Hoon Thien How (born 24 December 1986 in Kuala Lumpur) is a former badminton player from Malaysia who plays in the men's doubles category. Currently, he is one of the assistant coach for Malaysia men's doubles national team.

Hoon Thien How
Yonex IFB 2013 - Quarterfinal - Hoon Thien How - Tan Wee Kiong vs Lee Yong-dae - Yoo Yeon-seong 04.jpg
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1986-12-24) 24 December 1986 (age 33)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Years active2004-2017
Men's doubles
Highest ranking7 (14 March 2013)
BWF profile
Hoon Thien How
Hoon with his partner Tan Wee Kiong


Hoon Thien How and Tan Boon Heong were the World Junior Champions in 2004. Their partnership continued until early 2006 when they won the silver medal at the 2006 Asian Badminton Championships. Shortly after, Tan was partnered with Koo Kien Keat and Hoon was briefly partnered with Chan Chong Ming and then, Ong Soon Hock.

Hoon and Ong participated in Indonesia Open 2008 and did their best as they became the semi-finalist, beaten by Candra Wijaya and Tony Gunawan. Latest, they played in China Masters 2008 but once again was beaten.

In 2010, Hoon and Ong were chosen to play for Malaysia Thomas Cup squad. From 2010 onward, he was paired with Tan Wee Kiong. Hoon and Tan broke into the top 10 in the world rankings on 20 December 2012. Together, their highest ranking was at No. 7. Hoon and Tan did not win any Super Series tournaments during their partnership. However, they often made it to the quarterfinals, semifinals or finals of the tournaments which contributed to their world ranking.

In May 2014, Hoon represented Malaysia at 2014 Thomas Cup with former partner, Tan Boon Heong as a scratch pair. They played first doubles and defeated World No. 1 pair, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia in the semi finals but failed to defeat world No. 3 pair, Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa of Japan in the finals. Malaysia lost narrowly 2-3 to Japan.

After 8 years since they last played together as official partners, Hoon's partnership with Tan Boon Heong was permanently resumed in September 2014. This was due to the resignation of Boon Heong's partner, Koo Kien Keat earlier that year along with Tan Wee Kiong's new partnership with Goh V Shem.


Asian ChampionshipsEdit

Men's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2006 Bandaraya Stadium, Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Tan Boon Heong   Choong Tan Fook
  Lee Wan Wah
21–17, 11–21, 12–21   Silver

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

Boys' Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2004 Minoru Arena, Richmond, Canada   Tan Boon Heong   Lee Yong-dae
  Jung Jung-young
15–6, 3–15, 15–12   Gold

BWF SuperseriesEdit

The BWF Superseries has two level such as Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the Superseries Finals held at the year end.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2013 China Open   Tan Wee Kiong   Lee Yong-dae
  Yoo Yeon-seong
13–21, 12–21   Runner-up
     Superseries Finals Tournament
     Superseries Premier Tournament
     Superseries Tournament

BWF Grand PrixEdit

The BWF Grand Prix has two levels: Grand Prix and Grand Prix Gold. It is a series of badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF) since 2007.

Men's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2015 Chinese Taipei Masters   Lim Khim Wah   Markus Fernaldi Gideon
  Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
12–21, 8–21   Runner-up
2013 Macau Open   Tan Wee Kiong   Lee Sheng-mu
  Tsai Chia-hsin
21–16, 21–19   Winner
2009 Vietnam Open   Ong Soon Hock   Luluk Hadiyanto
  Joko Riyadi
19–21, 20–22   Runner-up
2007 New Zealand Open   Chan Chong Ming   Albert Susanto Njoto
  Yohan Hadikusuma Wiratama
21–14, 20–22, 21–11   Winner
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

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