The Story of CBA
Looking back twelve years ago, there were no youth badminton training programs in the bay area in 1998. Badminton enthusiasts could only play in high school gyms or at a few community centers. Even though the CCS and NCS badminton systems were set up in high schools, there were no consistent training programs outside of schools for students to learn and perfect their skills.
Rose Lei, the founder of California Badminton Academy, spotted the issue and initiated her first annual summer camp in 1998. From that point on, CBA grew from a summer camp into a year-round training program for not only high school students but also badminton enthusiasts at all skill levels to master badminton.
Before entering into the sport, many students didn't know much about badminton. But they had a little dream, be it to enter into the high school team, or for some, to become a competitive player in their team. CBA was founded to enable that dream for every one of them. However, without its own facility, CBA operated under very limited gym schedule which constrained the coaching and practice time to as little as once a week. The challenge for the coaches then was to fully utilize the interaction time to lead the students towards their dream. The reward of the sweat and hard work was in watching the little boys and girls grow taller than the coaches and beat the high-level players. Most notably, some of the students that consistently took lessons eventually blossomed into CCS players, and even went on to crown the second place. Though a small achievement, it was a challenge for both CBA and the players.
The long road of CBA has just begun. Now with its own facility of 18 courts in Fremont, we are looking forward to providing our badminton enthusiasts with the state-of-the-art facility and guiding our members to practice badminton in the proper way. We hope our members can benefit from physical, mental, social and even life improvements with CBA and our younger players will set bigger dreams in the CBA program. We believe that what we can feed our players as the "badminton nutrition" is our life-long professional knowledge of the sport.
CBA will help make your dream become true!
Mission of CBA
CBA's mission is to build a badminton life with our player Strong Mind, Strong Body and Strong Skills to your very young life with Badminton.