New EDBA Head Coach – Lionel Chong

EDBA would like to give a warm welcome to our new head coach, Lionel Chong.

Lionel is a former Canadian collegiate champion who has been coaching for the past 12 years here in Edmonton. Knowledgeable, experienced and renowned for his passion towards teaching badminton, Lionel will be responsible for the EDBA junior training program.

Lionel’s first session of Junior Training begins this Saturday, October 19th at W.P. Wagner Gym and will run for six consecutive Saturdays (barring holidays) from 1-3 PM. Open to students of all levels 10 years and older, there will be 36 spots available. The cost will be $50, either by cash or cheque made payable to “EDBA Junior Training”.

Due to expected heavy demand, registration will be strictly on a first-come first serve basis and must be in person at W.P. Wagner on Saturday, October 19th. Registration will NOT BE AVAILABLE by any other means. The doors at W.P. Wagner will open on Saturday at 12:30 PM sharp, and the first 36 registrants will be accepted and commence playing at 1:00 PM. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!

Players are responsible for bringing their own badminton rackets, proper badminton or sports attire (sports shirts and shorts/skirts), and non-marking white sole court shoes. Any footwear with marking soles will not be allowed on the gymnasium floor. Protective eyewear is also strongly recommended.

All other students who would still like to register afterwards will be placed on a waiting list for future sessions. Other training programs will be made available later in the season (stay tuned to EDBA news).