Dato' Sidek Abdullah Kamar was a Malaysian badminton coach and the father of Malaysia’s most famous badminton-playing family, Sidek brothers who represented Malaysia in badminton.
Teh Peng Huat is a Malaysian Chinese badminton coach based in Bukit Mertajam, Seberang Perai, Penang who coaches local youth players. He is best-known for spotting Lee Chong Wei and bringing Lee under his tutelage in the early 1990s, and credited with quickly developing Lee into a national junior champion. He also developed many other kids into professional badminton players, including Goh Jin Wei, Chin Eei Hui, Cheam June Wei, Tee Jing Yi, Nelson Heg, and Cheah Yee See.
Zhang Wei is a former Chinese badminton player. Zhang was selected to join the national team in 1997. He played in the men's doubles event partnered with Zhang Jun. He participated in four consecutive Sudirman Cup, winning 3 gold medals in 1999, 2001, 2005, and a silver medal in 2003. He and Zhang Jun was qualified to compete at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but because of the injury on his left abdominal muscles while doing the exercises, he missed the event. He retired from the national team in 2005, and started to playing in Denmark. He returned to Shanghai in 2007, and star coaching the Shanghai team. He also competed for Shanghai at the 2009 National Games.
Takako Ida is a former Japanese badminton player. Borned in Saitama Prefecture, Ida graduated in Saitama High School. She was part of the national women's team that competed at the 1994 and 1998 Asian Games, winning the bronze medals in both events, and also participated at the 1994, 1996 and 1998 Uber Cups. She won the women's singles title at the National Championships tournament in 1996 and 1997. Ida also competed at the 1997 East Asian Games in Busan, South Korea, clinched the women's singles silver and the women's team bronze medals. Ida who was affiliated with Sanyo Electric, took part at the Sydney 2000 Olympics in the women's singles event.
Xiong Guobao is a former elite level badminton player from China who won numerous international singles titles in the late 1980s. Noted for his solid, consistent play, Xiong rarely suffered lopsided defeats. His titles included the United States (1984), Japan (1987), Hong Kong (1987), Malaysian, Thailand (1988), French (1989), Swedish (1988), and Indonesian (1989) Opens. He also won the season ending World Badminton Grand Prix tourney in 1987 and in 1989. Along with fellow singles stars Yang Yang and Zhao Jianhua, Xiong helped China's Thomas Cup teams capture consecutive world titles in 1986, 1988, and 1990. His results in IBF World Championships were somewhat disappointing, losing quarterfinal matches to Icuk Sugiarto and Eddy Kurniawan respectively in the 1987 and 1989 editions of the tourney.