New man for Singapore Squash's Asiad goal

Malaysian Yap is head coach; senior players welcome tailor-made schedule

Singapore's highest-ranked men's player Samuel Kang in action at the Philippines SEA Games last month. He won a men's team bronze and a mixed team silver.
Singapore's highest-ranked men's player Samuel Kang in action at the Philippines SEA Games last month. He won a men's team bronze and a mixed team silver. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
Former Malaysian international Yap Kok Four is Singapore's new national squash coach. The 45-year-old, whose career-high ranking was 107, has been working with the Singapore players since November.
Former Malaysian international Yap Kok Four is Singapore's new national squash coach. The 45-year-old, whose career-high ranking was 107, has been working with the Singapore players since November.ST PHOTO: NICOLE CHIA

Since the start of the year, Singapore squash player Samuel Kang has attended nine training sessions with the national squad - almost twice the number for the whole of last year.

Kang, the Republic's highest-ranked men's player at world No. 182, had mostly trained on his own last year as he was unable to make it to the six-a-week sessions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'New man for S'pore Squash's Asiad goal'. Subscribe