Profile

Age: 30 yrs
BWF ID: 12377
Ex-national badminton player (singles)

Experience

1998 - 2000 National Junior Player
2002 - 2007 National Player
2008 Sparring Partner for National Team
2000 - now Coaching and Playing Professionally

Coaching Experience

Yogendran's 10 years of invalueable coaching experience has benefited all players from the advanced and intermediate to the beginner level. His experience in coaching, organising and managing badminton clinics has attracted many overseas players from all over the world, such as Bahrain, Sinapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Philipines, Brazil, Iran and South Africa. He is currently the Chief Coach at New Vision Badminton Academy and also the Head Coach at Nusa Mahsuri Training Center in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.

Setting up a player for international tournaments is not an easy feat and Yogendran has trained, coached and prepared players such as the following:

Lino Munoz of Mexico had 1 year of Yogendran's training and coaching to prepare him for the 2009 World Junior Championship.

Akvile Stapusaityte of Lituania underwent intensive training and coaching from Yogendran for 4 months to face the 2009 World Championship.

Players from Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Philipines were selected to be trained for 2 weeks for the 2010 Asian Junior Championship under the watchful eyes for Yogendran.

Malvinne Ann Venice Alcala is under the care of Yogendran for the 2011 World Championship.
Her training, highlighted in The Star Metro section can be read here:
Malvinne’s arduous journey for glory

The Badminton Asian Confederation (BAC) has selected Yogendran to be involved in the development of players from selected countires. His responsiblities include planning a scheduled training program and mentally preparing the players for international competitions.

Many international players from USA, Australia, Philipnes and Malaysia from the Kuala Lumpur Racquet Club (KLRC) are also being coached by Yogendran.

The Bangladesh Badminton Federation and New Vision Badminton are in a joint development program for the Bangladesh national player. The program has just concluded an intensive training program for the top 3 junior players and are expecting to continue on the program in the near future.

Yogendran is currently coaching & preparing the Brazilian national team for the 2012 London Olympics.



Player Experience

As a player, Yogendran's history does not lack any experience. From 1996-1999, he was attached to the Badminton Academy of Malaysia (BAM) as part of the Academy Junior Training Squad. BAM then selected him as a National back-up player, from 2000-2004, together with Ong Ewe Hock and Wong Choong Hann. Yogendran was promoted from 2004 -2007 by BAM to become a National Player together with Dato' Lee Chong Wei. Wong Choong Hann, Yeoh Kay Bin and James Chua. In 2008, he was the sparring partner for Olympic bound player, Wong Choong Hann and then continued on as a sparring partner for the Malaysian national team until the end of 2009. He has to date, participated in various prestigious badminton opens and championships in Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Macau, Philipines, Thailand, China Masters and Badminton Asia Championships. Yogendran is now coaching and playing professionally alongside New Vision Badminton Academy and KLRC players.

Singles Achievements

2010
Altona Open Future Series Champion
Phillipines Inter-Club Championship Champion
Australian Open Grand Prix Runners-Up
Malaysian International Challenge Semi-Finalist
Irish International Challenge Quater-Finalist
Welsh International Challenge Quater-Finalist
Malaysian Open GP 1/16

2008
MMU Masters Champion

2007
Malaysian International Challenge Quater-Finalist
Vietnam International Challenge 1/16

2006
Malaysian Satelite Quater-Finalist
Vietnam Satelite Quater-Finalist
Philipines Open 1/16
Thailand Open 1/16

2005
Malaysian Satelite Runners-Up
Vietnam Satelite Quater-Finalist
Hong Kong Open 1/16

2004
Bahrain International Semi-Finalist
Singapore Asian Satellite Quater-Finalist
French Open International Quater-Finalist
Malaysian Satelite 1/16
Chinese Taipei Open 1/16
Thailand Open 1/16



Yogendran has gained immensely from being trained under the guidance of:

1998 Chief Coach: Morten Frost (Denmark), Zhou Kejian (China)
1999 Khor Teck Seng (Malaysia)
2000 Kwan Yoke Meng (Malaysia), Sun Cheng Hwa (China)
2001-2003 Indra Gunawan (Indonesia)
2004-2005 Dato' Haji Misbun Sidek (Malaysia)
2006-2007 Li Mao (China)
2008 Wong Tat Meng (Malaysia)




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