Operating Hours:

ABC-1 (Marcus):

Training

  • Saturday: Noon-2pm
  • Thursday: 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Friday: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Open Play*
  • Friday: 6:30pm-9:30pm (4 courts)

ABC-2 (Churchill):

Training & Open Play*

  • Monday: 6:00pm-9:00pm (4 courts)

* Walk-in Fee = $5 per night (eff. October)

Required City of Dallas Rec Center ID to use the gym
(ID can be obtained at the gym front desk)


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Contact Info.

Allysa Khor: akhor88@gmail.com
214-755-1555

Carl Khor: carlkhor@gmail.com
972-567-8797


 

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Our very first ABC Junior Coach, Boyd Tahtat will be hosting a Junior class starting September 6. Welcome back Coach Boyd!

Boyd currently hosting the 12 sessions Adult camp.


Welcome to American Badminton Center (ABC)

This is an initiative to promote the growth of badminton as a premier Olympic sport in Dallas and its suburbs. Our voluntary efforts for the past 20 years have seen significant increase in local badminton clubs, tournaments, quality of players and demand for coaching. However, formal and structured training for children were still lacking. Hence, our passion for promoting badminton, in conjunction with this specific need, propel us to start this venture with the expectation that the badminton community will be well served. The primary goal ABC is to provide a "badminton home" for children of Dallas/Fort Worth to train and acquire all disciplines necessary to be a Champion not only in the courts, but ......... also in life.

There are multiple levels of Junior training to meet the various levels of players.

Level 1

Ideal for children who are new to playing a sport or new to playing badminton. Focus is on teaching the fundamentals of badminton. Basic strokes such as proper racquet grip, swinging of racket and follow thru, racket and shuttlecock point of contact. Foot work and stroke combination. The goal is to have fun while learning and nurture a desire to get better at the sport.

Level 2

The focus in both on court and off court badminton court play rules. The use of wrist/arm/shoulder, hip/shoulder movements, serving/receiving motions, four corners footwork, clear, drop and drill.

Level 3

At this stage a player is expected to have a good understanding of the basic strokes. Drills enforce repetitive stroke making to attain greater control and improve footwork. Greater commitment is required towards fitness and endurance. Badminton strategies are introduced for singles, doubles and mixed events and players are encouraged to participate in tournaments. The goal is to achieve a significant improvement in speed, control and mental understanding of the game and its various strategies.

Elite

Players at this stage exhibit mastery on some strokes combined with adept usage of several other strokes. The training program is tailored to create situations that force a player to use the right mix of various offensive / defensive strokes at the right time. Drills carry on for a much longer duration of time that helps to focus on consistency and endurance. Player specific strategies will be designed to help them maximize their strengths during tournaments. Goal is to provide the platform necessary for players to compete at the national level.

 

As for us, like you, we are badminton enthusiasts with over 40+ years of badminton experience . We have two teenagers children who compete at the US Junior National level and have represented the United States. We have seen first-hand how a little training can make a BIG impact in the skill and interest of children. We believe, we have a responsibility to bring up the next generation of badminton enthusiasts, and what better way to do that than to provide an organized training center with emphasis on children and their badminton development.

We hope you could help spread the excitement and together bring out the best of all our children.

Please join us in our march! As always, thank you for your support and suggestions.

Allysa and Carl Khor

Founders of ABC