• PBSI athletes undergo psychological tests

    Jakarta: Badminton players of the Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) were made to undergo a psychological testing on July 4th for the purpose of evaluating their full athletic potential, and assess their abilities across variety of contexts.Greysia Polii takes the psychological tests. (photo: PBSI)

    Greysia Polii takes the psychological tests. (photo: PBSI)

  • Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari eyeing 2015 World Championship title

    Jakarta: Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari are carrying renewed confidence ahead of 2015 BWF World Championships which be held in Jakarta from 10 to 16 August 2015, as the Indonesians having enjoyed a particularly upbeat straight-sets victory over Chinese pair Luo Yu/Luo Ying in the Chinese Taipei Open women's doubles final last Sunday.Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (blue shirt) overcame Luo Yu/Luo Ying to lift women's doubles title at last week's Chinese Taipei Open.

    Greysia Polii/Nitya Krishinda Maheswari (blue shirt) overcame Luo Yu/Luo Ying to lift women's doubles title at last week's Chinese Taipei Open.

  • New Sponsorship Rules A Win-Win For Indonesia Badminton Association

    Jakarta.Badminton’s new sponsorship scheme, introduced last year, is continuing to pay dividends, with both players and the Indonesia Badminton Association finding new sponsors for the coming year.

    Previously, the association, known as the PBSI, would sign a sponsorship deal with a single supplier to cover all its activities. But its new chairman, recently resigned trade minister Gita Wirjawan, has opened the market, allowing companies to sign up individual players.

    The PBSI has signed a deal with Chinese sporting equipment manufacturer Li Ning to supply equipment and playing kit for the national team.

    At the same time, a number of manufacturers are bidding to supply equipment to individual players as well as two of the national team’s coaches.

    “The new scheme went very well with big companies such as Yonex, Li Ning and Victor joining the bid,” said senior PBSI official Joseph Halim.

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