We had a great season with our students participating in the CISAA and ISAA tournaments along with the North and South Middle schools. Our performance as a team was very strong in the ISAA tournament where we won the overall banner for both boys and girls. Well done to all participants and keep up with your skills during the year so you can continue playing in the High School category next year.
Back Row (L-R): Mr. Nayak (Coach), Pedram, Annie, Sarvpreet B, Jenisha, Suerein, Brian, Nimai, Jed, Mr. McClare (Coach)
Front Row (L-R): Denise, Abia, Shaliza, Olivia, James, Jed.
Missing: Maha Chaudhary, Samana Batool, Ben Popplewell, Maxim Turgeon.
Back Row – Left to Right
Mr. Beckett (Coach), Vincent, Talha , Brayden, Brianna, Rizan, Ravneet, Mr. Broughton (Coach)
Middle Row – Left to Right
Simran, Sherry, Tiffany, Parthvi, Anna, Ahlianna, Kavya.
Front Row – Left to Right
Aaqil, Oba, Aaron, Abishek, Pranav, Matthew.
Mr. Zhao (Coach), Jada Chok
We had a great year with a fairly large team of athletes that truly supported one another. Participating in two intensely challenging tournaments made us much stronger, both mentally and physically, in preparation for the CISAA Badminton Championships. The addition of Mr. Zhao as coach was invaluable as the team made huge strides in the fundamentals of badminton, both technically and strategically. We also worked hard on our conditioning this year as Mr. Broughton put the team through the paces! Thank you to both of you for your time and efforts towards a great season.
Crescent Heights was the first tournament of the year during Spring Break where over 300 athletes competed in over 1000 games played. Despite the level of play at this momentous tournament, we competed at a higher level than any year past across the board.
Strathmore offered similar competition with many of our athletes offering stiff competition for the players they faced.
The level of competition helped us grow as a team and as individual players. We came away from such tough competition with an improved skill set as well as a much more strategic mindset towards playing the game.
We were also more competitive at CISAA than in years past and had 2 of our players make Zones by winning Gold and Silver respectively:
Sherry Luu – Jr. Girls Singles
Brianna Chan – Int. Girls Singles
Sherry finished 4th at Zones upon facing a tough opponent in the semi-final
Congratulations to the entire team on a stellar year of competitive badminton!