Latest Badminton News and Articles

Yap Kim Hock Might be Back to BAM (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 13 March 2014
Posted by Hits: 2418

KUALA LUMPUR: Yap Kim Hock (former men’s doubles Olympic Games silver medallist) could become the doubles national coach with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) again.

President Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, secretary Ng Chin Chai and general manager Kenny Goh interviewed him on Friday. They will let Kim Hock know about their decision on March 20. The comittee will also decides what will happen to Tan Kim Her, the existing national coach; and whether Datuk Misbun Sidek will accept the position of the coaching director for BAM.Former national chief coach and player Yap Kim Hock, seen here with kids from Pandamaran at his badminton academy, has applied for the men's doubles coaching position with BAM on Friday.




According to Chin Chai, Kim Hock seemed pretty happy about the interview, and was hoping he can rejoin and contribute to the national team.


Kim Hock believed with his experience, he could help to rebuild Malaysia's men's doubles, and could help find the right partner for Tan Boon Heong. It was Kim Hock, as the then BAM chief coach, and doubles coach Rexy Mainaky who helped pair up Boon Heong and Kien Keat in late 2006. The pair went on to win several major titles for the country, including the 2006 Asian Games in Doha and the 2007 All-England.


Kim Hock was BAM chief coach for four years until 2008. He was then demoted to coaching the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS). He was with BJSS for four years until 2012. His contract, however, was not renewed.

He currently conducts private coaching at his centre – YKH Academy – in Pandamaran, Klang.

  • No comments found



Google Plus

Replays: China Open 2015

2015 China Open Badminton Videos

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Rivalry rematch possible: Lee Chong Wei & Lin Dan could meet again at China Open

Fuzhou: The 2015 China Open Super Series Premier tournament

Goh Soon Huat pulls past B. S Praneeth into Macau Open semis

Macau: Malaysian men's singles shuttler Goh Soon Huat had to

Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong battle into Thailand Open final

Bangkok: Koo Kien Keat/Tan Boon Heong stormed into Thailand

Historic ranking milestone for Zhao Yunlei/Zhang Nan

Kuala Lumpur: It's getting hard to keep track of all the mix

Lin Dan displays smoking hot body to promote his own line of underwear collection

Beijing: HOT! HOT! HOT! Lin Dan shows off his super fit and

Lee Chong Wei is back! (video)

By: When He Loses, You Stay With Him!Wh

Recommended badminton news for you