Two Time US Olympian Coming to Boston Area to Coach

            After 10 years of successful international competition representing the USA culminating in her second Olympic appearance in Rio, Eva Lee is shifting her focus to coaching in order to share her experiences with up and coming players to further the development of badminton in the US.  Eva is one of the most accomplished badminton players, with a long history of championships starting back as far as 1998 when she won the first of her triple crowns in the US Junior National Championships playing in the Under-12 division.  She went onward and upward from there, propelling the US Team Gold performance in the 2015 Pan American Games and Silver in the 2011 Games as well as gathering many, many individual event medals around the globe.  (http://www.teamusa.org/usa-badminton/athletes/Eva-Lee).  
Eva is coming east, leaving her home in California, through the collaboration of the Boston Badminton Club and the Massachusetts Badminton Association (MassBad) because she sees the tremendous potential here based on the commitment and support of the local communities.  With the Boston Badminton Club in Westborough serving as her primary base, Eva will also be available to the many other badminton clubs and schools throughout the region in support of their programs.  She hopes that by sharing her extensive experience both on and off court that she will be able to hasten the development of this exciting and fast emerging sport in Massachusetts.
Arriving next week at Boston Badminton Club (Eva's initial Training Program) Eva will initially start working with the club’s juniors preparing for the upcoming major junior ranking event, Boston Junior Open (BOJO), being hosted at the club October 8-10.  From there, she will plan, coordinate and coach programs:
1)  For elite players throughout the area to train and play together in preparation for open tournaments such the the Mid-Atlantic Classic and the Boston Open.
2)  For middle and high school badminton programs both for physical education departments and after-school clubs in support of MassBad’s developing high school club league.
She will also be available for private lessons and training programs that are not currently offered by coaches at Boston Badminton, including adult beginner classes.
The Boston Badminton Club is open to the public daily, Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm and weekends from 9 am to 8 pm.  It has 8 premier courts, specially built for badminton, full locker and shower facilities, exercise equipment and a pro shop with equipment and clothing for sale.  Membership in the club is available to all allowing club access 24 hours daily along with a variety of other services.  More information about the club and its services can be found online at bostonbadminton.com.
The Massachusetts Badminton Association (MassBad) is the organizational representative of the state of Massachusetts and its badminton enthusiasts to USA Badminton, the national governing body for the sport of badminton as designated by the US Olympic Committee. MassBad’s mission is to promote and organize events such as tournaments, clinics and demonstrations to encourage and further the growth and development of the sport of badminton for players of all ages and levels from juniors through seniors, from grassroots / recreational to world elite.  Badminton enthusiasts in Massachusetts have been among the most active in the nation since the earliest days of the sport in the United States and were integrally involved in the initial establishment in 1936 of the American Badminton Association, the forerunner of USA Badminton.