Lonnie Antal

Lonnie Antal is an NCCP level 1 coach and currently coaches our Junior Rec program on Mondays and Thursdays.

Denis Chernoff is a Certified Badminton Technical and

Theory Coach. His accomplishments include:

  • 14 years coaching experience
  • NCCP Level 3 certification

 We are very excited to welcome Lionel Chong as Edison Badminton Centre's new Head Coach. Lionel is a former Canadian collegiate champion who has been coaching in Edmonton for the past 15 years. His accomplishments include:

  • Three-time Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) "All Canadian" award winner
  • Gold medalist for men's doubles National Championship
  • Three-time "MVP" for College Nationals badminton team
  • Three-time "ALL STAR" award winner for Alberta Colleges Athletic Championships (ACAC)
  • MVP and Silver medalist in men's doubles for U18 Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) games

Lionel Chong

Coach, Club Founder

Denis Chernoff

Billy Gilliland

Associate Coach

Head Coach

Billy Gilliland is a committed professional who has dedicated himself to the sport of badminton.  His long list of accomplishments include:

  • Canadian National Team and Olympic Coach 1987 - 1999
  • World's #1 Ranked Mixed Doubles Player 1985 - 1987
  • Commonwealth Gold Medalist 1986
  • All England Champion 1985
  • Winner of 44 International Open Championships

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