It is already a foregone conclusion now that there is an obvious difference in levels between both brothers. Aaron being a gifted player has consistently outplayed Ryan for months now. The younger sibling has advantage in speed, court coverage and skill. Their routine sparring will require Aaron to give at least 6 to 8 handicap points to Ryan. As Aaron is progressing well, we are constantly reviewing the approach on the quality of his training programmes so as not to restrict the development of his talent.
|Aaron turn 11 on Oct 2014|
Despite his agonising defeat, the match however has raised many eyebrows as Aaron almost toppled the more fancied player. The elders knew full well that little Aaron has another year to his advantage as he just turned 11 on October 2014. Atef Haikal went on to the final but subsequently fell to Yap Juin An of Yap Twin Sport. Enroute to the final, the formidable Yap Juin An overpowered Ryan earlier in the round, 30 -25.The next 4 months before the 2015 MSSD, will be a telling revelation as to how much more Aaron can develop his game further. As it is now, he is already making dents on the armour of top notch state players. How sharp his battle axe is will depends on how he grinds it. It will boils down to the quality of his trainings henceforth.
BOYS SINGLES U12
1st Round - Ryan vs Bye
2nd Round – Ryan vs Yap Juin An 25 – 30
1st Round – Aaron vs Bye
2nd Round – Aaron vs Chong Zheng Yang 30 - 15
Qtr Final – Aaron vs Muhd Atef Haikal 29 – 30