Jakarta: Head of Development and Performance for Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI) and former men’s doubles and women’s doubles coach of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Rexy Mainaky has expressed his concern over the stagnant and sometimes sluggish results by the Malaysian badminton players in 2015.
The 1996 men’s doubles Olympic gold medalist said there was no drastic improvement in the singles and doubles departments since Morten Frost became the technical director of BAM in March 2015.
“There was no obvious improvement in style of play for Malaysian players. And Frost’s plan remained vague. There was some confusion such as singles players playing for doubles and vice versa,” said Mainaky.
“Player such as Tan Kian Meng who showed great athleticism and great quality in men’s singles, was assigned to play men’s doubles and mixed doubles. Furthermore, a significant performance gap between the junior and senior is worrisome, no young shuttler could step up to the plate yet and show what they’ve got to offer,” added Rexy.
“Having said that, it’s only Frost’s first year with BAM and he definitely needs more time. It’s hard to determine how much time Frost needs, but I know that Malaysians have high hopes for Morten Frost to help regain Malaysia’s glory in badminton.”