National singles coaches, Hendrawan and Teh Seu Bock will be happy to welcome the third coach in the mens’ singles department, Indra Widjaja of Indonesia. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) confirmed that Indra will report for duty right after the Chinese New Year break on 10th of February. Sue Bock and Hendrawan currently has 16 players training under them. Hence, with the arrival of Indra, it may ease their workload and at the same time, they will be able to give more attention to each player.
He is currently the national mens’ singles coach in South Korea. Among the players under his charge are Lee Dong Keun, Son Wan Ho and Jeon Hyeok Jin.
According to BAM’s Honorary Secretary, Ng Chin Chai, Indra was the most qualified person among the candidates that applied for this job as his experience is not just as a badminton player but a coach who has trained two power houses, Indonesia and Korea.
“Indra has wide experience in the badminton field and he will be able to share his knowledge with the players. Besides that, being a coach for more than 10 years, he has watched most of the badminton players from around the world competing in big tournaments, hence, it will help our players to know the style of play of these players
The Indonesian who is the older brother of 2000 Sydney Olympics gold medalist, Chandra Wijaya has represented both Indonesia and Singapore as a national player before becoming a coach in these countries as well as Korea. He has also been successful in the international arena being part of the Indonesia’s men’s team that won the 1996 and 1998 Thomas Cup.