Our Team

Coach Angel

Angel was born and raised in Indonesia, where badminton is a very competitive sport. She was trained and coached under a world-caliber National Coach of Indonesia, Ms. Liang Chiu Sia. Coach Liang trained several world-class players in her tenure as the national head coach of Indonesia in the 1980s. One of her students was Susi Susanti, a two-time Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist in 1992 and 1996. Coach Angel competed nationally from 1994 to 2006 and was able to be in the top five national junior players (U13 to U19) in single, double, and mixed. In 2006, she decided to focus on her coaching career to financially help her family. She started as an assistant coach for Coach Liang and then she was promoted to be the head coach replacing Coach Liang when Coach Liang was once called again to be the head coach of the National Indonesian Team in 2012.

In her more than 10 years of coaching experience, Coach Angel has trained numerous students from beginner to advanced. One of her students, Yulia Yosephin Susanto, is currently ranked number 8 in women single in Indonesia and 77 in the BWF world ranking. Coach Angel frequently accompanied Yulia in major national and international tournaments, such as the Vietnam Open, Taipei Open, and Malaysia Open. Coach Angel likes to work with novice and intermediate level students. She understands the unique talent and challenges of each student. Her goal is to bring the best potential for each student. She motivates and uses positive enforcement to help her students grow.

Coach Chandana

Chandana has more than 15 years of experience in the coaching of Badminton. She competed in India’s Badminton circuit before starting to coach at the age of 20. She has a Diploma in Sports Coaching (Badminton) from the National Institute of Sport, India, and a Master’s degree in Physical Education. She was a member of India’s National Coaches panel and accompanied Junior and Senior Indian teams internationally.

Before moving to the United States, she has coached at the world-class Pullela Gopichand Academy, India founded by former All England Champion Pullela Gopichand where she coached accomplished players like P.V. Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi. During her career, her students won and went on to win several medals. She was the coach of Team India which won 6 Bronze Medals at ANA Badminton Asia Youth Championship held in Japan, 2010.

She is a passionate coach and has experience identifying and nurturing talent through the young players’ formative years. She wants to be part of raising the profile of Badminton and coach future champions.

Puah

Puah was born and raised in Malaysia. He was a student of Coach Ong Ewe Hock, an All England Silver Medalist from Malaysia. Puah started playing badminton competitively at the age of 12-year old representing his home state in very competitive Malaysia’s junior circuits. He also competed internationally in the Philippine, Indonesia, and Thailand.

After the junior year, Puah played as a professional player representing the Klang United Badminton Club of the Purple League of Malaysia. This is a prestigious professional badminton league in Malaysia. As a part of the Klang’s team, he played and trained together with many well-known international players such as Kevin Sanjaya, Kenichi Tago, and Tommy Sugiarto

In 2017, Puah moved to the U.S. and started to play in local tournaments in the U.S. He wants to share his knowledge and helps local young talents. His goal is to inspire these young talents to learn badminton and enjoy the sports through a combination of fun, energetic and stern training approach.