Milan Ludik (Phot: Mark Phelan)
Tokyo is the goal
Date: 3/20/2019 3:35 PM
Published by : Aidan Jones (BEC)
Milan Ludik, one of the more experienced players at Badminton Europe's Centre of Excellence (CoE), has his goals solely set on improving his game.

With challenges coming up over the next year to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the next year is very important for the 26-year old.

The CoE in Holbæk, Denmark, is currently undergoing a big change – from the amount of players to a whole new training facility for the CoE to use.

Head Coach, Jeroen Van Dijk, along with Kestutis Navickas and Peter R. Jensen have been working hard to increase the number of players who are training in Holbæk. Just over the past year, there have been eight new additions.

Badminton goals

Milan Ludik, one of the more experienced players at Badminton Europe’s Centre of Excellence, has big goals for the future.

With the Tokyo Olympic Games’ qualification just around the corner, many of the CoE players will be testing themselves with May coming up, to try and qualify for the Games in Tokyo.

“I am now trying to qualify for the European Games. Then, the Olympic Qualification begins, which will be my huge focus”, Milan Ludik said.

“I plan to stay until at least the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and hopefully, the training and the coaches here will help me to achieve my goals”, he added.

The Czech Republican does not see his family as much anymore, but he has stated that sacrifices must be made, if he wants to succeed.

Results are starting to show

Milan Ludik believes that the whole group works together to achieve the goals that everyone at the centre is striving towards.

Ludik was brought into the CoE last year and already feels like it has made a difference to his game on the court.

“We are a nice group, so we try to help and support each other and develop our games, so we always work very closely together and I think it helps everyone a lot,” Ludik said.

“The setup is very professional, and it helped me very much over a period of last year, and that showed on my ranking and my results,” he added.

For more information about Badminton Europe's growing centre of players, contact Badminton Europe's Senior Manager, Michael Nørbæk:

(Article orignally taken from the BEC Magazine, if you have not checked it out yet then you can read it here.)
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