Who runs the academy?

Who runs the academy?

Zheng Yuli (Chinese: 郑昱鲤) is a retired female badminton player from China.


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.

She won the women's singles at the Japan Open in 1984 and at the Denmark Open in 1984 and 1986. Zheng played on Uber Cup (women's international) championship teams for China in 1986 and 1988.

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/

Monday, February 10, 2014

Yuli's coaching of the 2014 Under 17s WA State team

Dear friends of An-Yu and Yuli,

It has been a hectic 2013 for Yuli and her academy. She also coached the 2013 Under 17s WA State team. The state team came in 4th place in the June Bevan Competition. That is the biggest competition in the Australian scene as it includes teams from New Zealand and Caledonia.

Out of a total of 16 teams, WA came in 4th which was not bad. Tyzton and Phing Teo were ranked.

 The 2013 Under 17s team comprising of Silvi Botha, Phing Teo, Alex Phan, Julia Nicols and  Serena for the girls. Tyzton Tan, Amos Yu, Edward Fan, Kai Tjie Teoh and Titus Tan for the boys. Kay Terry MBE was the manager and Yulin was the coach. Annie Sim umpired.

Well this year, Yuli is again coaching the 2014 WA State team. They will be competing in New Zealand in April.

New Zealand has always had 2-4 teams in the competition. They have dominated in the June Bevan competition for many years.

 Are we going to be able to beat them in their home ground.

It is up to the players and their dedicated coach Yuli.

This year the team started with 5 boys and 4 girls after the trials.

Yuli had to pray for a 5th girl so that the team will be  stronger. Her prayers were answered when Bella Liu migrated to Perth from GuangXi, China in Nov 2013.

Yuli had to work hard to persuade the Badminton Association of WA to allow Bella into the team.

We were lucky that Bella managed to secure a sponsorship from James Chong Lawyers through the generous support of Denning Chong.

His business details are www.jameschonglawyers.com.au  

Denning has been a great supporter of the state teams.

The 2014 team with Bella, Olivia, Geri May, Sophie and Julia. Edward, Gavin, Jasper , Tyzton and Xiang. Kay and Yuli.

The team has been training hard under Yuli's guidance. Lets hope they do well.

They will be in New Zealand for the June Bevan comp in April. For news on their progress, do visit http://badmintonwaunder17s.blogspot.com.au/