Student badminton squad get to learn from one of world’s best players as Kenichi Tago visits University of Bath STV

28 January 2020

Students in the University of Bath badminton squad got to train with and learn from a former world number three when Kenichi Tago visited the Sports Training Village.

Tago, an All-England Championships finalist who helped Japan win their first-ever gold medal in the Thomas Cup men’s team event in 2014, passed on his experience and expertise during a training session in the main sports hall.

The session was the first stop on a nationwide ‘Tago Tour’, organised in association with Yonex UK, which also included a visit to the Badminton England Senior County Championships.

Peter Bush, Head Badminton Coach at the University of Bath, said: “It was so good for me and my players to experience coaching from a world-class singles player and a insight into Japanese training methods.”

Kenichi Tago (centre) with Head Badminton Coach Peter Bush (right) and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley, himself a former Commonwealth badminton champion

Badminton has been one of the most successful student sports at the University in recent years, with the men’s and women’s 1st teams once again unbeaten so far this season as they top their respective BUCS Premier South divisions.

Click here to find out more about the badminton programme at the University of Bath.

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