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10-20-2008, 02:53 AM #1
BAM wants to Improve on XD pairs
Monday October 20, 2008
BAM plan to produce more winning mixed doubles pairs
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: With a slowdown on the emergence of women’s doubles players, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are likely to make a bold move to bring them together with the mixed doubles shuttlers under their new coaching and training programme.
The BAM want to give more priority to producing winning mixed doubles combinations in their programme geared towards the 2012 London Olympics.
Currently, the only reliable women’s doubles pair are world No. 10 Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty. Unfortunately, no other pairs have stamped their mark since Eei Hui-Pei Tty made their presence felt on the international stage in 2002.
It will, however, be tough to bank on Eei Hui-Pei Tty in the next Olympics.
Fine combination: Chin Eei Hui (front) and Wong Pei Tty are Malaysia’s only reliable women’s pair at the moment.
They could not even get the better of the emerging talent from China, Cheng Shu-Zhao Yunlei, whom they lost to in the final of the Japan Open last month.
The plan is for Eei Hui and Pei Tty to join the mixed doubles department but the duo will be allowed to play in the women’s doubles event for at least another two years.
With the move, the BAM will save the cost of hiring a coach solely for the women’s doubles players.
When the new coaching and training set-up is announced at the end of the month, Indonesian Rexy Mainaky will assume the role of the doubles chief coach, taking charge of the men and mixed doubles players.
Rexy is likely to hand over the job of grooming the mixed doubles pairs to Jeremy Gan.
His other assistants are Pang Cheh Chang, Rosman Razak and Chang Kim Wai.
The singles department will most likely be headed by Rashid Sidek. The other singles coaches to be part of the new programme are Misbun Sidek and Wong Tat Meng.
10-20-2008, 03:48 AM #2
any comment from our Mr cooler?
10-20-2008, 11:06 AM #3
Just my humble opinion...
Rexy already has his hands full with coaching MDs. MANY MDs.
Why give him responsibility to handle XD as well?
How can he focus?
10-20-2008, 11:18 AM #4
WD supposed to be under Chang. Pang trained the seniors WPT/CEH for a spell before OG, also trains the younger MDs.
When Rashid becomes chief singles, he oversee all singles.
10-20-2008, 12:27 PM #5
rexy should let kkk play XD for a bit longer. Shouldn't judge base on intial result. When he get use to playing with a lady, then he won't have the bad attitude when playing MD with TBH MD becomes easy if u get accustomed to playing XD. If flandy, KDM, joobong park,jen erikson can do it, why can't kkk? If kkk is so talented as boleh fans say he is, kkk should as least do ok on this double xd and md roles. Then we would know what he's (kkk) made of.
10-20-2008, 12:36 PM #6
10-20-2008, 01:04 PM #7
10-20-2008, 01:49 PM #8
10-20-2008, 02:49 PM #9
What's bad for kkk and boleh fans is good for cooler
As cooler has remarked "What's bad for cooler is good for kkk and boleh fans". The other way around is also true, "What's bad for kkk and boleh fans is good for cooler".
But seriously, as Jagdpanther has put it... We might see fireworks exploding soon in this thread. But we hope it would not happen.
10-20-2008, 02:59 PM #10
10-20-2008, 03:10 PM #11
10-20-2008, 03:54 PM #12
INA and China doesn't seem willing to let their top MD pulled double duty in XD as well.
10-20-2008, 04:06 PM #13
^^A bit off topic-There's one other doubles player...^^
..(maybe not in the recent era) who was also as dominant, in his own era. As a matter of fact he is now one of the head coaches/National Training Director for the INA team...
Back to the XD issue with MAS, IMO, i think the article is partly correct. And that is they have yet to find a consistent women's doubles player and men's doubles player to compliment each other.
10-20-2008, 04:19 PM #14
I think that's the point though. If you have good MD and WD players, does it makes sense to impose more work by making them play XD or rather let them focus on their respective disciplines instead?
10-20-2008, 07:20 PM #15
Last edited by cooler; 10-20-2008 at 07:23 PM.
10-20-2008, 09:53 PM #16
It's not only KKK but the other players as well - Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah, Chan Peng Soon, Hoon Thien How,Chong Sook Chin, WPT, CEH.
KKK used to play both MD & XD until early 2007, quite sucessful too with WPT. In 2007, the coaches decided to focus the players on 1 dept, now back to 2 dept. Now XD is a full time dept, not mix & match without training together like used to be.
Msia's XD specialists are all youngsters : Razif Latif/Chong Sook Chin, LKW/NHL, TWK/WKW . The others like Chan Peng Soon, Hoon Thien How, KKK, WPT,CEH are MD/WD specialist.
So, if want to say young blood, the 3 pairs are the ones, ever since they won 2007 Asia & World Juniors in XD. Just that they are not experienced enuf yet to stamp their mark, I suppose that's why Rexy/Jeremy split LKW & NHL temporarily & pair them with seniors.
Razif started off as doing well in MD, then XD, now it looks like he'll focus more on MD, less on XD.
The gals : CSC, NHL, WKW do better in XD rather than WD, their WD partnership changes according to who goes for the tourney.
10-21-2008, 12:07 AM #17
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