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Smashing Mark is a site dedicated to Badminton. It’s a site which my friends who are former state players such as Gnana Easwaran, Ho Sze Ken and myself blog about badminton and shuttletalks.

My name is Mark D. Lee and I used to play for the Selangor State in Malaysia in the late 90’s. During my time playing the game (which is all my life.. and its not too long ago 😛 ), I’ve met so many people from all walks of life which has helped me grow to the person I am today. I notice that there is a huge Badminton following in Malaysia however there is not much talk about it online. I hope that this site will be an informal channel for fans from all over the world to share their thoughts and ideas on the game.

One day I hope that I would help grow this sport in terms of awareness among Malaysians and the people from all around the World. Lets hope that ESPNStar or any local channels tune in and will give us an opportunity to use their channels to grow the sport similar to what “Shabby Singh” did for EPL in M’sia

18 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2008 9:14 am

    Hey guys, good work on the site, it’s nice to see some other people online talking about badminton. Cheers : )

  2. Sandra permalink
    October 30, 2008 8:29 pm

    I’m looking for the dvd from The road to Beijing of Zhang Ning. Maybe some one can make a copy for me?

  3. November 2, 2008 11:50 am

    Hey Emmet!

    I think more and more people are following and writing about badminton these days! Am just glad to share about my badminton experience… 🙂

    Do ya have a blog yourself?

  4. November 4, 2008 8:13 pm

    Hi Mark and Szeken,
    Nice site, well done, I found it through the badminton facebook group.
    I used to play badminton in the Uk, didn’t make it further than beating the number 4 in the UK just once, my claim to fame :). But absolutely love watching badminton and squash.
    I have launched a website that is for sporters – aimed at improving their sports network to help them achieve their sporting goals ( sponsors, trainers, teams, fans etc) I would appreciate if you take a look at the site and see if it is interesting for your readers, it is the of the sports world
    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers Claire

  5. February 1, 2009 1:37 am

    Hi Mark & Co.,
    I just want to say I love your site. It’s nicely written.
    Especially liked the RCL shuttle review. You’re a lucky guy for getting free shuttles 😛

    After reading your site, I think my blog needs a lot of improvement. Going to go work on it now 😀
    This is the link if you’re interested.


  6. February 17, 2009 2:52 am

    Keep up the good work!You play for state before??How did you lead the state?start from school until leading the state … plz email me

  7. YC Tan permalink
    March 9, 2009 12:10 pm

    Keep up the good work.
    GOod to have more youtube videos of all the finals especially with Malaysian playing.
    May be you can also review rackets avaiable in Malaysia such as Apacs, Pro-Ace, Fleet, RCL etc. Yonex is too expensive for Malaysian.

  8. June 7, 2009 7:46 pm

    Glad to find another badminton site to bookmark.

    I’ve just launched my badminton blog at I’ve a lot to do to to make my site as good as yours. I will be posting articles about string tension and fake racquets very soon and answering questions about players problems such as “how can I improve my backhand.”

  9. Eric permalink
    June 19, 2009 7:35 pm

    It’s great to see such blogs! I am sad we do not have proper badminton reports apart from such blogs contributed by real badminton fans. Unlike what we can see in

    By the way, is recently reported by Google as an Attack Site which may try to install programs without visitor’s permission and steal information. By checking out the site’s copyright and designers which contain words like ‘disease’ and ‘spy’, I can see why.

    Please keep your blog site free from such disease!

    – Eric
    Penangite in Spore

  10. June 20, 2009 10:15 am

    hey eric!

    good to hear from you buddy. i see lots of malaysian friends who have started to work in singapore start playing badminton.. thats funny cause most of them when in malaysia didnt even think about it and make fun of badminton.. lol

    ill do my best to keep this blog as updated as i can.. this year has been a crazy year for me..

  11. June 23, 2009 7:23 am

    Hi Mark

    Good to hear from you and thanks for your comments about my blog site. I’ve sent a link to you because I think your site is great.

    Mark, can you recommend any good online sports shops n Malaysia or Singapore?

  12. Ivonne permalink
    June 26, 2009 2:17 am

    Hi Mark,

    I’m looking for video when Fu HaiFeng make a fastest jump smash about 332km/hour.

    I have search on You Tube but there’s no result.
    Maybe you can give the URL?


  13. June 28, 2009 1:53 pm

    Hi Ivonne,

    What i found is a blur video quality in you tube on the smash..
    Is there anyone who can help on Ivonne’s request?


  14. June 28, 2009 2:49 pm

    I do know the smash was recorded in Beijing 2007/2008.


    If you can’t find it, email Han on the contact page, because he has a lot of DVD’s

    Hope this helps.


  15. June 30, 2009 1:16 am

    thanks for this Paul! Hows coaching coming along?
    I think badminton is becoming an expensive sport man

  16. Ivonne permalink
    July 1, 2009 11:58 am

    @ Mark & Paul

    Poor quality of video and i can’t see the smash
    anyway, thanks guys for the info also for warm welcome 🙂

    Thanks a lot

  17. December 21, 2009 4:28 pm


    The closest video I’ve found is at

    I believe it is from the same match, but I don’t think it’s the fastest smash – the one in the video is clocked at 307kph but still looks impressively fast.

  18. Ifeatu permalink
    February 2, 2011 7:45 am

    Hi everyone, I reside in Halifax, Canada and I am somewhat new to the game of badminton. What can I say, I love the game! I have been looking for a badminton blog where I can learn more about the game and gradually develop my badminton technique, while at the same time chatting with lover’s of the sport. I think I have finally found the place at Smashing Mark. I see though that most followers of this blog are pros; I pray you have the patience to accommodate a novice like me :).

    Wondering if there are suggestions for me for female badminton court shoes and racket. Having the right farm tools is key to a bountiful harvest. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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