Adult Pickleball Instruction

We have an exciting offering of pickleball instructional classes at Rally Niagara. Our 3 week instructional class will introduce pickleball fundamentals, strategies, and skills over 3 consecutive Sunday's from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM. The instructor will be David Butler. David has been teaching Pickleball for 30 years in his HS classes in Akron. He is a member of the US Pickleball Association (USPA), (PPR) (Pickleball Pro Registry and Pickleball Coaching International (PCI). He looks forward to sharing his passion and experience of pickleball with you. Limited spots are available. Cost is $40. Sign-up can be made via website or button below.

Sunday Dates:

 

Session 1 - Sunday, Jan 2, 9, 16

Session 2 - Sunday, Jan 23, 30 Feb 6

Session 3 - Sunday, Feb 20, 27, Mar 6

Pickleball Intermediate Clinic

Rally Niagara is excited to offer an intermediate pickleball clinic for aspiring players that are interested in learning and practicing various skills. Focus areas include:

 

1) Serve / Returns, 2) Drops / Drives, 3) Dinking, 4) Game Strategy, 5) Skinny Singles

 

The instructor for the class will be Aditya (AJ) Varanasi. AJ was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and has been playing tennis for over 20 years and pickleball for 3 years. He is a University of Buffalo alumni and has competed in various 4.5+ open level pickleball tournaments. He is excited to share his passion and knowledge of the game of pickleball with you. Cost of clinic is $50. 

Date / Time: Sunday, Feb 13th - 7:45 AM to 9:45 AM

Adult Badminton Training 

Adult Badminton Training / Instruction (Advanced)

Coach Zarni Htay

Dates / Times: Monday's at 7:30 PM starting Jan 31st

Cost: $25 per 1 hour 15 minute session (Group training up to 4 people)

Zarni Htay has played  International Open badminton for over 10 years for Myanmar National team. Started playing badminton since he was 12 years old with his parents who also played and coached badminton for the Mandalay State. He is a 4 time Myanmar National Champion and played more than 20 open and international tournaments. He joined Rally Niagara Badminton in 2014. He currently resides in East Amherst with his wife, Jessica and two kids and is looking forward to sharing his passion for the sport of badminton.

* You select dates to attend (options are: Jan 31, Feb 7,14,21, Mar 7,14,21,28)

If interested in training contact Rally Niagara at 716-250-7738 or directly at club

Adult Badminton Training / Instruction (All skill levels)

Coach: Salvatore Lo

Dates / Times: TBD

Cost: $25 per person per 1 hour session (Group training up to 2 people)

My name is Sal Lo. I’m a full time college student currently studying Bio at UB. I’ve been playing badminton for about 10 years now and I’ve had a plethora of experience coaching at my club New York Badminton Club. I’ve also coached a few people in Buffalo and have seen great improvement since my work with them. Badminton has always been a great passion of mine and I haven’t stopped loving it. I look forward to helping you become better. 

 

Credentials: 


   ⁃    Professionally trained in China, and played for the provisional team GuanDong 
   ⁃    Continued my training with Chibing Wu (Former #2 World, Olympic Coach for Spain) 
   ⁃    NY OPEN 1st Place in U19 Doubles (2014, 2017)
   ⁃    NY OPEN 2nd Place U19 Singles (2014,2017)
   ⁃    Nassau County 2nd Place Singles (2018) 
   ⁃    I’ve played in tournaments overseas in GuangDong and Szechuan and Hong Kong

If interested in training contact Rally Niagara at 716-250-7738

Adult Badminton Training / Instruction (All skill levels)

Coach: Tanish Tilak

Dates / Times: TBD

Cost: $25 per person per 1 hour session (Group training 2 people)

My name is Tanish Tilak and I am from Long Island New York and currently a full-time student at UB. I have been playing badminton over 10 years and I’m a trained singles player. I look forward to working with you to become a better badminton player.

 

Professional Coach Training:


⁃    Indian National Player, 2010-14
⁃    Viki Okavana World No. 3 Indonesian Mixed Doubles Player, LISC (long Island Badminton Center)2015-16
⁃    Andry Chandra Indonesian National Player top 50 in world ranking, 2017 
⁃    Zawin Burma National Player top 50 in world ranking, 2018-Present  

 

Teams/Medals:


⁃    Jericho High School Varsity Badminton and Captain (2015-19)
⁃    All County Champion Doubles and Singles (2015-19)
⁃    Placed 4th in singles at Nassau County (2017-19), High School championship 
⁃    NY Open (2016)
⁃    NJ Open won third place (2019)
⁃    India state (Bangalore) ranked (2011-14)
⁃    Top 100 in the U.S(2015-19)

 

Coaching:


*    I have trained a lot of young kids and youths from the ages 6-15, I have been able to adapt my method of coaching depending on age and skill level of player. There have been improvements in players game and some whom have played tournaments and won medals or made it onto high school varsity teams. (2015-Present)
*    I have coached my fellow teammates from high school during practices and games. 

If interested in training contact Rally Niagara at 716-250-7738

Adult Badminton Training / Instruction (Novice-Intermediate)

Coach Michael Hacker

Dates / Times: TBD

Cost: $30 per 1 hour 15 minute session (Individual session)

Mike is the owner and head coach of Rally Niagara.  He will work with you and provide instruction and training to introduce skills and physical fitness, improve weak areas of game play and create a greater enjoyment of the sport.  

Bio: Coach Mike has played badminton for over 35 years and has participated in tournaments and club play in the USA, Canada, and England. He is coaching certified through USA badminton and has instructed youth and adults through at various school programs, community education and is head coach and owner of Rally Niagara.

 

Credentials:

   * USAB Certified Coach

   * Instructed various youth and adult programs at clubs, schools, community education, and at Rally Niagara

   * Participated at clubs and tournaments in 6 states (NY, PA, MD, CO, OR, and WA) and Canada

If interested contact Rally Niagara at 716-250-7738