The clinic was conducted by Coach Richard Yeo, from the Chinese Swimming Club Li Ning Badminton Academy, who taught the youths badminton skills and moves.
Besides getting up-close with Lin Dan and Boonsak Ponsanna, ranked 2nd and 6th in the world respectively, the youths also received first-hand tips from the two top players. They even had a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice and traded strokes with the two shuttlers.
When asked what his secret to success was, Lin Dan replied: “There are no shortcuts to success, only by putting in more effort than others would you emerge the champion.”
At the end of the clinic, the youths were treated to a photo session with Lin Dan and Boonsak Ponsanna, and they got to bring home a specially autographed photo each. They were also treated to seats for tournament and catch other top players in action.