Glasgow 2017

The BWF Coaching Conference was conducted in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, 2017. The programme was aimed at giving provincial, national and international coaches an opportunity to access the most up-to-date coaching methods and practices.

The BWF Coaching Conference programme continues the tradition of giving coaches at all levels access to some world-class coaches and experts within and outside our great game.

Conference Programme and Speakers can be found here.


The conference featured the following topics:

  • Coaching character for winning performance
  • Players self-esteem
  • Effective badminton player development systems  
  • Shoulder injury prevention
  • Tactical and skill-development techniques for players
  • Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Training


JOHN NEAL: Coaching character for winning performance

Hult International Business School - UK

KENNETH LARSEN: Developing players' self-esteem through recognition

Aalborg University – Aalborg, Denmark


JULIAN NORTH: Effective badminton player development systems

Leeds Beckett University – UK


XU HUAIWEN & PI HONGYAN: Women's singles in the modern day

Former Players

TAM KIM HER: Men's Doubles - attacking and defensive play

Doubles Coach - India

IAN WRIGHT: BWF Programmes

BWF Development Director


MARK KING: Speed and accuracy in the badminton jump smash

Loughborough University, UK


Expert Panel

Q&A with delegates

KENNETH LARSEN: Development of tactical and physical skills in men's singles

Aalborg University - Aalborg, Denmark

PI HONGYAN & XU HUAIWEN: Coaching Clinic

Former Players

STEWART KERR: Shoulder Injury Prevention

Chartered Physiotherapist - Scotland