KBC Coaching Team

KBC is pleased to announce our returning coaching team!!


Matt Downton

Matt Downton began playing badminton here at KBC at the age of 4 and rose to the level of a national and international player. Matt spent his high school years training with multiple coaches and competing provincially and nationally with other elite players. He competed in the Pan-American Games for Team Canada and in the World Junior Championships in Japan in 2012. After high school, Matt moved to Vancouver and continued to compete with national team players on the open circuit for 2 more years. He gained coaching experience in a number of clubs with players of all ages and abilities. In 2019, Matt moved back to Kelowna and is delighted to be coaching at his home club, developing the skills of the next generation and helping players achieve their goals.

Shen Lai

Shen is a top player at KBC with years experience in competitive badminton.  New to the coaching team, Shen will primarily work with Early and Young Hitters group while being mentored by TK Hirose.