The Week in Quotes

The Week in Quotes

Who said what in and around the badminton world over the past week?

“I love playing badminton. I need to enjoy myself to play well. When that’s hindered, there’s no point.”

Ashwini Ponnappa, who turned 33 yesterday, says her priority now is to rediscover the enjoyment in her game.

“Very valuable experience, something money cannot buy.”

Lee Chong Wei on what Ng Tze Yong gained by playing at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

“I’m not used to having people and even kids shouting and supporting from the stands. It’s nice.”

Local hope Julien Carraggi shares his new experience to Badminton Europe.

“I will wait until November for the Australia Open. My condition will then determine whether I play or not.”

The injured Wang Chi-lin plotting his return to action.

“I never dreamt that one day in my life I would board a plane.”

Uganda Para-Badminton International participant Abiba Bakayoko on the BWF Female Participation Grant’s impact on her life.

“On court, it’s not always ability that wins. Mental strength can sometimes make a difference.”

Indonesia’s men’s singles coach Irwansyah.

“Ultimately, I couldn’t control how I look and (also) people’s opinions.”

Toby Penty on how he dealt with the reaction alopecia brought. Read his story here.

“It was love at first sight. The programme made it easy for us to teach our students.”

Cameroonian Mary Nadine on learning badminton through Shuttle Time.

“No pressure at all. On the contrary, I’m enjoying my game even more.”

Anupama Upadhyaya relishes being No.1 on the BWF World Junior Rankings.