• Tan Kim Her brings new hope for India's badminton doubles

    New Delhi: Malaysia's former men's doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her who was appointed by Badminton Association of India (BAI) as their new doubles coach, has started making positive change for India's doubles players.

    The 44-year-old coach signed a five-year contract with BAI effective September, has already began working with Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy (men's doubles) and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa (women's doubles) to help them qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Gopichand, Parupalli Kashya and Tan Kim Her (from left). (photo: Parupalli Kashyap)

    Gopichand, Parupalli Kashya and Tan Kim Her (from left). (photo: Parupalli Kashyap)

  • Indian Badminton League set to start in January

    By Suhas Nayse

    Nagpur: After a long wait and overcoming several hurdles, the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held in January, 2016, according to Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Dasgupta on Saturday.

    "Yes, the second edition of IBL will be held in January. I cannot announce the exact dates now but it will most probably held in the second and third week of January. We will announce all the details in a press conference soon," said Dasgupta.The 2013 Indian Badminton League season was a huge success. (photo: PTI)

    The 2013 Indian Badminton League season was a huge success. (photo: PTI)

  • Pullela Gopichand: Now is the time to prepare for the 2028 Olympics

    Mumbai: India's chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said that though the 2016 Rio Olympics potentials have been taken care of, he rues the lack of a structured junior program for shuttlers in the country.India badminton has seen tremendous improvement under Pullela Gopichand's watch.

    India badminton has seen tremendous improvement under Pullela Gopichand's watch.

  • Jwala Gutta: Let Tan Kim Her decides all

    Mumbai: Jwala Gutta, the ace badminton doubles star, has been requesting the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to hire the services of a specialist coach since the last couple of years. And her efforts bore fruit when BAI finally brought top doubles coach Kim Tan Her on board last week.Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa are currently at World No. 12

    Jwala Gutta (right) and Ashwini Ponnappa are currently at World No. 12

  • Badminton Association of India hire Tan Kim Her as doubles coach

    Mumbai: With a little more than a year left for the Rio Olympics, the Badminton Association of India's (BAI) demand to hire a specialist doubles coach has been granted by the India sports ministry.

    Malaysian Tan Kim Her has been roped in by the BAI till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will be on a salary of between $7,500 and $8,000 per month, according to Indian media.Good luck to Tan Kim Her for his new ventures.

    Good luck to Tan Kim Her for his new ventures.

  • India thrash Kenya 5-0 to top badminton mixed team group

    Glasgow: After thrashing Ghana and Uganda with the exact scoreline of 5-0 Thursday, Indian shuttlers continued their good showing at the 20th Commonwealth Games as they blanked Kenya 5-0 on the second day of the mixed team competition to top group B.

    Scratch pair of K. Srikanth and Jwala Gutta were the ones to start the proceedings for India as they mauled Mercy Joseph and Patrick Mbogo 21-8 21-8 in just 18 minutes.Jwala Gutta was playing against Kenya

    Jwala Gutta was playing against Kenya

  • Jwala Gutta still upset over her legal battle with Badminton Association of India

    New Delhi: Six months ago, in a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on top Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta for trying to Jwala Gutta, set aside those nightmares, and start focusing on badminton. We all love you!

    Jwala Gutta, set aside those nightmares, and start focusing on badminton. We all love you!
    stop some players of her franchise Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the India Badminton League.

  • The second Indian Badminton League (IBL) may be postponed

    New Delhi: Due to the busy international schedule, the Badminton Association of India is considering postponing the Indian Badminton League II to early 2015.India's badminton sweetheart - Saina Nehwal

    India's badminton sweetheart - Saina Nehwal

    The first Indian Badminton League in August 2013 was huge commercial success and a grand success with badminton lovers. The corporate sponsorships and even the players like to play in the league.

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