The Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM) are assured of growing a powerful degree of competitors inside the nationwide secure and finally sending a powerful illustration out to compete at BWF World Tour tournaments.
With Lee Zii Jia and girls’s doubles shuttlers M.Thinaah-Pearly Tan profitable on the latest All-England and Swiss Open respectively, the nationwide physique needed the remainder to slim the hole on them to create a formidable facet on the worldwide stage.
“Our strategy is that we develop an excellent layer for each the junior and senior gamers. To realize this, the BAM will ship the shuttlers to compete in no less than 15 tournaments a yr to show their mettle as soon as the season is in full stream once more.
“We have to get as many gamers no less than within the high 60. The plan is to get them to degree up, in order that they may give one another an excellent competitors inside the nationwide camp, and finally the remainder on the larger occasions,” mentioned BAM president Norza Zakaria through the Wall of Champions unveiling for Lee and Thinaah-Tan.
The boys’s singles is seen as the largest precedence to supply extra depth to enrich Lee.
Ng Tze Yong’s win on the Polish Open final week was a sign that he may be additional polished to interrupt into the world high 100 and climb up the rankings steadily.
There have been additionally Cheam June Wei, Justin Hoh and Jacky Kok who have been touted as prospects for the long run.
Lee, in the meantime, was confirmed not taking part on the India Open (Could 11-16), and can as an alternative deal with getting ready for the Malaysia Open (Could 25-30).
The 23-year-old additionally acknowledged his ambition to interrupt into the highest 5 quickly.
“We’re nonetheless uncertain of what number of competitions will probably be obtainable this yr, however I’ve set my sights on moving into the highest 5. I do know there will probably be stress on me to ship extra wins after this, however I can deal with stress in my very own approach,” he mentioned.
Lee obtained a RM30,000 incentive for his All-England success, whereas Thinaah-Tan acquired RM15,000 every.