KUALA LUMPUR: National doubles coach Tan Kim Her will not make any changes to the men’s doubles line-up unless it is really necessary.
Kim Her made this commitment after the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) brought him back as a doubles coach on Thursday to replace Indonesian Paulus Firman, who tendered his resignation last month.
Former doubles head coach Kim Her has been serving as a BAM assessor for the last two months, a job which required him to assess all the national coaches and handle some administrative work.
He will now continue his work as an assessor while also serving as the doubles coach. Together with coach Pang Cheh Chang, Kim Her will take charge of 24 doubles shuttlers in the national team.
Before his departure, Paulus had worked with Cheh Chang to form six new pairs - Goh V Shem-Teo Kok Siang, Lim Khim Wah-Ow Yao Han, Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi, Nelson Heg Wei Keat-Tan Wee Gieen, Low Juan Shen-Tai An Khang and Tan Yip Jiun-Yew Hong Khong.
The top two existing pairs are Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong.