KUALA LUMPUR: The national back-up shuttlers led by Mohd Arif Abdul Latif are ready to take up the challenge thrown at them by newly-appointed men’s singles coach Hendrawan.
For now, Arif said that the Indonesian former world champion wanted from them full commitment and unwavering attention in training.
Besides Arif, the others under the charge of Hendrawan are Tan Chun Seang, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.
“He wants us to give him in training the same commitment that we give during competition. He had a one-to-one talk with all of us,” said Arif.
Although the style of training differs from their coach of four years, Rashid Sidek, Arif said that both had the same focus.
“Like Rashid, Hendrawan also gives greater concentration in what is lacking in our game and the touch is more personalised. It is all about hard work and quality in training. We consider this as a new phase of life in our badminton careers,” he said.