Coaches

Meet the Team

 

 

Ajit Joshi — Principle Coach

Ajit started playing badminton in Pune, India where he got his professional training from professional coaches. During his school and college days Ajit played badminton and participated in various tournaments within Maharashtra state.

Coaching experiences:
Tualatin Hills Park and recreation District, Beaverton – From 2008 to 2015 – Head coach – Created coaching program and consistently coaching approximately 75+ kids/adults during any given season at different skill levels.
Trained 5+ coaches as assistant coaches.

Badminton achievements:
US Masters International Badminton Tournament 2017

  • Champion – Men’s singles 40+, 35+ Men’s doubles, 40+ Men’s doubles
  • Runners up – 35+ Mixed doubles

From 2004 through 2017 State Games Of Oregon

  • Men’s singles – Champion 2009, 2012 Runners up – 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016
  • Men’s doubles – Champion 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017 Runners up – 2008, 2009, 2013
  • Mixed doubles – Champion 2004

From 1997 through 2004 – Ajit played various tournaments within Oregon and Washington area and participated in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events where he was a champion or runners up in some of the tournaments.

 

Zhongtao Fu — Principle Coach

USA Badminton Registered Coach & Oregon State Champion
Badminton achievements:

  • 66th Tacoma Daffodil Badminton Invitational 2015 — MS 3rd Place, Open MD Runner Up, MD Champion
  • University of Oregon Open 2014 — MS Runner up; MD Runner Up
  • State Game of Oregon 2014 — XD Champion
  • University of Oregon Open 2013 — XD Runner up
  • Oregon State University Open 2013 — MS, MD, Finalist; XD Champion
  • State Game of Oregon 2013 — MS, Quarter Final; XD Finalist
  • University of Oregon Open 2012 — MS Champion; XD Champion
  • Oregon State University Open 2012 — MS Champion; XD Champion

12 Years of Badminton Experience:

  • United States Badminton Circuit
  • New York, Oregon, California, Arizona, Washington

Badminton Association Affiliations:

  • Portland Badminton Club 2012 – 2015
  • Cornell University Badminton Club 2003 – 2008

 

Jet Yang — Coach

Jet started professional badminton training in 1999, played for Guangzhou Badminton Team for over 10 years, and joined China National Badminton Team in 2006. Coaching in many badminton clubs in China, New Zealand and USA. Jet has trained students to have won USA Junior National champions and Pan Am Junior Championship Tournament champions. Oscar Yao, the students of Jet in New Zealand, has won New Zealand Junior National Championship men’s single champion, Adult National men’s single champion, and Pacific Oceanic Junior Tournament men’s singles and doubles champions. One of his student, Crystal Pan, represented for USA National Team to play International Junior Championship and UberCup Women’s Team Tournament, and she is going to play Sudirman Cup Mixed Team Tournament in May, 2017, in Australia.

Coaching experiences:

  • 2008-2009 Guangzhou Badminton Team-assistant coach
  • 2010-2011 South China Normal University Badminton Team-assistant coach
  • 2012-2014 Auckland Badminton Association
  • 2014-2015 Affinity Badminton Club
  • 2015-2016 United Badminton Club

Badminton achievements:

  • 2006 joined China National Badminton Team
  • 2014 Houston Open Men’s doubles champion
  • 2014 Houston Open Mixed doubles Runner-up
  • 2013 New Zealand North Harbour Open men’s single champion
  • 2013 New Zealand Open quarter final
  • 2007 China Junior National Championship Tournament men’s Double Silver-medallist
  • 2007 China Junior National Championship Tournament men’s team bronze-medallist
  • 2007 China National First Rank Athlete Title

 

Eleen Chen — Coach

Eleen started professional badminton training in 1997, played for Guangzhou Badminton Team for over 10 years, and joined China National Badminton Team in 2003. Coaching in many badminton clubs in China, Thailand, Sweden, New Zealand and USA. Eleen has trained students to have won USA Junior National champions and Pan Am Junior Championship Tournament champions. One of her student, Crystal Pan, represented for USA National Team to play International Junior Championship and Uber Cup Women’s Team Tournament, and she is going to play Sudirman Cup Mixed Team Tournament in May, 2017, in Australia.

Coaching experiences:

  • 2003-2004 Guangzhou Badminton Team-assistant coach
  • 2004-2005 Sweden Badminton Club-assistant coach
  • 2007-2008 Thailand Badminton Club
  • 2008-2009 University of Ji Nan Badminton Team-assistant coach
  • 2011-2012 United Badminton Club
  • 2012-2014 Affinity Badminton Club
  • 2015-2016 United Badminton Club

Badminton achievements:

  • 2003 joined China National Badminton Team
  • BWF women’s double ranking: 20th
  • 2014 Houston Open Women’s double champion
  • 2014 Houston Open Mixed Double Runner-up
  • 2014 New Zealand Adult National Women’s Double Runner-up
  • 2003 China Junior National Championship Tournament Women’s Double Bronze-medallist
  • 2002 China Open quarter final
  • 2002 China National Championship Tournament Bronze-medallist
  • 2002 China National First Rank Athlete Title

 

Robert Chan — Coach

Badminton achievements:

  • Washington open men’s doubles semi-finalist: 2005
  • Portland 5000 runner-up: 2009
  • Seattle BCD mixed doubles champion: 2007
  • Seattle BCD men’s doubles champion: 2005
  • Oregon State University men’s doubles champion: 2013
  • University of Oregon men’s doubles champion: 2008, 2014
  • State games of Oregon mixed doubles champion: 2007, 2015
  • State games of Oregon men’s doubles champion: 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013
  • State games of Oregon men’s singles champion: 2001, 2006, 2008
  • Hong Kong Kowloon city open men’s singles champion: 1990
  • Hong Kong Open men’s singles quarter final: 1990
  • High school team member in Hong Kong

Coaching experiences:

  • Multnomah Athletic Club: 1999-2001
  • Tualatin Hills Park Recreation District Beaverton: 1997-2000

Event management:

  • 2009 Portland 5000 tournament – reserved venue and helped run tournament.
  • 2008 Portland badminton clinic – instructed by Howard Bach and Halim Haryanto. Created promotion materials.
  • 1998 Nike World Master game badminton event – produced video show with background music.

 

Surya Petluri — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

Sandeep Nair — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

Ravi Iyer — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

Wendy Wang — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

Tony Huang — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

WE ARE RECRUITING

We welcome experienced coaches to join us. Please send your brief bio and contact information to info@orbadminton.com.
You can also call 503-430-7861 to speak about your interest.