KUALA LUMPUR: Old-timer Tan Aik Mong is ready to give Malaysian badminton a facelift by managing players and coaches using a “hip and happening” approach.
On Saturday, the 63-year-old Aik Mong, a computer whiz, said that he was looking forward to assuming the heavy responsibility as director of Badminton Association of Malaysia’s Talent Management Group (TMG) on a full-time basis.
For a start, he is set to computerise all the coaching and training methods. The coaches’ reports, match analyses and videos will be documented, recorded and made accessible to the states.
“We will develop four systems. Computerisation is my expertise ... I have been at it for 40 years,” said Aik Mong, who has a vast knowledge in information technology and had served as a systems analyst and computer manager in two major companies.
“The ISN (National Sports Institute) has done well to capture many videos of our players in action against their opponents. I will dedicate all my coaches to the ISN to analyse and come up with strategies to win and we will document it,” he said.