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Technical & Fundamental Coaches
The following coaches focus on advanced skills such as backhand, reverse slice, spin net, cross net, shadow footwork but they can also teach fundamentals to strengthen your foundation. Starting rate is $90 per hour.
Kevin Lee is the head coach of Centre Avenue. He is one of the best, if not the best doubles and mixed doubles player in Canada and top 40 in the world (BWF). He is a gold medalist in men's doubles at the 2023 Yonex Canada National Championship in 2022 and 2023. He has also won the gold medal in mixed doubles at the Yonex Canada National Championship in 2023. In 2022 he represented Canada at the Thomas Cup in Thailand, Surdiman Cup in 2023, and Pan American Games in 2023.
Timothy Lee was Canada's former #1 doubles player in the u19 age category in Canada (2016). Along with his partner Jin Kim, they have won ASAA High School Provincial Championship three years in a row, and won two gold medals at the Yonex Alberta Provincial Junior Championship in u15 and u17 categories. As part of Team Canada, he represented Canada in Junior Pan American (PAN-AM) Games. Instructor since 2016.
Selected to be on Team Canada for Junior Pan American (PANAM) Games in 2016. Alberta Junior Provincial winner in singles and mixed doubles. Collegiate gold medalist in Canada. Ms Kwan is an accomplished athlete.
Coach Wang joined Drivesports in 2013. He has won numerous competitions as a player and has taught more than three hundred students. Oscar is an NCCP-certified coach registered with Badminton Alberta. His students have won gold medals in provincial finals in u11, u13, and u15 singles & doubles.
Brandon Tang is a gold medalist in singles at the ASAA High School Provincial Championship and is a dedicated coach with a passion for developing players' smashes and enhancing their singles game strategy. With a focus on training Competition II athletes Brandon also actively engages in sparring sessions with our competition players. Bringing his expertise and experience as an instructor since 2017, he strives to empower students and elevate their performance on the badminton court.
Easton was a former Canada #3 singles player in u17. He has won over 3 provincial championships along with placing 5th at the 2018 junior Canadian nationals. Most recently he took 1st place at the 2022 Yonex Junior Championship in the u19 singles category. Easton has been with Drivesports for over 10 years and has been an instructor since 2021.
The following coaches focus on the fundamentals and the essential basics such as correct grip, serve, lift, clear, drop shot, etc. Starting rate is $80 per hour
Katie Watson is a junior player and one of our coaches. Katie has been with Drivesports for 10 years along side her brother, Easton. She has won over 3 provincial titles and also played in the 2017 Pan-American games in Toronto. This past year, she has travelled internationally to train and compete in tournaments.
Ken recently moved from Hong Kong and is a badminton enthusiast who has competed and played for over thirty years. His daughter is a junior competition athlete. He currently teaches for Drivesports at locations in Edgemont, Signal Hill, and Centre Avenue. He is fluent in Cantonese and conversational in Mandarin and English.
Sparring & Drill Coaches
Play against the following coaches to learn strategies, improve your games through drills and strategies. Starting rate is $80 per hour.
Brandon Tang is a gold medalist in singles at the ASAA High School Provincial Championship and is a dedicated coach with a passion for developing players' smashes and enhancing their singles game strategy. With a focus on training Competition II athletes. Brandon also actively engages in sparring sessions with our competition players. Bringing his expertise and experience as an instructor since 2017, he strives to empower students and elevate their performance on the badminton court.
Wonik is a skilled badminton player. In singles, he plays a fast flat attack style. In doubles and mixed doubles, he is one of Alberta's top ranked athletes. He served in Korea's National Army (2022). Fluent in English and Korean.
매년 앨버타 주대회와 캐나다 전국 대회에서 활약하는 선수로서 단식에서는 빠른 플랫 공격 스타일을 구사하며 복식 전문 선수로서 스매싱이 주특기인 선수입니다. 복식과 혼합복식에서는 앨버타 주에서 손꼽히는 상위랭커의 선수 입니다. 2019~2021까지 한국에서 군복무를 했으며 한국어와 영어가 능통한 코치입니다
Nathan competes at a national and provincial level within Canada. Currently, he is ranked #6 in Alberta for men’s Singles. Additionally, he is ranked #8 in the U23 men’s singles category. Nathan focuses on a good balance between developing technical and physical gaps that exist within a player. His goal is to fully develop a player in order for them to compete provincially and eventually nationally.