Denmark's long standing tradition for results in the badminton world means that it is the perfect place to develop one's skills in the sport.
Denmark has tournaments at all levels every second weekend throughout the whole season. Denmark also has many well-organised clubs, which provide qualified training twice a week.
At the same time, players can take part in team matches up to 14 times per year. Last but not least, the clubs are the perfect place to integrate socially into Danish life.
Therefore, a professional international training centre, IBA, offering eight weekly training sessions as well as professional advice and career planning, has been set up.
To give badminton players from throughout the world the opportunity to develop towards being amongst the best in the world using an individually tailored training system, using the experience of the Danish programme, acknowledged as one of the world's best. IBA's training programme revolves around the individual player; we develop individual solutions which suit each player and his or her future plans. IBA also provides opportunities to work towards club and sponsorship contracts.
IBA is for:
Players from all over the world whose aim is to bring their standard of badminton up to the highest level possible. All players must have prior approval from their association in order to take part in IBA's training programme, as IBA strives to co-operate with associations to develop individual players' talents.
Training locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Badminton - Hvidovre Badminton Club, Copenhagen
- Strength training - Hvidovre fitness centre, Copenhagen
- Running - Brøndby forest, Copenhagen
All three places are located within a five kilometre radius of Copenhagen city centre.
Badminton: Monday to Friday mornings, five times per week
Strength training: Twice a week
Running:Once a week
Club training: Twice a week
Michael Kjeldsen, latterly Danish Under-22 national coach for five years and leader of talent development in Denmark. He has been working with the Danish elite players for several years and has considerable experience in club training at a the highest level. Educated at Aarhus university.