Expert Coaching

Adelaide Badminton Centre’s (ABC) Academy of Excellence was established by Head Coaches Lionel Seah and Stuart Rowlands in July 2017. The Badminton Academy is based in Torrensville, South Australia at the Adelaide Badminton Centre. The Academy of Excellence offers group coaching sessions and individual tuition for developing badminton players in South Australia.


Stuart Rowlands

  • 10 years coaching experience
  • Current U19 Australian National Coach
  • 2015 Australian National Champion
  • England National Team 2004-2011
  • Director of Badminton at St. Peter’s College

Lionel Seah

  • 7 years coaching experience
  • U17 and U19s state coach
  • Prince Alfred college Head Coach
  • Represented South Australia for 9 years at Senior nationals

Panuga Riou

  • Pembroke school head of badminton coach
  • All stars elite academy coach from 2014 -2017
  • Represented England from U13  2004 through to Senior 2017
  • Commonwealth junior 2008 Singles Bronze medalist
  • Represented England at the Uber Cup championships in 2014
  • Singles Winner of Polish Open Slovakia Open and Bulgaria Open.

Group Sessions

Starter’s Session

Mondays –  5:00pm to 7:00pm

Aims to develop student’s fundamentals in badminton. We focus on training simple but specific movement and hitting skills and incorporate some games and basic tactical training into the sessions.

Intermediate Session

Wednesdays –  5:15pm to 7:15pm

This session focuses on consolidating hitting and movement skills through repetition of various multi-shuttle exercises as well as some basic routine/rally exercises and physical training.

Advanced Session

Tuesdays –  4:30pm to 6:30pm

Targets players aspiring to reach state or national level. Involves more advanced routines, challenging technical skill practices, tactical training, match play and hard physical conditioning.

Individual Badminton Coaching

Recommended for players would like a private training environment to develop finer technical skills and address development areas specific to the individual.

Contact Lionel: 0425 274 399

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