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Chou Tien Chen (周天成)

Discussion in 'Chinese Taipei Professional Players' started by Loh, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. henrychenn

    henrychenn Regular Member

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    Been told by CTC that he's taken interest towards badminton at the age of 8 and has been playing ever since, coaching in taiwan is not quite the same as China where there are schools dedications just for badminton coaching

    It is also different where they aren't allocated just 1 specific coach there are quite a lot of coaches in Taiwan for national level and he will be getting coaching from all of them meaning coaches that come to his Tournaments will not always be the same (He does have a personal coach also).

    He told me at the Bitburger Open there was him and another 4 players from Taiwan who were there but as they get knocked out they just fly home early.
     
  2. Loh

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    Thanks Henry.

    I suppose the national players have a central training venue, perhaps in Taipei, and not scattered all over the country? I remember reading some players still attend school and may not be able to join centralized training as often due to studies and perhaps long travelling distances.

    Is his personal coach the one shown in jyeung's pic above? His name?

    Did you touch on the SF controversy regarding THW's service? If you did, what was his response?

    I remember seeing him trying to explain to the umpire that perhaps THW was not serving with a continuous stroke movement? Of course the umpire has overruled.
     
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    Chou Tien Chen did it a bit different than other players by playing and winning the small European tournaments in 2012 without a coach and he also played mixed doubles and won a few also.

    Last year, he had to serve his army duty in Taiwan and some illness which set him back a little.

    The loss in quarter final of Asian games to HK player Nan Wei probably helped him mentally, there were incidents of Nan Wei kept serving before he was ready and lost points on 3rd game when he was leading 18-15.
     
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    Hadnt heard of him until henry mentioned him to me. He's a close second for my favourite ms player now.

    I think he's got quite a smash and at 9-9 first game of bitburger sf he finished the rally with my own personal favourite shot. Thunder smash into the tape :) unreturnable too I think!
     
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    He should quickly learn from these recent episodes, to either get ready sooner or at least put up his hand higher to indicate he's not ready.
     
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    If LCW doesn't turn up to the All England next year, I can very easily see Chou getting to the semis... he just needs to get to the net a bit faster.
     
  7. Loh

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    A pity that the two upcoming talents had to clash so early yesterday at the Hong Kong Open.

    Srikanth prevailed over CTC in a 3-gamer, 18-21, 22-20, 21-16 in just over an hour.

    I did not watch the match, but I could sense that CTC must be very disappointed at not being able to wrap up the match in two games when it was 20-all in G2. SK must be mentally and physically stronger in the end.

    I hope SK will continue with his good form.
     
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    His playing style to some extent suitable for indian players?. He is a great player no doubt about it. He has had series of 3 setter matches with very close finishes and won it. But he lost to so many indian players(RMV, KASHYAP, SOURAV, ARVINd bhat, now SRIKANTH) with the same very close 3 setter matches this year. All are very close games. I think they know his game better.
     
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    CTC beat Lin Dan in front of home crowd!

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    I love him!

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    He's the best!

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    He is so fast today and his game was much better
     
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    CTC vs Chen Long in the final in Chinese Taipei 2015. Tomorrow will be CTC's big day.

    Can he do it?
     
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    Was he using the Z-Force 1 ???
     
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    Alas CTC faded out completely in G2 and G3.
    He can't sustain his G1 performance of speed and power.
    Some way to go for CTC, whilst there is still time before Rio Olympics 2016.
     
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    As much as I love watching this guy play, I don't see anything special about him besides him being a super-grinder.
     
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    Yeah he was.
     
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    Haha, already answered in another thread, but still thanks anyway.
     
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    Oh OK, np.
     
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    Met Chou today, he's really funny!

    Next tournament is in a few weeks time.

    No idea why the image is rotated
     

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    Badminton Unlimited | Gym Session - Chou Tien Chen (Episode 210, January 16, 2018)
    Taipei's Chou Tien Chen and his trainer Victoria Kao, to find out more about how players get ready for tournaments.
     
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    That clip wasn't full of brilliant insight or multiple exercises, but....
    .... I've started using that stretch this week and my middle-aged, office-drone back is feeling better than it has in years. :)
    Thanks Chou!
     
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