We are committed to providing premium customer service, professional coaching, and contemporary teaching methods to promote and improve the sport of badminton in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada.

Our team is passionate about developing young athletes with the competence, confidence, motivation, and knowledge to pursue a healthy lifestyle in badminton.

Missions Statement

Meet the Coaches

We pride ourselves in having a diverse, experienced coaching team with varying teaching specializations. Hover over a coach's box for their description and specialization!

Grace Gao


Junior High Performance Director

Dr. Jordan Gao

SmashCity and Gao Badminton Tao Founder

Abigail Wei

Senior Coach

  • Former Guangxi Provincial Team member

  • 12 years of training and competition experience

  • Chinese National Games quarter-finalist.

Imran​ Wadia


Senior Coach

  • Highest national MS ranking #2

  • Elite Series and Canada Winter Games champion

  • Canada Nationals bronze medalist

Kevin Barkman

Senior Coach

  • Highest national MS ranking #4

  • Washington Open Champion

  • Canada Winter Games semi-finalist

Danny Pham

Senior Coach

  • NCCP Competition Certified

  • 6 years of coaching experience

  • Bachelor's in Health & Physical Education

Junior Coaches

Michiko Straker



Sam Chen


School competitive


Adrian Clark



High performance

Liang Yu



Dominic Guzman



High performance

Amber To



Tenzin Wangden



Player Profiles

Yulin Ding


Alan Zhang


Noah Xu

Solomon Tong

Brooks Liu

Josiah Tong

Leo Feng


Jacob Gao


Rebecca Wang


Tia Clark


Anton Angeles

Nevan Goonetilleke


Jay Yip


SmashCity Facility

The courts and facilities at SmashCity have been thoughtfully designed and created with players' comfort, injury prevention, convenience, and well being in mind.

General Info

  • Sprung floor - multi-layered floating wooden subfloor that offers excellent shock absorption.

  • Tournament-grade floors - each court has dedicated lines for their respective sport and provides clear colour contrast and strong grip.

  • 3 HVAC units - maintains consistent flow of fresh air for your health during exercise.

  • 2 modern water fountains 

  • Oversized showed units

  • 33 ft. ceiling clearance

  • 28, 000 sq. ft. 

Badminton/Pickleball Courts

  • 12 professional badminton courts

  • Reconfigured lighting - Badminton England's standard with diffusers to limit blind spots.

  • Centre drape - divides the facility to decrease light interference.
  • Yonex nets - used for their durability and can be modified to pickleball height.
  • Pickleball netting - surrounds the pickleball playing area to stop stray balls.

Volleyball Courts

  • 2 international standard volleyball courts

    • Convertible to 3 full-sized practice courts​

  • Netting - separates volleyball side and badminton side.
  • Home of Ace Volleyball Club

Pro Shop

  • Badminton equipment and clothing.

  • .Special order from Yonex available.

  • Stringing services - includes string and labour

BG 65 - $25

BG 80 - $30

BG 95 - $36

Labour Only - $15
Rush Service (3 days) - additional $10

*3-7 day turnaround


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