With no clarity on resumption of tournaments, it is a difficult period for sportspersons. But Joy T. Antony is trying out something which could brush away badminton players’ anxiety.

Joy, an Indian team coach at the under-17 and under-15 junior Asians in Indonesia in December, plans to conduct a series of tournaments at the Regional Sports Centre in Kochi where he trains a promising bunch of players.

“I’m planning to have tournaments between our academy players once a month. That will keep the players, especially the juniors, motivated. We will try to give them small prizes too,” said Joy, an Olympic Gold Quest coach who has been trained by greats like Prakash Padukone and Morten Frost, in a chat with Sportstar on Saturday.

Joy’s bunch, which now includes a few national campers and even players from the Gopichand academy (Hyderabad) and Prakash Padukone centre (Bengaluru) as many…

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