long since been a great nation in producing world class
badminton players and coaches. Malaysian or Malayan
shuttlers at that time swept through the badminton world
in the 1950’s after becoming the first champion in the
Thomas Cup in 1949 and successfully retained it in 1952.
Over the years, Penang has
not fallen short in producing great badminton players
and the history dates back from the 1950’s when a
Penangnite Eddy Choong, won several All-England singles
and doubles titles to the present time where Lee
Chong Wei who is also from Penang has won many major
titles around the world and he is the current world
number one. In 1966, another great player also from
Penang, Tan Aik Huang won the All-England singles title.
above, Penang has also produced many badminton players
of international calibre who have represented Malaysia
in the Thomas Cup Series. The names of these players, to
mention a few, are Ooi Teik Hock (1949), Eddy Choong
(1953), Teh Kew San (1961), Yew Cheng Hoe (1964), Tan Aik Mong
and Ng Tat Wai (1970), Saw Swee Leong (1974),
Ong Ewe Hock (1998) and Lee Chong Wei (2004)
"Train With Ex-Thomas Cup Player, Ng Tat Wai"
Badminton Holiday is
pleased to announce that it will be providing a 7-day
badminton coaching cum holiday in Penang.
For years, holiday hotspots such as Spain, Portugal and
Florida have provided tennis coaching holidays. It is
our belief that the time is long overdue for something
similar for badminton players/enthusiasts.
So we “Badminton
Holiday”, have embraced the idea in providing you with a
one-on-one coaching under the experienced eye of our Head Coach,
Ng Tat Wai who was a former Malaysian Thomas Cup player. Tat Wai
has trained at the highest level and has played with players all
around the world. His vast experience and training methods will
bring out the best in you. He thoroughly explains the objective
of each drill and his coaching will surely have an impact on
your game. The way he manages his players is disciplined but yet
friendly and approachable. He has a real passion for the
improvement of the sport.
"I have personally known
Tat Wai for about 40 years. During our playing days, we
have both represented Penang on several occasions in
In 1970, I was his team
captain in the Thomas Cup Finals held in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. I have confidence in Tat Wai as a badminton
coach and I am sure that those who are training under
him will definitely benefit from his vast experience and
knowledge in the game."
TEH KEW SAN
Former Thomas Cup player/captain (1967 & 1970) &
All-England Doubles champion
"Tat Wai and I represented Malaysia in the 1970 and 1972
Thomas Cup Series. In 1972, we played together as a pair
in the World Individual Badminton Championships and we
managed third placing.
Tat Wai will definitely help to improve the younger
generations of badminton players with his vast
experience and knowledge in the game and I wish him
Former Thomas Cup player and ex-Vice President of World
& All-England Doubles champion.