Badminton in Indonesia is controlled by Badminton Association of Indonesia (PBSI). The name is also given meaning for who will be responsible for the game Badminton. Formation PBSI was formed on May 5, 1951 in Bandung. PBSI’s first head is A. Rochdi Partaatmadja.
Although established in Bandung, PBSI’s headquarters are based in Jakarta. Before PBSI existed, badminton orgnanization moved itself. Like there are organizations at regional and branch level. When PBSI is formed, badminton eventually has a national organization. The main function of PBSI is to unify the entire organization in badminton. Then, there is no gap between each area. The regional, branch, and center levels unite under the PBSI.
Badminton Institute logo
Badminton badge logo in Indonesia has meaning. Each color has its own distinct characteristics among others. Here the explanation:
Green: The Welfare Symbol
Red: Symbol of Courage
Yellow: Victory Symbol
Black: Loyalty and Eternal
Meanwhile, every picture there also has its own meaning, as follows:
Letter of PBSI: Denoted as 1945 years
Picture Shield: Strong, persistent, and low self-esteem but resilient
Picture Shuttlecock: Represents 8 which is August, Independence day.
Picture Cotton: consists of 17 seeds representing the date of Independence Day
Rice Image: symbolized as the birth of PBSI in 1951.
National Training Camp
There are other facilities for badminton players that require daily training. for selected athletes from all over Indonesia can stay in national training camps to become bigger players. The National Training Camp for Badminton is located in Cipayung, East Jakarta. Meanwhile, the National Badminton Training Camp owned by Indonesia has been recognized as the best training camp that provides the best quality among others.
Later, the training camp was built on 4 hectares of land. The facilities are very complete. Starting from 21 carpet training places, office space, fitness center. As well as athletes dormitory, dining room, swimming pool that spent t0 3.6 million rupiah even jogging track.
Badminton Indonesia in the New Era
Li Yongho is a badminton trainer in Indonesia. He became the head of badminton for about 24 years. But now, his position was replaced by Xia Xuanze and Zhang Jun. The replacement is not a problem. Recently, the performance of Indonesian badminton decline. Unlike a few decades ago, when Indonesia won the medal.
This fast performance is corrected by PBSI. After realizing the main problem, PBSI began to monitor players at a young age. Not only in the central area but also in the branches. Thus, thew gets nutured and is trained by proffesional trainers to improve their skills while playing. Not only that, PBSI also asks players to often follow many competitions. These ways automatically improve their experience. By doing this, hopefully Indonesia can become champion in badminton world.
There are some outstanding achievements of Badminton Players Indonesia. As:
All the British World Championships in 2014, Gold Medal in the Double Category of Men (M. Ahsan / Hendra Setiawan).
All the British World Championships in 2014, Received Gold Medal in Double Mixed Category (Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir).
Asian Games in Incheon 2014, Received Gold Medal in Dual Women Category (Nitya Krishinda Maheswari / Greysia Polli).
India Open Super Series 2016, Received Medal in Men’s Doubles Category (Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya).
Australia Open Super Series 2016, Received Medal in the Male Double Category (Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya).
China Open Super Series 2016, Received Medal in Men’s Doubles (Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya).
All England 2016, Received Medal in Mix Doubles Category (Praveen Jordan / Debby Susanto).
China Open 2016, Received Medal in Double Mixed Category (Tontowi Ahmad / Liliyana Natsir).
All England 2017, Received Medal in Men’s Doubles (Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya).
India Open Super Series 2017, Received Medal in the Male Double Category (Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya).
Malaysia Open Super Series 2017, Received Medal in the Male Double Category (Marcus Gideon / Kevin Sanjaya).
Thailand Grand Prix Gold 2017, Got Medal in Women Doubles Category (Greysia Polli / Apriani Rahayu).
Thailand Grand Prix Gold 2017, Got Medal in Men Doubles Category (Berry Anggiawan / Hardianto).