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 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

 

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, 2017
  • 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.

 

Kadambari Chheda — Coach

Kadambari has played badminton professionally for 15 years. According to the Badminton Association of India Rankings (2008), she was ranked No.1 player in the Junior Girls Doubles category and No. 3 in the Junior Girls Singles category. She has won numerous district, state and national level tournaments in India. She has also won All-India School Tournaments consecutively for 3 years (2005-2008), and All-India University Championships in Women’s category (2010). She represented India at the World University Championships in Chinese Taipei (2010), and Indonesia Open (2006, 2008). She was selected as one of the probable for the Youth Commonwealth Games (2008), which included Indian sporting stars like Saina Nehwal, PV Sindu, and Ashwini Ponnappa. Kadambari has been the recipient of several awards for her badminton achievements, including the prestigious ‘Young Achiever Award’ (2010) by Rotary Association of Maharashtra (India). Kadambari has also attended rigorous and highly-advanced coaching camps in Indonesia (which is one of the leading badminton countries) for 3 years. She has coaching experience of 2 years (2014-2016), where she trained children from ages 6-15 years at local clubs in Mumbai city.

 

Tony Huang — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

Ravi Iyer — Coach

OBA coaches for 2 years

 

Felicia Wydianti — Coach

Felicia started playing badminton in Jakarta, Indonesia where she joined two Badminton Clubs and was trained by professional coaches for 7 years. During her school days in Indonesia she represented the Clubs in participating in various tournaments inside and outside of Jakarta.

In United States during her college days and before she has children, Felicia continued played badminton independently and participated in various tournaments in Portland, Eugene, Corvallis, Seattle, and Canada playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles events where on some of them she was a champion or runners up.

 

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.