Tan Joe Hok

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Hendra Kartanegara
Personal information
Birth nameTan Joe Hok
Country Indonesia
Born (1937-08-11) 11 August 1937 (age 82)
Bandung, Dutch East Indies

Tan Joe Hok (Indonesian name: Hendra Kartanegara, Chinese: 陳有福; pinyin: Chén Youfu; born 11 August 1937) is an Indonesian former badminton player, who along with Ferry Sonneville and a cadre of fine doubles players set the foundation for an Indonesian badminton dynasty by dethroning then-perennial Thomas Cup champion Malaya in 1958.

Tan Joe Hok lived in Bandung until he finished high school. He received his degree in Chemistry and Biology from Baylor University, Texas, United States.

He was the first Indonesian to win the All England Open in 1959 and the first Indonesian to win a gold medal in Asian Games, which happened at home in 1962. He won both the U.S. Open and Canadian Open singles titles consecutively in 1959 and 1960. He has many other notable achievements in the badminton field, both as a player and a coach, most particularly, winning all but one of his singles matches for Indonesia's world champion Thomas Cup (men's international) teams of 1958, 1961, and 1964.

Personal[edit]

He married former badminton player Goei Kiok Nio in 1965 and they have two children. Tan Joe Hok had a difficulty establishing full citizenship in Indonesia because he could not obtain an SBKRI, a mandatory document for non-indigenous and especially Chinese-Indonesian during the racist U.S.-backed dictatorship of Suharto. He said, "It wouldn't be hard for us to move overseas but we don't want to do that because we are Indonesians. Even if it was raining gold overseas, we will remain here, in the land where Indonesian blood has been spilled."[1]

Education[edit]

  • Elementary school, Junior High School and Senior High School at Bandung
  • Premed in Chemistry & Biology Baylor University, Texas, United States (1959–1963)

Career and achievements[edit]

  • Won the National Championships at Surabaya (1956)
  • Member of Squad Indonesian Team that won the Thomas Cup at Singapore (1958)
  • First Indonesian badminton men's player to win All England (1959)
  • First Indonesian badminton men's player to win Asian Games gold medal (1962)
  • Member of Squad Team Thomas Cup Indonesia (1964–1967)
  • Badminton coach at Mexico (1969–1970)
  • Badminton coach at Hong Kong (1971)
  • Coach of Indonesia Thomas Cup Team at Kuala Lumpur (1984)
  • Badminton coach at PB Djarum Kudus
  • Mandala Pest Control Director (since 1973)
  • Best Sport Coach by SIWO/PWI Jaya version (1984)

Open Tournaments[edit]

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1957 India Championships India Amrit Dewan 15–2, 15–7 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1958 East India Championships Indonesia Eddy Yusuf 15–10, 15–9 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1959 All England Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville 15–8, 10–15, 15–3 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1959 Thailand Championships Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 15–10, 9–15, 15–6 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1959 Canadian Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 15–4, 15–10 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1959 US Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 7–15, 15–5, 18–14 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1960 Canadian Open Denmark Finn Kobberø 10—15, 15—8, 15—13 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1960 US Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin 15–6, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion
1962 US Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville 15–17, 17–18 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1960 Canadian Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin Malaysia Lim Say Hup
Malaysia Teh Kew San
8–15, 8–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1963 All England Open Indonesia Ferry Sonneville Denmark Finn Kobberø
Denmark J. H. Hansen
6–15, 5–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1969 Canadian Open Thailand Charoen Wattanasin England Tony Jordan
Scotland Robert McCoig
7–15, 6–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up

Mix's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1960 Canadian Open India Sushila Kapadia Denmark Finn Kobberø
Canada Jean Miller
21–16, 11–21, 21–15 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
1967 Malaysia Open Indonesia Retno Koestijah Indonesia Darmadi
Indonesia Minarni Soedaryanto
15–9, 15–8 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kompas newspaper on 11 February 2004

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