Tan Kim Her

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Tan Kim Her
Personal information
Birth nameTan Kim Her
Country Malaysia
Born (1971-11-27) November 27, 1971 (age 47)
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
EventMen's doubles

Tan Kim Her (born November 11, 1971) is a former Malaysian professional men's doubles badminton player and coach. He is currently Japan's men's doubles coach.[1]


Kim Her competed in badminton at the 1996 Summer Olympics in men's doubles with Soo Beng Kiang. They defeated the no.3 seeds Rudy Gunawan and Bambang Suprianto of Indonesia in the last 16. In the semi final, Kim Her and Beng Kiang lost to the eventual gold medallist, Rexy Mainaky and Ricky Subagja of Indonesia. [2] In the bronze medal match, the duo lost hard fought match also to the Indonesian pair, Antonius Ariantho/Denny Kantono.


Finals: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1991 French Open Yap Kim Hock Malaysia Yap Yee Hup
Malaysia Yap Yee Guan
7-15, 11-15
Winner 1992 Dutch Open Yap Kim Hock Netherlands Chris Bruil
Netherlands Ron Michels
15-9, 15-10
Runner-up 1992 Chinese Taipei Open Jalani Sidek Malaysia Cheah Soon Kit
Malaysia Soo Beng Kiang
7-15, 4-15
Runner-up 1994 China Open Yap Kim Hock China Huang Zhanzhong
China Jiang Xin
10-15, 8-15
Runner-up 1994 Swiss Open Yap Kim Hock Sweden Pär-Gunnar Jönsson
Sweden Peter Axelsson
7-15, 8-15


Kim Her became a coach after his playing career. He coached the Malaysian junior squad for six years. Then, become the first Malaysian to coach abroad when he joined the South Korean national team in 2005[3]. After two years stint, he joined England national team[4]. In 2010, he left and returned to coach in his homeland Malaysia. In 2015, he appointed as a Indian men's doubles coach before resign in March 2019[5][6].


  1. ^ "Badminton: A Her-culean task but Tan's perfect for the job | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2019-04-02.
  2. ^ "Tan Kim Her joins World Coaching Conference line-up". www.badmintoneurope.com. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  3. ^ "Other Sports: Kim Her to coach South Koreans | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  4. ^ "Other Sports: England hire Kim Her to chart doubles players' fortunes | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  5. ^ "Badminton: Kim Her's coaching methods working well for India | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2018-06-03.
  6. ^ BadmintonPlanet.com (2019-03-02). "Tan Kim Her resigns as India's doubles coach, citing personal reasons". BadmintonPlanet.com. Retrieved 2019-03-11.

External links[edit]

Profile at Olympic.org

Profile at sports-reference.com