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.
What level of coaching is right for you?
Thomas is a great and passionate coach who cares a lot about his students! He takes the time to learn about each of his students and offers individually tailored advice and coaching. Would highly recommend!
Wayne Kung, GA
Students enrolled in the Novice Program are beginners to the sport of badminton. Everyone starts out as a beginner. Even Lin Dan was a novice when he first picked up a badminton racket. To develop into a world-class badminton athlete, one must first learn and develop the fundamental skills necessary for all true badminton players. This is the first phase of your badminton life, where you’ll learn and develop the proper skills in:
General physical fitness for badminton
Basic front-court, mid-court, and rear-court shots
Basic mental approach to the game
Knowing the rules and regulations of badminton
Once a player’s graduated from the Novice phase, she’s/he’s ready to move on to this next level. At the Intermediate level, players train to focus on most of the strokes and footwork in a predictable pattern of movement. More emphasis will be on placing shots to a specific area of the opponent’s side of the court. While still retaining and improving on the skills learned as a novice, this next phase of your training will concentrate more on:
Consistency on one’s front, mid, and back court shots
More advanced serving, receiving, and shot tactics
Players who have reached this stage of their badminton life will have incorporated everything they’ve learned as a novice and intermediate player, preparing them to compete and train with the “A-Team.” You’ll be better prepared to execute all the shots you’ve developed, and employ them in rallies with an unpredictable pattern of placement and movement; you’ll get a better sense of what shots to use, and where to place them, to pressure your opponent. . . and to win more rallies. The Advanced training sessions will develop:
Advanced footwork and consistency
Advanced front, mid, and back court shots
Advanced game and match tactics
More advanced physical training
Now that your skills and abilities have vaulted you to the top, you can say you’re one of the best in the club, right? Not so fast. There’s more! Go for the gold and play with “The Big Boys & Girls”: time to move on to the ELITE level. Elite players at this stage are ready to compete in tournaments on the local, state, regional, national, and even the international stage. Elite training concentrates on playing and WINNING high-stakes matches and maintaining control; to know how to adjust your tactics on the fly; analyzing your opponent’s game; discovering and exploiting their weaknesses. And this is where you learn it with:
Advanced game strategies
Toughening your mental and emotional game
High-level, advanced physical training
Developing shot consistency in high-pressure situations