players / Tournaments

Chinese triumph in last Badminton Superseries championship of the year

Chinese teen sensations Jia Yefan and Chen Qingchen have beaten the current world no. 1 women’s doubles pair, Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi, in a major upset at the latest BWF Superseries championship in Dubai. Although the field of badminton women’s doubles has long been dominated by Chinese players,  Matsutomo/Takahashi’s no. 1 ranking marks one of the … Continue reading

My dad’s story
Badminton injuries / Player interviews

My dad’s story

With Father’s day around the corner, it’s an opportunity to thank my dad and share some of his story. He reckons he has the combined wisdom of 150 years (his and his mother’s) and perhaps unsurprisingly, he’s one of the strongest supporters and influences in my life. I’ve always respected my dad. His family wasn’t rich. They migrated from Guangzhou in southern China and had to make do with few … Continue reading

Player Profile: Carl Billington
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Player Profile: Carl Billington

I had to chase Carl down for this interview. He’s in the middle of running a vibrant Monday night badminton session for Sydney Badminton Players (pictured above). When he’s not running an IT company or a social session, he’s spending time with his young family. In this candid interview he shares his experiences and says it how it is. How did the Sydney Badminton Players group start? I … Continue reading

Player profile: Arlo Jusuf
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Player profile: Arlo Jusuf

I have to confess, I assumed Arlo was an employee at EZ Box because I always saw him at Harry’s shop. It turns out it’s like his . A tournament organiser and player, he was inspired to pick up badminton after watching legendary Indonesian player Taufik Hidayat. We caught up at the new courts with Sydney Badminton Players to learn more. How did you get into badminton? … Continue reading