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05-18-2009, 09:19 AM #35
what bigger picture??bigger picture for you malaysians, maybe...but certainly not us Indonesians. yes, by any luck if hendrawan manages to produce a world champ, the glory would still be credited to mas and ONE Indonesian...not all of us. Moreover what does that leave us Indonesians?no world champ for us then?
05-18-2009, 09:23 AM #36
05-18-2009, 09:27 AM #37
05-18-2009, 10:20 PM #38
It's made public in the Msian press :
BAM hires Hendrawan
By By K.M. Boopathyboopathy@nst.com.my
THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) has acquired the services of Indonesian coach Hendrawan to arrest the slide in the national singles squad. BAM secretary P. Ganga Rao, in a telephone interview from Guangzhou yesterday, said Hendrawan will assume his position as one of the national singles coaches beginning on July 1.
Although BAM has been wanting to hire him since March, Hendrawan was tied with the Indonesia BA (PBSI) and only signed a two-year contract after the conclusion of the Sudirman Cup on Sunday.
"Hendrawan was a top class international and has proven to be a quality coach. His work has shone over the last three years with the Indonesian team. He will add strength to our bid to improve the standard of the Malaysian singles," said Ganga.
"We have been interested in Hendrawan for some time but only made a serious approach in March but he was tied with his duties until the Sudirman Cup. He has already resigned from PBSI and will start with us on July 1."
Ganga added: "We are looking at utilising his expertise especially for the 2012 London Olympics and we will leave it to national singles head coach Rashid Sidek to short list the players who will work with Hendrawan.
"Hendrawan will probably be in charge of a mixture of elite back-up and back-up shuttlers or he could even be utilised in the women's singles department."
Hendrawan, the 2000 Sydney Olympics silver medallist and 2001 world champion, has been guiding the likes of Sony Dwi Kuncoro and Simon Santoso since 2005 and was instrumental in guiding Maria Kristin Yulianti to the women's singles bronze medal in last year's Beijing Olympics.
Hendrawan is known for his systematic style of coaching which came about after he obtained a degree in business management before turning to coaching in 2003.
Elite back-up players like Liew Daren, Tan Chun Seang, Chong Wei Feng and Arif Latif have stagnated of late and this could be the targeted group Hendrawan will most likely work with.
05-18-2009, 11:32 PM #39
05-19-2009, 12:12 AM #40
Hendrawan coming to Malaysia
Ex-world champ Hendrawan to chart singles players’ success
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia have hired former world champion Hendrawan of Indonesia to help revive the fortunes of the country’s singles players.
And the 37-year-old Hendrawan will officially start work with the national team in July.
He will be the third reputable Indonesian to be part of the team to chart the fortunes of Malaysian badminton.
Rexy Mainaky is the current chief coach of the doubles players and Indra Gunawan was the singles coach of the Malaysian men’s team in 2001 and 2002.
Hendrawan will work with national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek to find solutions to unearth more singles talent and to produce world-beaters.
Currently, there is a wide gap in standard between world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and the rest of the men’s elite and back-up players while Wong Mew Choo and Julia Wong are the only two Malaysian female players thus far to have attained world status.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) secretary, P. Ganga Rao, confirmed yesterday that Malaysia had engaged the service of Hendrawan.
“We are happy that our deal with Hendrawan has come through. The BAM have been quite concerned with the critical situation in the singles. It is our hope that he will be able to help us to strengthen our singles department,” he said.
The BAM had been eyeing Hendrawan for quite some time but they were only able to get the 2001 world champion to sign on the dotted lines without problems after he quit as a coach with the All-Indonesia Badminton Association (PBSI) at the end of March.
Hendrawan, however, has to fulfil his obligations with Indonesia at the just concluded Sudirman Cup in Guangzhou and also the upcoming Indonesian Open (June 16-21).
Ganga added that the BAM would finalise the players to come under the charge of Hendrawan soon.
“With Hendrawan in, we will have a strong coaching team in the singles department. The coaches will now have to come together and decide on who will be placed under the care of Hendrawan,” said Ganga.
Besides Rashid, the other singles coaches of the national players are Misbun Sidek and Teh Seu Bock.
Misbun has four elite players under his charge — Chong Wei, Mohd Hafiz Hashim, Kuan Beng Hong and Mew Choo.
Seu Bock handles women’s players Julia, Lydia Cheah and S. Stephanie Shalini while Rashid deals with four back-up men’s players — Tan Chun Seang. Mohd Arif Abdul Latif, Liew Daren and Chong Wei Feng.
It is learnt that Hafiz and Beng Hong are likely to be the two main players to be placed under Hendrawan.
Ganga said that Malaysia hold high regards on the credibility of Hendrawan.
“He has done wonders with the current Indonesian men’s and women’s singles players. He is knowledgable and is a well-spoken man. He is modest despite all the major achievements as a player and coach. We are looking forward to a great partnership with Hendrawan,” he said.
Besides Hendrawan’s exploits in the individual championships, he is also known as a great team player.
Hendrawan spoiled Malaysia’s party in the 2002 Thomas Cup Finals in China when he defeated Mohd Roslin Hashim in the deciding fifth match of the final tie.
Probably, with Hendrawan now on the Malaysian side, there is greater hope that Malaysia, who will host the Thomas Cup Finals next year, will be able to regain the title last won in Kuala Lumpur in 1992.
05-19-2009, 03:17 AM #41
It is indeed good news that Hendrawan has been appointed as a singles coach for Malaysia with effect from July 1st.
He was a great player with excellent credentials and a gentleman and this could be 'exploited' by his Malaysian charges who may be less than fully disciplined and committed. Hendrawan must therefore adopt a no-nonsense approach with the Malaysian charges and take disciplinary measures when required. Otherwise the sad situation of players getting away with their shenanigans will persist and Malaysia will have to continue relying on one or two singles players in competitions. These one or two singles players are good because they are motivated, disciplined, committed and train hard and do not depend much on their coaches. Just watch the video of LCW training to stay competitive.
The presence of Hendrawan will also be good for Rexy.
05-19-2009, 05:11 AM #42
We welcome Hendrawan!!!
05-19-2009, 05:27 AM #43
How long is the contract period, BTW?
05-19-2009, 05:47 AM #44
I think having Hendrawan is a good move by BAM.
05-19-2009, 08:15 AM #45
ok kawan... whip them hard. No blood no gain... haha.
05-19-2009, 08:28 AM #46
05-19-2009, 09:14 AM #47
Hendrawan brings with him the legacy of one of the world's greatest ever badminton players - Tang 'The Thing' Xian-hu
If Hendrawan manages to find a new youngster in Malaysia, that boy/girl stands to benefit enormously. I wonder though if the much-politicised BAM will let him do his own brand of talent spotting in earnest
05-19-2009, 11:15 AM #48
all the best for Hendrawan..
05-19-2009, 12:09 PM #49
05-19-2009, 12:11 PM #50
i wonder if Kuan B H & Hafiz will be under him like what the star reported...
05-19-2009, 12:14 PM #51
Hendrawan is contracted with BAM for a period of two years.
Hendrawan said the main reason is that he feel he needs a better income level to support his family. BAM apparently is paying him 5x the income he is currently receiving from PBSI.
interesting now that there are two world champion level Indonesian coaches in Malaysia.
the exodus from PBSI continues...
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