Who runs the academy?
Who runs the academy?
She earned a bronze medal as a semifinalist at both the 1985 IBF World Championships and 1987 IBF World Championships in women's singles, dropping three set matches in each case to her compatriots Han Aiping and Li Lingwei respectively.
Yuli now lives in Perth with her 2 daughters.
The academy was started in 2009.
The academy caters for children interested in playing badminton as a hobby and sport.
The academy also supports the Western Australia State Badminton teams.
YuLi coached the 2012, 2013 , 2014 and 2016 Under 17s WA badminton State team. The 2014 team won a historical bronze medal. The 2016 state team did even better and won a silver while one of her students won the triple crown. Information regarding the state teams can be found at http://badmintonwaunder17s.blogspot.com.au/
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Have not been able to update the blog as I have been very busy.
Life has finally gotten back to normal with Annie back at the office and having lunches with me.
To wrap up, the results of the individual events are as follows:
Jonny had no problems beating Otto in 2 sets. He learned from his previous 3 setter in the team event where Otto's weakness are. With coach Yuli guiding him, there was a 21/11 and 21/15 score which shows how dominant Jonny was. Good on him.
In the plate, Damien was not able to contain Ricky Tang losing in 2 sets.
Bernice finally met Angela Yu for the first time. Angela is much taller than Bernice. Bernice was not able to contain Angela conceding at 21/19 and 21/15. I am sure she put up a brave fight but had to settle for silver. I am told Angela's parents are both olympians and coaches. How to fight with that ?
In the plate, Vevina won her first national title although it was a plate event. She beat J Donald 21/10 and 21/13. That should give her confidence for next year.
We had no players in the main event. However, Theodore and Yasmin Say won the plate beating Austin Chen and Phoebe Ooi.
The main draw was won by the Yu siblings.
Again we had no players in the main finals. Theodore and Julian won the plate beating Dawson and Damien in a all WA plate finals.
The main draw was won by Thomas Ng and Ricky Tang.
We had no one in the main draw which was won by Irene Chau and K Ea.
However, Bernice and Joanna managed to bring in the plate beating D Nugruto and C Tan.
Well, that was the end of the individual events.
The WA players have given everything for the team events and still found energy to play in the individual events.
Quite a few players are still able to play in a couple more of the Under 15s nationals. So we have to look out for them next year.
Jonny was ranked No. 1 with Theodore at No. 5. Bernice was ranked no. 2.
Congrats to coach Yuli and Anyu Badminton Academy for producing these great players.
I saw the players last Sunday and they were already back at training with coach Yuli despite having played badminton for 1 whole week ending on Friday.
That is dedication.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The morning was tense for the whole team and the parents. They knew they were playing against Vic 1 which had demolished NSW 7-1.
Can WA do better? Well, with lion hearted team players and the encouragement of Coach Yuli, Manager Annie, Asst Manager Sok Teoh and now Asst Asst Manager, Teoh's oldest daughter, we had to do well.
The match started with Theodore and Jonny in the doubles against Thomas Ng and Otto Zhao. WA won the first set 21/18 after some close shaves. However, Vic 1 caught up with a 21/16 2nd set. This was looking challenging. Theodore and Jonny came through with a 21/15 win. WA was 1 up.
Next was Bernice and Joanne in the girls doubles. Joanne had been running a temperature and was not in the best shape. However, trooper as she is, she was going to give her all for WA.
Unfortunately, her best was not enough and the girls went down 17/21 and 12/21.
Next on was Theodore. He did not disappoint WA winning in 2 sets at 21/10 and 21/10. His confidence is growing every day and he will have a good individual tournament.
That meant WA was 2/1 ahead.
Vevina then stepped in for Joanna who is still unwell. She played Sydney Go who is a more experienced player. Vevina tried her best and gave everything but could not contain Go losing in 2 sets.
Her parents should be proud of her. She never gave up and gave everything for WA. She still has another year to represent WA and I am sure she will shine next year.
We were now 2/2. Jonny steps up for WA. He plays Otto Zhao who has beaten him before. Jonny is not fazed and is in full focus mode. He wins the first set 21/19. He progresses to the 2nd set at 21/19 although he gave Coach Yuli some anxious moment when he lost 3 pts in a row.
WA was now 3/2 up against Vic 1.
Next came Bernice. She is such a strong player and never a prima donna. A credit to the Teoh family who have brought such great players and children. Mummy Teoh was all stressed watching young Bernice fighting for WA and giving everything.
She won the first set 22/20 to the relief of WA. She lost the 2nd set at 13/21. However she stayed focused. You can see it in her eyes. Such determination and focus. She knew she had to win to give WA a gold chance. And win she did. She won the 3rd set at 21/19.
This is only the 2nd time WA has ever gotten to a 4/2 lead against Vic 1. The first time was in 2012 when Tyz's team beat Vic 1.
We now had to just win one more match to win gold. However, it was not meant to be. WA lost both mixed doubles match despite the players giving their best.
So much emotion and adrenaline. To feel on top of the world and then to crash to 2nd place was hard for the team. Even President Lily had tears in her eyes knowing the young WA players had given everything but had to settle for silver.
We lost by 2 sets. Even though, the team need to feel proud of what they have achieved.
They made history by beating NSW 1 for the first time since the tournament started.
They got a great score against Vic 1 losing in 2 sets. All these they owe to Coach Yuli, Manager Annie and umpire Lily. They had confidence in what each of you could achieve.
I had dinner with Coach Yuli and wife Annie tonight. They had reached home at 3 pm and slept till dinner time, exhausted after all the adrenaline.
Their assessment of the team:
Jonny did such a great job stepping up as captain and giving his all for WA. The best thing is, he can play again next year.
Bernice: Such a backbone for WA. So focused playing under pressure and always giving her best for WA. She is going to represent Aus for sure. Maybe the Olympics with brother Kai Chen.
Theodore: Quiet Theodore who does not say much but always gives his best for WA. I heard he finally had a laugh with the team last night after Jonny asked why Theodore was always so quiet. Theodore, enjoy the game as it is a game. Enjoy the team as they all want you to feel a part of a greater force for WA. You have the Under 17s to look forward to.
Joanne: Such spirit, our young Joanne. And she can play in 2 more Under 15s. She will be a star next year. In fact she is already a star this year. If she did not win NSW 1 in her singles in 3 sets despite the pain , we would not have the chance to fight for gold. Her parents need to be very proud of her as much as WA is proud of her.
Julian: He did not have a game today and was disappointed that he could not contribute more for WA. Julian has much to offer WA. He has the Under 17s to look forward to. He has done his part for WA in this tournament although I am sure he wished to have contributed more. Julian, you have contributed to a silver medal for WA and no one can take that away from you. Train hard and shine in the Under 17s.
Vevina: You have the spirit and everyone can see how you fight for every point. That is admirable. As you get more experience, you will shine. You have the making of a great player. Your mum was apologetic for your performance. Coach Yuli and everyone else, says we are proud of you. Train hard next year for the next Under 15s. You have the skills to be great.
Coach Yuli: My assessment. Yuli has been the greatest thing for WA junior badminton. She has single handedly turned WA juniors badminton around with her dedication and love for the sport. She nearly got gold today but had to be content with silver. Maybe we can persuade her to coach the Under 15s again next year.
Manager Annie: She is always a great manager. That is why Tan and Tan Lawyers are doing so well. However, we hope she spends more time at Tan and Tan Lawyers instead of badminton. So proud of my wife.
Umpire Lily and President: Thank you President for giving your time for this young team. You have shown the players your commitment to WA. You have led by example. BAWA is in good hands because of individuals like yourself.
Finally to the parents.
WA will not be where we are if not for the parents who support their children. These parents for the team were great and so supportive. I can see their love for their children. Why do I blog even though my son Tyz was over the Under 15s years ago?
It is because it is important for the players and parents to have a record of what they have experienced.
I hope the players will treasure what they have achieved. Good luck in the individuals.
Lastly, the players have to be thankful to their seniors like Kai Chen and Kai Jie, Tyz and Xiang. These elders were supporting you all the way.
So, make us all proud tomorrow.
Monday, September 25, 2017
The WA state team under Yuli's coaching and Annie's management will be fighting for gold tomorrow. President Lily is the team umpire pushing everyone forward 1 game at a time.
Oh, yes, Sok Teoh is the Asst Manager. The team also had the help of elder brothers Kai Jie, Kai Chen, Jaz and Tyz and of course Xiang and Jasper to inspire and coach them.
The last time WA fought for gold was in 2012 when Tyz was captain, Jaz was asst coach, Annie was umpire and I was the manager with Kim Rogers as head coach.
We fought NSW 1 but could only manage a silver. We beat Vic 1 for the first time in many years to get to the gold medal fight.
This time, WA beat NSW 1. This is the first time in known history that WA has beaten NSW 1 relegating them to the bronze medal. And it was such a close fight. We won by 1 set in a 4-4 match. The team was fantastic and cohesive. Every one played their part. Some did more but every one made WA proud.
So tomorrow we will face off Vic 1. The match starts at 10 am. I have had to reschedule a few appointments so that I can get to Kingsway.
Can new history be made?
We need every one's support to get the team there. I have just been told that NSW 1 lost 1/7 to Vic 1 today.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Yuli Zheng was appointed as the coach of the WA Under 15s 1st team a few months ago. Annie Sim is the manager. Both of them have been working hard training the team.
The national tournament commences this weekend at Kingsway WA.
Have a look at https://badmintonwaunder15s.blogspot.com.au/ for information and updates on the WA team in this week long tournament.
2017 (Perth, WA)WA Wasps:
Coach: Yuli Zheng
Manager: Annie Sim
Umpire: President Lily Buttrose
We wish them luck this weekend.
|The State team and the President's tam plus parents and the team mascot in black.|
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Yuli's students had another good day at the Silver Cup Tournament beating many of the adults.
Special mention to Berniece and Alixia winning gold and silver in the Open category. Also little Joanna winning singles B grade and Seryna Xiao winning the D grade singles. All of them playing against adults.
The mens open doubles were won by Xiang and KC with Jason and Sunyee 2nd.
Xiang and KC got the first and 2nd singles respectively. Jasper and Angie won the Opens XD with KC and Katrina coming 2nd.
|The WA Under 15s state team|
Badminton Association of Western Australia, Madeley, WA, Australia
|WH1/2 (Wheelchair) Singles|
|3||Brock JEFFERY Steele|
|4||Michael Colin Mcdonald|
|WH1/2 (Wheelchair) Doubles|
Brock JEFFERY Steele
Michael Colin Mcdonald