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Our mission

A safe, fun, developmental environment and opportunities for as many people to be involved in badminton through the variety of programs offered.

 

To get as many children and adults involved in Atlanta area playing badminton.

Every student will be evaluated and trained to rise to the next skill level or to improve the various facets of their game they want to improve.

TS Academy coaches are always improving their coaching techniques; keeping up with the cutting-edge drills on all phases of player development.

It is essential players reap the benefits of badminton - whether at the tournament, club, or social level – not just physically, but also mentally . . . as badminton is a lifetime sport.

Thomas shek

head coach

BWF Certified Badminton & Para-Badminton Coach
USABadminton Certified Coach
Badminton Pan-America Accredited Umpire
USABadminton Certified Referee

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Meet the Team

Our team includes some of the best talents in Georgia and USA

Dudley Chen

 

Tournament Director

Dudley Chen

USA Certified Referee

USA Certified Umpire

40+ yrs of Tournament Organizing Experience

Dave Zarco

 

Coaching & Marketing Director

Dave Zarco

USA Certified Coach

40+ yrs of Coaching Exp

10+ yrs Head Coach of HS

40+ yrs of TV, Movie and Video Production Exp

Jacqueline Zhang

 

Elite Program Assistant

Jacqueline Zhang

Member of Team USA

US Jr Nat'l Champions

3xSilver 1xBronze PanAm Jr

Former Junior Team USA

USA Certified Umpire

Lucy Zhang

 

Assistant Coach

Lucy Zhang

Georgia #2 Women's Single

Formerly Trained with China Provincial Team Members

Andrew Williams

 

Tournament Director

Andrew Williams

USA Certified Referee

PanAm Accredited Umpire

20+ yrs of Tournament Organizing Experience

Sahil Shankar

 

Team Manager

Sahil Shankar

Experienced Project Advisor

Former Sport Club Secretary

Former Captain of Regional Track and Field Team

Rachel Ye

 

Elite Program Assistant

Rachel Ye

1xSilver 1xBronze US Jr Nat'l

1xSilver 1xBronze PanAm Jr

Former Junior Team USA

Eddy Levin

General Manager

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Eddy Levin

Competitive Badminton Player

Co-owner of Terminus Sports 

Competitive Swimmer

Black-Belt Tae-Kwon-Do

Winston Tsai

 

Elite Program Assistant

Winston Tsai

3x US Jr Nat'l Champions

Pan-America Jr Champion

Former Junior Team USA

Ryan Zhang

 

Assistant Coach

Ryan Zhang

Georgia #1 U19 Single

Sparring Assistant with Team USA Members

Locations

We have partnered up with the following locations to deliver you the highest level of badminton training

Coaching

Get to Know the TS Academy Coaches

Good coaching is based on the philosophy that learning is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Every player is unique and has their own style. From the novice to the high-level player: the coaching is tailored to bring out the best in the individual

Sean Chua

Sean chua, ga

badminton enthusiast

"He focuses on the badminton fundamentals/technique, has a great eye to spot where you're making mistakes, and communicates the information clearly"

Thomas has been a great coach and has helped me improve tremendously. He focuses on the badminton fundamentals/technique, has a great eye to spot where you're making mistakes, and communicates the information clearly. During training, we've worked on everything such as smash technique, game tactics, footwork, and more. Thomas's attention to detail and care for his players are what make him a top tier coach, and I would highly recommend training with him.

Lijuan

lijuan lu, ga

joseph l.'s mother

"Coach Thomas has a deep understanding of how to teach young badminton players, he is able to make each lesson engaging for the student whilst constantly motivating them to work harder."

While it is a given that not everyone has the same opinions, goals and ideals, one cannot deny that Thomas Shek is truly an outstanding coach. In the seven months my son (Joseph L.) has trained with him, his technique and ability has improved tremendously. Coach Thomas has a deep understanding of how to teach young badminton players, he is able to make each lesson engaging for the student whilst constantly motivating them to work harder. He is also very prepared for each lesson and takes notes on the student’s performance during and after the lesson. Using these notes, he can plan the next lesson accordingly. Because of the preparation that goes into each lesson, no moment spent training with him is a moment wasted.​

PJ Williams

PJ Williams

Trinidad and Tobago
Badminton Pan America Referee

“When you want to attend a well-organized, well-run tournament, if Thomas Shek’s involved, go with the knowledge that it will be a first-class event.”

I first met Thomas at an umpire’s training course he was the presenting. It was a properly-organised and well-attended event. The next time we met was at a Miami tournament where we both served as umpires. We developed a good working relationship; Thomas, in addition, was responsible for handling some of the duties in running the tournament.  Later, he invited me to the USA Badminton Adult National Championships in West Palm Beach where he was the tournament director. It’s a pleasure to attend a tournament and observe everything running like clockwork. Thomas certainly knew what he was doing. And then Thomas asked me if I wanted to come up to Orlando as an umpire at a juniors tournament. Sure, why not? It’s Thomas! It must be a good tournament. So said, so done. When you want to attend a well-organized, well-run tournament, if Thomas Shek’s involved, go with the knowledge that it will be a first-class event.

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Get to know the TS Event Management Team

The TS Team has 100+ combined years’ experience in hosting/conducting local, state, regional, national, and international tournaments. All facets from court setup/teardown; site inspection; draws; daily tournament management; procurement of technical officials, etc., attention to detail is the TS Event Management Team standard.