Welcome to Andrew’s Shuttlecock Aftershock,

a page inspired by our shared passion for the wonderful sport of badminton. Badminton news, coaching tips, ideas and much more.  Check this page regularly for coverage of the most thrilling aspects of our sport.


           The crowd enjoyed some thrilling rallies, followed by a slice of cake, and then the courts were opened to free play. 

           Big thanks goes out to Mike Yee and Mike Conway, who organized the evening and the silent auction to raise money for the club’s elite program.  



April 14, 2014

            I am Andrew Dabeka, former professional badminton player, now full-time coach, working in Ottawa, and at the RA Badminton Club.  The RA is where I spent my early years in badminton, finding inspiration from the local professional players at the time: Mike Bitten, Doris Piche, Bryan Blanshard, John Czich, Jean-Francois Mercier, and the list goes on…  I have been molded by my interactions with ALL the members of the badminton club, and the RA in general.  It has been a positive experience, and the RA has always been a home away from home for me. I hope that the next generation of people coming through our club can have the same happy and comfortable feelings when coming to hit shuttles with us!

           My goal in bringing you this page is to tell some badminton stories, share some of my experience and expertise, and basically, gab about badminton.  Hope you enjoy the future posts.


Andrew Dabeka 

Contact: adabeka@racentre.com