World Junior Championships - First Practice

Sept. 29, 2019, 8:36 a.m. (ET)

The BWF World Junior Championships is held annually and consists of two separate competitions: a mixed team championships for the Suhandinata Cup followed by an individual championships for the Eye Level Cups – all hosted over 12 days and attracting up to 50 teams and 400 players from around the world.

The Championships provides badminton fans with a first glimpse of the stars of the future. The World Junior Championship is the first opportunity for talented young badminton players to represent their country in a world class event. It is also an opportunity to experience top level competition and put them on the pathway towards becoming one of the stars of the future.

Head Coach Andy Chong reports that he and two members of our World Junior Championships Team have arrived in Kazan, Russia. The Championships begin on September 30, 2019 and run through October 13, 2019. 

Team USA players Esther Shi and Jessica Wang practiced one hour in the practice hall and the second hour in the competition venue. They had  friendly practice matches against New Zealand, Russia & France. Coach Chong reports that the competition hall has 9 courts and it is very bright (see photos), which will require that our players adjust quickly to the lightning and the height of the hall.

The rest of Team USA will arrive this evening. Stay tuned for updates