The Best Coaches in Oregon are at the PBC

Our coaches are some of the best and most experience badminton coaches in the Pacific Northwest. With a variety of personal, professional, and athletic backgrounds, Portland Badminton Club coaches can offer the very best badminton learning experience no matter your skill level.

Coaches Wanted!

Availability: Tuesday, Thursday .Saturday, Sunday. Days required. Must enjoy working with people. Experience, Customer Service, Sales, Club Operations are required. Knowledge of badminton products, racket stringing, etc. is a plus, but not essential. Contact us!

Ralph Cervantes

Owner and Head Coach

Master Degree Kinesilogist
B.S. Kinesilogist – California State University San Bernardino

USAB Certified Badminton Coach Trainer

Badminton Accomplishments:
NSG/USA Circuit 2015 – Men’s Singles 3 USA Rank, Men’s Doubles 3 USA Rank, Mix Doubles 2 USA Rank
Senior Games MS champion of Oregon
Senior Games MS champion of Washington
Senior Games MS champion of Nevada
Senior Games MS champion of Utah
Oregon Open Spring Classic – MD and MX Finalist, 2011
Oregon Open Summer Classic – MD Champion, 2010
Open Level Player
State Games of Oregon – (Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Mix Doubles-Champion)
State Games of the West (Colorado) – (Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles-Champion)
OS Tournament – MS, MD, MX Champion

30 Years of Playing Experience:
United States Badminton Circuit
Texas, California, Washington, Colorado, Missouri, Arizona, Florida, Washington, Maryland

5 Years International Competition:
Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Vietnam

20 Years of Coaching Experience:
Century High School (Coach of the year 88, 89, 92, 98)
San Dimas High School (Conference Coach 01)
College Coach
Santa Ana (coach of the year 99)
East Los Angeles
Private Coach – San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club, WY’East Middle School

Badminton Association Affiliations:
Northwest Badminton Association
California Inter-Scholastics Federation Associate
Title Nine Inception Panel (Women’s Collegiate Association)
Retired – Commissioner State Games of Oregon
Oregon District Badminton Association

Seeni Subramaniam

Assistant Coach

BS & MS Electrical Engineering 2001 – University of Idaho

Badminton Experience:
Oregon Open Spring Classic – Mens Singles Champion & Mens Doubles Finalist, 2011
University of Oregon Open – Mens Singles Champion, 2011
Oregon Open Fall Classic – Mens Doubles Champion, 2010
Oregon Open Summer Classic – MX Champion, 2010
Mix Doubles Finalist
Mens Doubles Semi-Finalist
Mens Singles Finalist
Winter Oregon Open
Taulatin Open Mens Singles
U-15 and U-18 Jr Badminton Tournaments (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)

Joanne Cicrich

Assistant Coach

BA from Portland State University

Badminton Experience:
Oregon Open Spring Classic: WD Championship, MX Finalist, 2011
12 Masters National Championships
Numerous Oregon Open Championships
Many Junior regional & state Championships
Numerous State Games Championships
1 gold medal World Masters Games
1 gold medal Canadian Masters Internationals

I cross train by lifting weights, running, hiking, walking, doing chi gong, yoga, playing tennis.

Christopher Stasse

Assistant Coach

Currently attending Reed College in Portland, Oregon

Badminton Experience:
Playing badminton for 9 years+
Team captain for Maria Carrillo High School badminton team: experience leading stretches, warm-ups, donating advice, working through drills–2010, 2011
Played in several devoted badminton clubs in China and Hong Kong

North Bay League Men’s Singles Champion–2010, 2011
North Bay League Men’s MVP–2010, 2011
Annual North Bay League Mixed Doubles Tournament Champion–2010, 2011
UC Berkeley Open Men’s Singles Finalist (D flight)–2011
UC San Diego Open Semi-finalist (D flight)–2012 

Karthik Subramanian

Assistant Coach

PhD Electrical Engineering 2008 – Vanderbilt University

Badminton Experience:
Oregon Open Fall Classic – Mixed Doubles Champion, 2010
Oregon Open Summer Classic – Men’s Doubles Champion, 2009
Kentucky State Badminton Championship – Men’s Doubles Champion, 2007
University of Texas Arlington Badminton Tourney – Men’s Doubles Finalist, 2003
President of Vanderbilt Badminton Club (2003-2008)
Assistant Coach at Portland Badminton Club since the club’s inception in 2009


Austin Hunter

Assistant Coach

BS Computer Science 2015 ­ Willamette University

Badminton Experience:
State Games of Oregon – (Junior Men’s Singles finalist, Junior Men’s Doubles champion) 2009
PBC Member since 2009


Randy Dunlap

PBC Assistant

BS Math; MS Information & Computer Science

Badminton Experience:
Badminton lessons at college
Played locally in Oregon for more than 6 years
Participated in: State Games of Oregon, Oregon Open, U. Oregon and Oregon State

Other Interest:
Baseball, softball, football, soccer
Tennis, table tennis, racquetball, badminton
Biking, hiking, backpacking
Golf, bowling, horseshoes