Badminton Coaches Profiles

Calvin Holoboff  (604-992-1070)

The Vancouver Racquets Club is fortunate to have top level Badminton Coach Calvin Holoboff.  Calvin is a Level 4 NCCP Coach and has been coaching and training players at VRC for the past 25 years.  He has had great success improving the skills of both beginners and advanced players and has also coached internationally for Canada.  In 1997 Calvin was awarded the high honour of “Badminton Coach of the Year.”

  • 2002 World Masters – Mixed ChampionDSCN3144
  • 2001 Canadian Masters Mixed 40+ Champion
  • 2000 Canadian Masters Mixed 40+ Champion
  • 1999 Canadian Masters Mixed 40+ Champion
  • 1998 Canadian Masters Mixed 35+ & 40+ Champion
  • 1998 Canadian Masters Doubles 40+ Champion
  • 1997 Canadian Badminton Coach of the Year
  • Nine time finalist at BC Open
  • Produced 80 Canadian Junior Titles Holders
  • Produced 4 Athletes represented Canada in Olympics
  • Canadian Team Coaching Assignments:
    • Team Coach in World Championships in Seville & Copenhagen
    • 2 times at Welsh Open
    • 2 times at Spanish Open
    • Scottish Open
    • Pan Am Championships
    • Pan Am Junior Championships in Cuba

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Ximing Yao (778-899-9861)   助教姚喜明 (前中國國家隊球員)

  • 2005 World Masters Mens Doubles Champion 45+ 全世界成年組雙打冠軍

    Coach Ming

  • 2002 World Masters Mens Doubles Champion 45+ 全世界成年組雙打冠軍
  • 2000 Canadian Masters Doubles 40+ Champion 全加拿大成年組雙打冠軍
  • 1999 Canadian Masters Doubles 35+ & 40+Champion 全加拿大成年組雙打冠軍
  • 1998 Portland Nike World Master Doubles 35+ & 40+ Champion 波特蘭 Nike 全世界成年組雙打冠軍
  • 1996 Canadian Masters Doubles 35+ & 40+ Champion 全加拿大成年組雙打冠軍
  • 1995 Canadian Masters Singles 35+ Champion 全加拿大成年組單打冠軍
  • 1986 US Open Doubles Champion 全美國公開賽雙打冠軍
  • 1980-1983 Chinese National Doubles Champion 全中國雙打冠軍
  • 1982 Asia Games Champion 亞運會冠軍
  • 1982 Thomas Cup Champion 湯姆斯杯冠軍
  • 1981 World Games Doubles Champion 世界運動會雙打冠軍

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Morgan Van Heukelom (604-773-7018)

  • VRC Assistant Badminton Coach 2000 – present
  • Head Badminton Coach Kwantlen Polytechnic University 2010-2016
  • Represented Canada 1999 World Championships
  • NCCP level 2 Certified
  • Received numerous awards as both player and coach for the following competitions:
    • BC Junior Provincial Championships
    • BC Winter Games
    • Western Canada Team Championships
    • Canadian Junior Badminton Championships
    • Canada Winter Games
    • Pan-American Junior Championships
    • BC Open Provincial Championships
    • BC Masters Championships
    • Canadian National Championships
    • Pac West Provincial Championships
    • CCAA National Badminton Championships

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Duncan Yao (604-644-6820)

  • 2013 Pan Am Jr. U19 Doubles Winner and U19 Singles Bronze
  • 2012/13 World Jr. Championships Canada Team Member
  • 2014 U19 Canadian Nationals Mixed Winner and U23 Men’s Doubles Bronze
  • 2015 Canada Winter Games Men’s Doubles Bronze Medalist
  • 2018 Canada Thomas Cup Team Member
  • 2018 Dominican Republic Open Men’s Doubles Winner
  • 2018 Yonex K&D International Graphics Challenge Winner
  • 2019 Sudirman Cup Team Member
  • Competed in 2019 BWF World Championship
  • Men’s Doubles Runner-Up 2019 Canadian Nationals
  • Highest Men’s Double World Ranking – 6
  • NCCP Level 2 Coach Certification
  • 1999 represented Canada in the World Championship