Badminton Training by ST Badminton Academy Malaysia

At ST Badminton Academy, we provide our students with proper badminton coaching in every lesson. Our experienced badminton coach adheres strictly to the international training standards, ensuring the highest quality training for all our students.

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Welcome to the family of

ST Badminton Academy Setapak KL Malaysia

Since 2007, ST Badminton Academy has been offering professional badminton training in Malaysia and Singapore. In 2024, the academy plans to permanently relocate its operations back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia because our head coach is originally from KL since his childhood. The majority of training classes will take place around the Taman Melati area of Kuala Lumpur, including nearby neighborhoods like Setapak, Gombak, and Wangsa Maju.

Our badminton coach focuses on establishing a strong foundation and developing essential skills for kids seeking to play badminton professionally. We believe that a solid basic foundation is essential for success in badminton, and our approach has led to several students being selected for the National Team and Sports School.

To ensure each child receives undivided attention and the best possible coaching, we limit our academy’s yearly enrollment to a maximum of 20 students. Our aim is to help students establish a perfect basic foundation to build on their skills and foster their growth.

Important Foundation

Footwork learn from Badminton Coach ST Badminton Academy KL Setapak Malaysia 2024

Footwork Foundation

Footwork foundation in badminton is an important part to sustain the level of consistency, the key to success.

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Skill Sets Foundation

Skills set training in badminton for kids, going by proper way of coaching can help the kids reduce tons of bad habits.

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Upper Body Foundation

The upper body skill is part of the foundation technique for every player before they start picking up all the skills.

Our Intention in Foundation

A solid foundation is important for kids and adults alike in badminton. Even a slight mistake in learning basic techniques can cause the shuttlecock to be hit in an unnatural, unappealing manner. The body appears stiffer, power generation becomes difficult, and players may even experience injuries due to improper form. Therefore, it is important to learn and practice the proper fundamentals in order to hit the shuttlecock effectively, avoid injury, and achieve a more graceful and aesthetically pleasing play style.

Be Smart Parents in 2024

Our badminton academy is nearing full enrollment for the year 2023, and we would like to extend our best wishes to parents in their search for the right badminton coach for their children. As parents, we understand that it is challenging to make the best decisions for our children. As badminton has gained popularity in Malaysia, the number of coaches has increased significantly, causing confusion for those seeking high-quality badminton training. We encourage parents to look into our Smart Parents Test, a resource that can guide them in making informed decisions about choosing the right badminton coach for their children.

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Why Only Teach Professional Badminton Training

We understand that many parents struggle to determine whether their child is receiving quality badminton training, and this can result in bad habits and future issues for their children. The large number of badminton coaches can make it difficult for parents to choose a suitable option, and some coaches may even use paid advertising to attract students, making the decision-making process even more challenging.

In Malaysia, we believe that most badminton coaches are much better at teaching the foundation. At ST Badminton Academy, we take our responsibility seriously and focus on delivering only professional badminton training to our students. Our goal is to produce batches of high-quality students, and we hope that our success will inspire other coaches to prioritize excellence in their programs as well.

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Why is Our Yearly Intake Limit to 20 Students

The only way to make improvements for each of our students is to strictly not allow random teaching without tracking of student improvement progress. For example, just letting students randomly train, just to make sure each student breaks a sweat and passes time with no target. However, such an approach compromises the quality of coaching and risks spoiling a child’s interest in badminton. Our coaching approach is focused on long-term goals and nurturing the passion of our students.

We have made attempts in the past to increase class sizes, accepting as many as 30, 40, or even 50 students for badminton training. But no matter how much effort we put into implementing a software system and hiring assistant coaches to improve class organization and structure, especially for kids beginner, individual progress and improvement for each student were minimal and slow.

This is the reason why we limit our yearly enrollment to 20 students who are genuinely interested in badminton. Regardless of how slow the learning is for some students, we are still able to focus on them, and we will not leave them behind. Why? As traditional training practices, students who learn slowly get little attention from the coach due to the high number of students the coach has to handle in one badminton training session.

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Who Will Be Teaching Our Students in Training

Our experienced badminton coach, Mr. Eric Chuar, personally leads every badminton lesson from start to finish. It is important for a coach with significant experience to monitor students closely during training. Otherwise, students may develop poor habits that hurt their progress and success on the court.

If a student develops bad habits, it can be difficult for our coach to correct them, wasting valuable time. In such cases, the child’s interest and future potential in the sport may decline. As a parent, it is important to give your child the best foundation and learning right thing from the start.

In the past, we have seen issues with parents seeking casual badminton classes. We advise choosing professional badminton coaching so your child learns proper techniques early on. It is important to get things right from the beginning so our young students learn everything correctly from the start.

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What is so call Bad Habit in Badminton Coaching

Bad habits sometimes occur when we see players with patterns or styles that look unnatural and unprofessional, stiff, even. This can lead to decreased performance and potential injury. So it is important to learn proper badminton fundamentals and techniques to avoid developing bad habits and ineffective skill patterns that inhibit power generation on the court. When students pick up bad habits in badminton lessons, their confidence can diminish.

Once learned bad habits are difficult to correct, slowing improvement no matter how often one trains per week. As coaches, we always examine our training methods instead of blaming student’s slow improvement. Learning from badminton coaches who only criticize students for having bad habits but never correct their own training methods can be discouraging and may even make students want to quit.

To prevent these issues, we take extra care to ensure our students learn each skill precisely and avoid developing bad habits during our kid’s badminton lessons. Balancing enjoyment and learning is key. Communication between coaches and students is very important, as we are not machines and the students are not just there for fun, their parents want to see better results and improvement. From our experience, it is easy to correct bad habits in students aged between 5 to 15, but it becomes harder as they get older, even with private training, regardless looking for a ex-national players as coaches, etc. Therefore, we strongly advise building the right foundation through our lessons at the youngest age possible to avoid these problems.

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Why No Assistant Badminton Coach in Our Badminton Training

Actually our coach insists on coaching personally because sometimes the expectations between assistant coaches and us differ. We are not solely focused on earning more money, instead we prioritize improvement results. However, most assistant coaches treat it as a job rather than a passion for badminton. We also hope to have a good badminton coach join us to share their passion, and hopefully someday, we can have coaches who share the same passion as us.

From our experiences in foundation training, we have found that assistant badminton coaches can help improve student’s skills to some extent, but the progress made is not as significant as when our experienced badminton coach personally conducts the lesson. Unless we can find someone with a similar passion and commitment to teaching badminton to children, we prefer to maintain our current approach.

We do not claim to be the best badminton academy in KL Malaysia, there are tons of good coaches and national players around the area. Still we do not rely exclusively on assistant coaches to conduct our classes, except for sparring lessons. We ensure that our students graduate from ST Badminton Academy with a solid foundation, skill set, and deep knowledge of the sport. We believe that having a strong foundation in badminton is more important than anything else, and we are committed to delivering the best possible badminton training to our students.

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Experiences in Teaching Kids Badminton Lessons

Having an experienced coach who specializes in teaching foundational skills for kids in badminton lessons can help your children improve at a faster pace and ensure that they learn the right techniques from the outset. Coaching children in badminton is not as simple as just teaching surface-level skills like racket swinging or footwork in badminton classes. Many more techniques need to be taught, particularly to kids, which require a great deal of experience and expertise.

From our experiences, regardless of whether in Singapore or Malaysia, some coaches offer badminton classes for kids just to earn money, taking advantage of the fact that children and parents may have limited knowledge of badminton. Many badminton academies claim to have a vision of helping everyone improve, but this can often be nothing more than a marketing ploy that results in students being misled.

However, at the ST Badminton Academy, our coach understands the importance of building a solid foundation and the principles of karma. We focus solely on badminton classes for kids and will not engage in any activities solely for financial gain that could mislead students who are keen to improve. If we are not capable of teaching something beyond our level, we will be upfront with parents and let them know, to ensure that we do not waste their children’s time.

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Common Types of Badminton Coach in Malaysia

There are several types of badminton coaches in Malaysia and Singapore that parents can choose from, and not all of them are necessarily bad. However, parents must closely monitor their children’s progress under any coach they choose. For instance, some badminton academies may advertise a coach’s reputation as a former national player with 20 years of experience, but upon joining the academy, the child may not receive the best badminton knowledge from that coach, but instead from an assistant coach or a messy planning structure.

It’s common in Malaysia and Singapore that some coaches don’t always teach kids the right way to play badminton. So moms and dads should check often to make sure their child is learning correctly. It’s not a big deal if some money is wasted on trainings, but if the coach teaches the wrong techniques, kids might lose interest in playing badminton because they don’t improve quickly. Parents should pay attention to what and how their child is being taught, and speak up if it seems like poor badminton coaching is happening. That way, their child can keep enjoying and improving at badminton.

Parents shouldn’t choose a badminton coach just because they trained some top players before. What matters more is how well all the kids are taught. If a coach has 10 students, and only 4 gets really good, then the coach might not be training the other 6 kids the right way. Parents should watch their own child closely during training. If they think the coaching is bad, they should speak up or switch coaches. This way, their child can keep improving at badminton and having fun playing.

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Experiences Badminton Coach For Beginner

Hiring an experienced badminton coach for beginners who only relies on their reputation, medals, or accolades may not be enough. If they do not put forth effort into teaching the kids, or pass them off to an assistant coach, the student’s progress may be hindered. For us, experience in coaching does not solely depend on how many medals a coach has won, but on how fast the coach can show results and improve each student’s skills consistently.

This is particularly important in beginner badminton classes, where quick improvements indicate the coach’s experience in teaching beginners. Some coaches may have private badminton training classes with just two students but show no improvement each week, as they do not plan or think about how to help the students improve. If a coach does not plan or put forth effort for their students, the students will not improve, even if their parents pay for private training. Therefore, a coach’s experience and effort are vital for students to improve effectively.

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Only Focusing on Structured Badminton Classes

Since 2007, ST Badminton Academy has taken a student-focused approach to training, paying close attention to their individual weaknesses, such as their skill sets, and providing tailored guidance. This dedication to personalized coaching has led to many of our students succeeding in both local and international tournaments, with some even being selected for the Sports School and National Team.

Our Badminton Coach, Mr. Eric Chuar, has played a significant role in guiding our students to success. Our coaches are certified and have completed First Aid training, ensuring a safe and professional learning environment. While we prioritize the quality of our training over the number of students, we warmly welcome those who are truly passionate and committed to the sport.

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Our Vision and Values by ST Badminton Academy KL Melati Wangsa Maju Malaysia

Our Vision And Values

Our goals for teaching badminton may sound good to parents. But it’s hard work sticking to those goals year after year. Luckily, when our students win big tournaments, all that effort feels worth it. This is why our coach sees lessons as helping kids grow, not just making money.

Our Academy History Timeline

Most badminton coaches try to give good trainings while still making enough money. But at ST Badminton Academy, we care more about helping students with good foundation than earning money. Our only goal is to keep improving our coaching quality. We want kids who take lessons from us to look back happily and remember their time playing and learning badminton together.

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Our Coach Profile

Our coach Mr. Eric, believes that being the best badminton trainer is not determined by the number of medals you earn, but by the amount of effort you dedicate to your students, how much time you willing to spend on your students. He has transitioned from being an active badminton player to a dedicated badminton coach and stringer, with a focus on serving his students. His commitment to his students is evident in the effort he puts into each coaching session, always striving to help his students achieve their best.

Our Badminton Training Methods

Our badminton coach is adept at developing training methods that are effective and practical, instead of using outdated or ineffective techniques. With a deep understanding of the principles underlying each training method, he can help our students achieve significant improvements in their skills and abilities.

Our training methods by ST Badminton Academy KL Setapak and Melati Malaysia

Our Training Category

Badminton Class

For parents who seek significant progress for their children in a short span of time, we offer private badminton training that is customized for a 1 to 1 learning experience.

Badminton Class

Pair training is a form of group training that involves two students working together with a dedicated badminton coach. This training method has been shown to be highly effective in quickly improving the overall foundation of the students.

Badminton Class

Our group training program involves a class size of up to 4 students, and each session lasts 2 hours. While the improvement results may be slightly slower compared to one-on-one or pair training, this approach helps reduce the likelihood of developing bad habits, which can impede progress in the long run.

Badminton Training Intake 2024

For 2024, due to our badminton coach having just relocated to his hometown KL and currently developing both coaching and his hobby of a premium badminton shop store for Certified badminton stringing.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please use the “APPLY” button to submit an application for new student intake, providing us with more detailed information to assess the availability of appropriate training classes. All class applications be made through our online system. We regret to inform you that we are unable to accommodate direct calls for slot inquiries at this time. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Therefore, we kindly request that all new student applications be submitted online, as it enables us to comprehensively understand our data and allocate badminton classes appropriately. Thank you for your understanding.

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