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OVERVIEW

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

The SWS badminton players 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. This results in a greater alignment of the Badminton Academy’s programme to the national setup’s.

Student-athletes in the Badminton Academy are placed in the School-Within-A-School programme which allows them to 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 started operations 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 under the ‘Programmes and Competitions’ tab.

ACHIEVEMENTS

NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES


The Badminton Academy has produced 51 Singapore national representatives in the open category. 

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


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)
 

News 2016

Rubbing Shoulders With A World Champion
Badminton Academy Training Tour to Banthongyod Badminton Club

Desmond Tan
General Manager, Badminton Academy

Posted: 13 January 2017


Singapore Sports School’s Badminton Academy had the unique opportunity to train with a former World Champion during their  training stint in Thailand with Banthongyod Badminton Club from 5 to 16 December 2016.

Our shuttlers were given a first-hand look at the intensity and focus required to reach the top as 2013 Badminton World Federation World Championship winner Ratchanok Intanon was preparing for the Badminton World Federation World Superseries Finals.

The coaches from Banthongyod pushed our student-athletes to give their best in all their daily training sessions.

In addition, our student-athletes had the opportunity to train under Ratchanok’s coach, Xie Zhuhua, who gave them pointers on perfecting their strokes.

Our Sports School coaches were also given the opportunity to exchange drills and ideas with the club. These can be implemented upon the return to Singapore.

Overall, this was a fantastic opportunity for our Badminton Academy as they were able to spar with world class players and receive guidance from a world class coach to refine their game.


Jaslyn Wins Two Medals At OUE
2016 OUE Singapore Youth International Series

Posted: 15 December 2016


Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann’s 2-medals at the 2016 OUE Singapore Youth International Series brought Singapore Sports School’s haul at the event to 3 golds, 1 silver and 4 bronzes.

She defeated Japan’s Atsumi Miyazaki in straight sets to clinch the Girls Singles Under 17 crown before pairing up with fellow student-athlete Si To Jia Rong to secure a Girls Doubles U17 silver.

The tournament from 29 November to 4 December also saw Joel Koh Jia Wei (Xu Jiawei) and Lee Jianliang return with a gold medal each.

Joel overcame Neville Lauran of Indonesia to clinch gold in the Boys Singles U17, while Jianliang and compatriot Andy Kwek beat Liang Chun Ping and Hu Chuan-En to win the Men’s Doubles U19 title.

RESULTS
Boys Singles U17
1 Joel Koh Jia Wei (Xu Jiawei)

Girls Singles U17
1 Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann
3 Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan

Girls Doubles U17
2 Jaslyn Hooi Yue Yann and Si To Jia Rong
3 Bernice Lim Zhi Rui and Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan

Women’s Singles U19
3 Lim Ming Hui

Men’s Doubles U19
1 Lee Jianliang

Women’s Doubles U19
3 Lim Ming Hui


Sports School Gives Back
Values in Action (Local)

Posted: 15 December 2016


As a Singapore Sports School student-athlete, high intensity physical activity is part of their daily routine. In pursuit of their sport dream, our student-athletes undergo training at least 10 times a week. 

On 19 November 2016, three of Sports School’s academies were reminded that there are others who are unable to enjoy the heart-pumping excitement that they sometimes take for granted. As part of their Values in Action initiative, the Badminton and Table Tennis Academies organised a Healthy Lifestyle Day for 20 children from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s asthma club – B.E.A.R.S (Breathe Easy And Restful Sleep). The children, ranging 5 to 15 years old, were introduced to the fundamentals of each sport and had an opportunity to try their hand at them. The hope is that the introduction to various forms of fun activities will be a catalyst for the children to engage in light activity daily due to the health benefits of exercise.

Student-athletes from the Shooting Academy continued their partnership with Moral Home of the Aged Sick, bringing an afternoon of joy and fun to the elderly residents. Student-athletes and staff serenaded their audience with their voices and a guitar accompaniment, and put their skills in chess and checkers to the test by interacting with the elderly. The evening concluded with our student-athletes wheeling some of the residents to Bedok Road Food Centre for dinner.

Two days later, Sports School’s bowlers joined in the spirit of giving when they visited MINDS Woodlands Gardens School and SUNDAC Bedok South. Bowling Academy student-athletes and staff distributed lunch packs and goodie bags to approximately 350 beneficiaries at their annual Values in Action project. In addition to interacting with the beneficiaries, our bowlers had the opportunity teach and participate in a dance with those from MINDS Woodlands.


Singapore Juniors Smash Their Way To Top 10 In The World

2016 BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships

Desmond Tan
General Manager, Badminton Academy

Posted: 15 November 2016

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Team Singapore, formed by a majority of Singapore Sports School student-athletes, has won the accolade of Top 10 nation in the world in youth badminton. 

Singapore was drawn in Group C2 with Peru, Georgia and Hongkong in the 2016 BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships. After defeating the higher-seeded Hongkong, Singapore became Group C2 champions and played Japan, the Group C1 champions. Unfortunately, Japan proved too strong and Singapore could not advance to the quarter-finals.

In the 9 to 16 play-off, Singapore defeated USA 3-0 and England 3-0 but lost to South Korea 0-3, to finish 10th.

In the Singles competition, Ryan Ng Zin Rei lost 21-18, 21-14 to Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo and Yeo Jia Min crashed 21-11, 21-11 to Thailand’s Pornpawee Chocuwong in their respective Singles quarter-finals matches.

Team Singapore (6 of 8 are from Singapore Sports School)
Boys
Lee Jianliang
Muhammad Elaf Tan Wei
Ryan Ng Zin Rei

Girls
Crystal Wong Jia Ying
Nur Insyirah Khan Abdul Hamid Khan
Yeo Jia Min


The Best In Budapest

Hungarian International Challenge 2016

Desmond Tan
General Manager, Badminton Academy

Posted: 15 November 2016

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Terry Hee and Tan Wei Han (Right)

Post-secondary student-athlete Terry Hee Yong Kai and alumna Tan Wei Han lived up to their World Badminton Federation Mixed Doubles ranking of No. 27 and top seed billing at the Hungarian International Challenge 2016 in Budapest by defeating the Polish pair of Pawel Pietryja and Aneta Wojtkowska 11-6, 11-7, 13-11 in just 25 minutes.

Terry and Wei Han were given a bye in the first round, and did not drop a single game en route their first European title on 30 October 2016.

A total of 34 entries from 16 countries competed in the Mixed Doubles event. 

The Singaporean pair had also won the Smiling Fish International Challenge in May 2016.


9 Named Best Sportsboy, Sportsgirl
46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards

Posted: 14 October 2016


Singapore Sports School had a successful outing at the North Zone Schools Badminton Championships, sweeping all four divisional titles – “B” Boys and Girls and “C” Boys and Girls on 2 and 3 March 2016.

The “C” Division Boys and Girls cruised through their finals against Marist Stella High School and Singapore Chinese Girls School respectively, defeating both sets of opponents 5-0. In the “B” Division category, the Sports School’s Boys team saw themselves facing their nemesis from last year – Bowen Secondary School.

In 2015, both teams were tied 2-2 before the final Singles match was to be played. Both Singles players fought hard on court, but Sports School eventually lost the match and the Zone Championship title.

One year later, Sports School entered the competition with determination to claim the Championship trophy back. Our “B” Boys succeeded in doing so, winning by a comfortable margin of 4-1. Our “B” Division Girls also beat SCGS 4-1, securing the fourth Zone Championship title for Sports School.

The Badminton Academy enjoyed a good start to their competition season. We believe that our sport champions will continue to stand out in sport and character excellence on the court as they enter the National rounds on 21 March.


Foreign Players Help To Stretch Local Potential
Visits By Overseas Teams

Posted: 15 February 2016

Singapore Sports School occasionally hosts foreign sport teams to train and spar with student-athletes. The different training methods and skills that international players bring allows our student-athletes to learn from more skilful players to improve their quality of play.

Badminton
The Japan Institute of Sports Science sent a team of U12 badminton players for a training camp in Singapore Sports School in January 2016. Ten Japanese shuttlers were handpicked by JISS to undergo the 5-day training stint.

Sports School student-athletes and coaches alike benefited from the exchange of skills, tactics and training methods. Lower Secondary student-athletes trained, sparred and underwent physical testing with the Japanese players. While training with the Japanese players was a refreshing change for our student-athletes, the higher level of training intensity saw our shuttlers pushing their boundaries at every training session. Japan’s National Junior Coach who accompanied the team introduced a new dimension into Sports School’s training to help elevate our student-athletes’ game.

Sport scientists who were part of the JISS team were able to give valuable advice and tips to Sports School coaches. Badminton coaches and sport scientists from JISS, the National Youth Sports Institute and Sports School were able to exchange ideas and training techniques to help improve our student-athletes’ quality of game.


Fencing
Singapore Sports School hosted 15 fencers from Australia and Brunei Darussalam, as they prepared for the 2016 Singapore Cadet World Cup from 23 to 26 January.

Sports School’s Fencing Academy was able to benefit from the high level of skill which the foreign fencers brought. The Australian team of 13 fencers and two coaches include top local Sabre fencers from the Men’s and Women’s teams, while the two Bruneians were part of the bronze medal-winning Boys Sabre Team at the Singapore Minime Fencing Championships in 2015. Several members of the Australian team will also be competing in the World Cadet Championships in April 2016.

Sports School’s Sabre fencers had opportunities to train and spar with the foreign fencers on four occasions, exposing them to different styles of fencing. The sparring sessions pushed Sports School student-athletes to stretch their boundaries and perform beyond their comfort zones.




Badminton Bonds Families
Play Badminton With Your Family Day

Posted: 15 February 2016


Singapore Sports School's Badminton Academy and the Sporting Parents' Network jointly organised the "Play Badminton With Your Family Day" on 31 January 2016.

Families of Sports School student-athletes were encouraged to participate in this bonding event to forge closer ties between parents and their children. Parent-child pairs were formed for the "Doubles Only" session.

Parents were also able to get a good workout and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The SPN will be organising another similar bonding session in the year. All interested parents can register with the SPN Badminton Representatives, Elsie Heng and Melvin Tan, to find out more about the programme.

“It was indeed a good bonding session. My little ones had the chance to play with their brother, Torance. They really enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the next session.”
– Madam Ang Lay Cheng, mother of Torance Jng Yao Chee


All Time High
World Badminton Federation Ranking

Desmond Tan
General Manager, Badminton Academy

Posted: 15 January 2016

Two of our players have climbed up the World Badminton Federation Ranking – Liang Xiao Yu on the Women’s Senior ranking and Ryan Ng Zin Rei on the Men’s Junior ranking.

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Liang Xiao Yu (above picture) is currently ranked No. 43, ahead of fellow Singaporean Chen Jiayuan, at No, 47. Two months ago, Xiao Yu was No. 49, behind Jia Yuan at No. 40. Both are fighting for Olympic qualification and it will be a neck-to-neck finish. Apart from the fierce rivalry from both Singaporeans as only one place will be awarded for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, both must also contend with the rest of the players in the world. As there is a limited number of places for the Olympic Games, I hope that Xiao Yu will finish strong and earn a place for Rio 2016.

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Ryan Ng Zin Rei (above picture) ended 2015 on a strong note and has started 2016 strongly. From No. 50 on the Men’s Junior ranking in November-December 2015, he is now at an impressive No. 10. Ryan is the second Singaporean to reach the World Junior Top 10 ranking; Liang Xiao Yu was Women’s Junior No. 4 before she moved to the Women’s Senior ranking. I know that Ryan will be doing his best to continue to climb the World Junior ranking. Singapore is hoping that he will do well at the World Junior Championships. If Ryan moves in the right direction, he will be seeded and earn himself an easier route in the competition. We wish Ryan all the best.Both Xiao Yu and Ryan are in Singapore Sports School’s customised post-secondary Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme. Xiao Yu is taking a gap year to concentrate on qualifying for Rio 2016, while Ryan has just started his Year 2 studies.


Soaring Beyond Their Wings
‘N’, ‘O’ Levels, IBDP Examination Results

Lynn Quek
Head of Year, Secondary 4 and 5, 2015

Posted: 15 January 2016

IBDP
Seven in 10 of Singapore Sports School’s first cohort of student-athletes who sat for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Examinations in November 2015 has achieved 40 points and more, out of a maximum score of 45.

Among them, seven student-athletes were specially mentioned by Principal Tan Teck Hock when he released the results on 5 January 2016 afternoon – netball player Deborah Wong Weng Ee, pole vaulter Brian Ho Ren Jie, badminton players Bernard Ong Soon Yang and Clarabelle Koh Pei Lin, shooters Audrey Lim Jia Min and Nicole Tay Wei Ting, and bowler Daphne Oh Xin Yi. They were raised as role-models for having achieved commendable outcomes in both sports and studies.

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IBDP student-athletes, who were given special mention, from left:  Bernard Ong Soon Yang, Deborah Wong Weng Ee and Daphne Oh Xin Yi.

GCE ‘O’ Level
In the GCE “O” Level Examinations, every one of our 42 candidates qualify for a place in a polytechnic and 97.6 per cent are eligible for progression to a junior college or Millennia Institute. All candidates had passes in 5 subjects or more. Our student-athletes sat for a total of 17 subjects, of which 15 subjects saw pass rates higher than the national average.

The top student-athlete for 2015 is Brian Cheong Sze Kai (Fencing Academy), who scored 5 distinctions and an L1R5 of 9 points. Brian has Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, and he needs daily insulin injections to cope with an immune system that destroys cells in his pancreas. To be able to manage such physical stress and still perform well in sports and studies is admirable.

Another student-athlete worthy of special mention is Sheana Ching Min Li (Bowling Academy). She joined the Sports School with a PSLE T-score of 169 and was admitted into the Normal Academic stream. She scored 2 distinctions and an L1R5 of 18 points. She will be continuing her post-secondary education at St Andrews Junior College via Direct School Admission.

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GCE 'O' Level Examinations student-athletes who were specially mentioned by Principal,  Mr Tan Teck Hock (left), when he announced the results – Sheana Ching Min Li, Cepheaus R  Chee Jiong Nian, Brian Cheong Sze Kai, Danish Irfan Azman, Qiu Yue and Louis Tee Jun Jie.  Next to Louis are Vice-Principal, Mr Ho Beng Kiat, and Head of Year, Ms Lynn Quek.

Normal Academic
Two Secondary 4 Normal Academic student-athletes, Nicole Kon Su-Ann (Swimming Academy) and Maneshaa Singh Gharu (Netball Academy) qualified for the Polytechnic Foundation programme.

Normal Technical
Secondary 4 Normal Technical student-athlete Gerald Joseph Ting Yen Hong (Football Academy) made it to the through-train programme for ITE (Sports Class).

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"Much of what Singapore Sports School is and stands for contributed largely to the person I am today. I spent the best four years of my teenhood here, and the final two finding out more about the young woman I have grown to be. Sports School impressed upon me the indispensability of excellence and resilience – values I will continue to hold in high regard long after having taken my leave of the Sports School grounds. The formative years of my adolescence in secondary school were spent surrounded by loving and dedicated boarding staff, teachers, mentors, a wonderful coach and an inspiring principal. From them, I learnt the fine art of focusing on the journey rather than its destination. For ultimately, one’s greatest takeaway will not be a trophy or certificate but the character one has developed and honed all the long years of discipline and diligence.

"The opportunity to grow up in a familial environment where student-athletes are encouraged to develop the less tangible attribute of compassion is also a unique quality of the Sports School that I hold dear to my heart. Home to five resident cats over which the student-athletes share a sense of collective ownership and responsibility, it has been my pleasure to witness countless displays of kindness from the student-athletes toward our feline companions. During my secondary school years, the familial warmth that the Sports School so effortlessly hosted was a hotbed for self-discovery and exploration, while simultaneously allowing me to press on towards my aspirations in a safe and nurturing environment. I am immensely grateful for my experience in the Sports School, and there is nothing in the world for which I would trade it."

Deborah Wong Weng Ee (above picture), Netball Academy
2015 Graduating Student-Athlete, IBDP
 
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"Singapore Sports School is special to me – because this is my second family, my second home. Everyone knows each other and everyone is always friendly towards one another, even if it's just a wave or a simple greeting. The student-athletes and staff I meet through the day never fail to put a smile on my face. Sports School is where my heart will always belong. I wouldn’t know who I am today if I went to another school. Sports School has contributed a huge amount to my character development and I'm thankful for that. The morals and values that sports taught me are priceless. Such opportunities were only possible because of the Sports School."

Daphne Oh Xin Yi (above picture), Bowling Academy
2015 Graduating Student-Athlete, IBDP
President, Student’s Council

Facebook posts (below) by Minister for Community, Culture and Youth, Ms Grace Fu.
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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 badminton players in the country 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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Kelvin Ho  
SWS Coach, Singapore Badminton Association