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The Perth International 2019, a BWF Future Series event, will take place next month inside the Kingsway Indoor Stadium from 5 – 8 September 2019.
While scrolling through the draw, one name which stood out, comes in the form of Guinness Book of World Record holder, Tan Boon Heong.
At 493 kilometres per hour, Malaysian prodigy Tan Boon Heong, will be bring his wealth of experience and unrivalled smash to the competition in the Men’s Doubles alongside 22-year-old compatriot, Shia Chun Kang.
Similarly, Indonesian sensation Hendra Aprida Gunawan will compete in the Men’s Doubles with Malaysia’s 19-year-old Kok Xian Tan.
Both player’s have previously celebrated top spots in the world rankings, with Heong donning the world number 1 spot with Kien Keat Koo for a large part of 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, Hendra Gunawan was on top of the world’s Mixed Doubles game with Vita Marissa, reaching as high as world number 2 in the same era.
Elsewhere in the draw, Chinese Taipei’s first seed, Liang Ting Yu, will be looking to gather momentum after dropping down the world rankings from her career high of 81 in March 2019, to her current position of 98.
Oceania has a strong contingent of players competing across all five disciplines, including Australia’s Louisa Ma, Anthony Joe, Pit Seng Low and Keith Edison, who have spent a large portion of 2019 touring the world to compete in search of valuable world ranking points.
New Zealand’s Sally Fu and Alyssa Tagle enter the Women’s Doubles draw as the first seeds and will have to see off the party from Chinese Taipei who dominate the Women’s Doubles draw with 12 pairs.
Throughout the event, two courts will be live streamed (one court during the finals) so you can witness the action from Perth. More information will be available on the live streaming page from Thursday 5 September 2019.
View the whole draw for the Perth International 2019 on Tournament Software.