Jennifer Lee, the former Hong Kong Badminton Team member, major in Women's Singles events, started playing badminton when she was 9. At the time, she was playing badminton once a week under the guidance of a relative. At age 13, she started her formal training by Wong Man Hing (Asia Games Men's Doubles Bronze medalist). After 6 months of intensive training and personal coaching, Jennifer got her first medal - Hong Kong U14 Girls Singles Silver medal. She was invited to join the Hong Kong Badminton Youth Team. Jennifer decided to stay with Coach Wong for another 2 years before she formally joined the Team. After 3 years of team training, at age 17, she joined the Hong Kong Badminton Team. She excelled in her career by winning all the Championship of Women's Singles events for U16, U18, and U20. She also represented Hong Kong in many international competitions.
At the height of her badminton career, Jennifer immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1985 with her family. She continued her passion in badminton and represented the British Columbia Provincial Team for 2 years before moving to Toronto. After a major injury in 1993, Jennifer decided to transform from a professional badminton player to a professional coach. With a vision of making badminton a mainstream sports, she established Lee's Badminton Training Centre in 1995. The mission of the Training Centre is more than training young people badminton skills and techniques.
A lot of emphasis is put in developing the attitude and character of the athletes, the balance of the mind and body to achieve higher level results. To establish her career as a coach, in 1999, Jennifer achieved the Level 3 National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). Jennifer was selected as the Coach of the Year by Badminton Ontario. Jennifer has coached and developed many Provincial and National champions. The most recent successes are Michelle Li and Alex Bruce. Michelle and Alex represented Canada in the 2012 London Olympics, fought their way through to the semi finals on Women's Doubles, and established the unprecedented history of the best badminton results ever in Canada.
This is one great leap to the vision of Lee's Badminton Training Centre -- Badminton is recognized as a world class sports in North America. Badminton is no longer a sport where we play at our backyards.