Jamie Neill Badminton -
Synergy Badminton Club Visit, June 2015

In June 2015, Jamie travelled to San Francisco Bay again (after going in 2013) to assist at another club called Synergy. On this occasion he was joined by Scottish U19 players Alex Dunn & Toni Woods. The 8 court club is owned by the 2012 USA Olympic Coach Ben Lee, who was also the first American to play badminton in the Olympics, at Barcelona in 1992. In addition, the Head Coach is 2005's World Men's Doubles Champ Howard Bach, who himself has competed in 3 Olympics & reached the top of world badminton.

Ben & Howard ran a very challenging but fun training camp for Alex & Toni whilst Jamie coached at summer camps with local players. All 3 Scots made new friends, and learned a lot of different methods from very experienced professionals. They were able to play at the nearby California Academy, where Jamie coached at in 2013.

Away from badminton, they enjoyed trips to Yosemite National Park, Facebook's HQ & San Francisco. After 2 weeks, Alex & Toni returned home but Jamie stayed to travel for 4 weeks throughout USA, including to Hawaii, where he competed in the Honolulu Independence Weekend Championships and won the Men's Singles.

Synergy Team Photo
Synergy Team Photo
All of the local & international players.
Synergy Corridor
Synergy Corridor
The kit of World & Olympic Champions lines the corridors.
Synergy Match Play
Synergy Match Play
Full house for the challenge matches.
Jamie & Howard
Jamie & Howard
Jamie pairs with 2005 World Champ Howard Bach.
Multi-feed
Multi-feed
Jamie & Howard feeding from the bench.
Track Session
Track Session
Alex & Toni at the running track.
California Academy Kids
California Academy Kids
Alex, Toni & Jamie meet new players at CBA.
Social Evening
Social Evening
A trip to Dave & Buster's.
Glacier Point
Glacier Point
8000ft high at Yosemite National Park's Glacier Point.
Facebook
Facebook
A trip to the Facebook HQ near Synergy Badminton Club.
Alcatraz & San Francisco.
Alcatraz & San Francisco.
Alex, Toni & Jamie visiting San Francisco.
Synergy Camp
Synergy Camp
Some of the players at the training camp.
Synergy Management
Synergy Management
Alex, Toni & Jamie with the Lee family & Howard Bach.
Aloha
Aloha
Jamie arrives in Hawaii.
Victory
Victory
Jamie wins the Honolulu Independence Weekend tournament.
Honolulu Badminton Club
Honolulu Badminton Club
Jamie with Jimmy, the Honolulu Badminton Club Manager.


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