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:
USAB Certified coach
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 2018 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, 2018
  • 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

 

Vikas Vij — Coach

Vikas started playing badminton in Baroda, India where he was professionally trained by a Gujarat State Coach. He has been playing the game for more than 25years. He has participated in various national tournaments in India and won many state tournaments in Gujarat and also in Oregon. He has also worked with his coach in developing the next generation badminton players in Baroda.

Achievements:
Oregon State Games

  • Men’s singles – Champion 2014, 2015, 2016. Runners up 2017
  • Men’s doubles – Champion 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

US Masters International Badminton Tournament 2017

  • Champion – 35+ Men’s Doubles

University of Oregon, Eugene Games

  • Men’s singles – Runners up 2014, 2015
  • Men’s doubles – Champion 2015, Runners up 2014

Gujarat State (1990 – 2002)

  • Vikas has won various state singles and doubles tournaments in Under 12, 14, 16, 19 years category
  • Vikas has also represented Gujarat state at various national tournaments in Under 12, 14, 16, 19 years category

 

Tony Huang — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

  

Sandeep Nair — 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.