In pursuit of badminton excellence


  • Community Sports
  • Monday, 09 Dec 2019

The young shuttlers in action during the final rounds of the championship.

THE annual Top Glove MSSWPKL Junior Open Badminton Championship 2019 ended with a bang, showcasing the best badminton talents on offer in the country.

The three-day tournament at Sports Arena Puchong provided an opportunity for young shuttlers aged between eight and 16 to learn their trade under the tutelage of experienced coaches in various categories.

The team that stood out throughout the tournament was Kuala Lumpur Badminton Academy (KLBA).

The academy managed to feature in four finals of various categories and recorded three wins notably in Boy’s Singles Under-16, Girl’s Singles Under-16, and Girl’s Doubles Under-16.

KLBA coach Cheah Chee Feng was happy with the overall performance of his players and praised the tournament organiser for providing a good platform and exposure to young players.

”I wish to congratulate my players for their amazing performance during the finals.

“I am also very happy, especially in the Under-16 category where we managed to win in the Boys’ Singles, Girls’ Singles and Girls’ Doubles.

MSSWPKL Junior Open Badminton Championship 2019 organising committee and sponsors at the prize-giving  ceremony. MSSWPKL Junior Open Badminton Championship 2019 organising committee and sponsors at the prize-giving ceremony.

“We have been working hard and looking forward to this tournament, and it has really paid off.

“Overall, I think this tournament is a really good platform, especially for the young players to hone their skills.

“It also provides early exposure to them as we have so many good players that came from all over the country as well as Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

I hope that this tournament will continue to be a platform to groom young players for many years to come,” Cheah added.

The championship is an annual event powered by Top Glove as the title sponsor alongside strategic partners, Platinum Victory and Yosen.

Supported by the Education Ministry, this year’s edition saw some 1,000 participants.
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