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Looking for a coach in BC for around $15-45$/h

Discussion in 'Canada West' started by wonger47, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. wonger47

    wonger47 Regular Member

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    Looking for a coach, for private lessons in BC area willing to pay $15-45$/hour depending on level ......
     
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    that's quite the price range... you could get quite a variety of coaches for that price... maybe you should be a little more specific....
     
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    I want a coach that has being playing for at least 7years or has level 3
     
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    You can try contact Yao Ximing at Vancouver Racquets club. He was former China national team member and world doubles champion.

    Good luck.
     
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    or Calvin Holoboff from VRC.

    Canadian Masters a few years ago
     
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    Here's an exert from the VRC website (http://www.vrc.bc.ca/badminton.html)
     
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    Given a choice between Calvin, Xiao Ming and Sian, I would pick either Xiao Ming and Sian over Calvin. No offense, Calvin :D :D

    Why don't you try Darryl Yung?
     
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    There is a waiting list to get it to the VRC,so.....unless they train people out side of the VRC (private lessons) then i don't think they'd train me
     
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    how old are you? there is only waiting list for juniors. however you could still take private lessons at vrc, or if you are a junior you could also take junior group lessons. you don't need membership for these.

    group lessons link: http://www.vrc.bc.ca/badmintonjrtraining.html
    private lessons: look above (my post with all the details) for phone #'s and phone them.
     
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    why wouldn't they train you? as long as you are willing to pay :D, they'll train you!!!
     
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    lol true i guess....but it thought i had to have a membership:confused:
     
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    are you a member of the VRC??
     
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    well you don't have to have membership... for junior group trainings it's cheaper though if you have membership. otherwise private lessons are the same price i think, not sure :p
     
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    When I started to play badminton I learned my first steps with 2 gentlemen. They taught me a few things like strokes, footwork, tactics, etc. These 2 gentlemen even won a tournament held in China back in the 80's and held the title of world champions in their category - over 70 years old??. I really thank them for their effort in teaching me and it was also because of them that I started to love badminton.

    But it can't be compared with what I've later learn from a top professional coach from China. I had to discard what I've learnt before so I could progress. My strokes, footwork, tactical thinking, everything had to change.

    One have to be aware the big difference between an amateur player and a top professional player. You can't possibly compare the level of badminton in Canada with that of China. Yao Ximing was a top badminton player. He represented his country China and won top level honors at international competitions. This kind of experience is not easily obtainable. Especially that 'little' knowledge to guide one to reach the top in badminton.

    If I were serious about badminton and looking for a badminton coach for improving my skills I would go to Yao Ximing. Julia Chen or Deng Xian would be good alternatives - according to my knowledge.
     
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    yeah... a member a new member i might add...
     
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    you've got a point lol :D
     
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    I want to get in but the junior membership has a waiting list and it also cost $50 to get on to the waiting list
     
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    yah lol i've been through that :D too many people sign up not enough spots :p
     
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    How long were you on the waiting list for?? cuz.....i called and they said theres a 2 year waiting list >_<;
     

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