The ex-Indonesian men double player, Rexy Mainaky showed his interesting to be the coach for new men double partner, Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong.
Rexy Mainaky, the gold medalist in Olympic Atlanta 1996 said that Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong now still didn’t have the fixed coach.
“If I’am offered (to be their coach), I can be their coach. In my opinion, Hendra and Tan Boon Heong are the new partner to watch out (by other players)” Said Rexy to juara.net in Jakarta.
Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong is also not new for Rexy Mainaky. Rexy Mainaky ever became Tan Boon Heong partnered with Koo Kien Keat when Rexy coached Badminton Association Malaysia. Tan Boon Heong/Koo Kien Keat got success by grabbing gold medal in Asian Games 2006 and All England title one year later.
Then, Rexy Mainaky also brought Hendra Setiawan/Mohammad Ahsan got much success in badminton. World champion, gold Asian games, and the other titles is grabbed when Rexy Mainaky became the head of achievement in Indonesia badminton association (PBSI).
“Based on their experience on badminton court, Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong can be the great pair” added Rexy in the interview.
Rexy Mainaky now is on free duty after his contract in Indonesia badminton association is not extended. Rexy Mainaky position is replaced y Susi Susanti, ex-Indonesian badminton player who got gold medal in Olympic Barcelona 1992 women single discipline.
Hendra Setiawan and Tan Boon Heong announced their partnership from their social media. Hendra Setiawan posted in is Instagram account that he will partner with Tan Boo Heong. Then, Tan Boon Heong responded it by posting the same thing in his Facebook account.
The debut of Hendra Setiawan/Tan Boon Heong will be started next year. Their first tournament scheduled is India Grand Prix Gold 2017 in the end of January next year. Many badminton fans will be waiting for their debut, whether they can repeat their glory with their previous partner.