James Selvaraj

Dato' James Selvaraj Joseph DPTJ (born 21 November 1950) is a Malaysian former badminton player and coach.[1]

James Selvaraj
Personal information
Country Malaysia
Born (1950-11-21) 21 November 1950 (age 70)
Selangor, Malaysia
EventMen's Singles & Men's Doubles

Badminton careerEdit

James was a former national shuttler during the mid 1970s to early 1980s. He was a national singles champion for three consecutive years from 1974 to 1976. In the 1975/76 Thomas Cup series, he was a member of the team who were runner-up to Indonesia. Among his other achievements were a bronze medal at the 1977 Sea Games in Kuala Lumpur and a bronze medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton.[2]


James was the national badminton coach from 1982 to 1985 and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) High Performance Director from 2010 to 2012.[3]


Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1977 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Surapong Suharitamrong 15–10, 15–11   Bronze


Honours of MalaysiaEdit


  1. ^ Boopathy, K. M. (15 February 2020). "Retired Mr Bata eager to serve badminton once again | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ "James Selvaraj Appointed BAM High Performance Director". www.badminton-information.com. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  3. ^ Mariadass, Tony (30 April 2015). "Level Field: James born to be badminton ambassador". Level Field. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  4. ^ "semakan-penerima-darjah-kebesaran-bintang-dan-pingat/".