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Asian badminton officer pleased after Shuttle Time course

Sri Lanka Badminton Association chief Nishantha Jayasinghe handing over a memento to the Asian regional badminton officer Nikil Chandra at the Eastern Province in connection with the Shuttle Time program.
Sri Lanka Badminton Association chief Nishantha Jayasinghe handing over a memento to the Asian regional badminton officer Nikil Chandra at the Eastern Province in connection with the Shuttle Time program.

Asian regional badminton officer Nikil Chandra Dhar who visited Sri Lanka under a project called Shuttle Time said that the country has potential to move ahead into the future after meeting players and coaches.

Nikil Chandra Dhar is from Bangladesh and conducted a level one coaching program of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) earlier and this time he conducted a clinic for beginners, new coaches, trainers and physical education teachers.

“It is a course from the basic level and very important for beginners,”said Nikil who was assigned by the Asian Badminton Confederation (ABC). “The Shuttle Time program is for the benefit of new comers to the sport and to promote the game as well as popularize it especially in outstation areas. How to train grassroots player to reach a higher point is more important,”added Nikil. “I know Sri Lankan teachers, coaches and trainers wanted this course and the Sri Lanka Badminton Association led by its president Nishantha Jayasinghe did a superb job to make Shuttle Time a success. It should be continued throughout the country to produce good coaches,” Nikil said. The program was held in Mannar, Kurunegala, Anuradhapura, Bandarawela, Kandy and the South Eastern University in Kalmunai. Nikil said it was important for the project to continue as otherwise beginners and new coaches will learn the wrong basics that will take them nowhere.

“Basic things must be correct according to the bio mechanical way, logical way and how to train, why to train where to train and these areas are very important. If they learn the basic scientific way with training methods they will definitely reach a higher standard,” said Nikil.

“I have done this Shuttle Time programs before in India, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Mongolia and Macau. But I think compared to the other countries here in Sri Lanka participants are very keen to learn and especially the Sri Lanka Badminton Association played an important role in this project,” said Nikil.

He said it was important that all coaches be aware of new methods and new technology more than paper qualifications.

 

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