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, September 25, 2017

The Under 15s State team will be fighting for gold in the National tournament

Dear readers

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.


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