Philippines
Nickname(s)Smash Pilipinas[1]
AssociationPhilippine Badminton Association (PBAD)
ConfederationBA (Asia)
PresidentArnold Bacera
BWF ranking
Current ranking69 Decrease 16 (2 January 2024)
Highest ranking32 (1 July 2011)
Sudirman Cup
Appearances4 (first in 2009)
Best resultGroup stage (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
Asian Mixed Team Championships
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage (2017)
Asian Men's Team Championships
Appearances12 (first in 1962)
Best resultFourth place (1969)
Asian Women's Team Championships
Appearances3 (first in 2010)
Best resultGroup stage (2018, 2020)

The Philippines national badminton team (Filipino: Pambansang koponan ng badminton ng Pilipinas) represents the Philippines in international badminton competitions.[2] It is controlled by the Philippine Badminton Association. Nicknamed Smash Pilipinas, The Filipino team won bronze in the men's and women's team events at the Southeast Asian Games, in 1987 and 1981 respectively.

History

Badminton has been played in the Philippines since the 1920s when British and American expatriates introduced the sport to the country.[3] The national team was formed after the establishment of the Philippine Badminton Association in 1952. The Philippines made a couple of appearances at the Sudirman Cup in the 2010s.

In 2023, Indonesian coach Chafidz Yusuf was appointed as the doubles coach for the national team.[4]

Men's team

The Philippines men's team first competed in the qualifiers for the 1984 Thomas Cup. The team were drawn with Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore and lost all of their matches in the group tie. Three years later, the Philippines competed in the 1987 Southeast Asian Games, where the team entered the semifinals for a guaranteed bronze medal but lost 3–0 to Malaysia.[5] In 1992, the Philippines failed to qualify for the 1992 Thomas Cup after losing 4–1 to Pakistan, 5–0 to India and Singapore in the first stage of the qualifiers.[6] In 1997, the Philippines lost the third place tie to Thailand at the Southeast Asian Games.[7] In 1998, The Philippines tried to qualify for the 1998 Thomas Cup. The team shown improvement as they lost 4–1 to Singapore, 3–2 to Australia and won 5–0 against Iran.[6]

The Philippines men's team made their Badminton Asia Team Championships debut in 2016. The team lost 5–0 to South Korea and 4–1 to Hong Kong and were eliminated in the group stages. They made their second appearance at the Asian Team Championships in 2018 and were eliminated in the group stages. The men's team made history when the team beat arch rival Singapore 3–2 to reach the quarterfinals in the 2020 edition of the championships.[8] The team lost to Indonesia 3–0 in the quarter-finals.[9]

Women's team

The Philippines women's team debuted at the 1981 Southeast Asian Games and entered the semifinals to claim bronze.[10] Ten years later, the women's team entered their second semifinal at the 1991 Southeast Asian Games and finished in fourth place. In 1992, the Philippines competed in the 1992 Uber Cup qualifiers. The team lost 5–0 to New Zealand and Hong Kong but won 5–0 against Tanzania to finish 3rd in the group.[11] In 1998, the Philippines women's team failed to qualify again for the Uber Cup. Much like the men's team, the women's team lost 4–1 to Singapore and 3–2 to Australia but won 4–1 against Mauritius.[11]

The women's team first debuted in the Badminton Asia Team Championships in 2018. They were eliminated in the group stages in 2018 and 2020. In 2023, the Philippines women's team competed in the 2023 Southeast Asian Games women's team event in Phnom Penh. In the quarter-finals, the team pulled off a big upset after defeating the Malaysian women's team 3–0 and entered the semi-finalists once again after 42 years.[12] In the semi-finals, the team went up against Indonesia but lost 3–0 to win bronze.[13]

Mixed team

The Philippines have made several appearances in the Sudirman Cup, their first one being in 2009. They achieved 23rd place in the 2013 Sudirman Cup. and later 29th place in the 2015 Sudirman Cup.[14] The mixed team competed in the 2017 Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships but were halted in the group stages.[15]

Competitive record

WBF World Championships

Asian Games

Asian Team Championships

SEA Games

FISU World University Games

See also: Badminton at the FISU World University Games

Mixed team

Year Round Pos
2007 Did not enter
2011
2013
2015 Group stage
2017 Group stage
2021 Did not enter
2025 TBD

World University Team Championships

Mixed team

Year Round Pos
2008 Did not enter
2010
2012
2014
2016
2018

ASEAN University Games

**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Junior competitive record

Suhandinata Cup

See also: BWF World Junior Championships

Year Round Pos
2000 Did not enter
2002
2004
2006 Group stage 25th
2007 Group stage 22nd
2008 Did not enter
2009 Group stage 10th
2010 Did not enter
2011
2012 Group stage 13th
2013 Group stage 29th
2014 Group stage 15th
2015 Did not enter
2016
2017 Group stage 19th
2018 Did not enter
2019
2022
2023
2024 TBD

Asian Junior Team Championships

See also: Badminton Asia Junior Championships

ASEAN School Games

**Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Staff

The following list shows the coaching staff for the Philippines national badminton team.

Name Role
Philippines Philip Joper Escueta Head coach
Indonesia Chafidz Yusuf Doubles coach

Players

Current squad

As of 2 January 2024

Men's team

Name DoB/Age Ranking of event
MS MD XD
Jewel Angelo Albo (2003-12-20) 20 December 2003 (age 20) 301 - -
Mark Velasco (2001-05-20) 20 May 2001 (age 22) 563 - -
Alvin Morada (1997-04-12) 12 April 1997 (age 26) - 74 115
Chri (1998-07-25) 25 July 1998 (age 25) - 74 494
Solomon Padiz Jr. (2000-11-13) 13 November 2000 (age 23) - 140 131
Ronniel samarita (2000-10-29) 29 October 2000 (age 23) - 140 -
Lanz Ralf Zafra (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 22) - - -
Lance Gabriel Vargas (2004-09-11) 11 September 2004 (age 19) - - -

Women's team

Name DoB/Age Ranking of event
WS WD XD
Nicole Albo (1999-03-15) 15 March 1999 (age 25) - 493 -
Janelle Anne Andres (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 25) - - -
Sarah Barredo (1999-10-17) 17 October 1999 (age 24) - - -
Mikaela de Guzman (2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 22) 212 - -
Thea Pomar (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 26) - 159 494
Alyssa Leonardo (1997-09-15) 15 September 1997 (age 26) - 159 115
Eleanor Inlayo (1998-01-09) 9 January 1998 (age 26) - 866 131
Susmita Ramos (2001-11-27) 27 November 2001 (age 22) - 493 -

Previous squads

Asian Team Championships

Notes

  1. ^ In the 2023 SEA Games mixed team event, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines were all restricted from entering the competition.

References

  1. ^ "PBAD to launch national ranking system during Badminton Open". Tiebreaker Times. December 17, 2022. Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Populorum, Mike. "Archiv SudirmanCup". sbg.ac.at. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "What is the history of badminton in the Philippines? - Racket Source". May 22, 2022. Retrieved April 3, 2023.
  4. ^ MEDIA, PT AKURAT SENTRA (February 15, 2023). "Lepas Dari PBSI, Chafidz Yusuf Isyaratkan Bakal Latih Filipina". akurat.co (in Indonesian). Retrieved March 17, 2023.
  5. ^ Rajendran, J. (September 10, 1987). "Republic's pair have busy day". The Straits Times. p. 30. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Archiv Thomas Cup". Mike's Badminton Populorum. Archived from the original on March 30, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  7. ^ "Southeast Asian Games : Indonesia bags both team titles". World Badminton. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  8. ^ "Padiz keys PH win in 2020 Badminton Asia Team Championships". RAPPLER. February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 22, 2023.
  9. ^ "Filipino shuttlers bow out in Badminton Asia quarters". RAPPLER. February 14, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  10. ^ "Results". eresources.nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Uber Cup Results". World Badminton. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  12. ^ "SEAG: Women's badminton team assured of podium in Carlos' return". ABS-CBN Corporation. May 8, 2023.
  13. ^ Bolasport.com. "Hasil Bulu Tangkis SEA Games 2023 - Ester Redam Pemain Filipina, Indonesia Melenggang ke Final - Bolasport.com". www.bolasport.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved May 10, 2023.
  14. ^ Times, The Manila (May 18, 2015). "Philippines dominates Sudirman Cup team event". The Manila Times. Retrieved February 28, 2023.
  15. ^ "THACO becomes the sponsors of Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship 2017". Thaco Group. Retrieved February 22, 2023.