Drivesports is a world class badminton academy focused on providing the ultimate training to badminton enthusiasts and athletes. Our mantra has always been to teach the virtues of life through badminton: perseverance, team work, and building a strong character. Our Club has won numerous medals provincially, nationally, and our goal is for international success.
KEVIN LEE, Head Coach
Kevin Lee is the head coach of Drivesports and member of Team Canada. He is one of the best, if not the best doubles and mixed doubles player in Canada and top 40 in the world (BWF). He is a gold medalist in men's doubles at the 2023 Yonex Canada National Championship in 2022 and 2023. He has also won gold in mixed doubles at the Yonex Canada National Championship in 2023. In 2022 he represented Canada at the Pan American Games, in 2023 Thomas Cup in Thailand, and Sudirman Cup in 2023.
Mr. WONG Wing Ki (Vincent), International Program Director
Vincent Wong was a 2012 Olympian (London) and attained a highest BWF ranking of #10 in men's singles. Vincent was a member of Hong Kong's National Team and is a currently a coach in their men's singles program. Based between Calgary and Hong Kong, he is responsible for bringing international level athletes to train our Canadian athletes. Vincent is responsible for designing and ensuring that Drivesports' training program is at an international level.
黃永棋將於2023年10月1日加入Centre Avenue Badminton / Drivesports，擔任國際訓練項目總監。黃永棋是曾達男單世界排名前十的星級羽毛球員，於 2012 年代表香港參與倫敦奧運會。告別 17 年全職港隊球員生涯後，現轉為香港羽毛球隊教練。黄永棋將遊走於香港及卡加利，並引介來自亞洲的陪練教練，以協助比賽訓練計劃的執行，並確保計劃達到國際水平。
TIMOTHY LEE, Senior Coach
Timothy Lee was Canada's former #1 doubles player in the u19 age category in Canada (2015), semi-finalist u19 men's doubles at the 2015 BWF Canada Junior International. Along with his partner Jin Kim, they have also won ASAA High School Provincial Championship three years in a row, and won two gold medals at the Yonex Alberta Provincial Junior Championship in u15 and u17 categories. Finalist in boys doubles at Yonex Canada National Junior Championship, and represented Team Canada in Junior Pan American (PAN-AM) Games. Instructor since 2016.
OSCAR WANG, Senior Coach
Coach Wang joined Drivesports in 2013. He has won numerous competitions as a player and has taught more than three hundred students. Oscar is a NCCP certified coach registered with Badminton Alberta. His students have won numerous gold medals at AJC Provincial Championships.
EYOTA KWAN, Senior Coach
Selected to be on Team Canada for Junior Pan American (PANAM) Games in 2016. Alberta Junior Provincial winner in singles and mixed doubles. Collegiate gold medalist in Canada. Ms Kwan is an accomplished athlete.
BRANDON TANG, Senior Coach
Brandon is a gold medalist in singles at the ASAA High School Provincial Championship and is a dedicated coach with a passion for developing players' smashes and enhancing their singles game strategy. With a focus on training Competition II athletes Brandon also actively engages in sparring sessions with our competition players. Bringing his expertise and experience as an instructor since 2017.
EASTON WATSON, Senior Coach
Easton was a former Canada #3 singles player in u17. He has won over 3 provincial championships and most recently he took 1st place at the 2022 Yonex Alberta Junior Championship in the u19 singles category. Easton has been with Drivesports for over 10 years and has been an instructor since 2021.
To enhance our athlete's abilities, Drivesports relies on the help of a team of the worlds best players with a proven track record for success as our sparring professionals.
B.R. SANKEERTH, International Sparring Instructor
One of the top men's singles player's in the world. Sank has attained a highest ranking of #73 in BWF in 2022 and was one of Canada's top four men's singles players and was a finalist in men's singles at the Yonex Canada National Championship. Sank spends his time in between Toronto and Calgary when he is not competing internationally. While he is in Calgary, he is working to develop our senior boys.
ELIANA ZHANG, International Sparring Instructor
One of the top four women singles player's in Canada with a BWF Tour Ranking of #67 (2023), Ms. Zhang is a high level sparring and technical instructor. She spends her time in between Montreal and Calgary when she is not competing internationally. While in Calgary, she is working with our junior and senior girls athletes.
PENDING, International Sparring Instructor
Mr. // is one of Hong Kong's top men's singles players and former member of Hong Kong's National Team. He will be relocating to Calgary, Alberta in autumn of 2023 and be based full-time in Canada. Going forward he will represent Drivesports and Canada at BWF tournaments.
ANTONIO LI, International Sparring Instructor
ANTONIO was one of Canada's top four men's singles players in 2019 (former BC top ranked men's singles player) and attained a top BWF rank of #195 in men's singles. He contested Lee Chong Wei (former world #1) at the BWF Canada Open. He is currently based in Calgary, Alberta.
NATHAN QUACH, Provincial Sparring Instructor
Nathan competes at a national and provincial level within Canada. In 2023, he is ranked #6 in Alberta for men’s Singles. Additionally, he is ranked #8 in the U23 men’s singles category. Nathan focuses on a good balance between developing technical and physical gaps that exist within a player. His goal is to fully develop a player in order for them to compete provincially and eventually nationally.
WONIK JIN, Provincial Sparring Instructor
Wonik is a skilled badminton player. In singles, he plays a fast flat attack style. In doubles and mixed doubles, he is one of Alberta's top ranked athletes. He served in Korea's National Army (2022). Fluent in English and Korean.
JADIS HO, Provincial Sparring Instructor
Ms. Ho was formerly a top four Junior A athlete (women's singles) in Hong Kong and was a member of Hong Kong's Junior Team. Due to a severe leg injury, her aspiration of being on the National Team was abruptly ended. Ms. Ho pursued her post secondary degree in education, competed at an inter-collegiate level and became a registered educator in Hong Kong up until 2022. After a lengthy recovery, she is ready to compete again and to train our junior girls. Ms. Ho will be spending three months in Calgary.
IAN COBURN, Athletic Conditioning Director
Mr. Coburn is a Registered Kinesiologist – Canadian Kinesiology Alliance, Certified Personal Trainer (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) and certified in Functional Movement Systems – Functional Movement Screen, Level 2 Corrective Strategies, and Functional Breathing Assessment. He has over a decade of experiences with teens to octogenarians in positions with community gyms to elite sport.