PETALING JAYA: Wong Ling Ching believes that she can go far in her badminton career under the coaching of former international K. Yogendran.
Ling Ching, who joined the national squad last October, used to train under James Chua until Yogendran took over the national women’s singles department recently.
It has been less than a month since Yogendran switched roles with James, but he has already made his presence felt among the shuttlers.
James joined Hendrawan and Datuk Tey Seu Bock in the men’s singles department starting yesterday.
Ling Ching pointed out the differences in the coaching styles of both James and Yogendran.
She believes that Yogendran’s coaching style can help her overcome her shortcomings.
“I was training under coach James when I joined the national team more than six months ago,” said Ling Ching.
“Coach James taught me a lot in terms of physical conditioning and fitness on court.
“As for coach Yogendran, he focuses more on skills, details and techniques when playing on the court, which are what I’m lacking in my game.
“Everything has gone well under his guidance and I’ve gotten used to his training regime and intensity. Overall, I think I have improved slightly so far.’’
Ling Ching experienced a series of misfortunes in her SEA Games debut in Cambodia last month.
She was forced to watch from the sidelines in the women’s team event before suffering a first-round exit in the individual event as she was struck down with a fever a day after reaching Cambodia.
Ling Ching, however, has moved on from the defeat as she is preparing for the Maldives International Challenge at the Male Sports Complex in Male starting next Monday.
K. Letshanaa, Siti Nurshuhaini Azman and Oo Shan Zi will join Ling Ching in Maldives.