Our Coaching Team

Synergy Badminton Academy opened in Fall 2012 under the guidance of founder and Olympic Coach, Ben Lee. Through his 40+ years of experience, Ben has cultivated a team of the most sought-after badminton instructors, bringing forth a wholistic and innovative training program, a welcoming environment for all players, and unprecented service. Please meet our team!

Ben Lee
Founder / 2012 Olympic Coach / 1992 US Olympian

 

  • 2012 National Coach of the Year

  • Head coach 2012 US Olympic Badminton Team

  • US Badminton coach 2011 Pan American Games

  • 1992 US Badminton Olympian

  • Represented US in over 40 worldwide tournaments

  • 9-times US Men Doubles Champion

  • US Badminton Walk of the Fame
     

Howard Bach
Co-Founder / Director / 2004, 2008, 2012 US Olympian

  • 3-times US Badminton Olympian (2004 Athens, 2008 Beijing, 2012 London)

  • 2005 Doubles World Champion

  • 18-times US National Champion

  • 3-times Pan American Games Gold Medalist

  • Represented US in over 40 worldwide tournaments

  • 2005 US Olympic Committee Overall Team of the Year

  • US Badminton Walk of the Fame

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Raju Rai
Co-Founder / Director / 2008 US Olympian

 

  • 2008 US Badminton Olympian

  • Athletic Director for US National Badminton Team

  • 2006 Boston Open Champion

  • 2005 Can American Champion

  • 2004 - 2006 US National Champion

  • 2000 Jr National Champion

  • 2000 Adult National Champion

  • World Championship Team Member

  • Thomas Cup Team Member

Naoko Fukuman
Head Coach

 

  • 2015 World Championships Bronze Medalist

  • 2007 - 2018 Japan National Team Member 

  • 2018 Victor Korea Open Bronze Medalist

  • 2016, 2017 Yonex Sunrise India Open Silver Medalist

  • 2017 Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open Bronze Medalist

  • 2017 Danisha Denmark Open Bronze Medalist

  • 2016 Deng FengCitreon Badminton Asia Championship Silver Medalist

  • 2016 Xiamenair Australian Badminton Open Bronze Medalist

  • 2015 Yonx Sunrise Hong Kong Open Bronze Medalist

Kenny Chung
Coach

  • 3-times Northern California Intercollegiate Badminton League Champions

  • 1989 Doubles Italian American Open Champion

  • 1993 Coach of the Year

  • 1986 - 1993 Head Coach at Woodrow Wilson High School

  • 1996 Most Honorable Coach

  • 1994 - 1997 International Studies Academy

Ryan Ang
Coach

 

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Balram Thapa
Coach

 

  • 3-times Nepal National Champions

  • 2004 Pakistan Team Event Bronze Medalist

  • 2005 Sri Lanka Bronze Medalist

  • 2006 Sri Lanka Team Event Bronze Medalist

  • 2007 Pakistan Bronze Medalist

  • 2009 Boston Open Semifinalist

  • Represented Nepal over 25 worldwide tournaments

Bo Zhao
Coach

 

  • Ken Davidson Sportmanship Award recipient

  • USAB Certified High Performance 1 coach

  • Represented US in over 10 international tournaments

  • 2018 US Adult Nationals Silver Medalist

  • Former Athlete Representative for USAB Ethics Committee

  • 2018 UC Davis Open Goldmedalist

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Contact us
Menlo Park

190 Constitution Drive

Menlo Park, CA 94725

info@synergybadminton.com

Tel: 650-838-9381

Menlo Park

(Temporarily Closed

to Open Gym/Walk-Ins. Reservation Only)

Mon: 10am-2pm, 5pm-9pm

Wed: 10am-2pm, 5pm-9pm

Fri: 10am-2pm, 5pm-9pm

Sat & Sun: 10am-4pm

Fremont

44380 Old Warm Springs Blvd

Fremont, CA 94538

info@synergybadminton.com

Tel: 510-573-3431

Fremont

(Temporarily Closed

to Open Gym/Walk-ins/Reservation. Camps Only)

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Sat: 12pm - 7pm

Sun: 12pm -7pm

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