The Coaching Team

Junior Director: Lyndsay Thomson

Lyndsay has been involved in the badminton community throughout Canada for the last 18 years. She has competed on the international circuit as a player and has set records on the CCAA National College Circuit for most wins as a female singles player. She capped her playing career off by being the first badminton player to win the CCAA National Athlete of the Year across all sports. Coaching has been a passion of Lyndsay's for the last 15 years. Starting out as a regional coach in Victoria, Lyndsay is now certified as a Level 2 NCCP coach as well as a coaching facilitator - instructing coaches throughout the province. After coaching the BC Junior team for a number of years, Lyndsay moved to Kelowna to become the Head Coach of the Kelowna Badminton Club, where, for 5 years, she worked with the Juniors and developed the High Performance Program. Happy to have moved into a director's position at the club, Lyndsay still enjoys spending time with all the great juniors at the club






Head Coach: VACANT

Assistant Coach: Victor Yap

Victor has been playing badminton since he was 12. He was a National level junior player winning both Provincial and National titles. He represented BC in the Western Canada Winter Games and also our region in the BC Winter Games. He started coaching at an early age and has a Level 1 NCCP Technical Accreditation. Victor mainly coaches our older Junior athletes.

Junior Coach: Hayden Ostram

Hayden has been playing badminton since he was 13. He is currently a student at KSS and is looking to go to UCBO. After playing local tournaments for some time he started playing at a Provincial level last year. Hayden's ambition is to become a strong force on the National circuit. Hayden loves coaching the juniors and looks forward to helping develop their skills and their positive attitude to the game.

Volunteer Coach: Claudia Lauretta

Claudia is a student at Immaculata Regional High School. While she's not been playing tournaments that long she's already picked up a Silver medal for mixed doubles at the 2012 BC Games and helped her team to the Bronze medal. Her long term goal is to be part of the Canadian National Team. Claudia also believes in giving back to her sport and is already helping the coaching team with our younger athletes.