Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Introducing the World Coaching Conference at the BWF World Championships

World Coaching Conference

BADMINTONscotland and BWF have exciting news for badminton enthusiasts! The World Coaching Conference is set to take place in Glasgow during the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017. One of the prominent speakers at the conference is Tan Kim Her, an experienced coach with an impressive background in the sport. Let’s delve into the details and explore the valuable insights this conference has to offer.

Tan Kim Her: Sharing His Passion for Badminton Doubles

Tan Kim Her, a former Malaysian doubles star, is thrilled to share his extensive knowledge at the World Coaching Conference. He has made significant contributions to raising the standard of badminton doubles over the past decade. With an impressive playing career that includes reaching the semi-finals of the 1996 Olympic Games and winning a Thomas Cup silver medal, Tan Kim Her has also excelled as a coach. He has worked with Malaysia, England, and Korea before taking on his current role as India’s national doubles coach. Tan Kim Her’s passion for badminton shines through, and he hopes to inspire other players to succeed at their desired level of competition.

World-Class Line-up of Speakers

The two-day Coaching Conference, held at Glasgow’s Scotstoun, promises to be an enriching experience. Let’s take a look at the esteemed lineup of speakers and the topics they will cover:

  • Kenneth Larsen: Former Denmark national coach and professor in sport science at Aalborg University. Topic: ‘Developing Anticipation and Deception.’
  • Xu Huaiwen and Pi Hongyan: Two-time World bronze medallist, double European gold medallist, and World bronze medallist, respectively. They will share their expert knowledge of Women’s Singles.
  • Stewart Kerr: Former Scotland international and rehabilitation expert, specializing in shoulder injuries.
  • John Neal: Exercise physiologist and performance psychologist, with a focus on ‘Coaching Character for a Winning Performance.’
  • Mark King: Senior Lecturer and Reader in Biomechanics at Loughborough University. He will discuss speed and accuracy in the jump smash.
  • Julian North: Senior Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University, specializing in effective player development systems in leading badminton nations.
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The diverse range of topics covered by these renowned speakers ensures there is something for everyone attending the conference.


Q: When and where will the World Coaching Conference take place?

A: The conference will be held at Scotstoun’s National Badminton Academy on Friday, August 25th, from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday, August 26th, from 9am to 4.30pm.

Q: How can I book my spot at the conference?

A: To book your spot at the World Coaching Conference, visit the Carnegiecentre website for more details.


The World Coaching Conference at the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 offers an exceptional opportunity for badminton enthusiasts to learn from some of the sport’s finest coaches and experts. With a wide range of topics covered, attendees will gain valuable insights into various aspects of the game. Don’t miss the chance to network with coaches from around the world and witness the world’s best players in action at the championships. Visit the Carnegiecentre website to secure your spot for this enriching event.

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