Shuttlers up for hard test

From left: Women's singles player Yeo Jia Min and men's singles players Ryan Ng and Loh Kean Yew are raring to prove themselves at the Singapore Open, which is the last of a packed four-week schedule.
From left: Women's singles player Yeo Jia Min and men's singles players Ryan Ng and Loh Kean Yew are raring to prove themselves at the Singapore Open, which is the last of a packed four-week schedule.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Coach Handoyo says singles players have improved 10-30% and must gain experience

For the national shuttlers beginning their Singapore Badminton Open campaign today, the US$355,000 (S$483,000) tournament is a chance to gain valuable match experience, and also to display the "10 to 30 per cent" improvements they have made over the past few months.

That percentage is how much national singles coach Mulyo Handoyo feels his charges have improved since he joined the national set-up in February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2018, with the headline 'Shuttlers up for hard test'. Print Edition | Subscribe