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Badminton

OVERVIEW

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Singapore Sports School Badminton Academy has a close partnership with Singapore Badminton Association. About 80 per cent of our badminton players, upon entering the Sports School, are inducted into SBA’s National Intermediate Squad, giving our student-athletes an advantage in entering the national senior team.

Badminton Academy student-athletes in the School-Within-A-School programme are coached by NIS Youth Coach Kelvin Ho who is seconded from SBA. The unique collaboration with SBA also sees Sports School’s coaches doubling up as NIS coaches, resulting in a greater alignment of the Badminton Academy’s programme to the national setup’s.

Student-athletes in the SWS programme undergo extended training sessions during the day and attend academic lessons in the evening. This resembles the training structures in other countries which have established outcomes in sports such as Badminton and Table Tennis.

Since the SWS began in 2011, our youth shuttlers have shown dominance in the local scene and achieved notable results at the regional level. Being in the NIS, student-athletes in the SWS programme have more opportunities to travel and compete overseas, thus giving them greater competition exposure.

The Badminton Academy also conducts pre-Singapore Sports School programmes. Interested candidates can read more about the programmes in the "Programmes and Competitions" tab.

Admissions
Interested applicants may find out more about admission into the Badminton Academy at our Open House or at:

ACHIEVEMENTS

2018 – 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Game (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann (4th place), Joel Koh Jia Wei

2018 – 21st Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia): Crystal Wong Jia YingJason Wong Guang Liuang, Loh Kean YewRyan Ng Zin ReiOng Renne, Tan Wei Han, Terry Hee Yong KaiYeo Jia Min
    
2017 – 29th Southeast Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur): Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team), Jason Wong Guang Liang (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Lee Jianliang (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Liang Xiao Yu (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team), Loh Kean Hean (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Loh Kean Yew (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team), Ong Ren-ne (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team), Ryan Ng Zin Rei (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Si To Jia Rong (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team), Tan Wei Han (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team), Terry Hee Yong Kai (Bronze Medal – Men’s Team), Yeo Jia Min (Bronze Medal – Women’s Team)

2016 – 31st Olympic Games (Rio, Brazil): Liang Xiao Yu

2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Elaine Chua Yi Ling (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Jason Wong Guang Liang (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Liang Xiao Yu (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Loh Kean Hean (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Loh Kean Yew (Bronze Medals – Men's Singles, Men's Team), Ong Ren-ne (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Ryan Ng Zin Rei (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Sean Lee Kwan Ting (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Tan Wei Han (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Terry Hee Yong Kai (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Yeo Jia Min (Bronze Medal – Women's Team)

2014 – 20th Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland): Liang Xiao Yu (Bronze Medal – Mixed Team), Terry Hee Yong Kai (Bronze Medal – Mixed Team)

2014 – 28th Thomas Cup (Delhi, India): Sean Lee Kwan Ting , Terry Hee Yong Kai

2014 – 25th Uber Cup (Delhi, India): Liang Xiao Yu , Tan Wei Han

2014 – 2nd Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing, China): Bernard Ong Soon Yang

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Gerald Ong Soon Lee (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Jeffrey Wong Hao Cong (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Ngo Yi Chye (Bronze Medal – Men's Team), Liang Xiao Yu (Bronze Medal – Women's Team), Thng Ting Ting (Bronze Medal – Women's Team)

2009 – 25th Southeast Asian Games (Vientiane, Laos): Jeffrey Wong Hao Cong (Bronze Medal – Men's Team)

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


The Badminton Academy has produced 59 Singapore national representatives in the open category.

2018 Year of Graduation
Junsuke Kubo, Wesley Koh Eng Kiat, Ashley Lim Xiao Fei

2017 Year of Graduation
Aaron Yong Chuan Shen, Bernice Lim Zhi Rui, Darrion Michael Ng Weng Soong, Howin Wong Jia Hao, Ivan Go Wei Hon, Jason Teh Jia Heng, Lee Wei Hong, Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan, Ting Hock Yu

2016 Year of Graduation
Abel Tan, Toh Han Zhou, Jaslyn Hooi, Lim Ming Hui, Royston Loh

2015 Year of Graduation
Bernard Ong Soon Yang, Clarabelle Koh Pei Lin, Crystal Wong Jia Ying, Jet Wong Jia Jie, Yeo Jia Min

2014 Year of Graduation
Chuang Jin Lei, Elaf Tan Wei, Lee Jian Liang, Ryan Ng Zin Rei, Shanice Lim Jia Hui

2013 Year of Graduation
Deline Quek Chun Yi, Elaine Chua Yi Ling, Liang Xiao Yu

2012 Year of Graduation
Gao Yuemian, Joline Chua Jet Ling, Leslie Teng Pang Liang, Moen Donovan Teo, Ngiam Bin, Tan Ming Shun, Tan Zi Jian, Terry Hee Yong Kai

2011 Year of Graduation
Cheng Rui Ying, Fiona Seah, Grachel Teo Ting Wei, Haafizh Mohd Noor, Jonathan Yeo, Melvin Ho Mui Yao, Sean Lee Kwan Ting

2010 Year of Graduation
Cheong Hui Min, Gareth Tan Shao Siong, Gerald Ong Soon Lee, Kirk Dinsyl Lim, Lee Jen Whee

2009 Year of Graduation
Aisyah Latib, Ngo Yi Chye, Tan Wei Han, Toh Siew Fen

2008 Year of Graduation
Jeffrey Wong Hao Cong, Koh Jia Yi, Noriko Goh, Tan Kia Hwee, Wang Ding Kang

2007 Year of Graduation
Lenny Tan Yan Zhong, Mok Jing Qiong, Ng Zong Ren, Samantha Neo Shi Yan, Tang Kirt Soon, Thng Ting Ting

2006 Year of Graduation
Chen Guorui, Eugene Sng Jing Feng, Zhou Linglin

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION

2018 – 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Game (Buenos Aires, Argentina): Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann (4th) Joel Koh Jia Wei

News

Jason Claims U19 Crown
2018 Singapore International Youth Series

Posted: 14 December 2018

On 1 December 2017, Jason Teh Jia Heng suffered a defeat to Taiwanese Yang Su Li in two sets (14-21, 19-21) in the 2017 Singapore Youth International Series Boys Under 19 Singles quarter-final match. In the same tournament exactly one year on, Jason returned with a vengeance, determined to triumph over his Taiwanese opponent. This time, both shuttlers were tied after two sets before Jason proved his mettle to win the deciding set convincingly, allowing his rival to chalk up just eight points against him in the third and final set.

Jason, a Singapore Sports School alumnus, enjoyed a smooth run in the U19 Singles event, save for the scare in his semi-final bout against Su Li. He eventually claimed the crown after defeating Yang Yang of Taiwan 2-0 (21-12, 21-12) in 36 minutes in the Final.

Sports School’s present and past shuttlers won 1 gold and 1 silver for Singapore at the 2018 edition of the tournament from 26 November to 2 December 2018. Secondary 2 Badminton Academy student-athletes Nge Joo Jie and Ryan Tan Rui Yang paired up for the Boys U15 Doubles to clinch the silver medal. The Sports School duo also encountered their fair share of challenges during the competition in their last three matches. Joo Jie and Ryan showed near-flawless partnership when they clawed their way back on several occasions to meet reigning Asian Youth U15 Doubles champions Justin Hoh and Muhammad Fazriq Mohamad Razif of Malaysia.

Having narrowly lost the first set 21-23 in their semi-final bout against Indonesians Muhammad Dzaki Saputra and Naufal Hery Alaudin Jamil, Joo Jie’s and Ryan’s never-give-up attitude gave them the next two sets (21-11, 25-23) to emerge victorious in the intense match, and place them in the final. The Sports School shuttlers eventually settled for the runner-up title after losing 1-2 (21-15, 14-21, 17-21) to the Asian Youth age-group champions.


RESULTS
Boys Under 19 Singles
1st – Jason Teh Jia Heng

Boys Under 15 Doubles
2nd – Nge Joo Jie, Ryan Tan Rui Yang



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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Yonex-Singapore Sports School Junior Excellence Programme

The Yonex-Singapore Sports School Junior Excellence Programme (JEP) started in 2011, providing coaching to top junior players from 9 to 11 years old. The training programme is designed and delivered by Singapore Sports School’s coaches. Young talented badminton players under the JEP are groomed and nurtured before joining Singapore Sports School’s Badminton Academy in Secondary 1.

Primary 4 to 6 Invitational Training

 Singapore Sports School collaborates with Singapore Badminton Association to identify Primary 4 to 6 pupils with potential in the sport. These selected pupils are invited to train with Sports School to enhance their sport development.

Training Camp for Top 8 Primary 4 and 5 Pupils

Singapore Sports School collaborates with the Singapore Badminton Association to invite the top eight athletes (four boys and four girls) in each level of Primary 4 and Primary 5 to attend an intensive training camp in the Sports School. Participants undergo sessions focused on improving their skill, technique and fitness. Players have opportunities to be talent-scouted and invited to join the National Intermediate Squad in secondary school.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

  • Asian and World Junior Championships
  • Badminton  Asia Youth Under 17 and U15 Championships
  • International Age-Group Competitions
  • Singapore International Series
  • National Age-Group Championships

Student-athletes in the School-Within-A-School programme have opportunities to compete in at least three international meets. Post-secondary student-athletes Crystal Wong Jia Ying and Yeo Jia Min are two examples of SWS student-athletes who have benefited from the additional opportunities. In 2015, Jia Min won the Asia Youth U17 Badminton Championships Singles title – the first to win both the U15 and U17 titles. She then partnered Crystal to clinch the U17 Doubles gold medal.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

Overseas Training Camps

The Badminton Academy sends its student-athletes for overseas training camps each year. Badminton players train and spar with stronger and more skilful players which allows them to push their boundaries and stretch their potential.

In June 2016, the School-Within-A-School badminton players had the privilege to participate in a training stint in Anhui, China for two weeks. At the end of the year, they spent another two weeks in Thailand, exposing themselves to a higher level of play. The players were able to train in world-class facilities and spar with top shuttlers in their age-group.

In October 2016, the Singapore Sports School also signed a sports exchange  memorandum with Kochi Prefectural Board of Education. Starting from 2017, SWS student-athletes will have an additional sparring opportunity with Asian shuttlers on top of the aforementioned overseas training opportunities.

Hosting Overseas Teams

Sports School occasionally hosts overseas teams for training stints. In January 2016, the Badminton Academy hosted the top 12 Japanese badminton players selected by the Japan Institute of Sports Science.

Lower Secondary student-athletes had sparring sessions with the Japanese and also underwent physical testing with them. The training intensity during the five days was optimal. Both teams pushed each other in every training session as the Japanese brought a new dimension into the training sessions conducted by the National Junior Coach of Japan.

STAFF

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Desmond Tan Kok Keong
General Manager
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Bai Lihua
Head Coach
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Senior Coach
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Shinta Mulia Sari
SWS Coach, Singapore Badminton Association