Thai badminton stars of tomorrow face Asia’s elite in Bangkok


Stars of the future will be on show for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic when the Toyota Gazoo Racing Badminton Asia U17 & U15 Junior Championships start at Bangkok’s Central Changwattana on November 29.

The week-long tournament will see 134 of Thailand’s elite young shuttlers test their mettle against top juniors from 14 countries – including traditional badminton powerhouses Malaysia, Japan and Hong Kong.

The tournament will be Thai juniors’ first opportunity in over two years to check their progress against international peers, Badminton Association of Thailand president Patama Leeswadtrakul said.

Thai players qualified for the event as winners and runners-up in this season’s Toyota Junior Badminton Championships or by gaining points in the Toyota Youth Super Series 2022.

Pattama urged sports fans to cheer on the Thai athletes at the venue for free or watch the tournament on the “BadmintonThailand Official” YouTube channel.