A lack of serious badminton training partners here has forced Hong Kong national coach Chan Chi-choi to take his Olympic team outside of the territory and recruit overseas help in their build-up to the Atlanta Games. Chan said his small team of Chan Siu-kwong, Tim He Yiming and Chan Oi-ni would not have enough serious training before the Games unless they trained with players of their own standard - and there are not a great many to match them in the territory. Chan, who speaks fluent Indonesian and Putonghua, has used his many contacts in Indonesia and China to help recruit good players to help the Hong Kong squad prepare for the Centennial Games here. 'We don't have enough good local players to help my squad train so that's why we have to look overseas. I have had a few trips to Indonesia and China, and I've told them about our problem. Both countries are willing to help,' said Chan. 'Before the Hong Kong team leaves for Atlanta on July 17, the Hong Kong team will also spend a couple of weeks either in China or Indonesia for serious training. By training with top-level players, they can only improve,' he said. Chan Siu-kwong and He's last competition before the Atlanta Games is the Asian Cup which is being held in South Korea this week. 'There's a lack of serious competition before Atlanta. I hope the Hong Kong team will be in tip-top condition,' said Chan, a gold medallist at the 1986 Commonwealth Games with Amy Chan in mixed doubles.