminton Open on public service television channels like Seven
Hopefully, very hopefully, they are willing to do that for next year's SS. Australia needs to see the competitive side of the sport. If the Aus Open tennis gets to be broadcasted, why not badminton?
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04-03-2013, 10:58 AM #72
On the contary
I've watched many matches today
The player that impressed me the most is Qiao Bin
His strokes, speed and variation is unlike any other player... he will give LCW a big fight if he wins tomorrow against Japanese talent Kento Momota
04-03-2013, 11:29 AM #73
But I'm surprised you think he has a fighting chance against LCW. I doubt so though I'd be delighted if he succeeds, provided he beats Kento again tomorrow which I believe he can.
How about Xue Song? As there isn't any livestreaming, I hope you or your friends can watch him play Taufik tomorrow and tells us about it, no obligation of course.
04-03-2013, 12:23 PM #74
Have to praise the way he proceeds. Really good to see... Lets see how he does tomorrow as kento momota is an another player who is constantly improving ..
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04-03-2013, 06:45 PM #80
That's exactly what I meant.
We have excellent AUS athletes asking "Why play badminton when there is little income/money coming from it?. Participating in other sports like Tennis, Cricket, Football, Golf, Swimming, Basketball, etc, etc, ... is more rewarding."
Our Australian Badminton Open will not be shown on public service television channels like Seven (the only chance is on SBS). Why? Our public/commercial television channels won't show sports that we are not good at.
Not only Badminton is suffering; Other sports like Table Tennis, Volleyball, Handball, etc, etc, ... are facing the same problem.
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04-03-2013, 07:09 PM #81
Lleyton Hewitt is a cool guy, but he's on a different level to Djokovic, Nadal or Federer
And even if an Australian player gets into the QF or SF of a SS event. I still don't see it getting the broadcast happening. So I don't think its a matter of performance of the players, more like the image of the sport
If we can promote a good and strong image, that badminton is good, by getting some really entertaining matches on TV even once, then it will eliminate all those annoying stereotypes of the sport in Australia
We need everyone to spread the good word of the sport in our country. Australian Badminton Open is happening, but its not getting any exposure outside of the badminton world
04-03-2013, 07:23 PM #82
There are also high level coaches from Malaysia, China & Indonesia that currently reside in Australia. The sad thing is that there is little funding available to get these elite coaches coaching aussie kids. The second problem is that these coaches dont coach in a "Western Format", they coach in a different style that is recognized and acceptable in Western Culture. By this I mean that they are forceful dictators of programs and players, and this is not what is accept by many in Australia. Whilst Australian people understand the idea of hard work, the programs put in place by some foreign coaches is excessive and doesn't provide the balance that should be involved in a western program. Also they dont provide the support and comfort that should be required when dealing with junior players.
Now the reason Australian players go overseas to train is NOT because of the coaching but because of the level of competition in Australia. To be the best you have to play the best! And in Australia the best players are lucky to be Top50 players in the world and they don't have anyone higher than that to spar with and push them to the next level. So when a player gets to a certain level, they need to head overseas to spar with players in the next bracket of player. Players in Australia also play a different style and struggle when they come up again more 'wristy' & 'flat' Asian players because they are not used to it. So once again overseas training allows these players to experience different styles than what they can at home.
My thoughts are that the National Squad should be based in Malaysia and not Melbourne, as it would give them the best access to elite players & coaches and you are also closer to the bigger tournaments. If you look at the set up of Tennis in Australia, once you reach a certain age you are sent off to Spain to train and play on the European circuit. This is what BA needs to look at if they want their players to reach the next level, although as with everything this all comes down to $$$$
04-03-2013, 07:32 PM #83
And to say our players are not on the same level as the current top guys is true! but we have a long and proud history and have produced the greatest player of all time in Rod Laver! Lleyton is the 3rd or 4th longest serving world #1, so dont have a crack at him as it shows the little knowldge of the game that you possess. We have a current top 10 womens player and multiple top level doubles players! But some people with little knowledge seem to fail to see past the Mens Singles and look towards other facets of the sport.... So its a little rich to say we are not good at it!
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