Latest Badminton News and Articles

Coach Tat Meng disappointed at Jing Yi’s decision to quit national team (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 27 November 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 204

PETALING JAYA: National women’s singles coach Wong Tat Meng has expressed disappointment at Tee Jing Yi’s decision to hastily quit the national team – ahead of the Naypyitaw SEA Games next month.

The 22-year-old Jing Yi, currently ranked No. 70 in the world submitted her resignation to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last Friday.

Tee Jing Yi submitted her resignation to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last Friday.
Tee Jing Yi submitted her resignation to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last Friday.

Tee Jing Yi submitted her resignation to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) last Friday.


The Penangite who joined BAM as a 13-year-old had felt that she could no longer contribute to the singles department and wanted to switch to doubles but it was rejected, prompting her decision to quit.

And Tat Meng, who rejoined BAM in October 2012 after a year with the Indonesia national team, believes that Jing Yi has made her decision too fast.
“Honestly, I didn’t know she submitted her resignation letter because I was on leave the past few days. I only found out this morning (Monday)” said Tat Meng.

“I last spoke to her before the Malaysia International Challenge earlier this month and there were no indications that she was going to quit so fast.

“I’m a bit disappointed because she did so at such a crucial time, when Malaysia’s women’s singles is already lacking in depth.

“I understand that she’s from a batch that has been with BAM for a long time and felt that she can’t progress any more. But I told her to give it another year to absorb the training and see how it goes.”

Besides Jing Yi, two other shuttlers – Lydia Cheah and Sannatasah Saniru also quit the national team earlier this year.

Jing Yi’s departure means Tat Meng is only left with a still recovering Sonia Cheah, Yang Li Lian, Lim Chiew Sien, Lim Yin Fun and Sylvia Kavita Kumares. The 19-year-old Chiew Sien, ranked No. 141 in the world is also set to replace Jing Yi in the SEA Games.

The good natured coach is however optimistic of building a strong squad from scratch next year with the inclusion of a few more graduating Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) juniors.

“There’s nothing much I can do except to manage the squad as best I can. I have three players – Ho Yen Mei, Lee Zii Yii and Yap Rui Chen coming in from BJSS next year and hopefully I’ll be able to build a stronger squad,” added Tat Meng.

Meanwhile, BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said that it will be up to president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff to make a decision regarding Jing Yi.

“I am aware of Jing Yi’s resignation but the president is the one in charge and he will review the case before making a decision,” said Chin Chai.

Given Jing Yi’s untimely decision to quit the team, BAM could hand down a ban similar to that of Tan Chun Seang's two years ago – from competing in Asia.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: World Champs 2014

playbutton-2014-square-world-championships

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
BAM, it's time to put together a stronger team around Chong Wei

To Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM):While the existin

Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan to skip French Open

Paris: French Open Superseries badminton will be kick off he

Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong survive scare to scrape through French Open

Paris: Reigning Commonwealth men's doubles champion Goh V Sh

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

The love story of Derek Wong and Vanessa Neo

By Cheryl Tay The love story of Singapore badminton players

Recommended Videos

  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next