I want to improve doubles, Jwala on new role as coach

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jul 2017 09:10:38



NOT too pleased with the state of doubles’ players in Indian badminton, recently-appointed women’s doubles coach Jwala Gutta said she would use her new role to bring the focus on them.

“I would like to see the betterment of the game. I always spoke for doubles. The new administration (in BAI) is keen on taking me on board. I am happy and pleased. The new president Himanta sir (BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma) is open-minded (to the views of all). That makes a lot of difference,” she told PTI here.

Jwala, a bronze-medallist from the 2011 World Championship, has been named a coach for women’s doubles by the Badminton Association of India (BAI).

“Singles (in badminton) is doing extremely well. Doubles is nowhere. I want to promote doubles, educate people and media about doubles,” she said.