As the BWF - the International Federation for badminton (and since 2011 for Para-badminton also) - prepares for the final stages of its application to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), its leader is clearly proud of the strides continually being made to grow para-badminton globally.
"We've just had our first-ever Level 1 Internationals hosted in Indonesia and England and we're looking forward to the European and Pan-American Continental Championships in Spain and Cuba respectively in the coming months. Having an event in Cuba is another first for para-badminton.
"We also have the Asian Para Games in October - so there's lots of activity and our athletes are getting more opportunities to develop and show their skills," he pointed out.
Add to this evolving canvas, upcoming development activities in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba and Uganda and it is evident Para-badminton is on a high. These programmes will focus on training coaches and improving players' skills and are in keeping with BWF's avowed policy of developing Para-badminton in the same manner as it has badminton; the motto being "One Sport - One Team".
In Høyer's view, the campaign for a place within the highest echelons of Para-sports competition is an obligation which BWF must fulfil to its constituents with impairments.
"As the global guardians of all forms of badminton, it is our duty to advance the most compelling and well-thought-out case we can for the IPC's consideration," he reasoned.
"In 2012, we marked 20 years since badminton's admission into the Olympic Games in Barcelona - a step of paramount significance for our sport. It is time we make a similar step within the Paralympic Movement and in the 80th year of the BWF, we would be honoured to be included in the Paralympic Family."
Increasing awareness of and interest in the sport globally - Para-badminton content on BWF's YouTube channel has notched more than 260,000 views in the past 20 months - has been another heartening signal that things are indeed moving in the right direction.
"It's an impressive sporting spectacle that I believe can add value to any multi-sports environment," stated Høyer, who is "quietly confident" this is Para-badminton's time.
Athletes such as Sonja Haesler hope his presidential intuition is right.
This Swiss Para-badminton player has a dream to take her participation in what she calls the "perfect sport" to another level.
"I really hope we are going to be part of the Paralympics. It's the really big wish of every sportsman and sportswoman and I would like to be a part of it once," declared the wheelchair competitor.
Hers is among the testimonies of the transforming power of sport, especially in circumstances where simple, everyday tasks often require extraordinary effort or would be impossible without external assistance.
Para-badminton has given athletes with an impairment hope, independence, dignity, opportunity and courage and they play it with the same passion and tenacity as their badminton peers who compete at the highest level.
Now, they too want that chance of playing at the pinnacle of sport - in a Paralympic Games - and having gold, silver or bronze dangling from their necks. Hearing their national anthem would be pretty good too.
"I found that badminton was my passion and it's a sport I could master to the highest level, despite my disability," recalled Tay Wei Ming of Singapore regarding his introduction to Para-badminton.
"I played other sports but badminton was the one that truly inspired me. I hope by 2020 I would get to take part in the Paralympics."
Cintya Oliveira of Brazil mirrored these sentiments, noting it's the sport she "really enjoyed the most".
"I play, practise and [it] is really tiring, but I can't get enough of para-badminton. So it wasn't me who chose Para-badminton but it was Para-badminton who chose me!"
An overjoyed and proud Sanjeev Kumar returned home to India last November with a medal from the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships.
"Impossible is not getting in my life...everything is possible for me," he said as he prepared to leave Dortmund, Germany, where the 9th championships were held.
"It is the first time to go to a World Championships and I got a medal. My family are waiting to see my medal."
Perhaps, six years from now, there may be similar inspirational declarations by other Para-badminton pioneers, bearing medals proudly from their first forays into the Paralympic Games.
Gayle Alleyne has worked in media/communications for 25 years, starting in her homeland Barbados. She has worked on four Summer Olympic Games and other major sporting events, including the Indian Premier League. Since summer 2012, she has been the Communications Manager for the Badminton World Federation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.