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Tom John bids goodbye

Badminton’s been a lifelong journey for Tom John, the India-born Englishman who was coach at the Prakash Padukone Academy. The last 20 years have seen a constant shift in locale – from England to Portugal to Brunei to Hyderabad, and most recently, Bangalore. Having been here since March last year, it’s time for the journey to resume. John has landed an assignment as Portugal’s chief coach, and will leave next week Continue reading

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SATURDAY morning, so the courts were empty. Ruth was sitting by with headphones and I struck up a chat with her, she said she was about to leave for New Zealand. Soon, Tom John and Prakash Jolly come by. Tom’s … Continue reading

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