Chandigarh, Jul 17 : National badminton coach Surinder Mahajan of Chandigarh has been appointed manager of the Indian junior team, which will participate in the Junior Asian Badminton Championship, to be held in Suzhou, China, from July 20 to 28.
The team will leave for China on July 19. The 65-year-old veteran, who is also the General Secretary of Chandigarh Badminton Association, had earlier appointed as an official of the Indian teams in various Asian, Commonwealth, World Games and Championships.
Having a 35-year experience in the field of coaching, Mr Mahajan has worked with names like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and many other international players. Currently, he is posted as the head coach at Sector 38 Sports Complex and over 250 shuttlers of the tricity practice under his guidance, on a daily basis.
The Chandigarh Badminton Association congratulated Mr Mahajan on his appointment as manager of the Indian badminton team. “It’s a great honour to take this responsibility. I thank my well wishers and Badminton Federation of India for this opportunity. The Indian team is in good shape and we have a strong hope of winning a medal. The team had attended coaching camps at Panchkula and at the Sector 38 Sports Complex. It was a treat for the local players to watch the Indian team stars love in action,” said Mr Mahajan. (UNI)