Meet the Team


Mohammed Siyadath Ullah (Siyadath) — Principle Coach

Mr. Mohammed Siyadath Ullah (Siyadath), is a former Indian National Team Coach for 12 years through February 2024 and BWF Certified coach with 20+ years of internationally recognized coaching experience, delivering high performance coaching in a highly competitive environment.

Coach Siyadath brings extensive coaching experience, guiding, mentoring, increasing player performance, developing athletes and leaders on and off the court which is an asset for our academy. He is very passionate about building sustainable training habits, and supporting healthy lifestyles among athletes. As a coach he and his Indian National Team have won several Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the highest levels e.g. Thomas Uber Cup, Commonwealth Games, World Championships, South Asian Games and much more.

Through rigorous training programs, strategic insights and a profound understanding of the game, he has played a pivotal role in elevating the performance and achievements of India’s top-tier badminton players on both national and international stages, e.g. Saina Nehwal, former world #1 (2015), P V Sindhu, former world #2 (2017), Srikant Kidambi, former world #1 (2018) and many other players in the top 50 of world rankings (e.g. B Sai Praneeth, H S Pronnoy).

Coach Siyadath had the privilege of working closely with Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand, The Chief National Coach of Indian Badminton and The Chairman of Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad.

When he is not on the court he enjoys spending his time with his wife and kids and traveling around the world.


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.


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.

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 welcome experienced coaches to join us. Please send your brief bio and contact information to [email protected].
You can also call 503-430-7861 to speak about your interest.