Badminton credentials of Coach Deepika
As a player
Coach Deepika started her Badminton career at the age of 12 years and has learnt the game from a number of internationally renowned coaches. She is very much in love with the game and plays left handed.
Due to dedication, commitment and love towards Badminton has led her to the below mentioned accolades
Known as “Queen of Badminton” in Sri Lanka
Career highlight’s of Coach Deepika:
- She was the Single Champion, Etisalat Open Badminton Championship in UAE 2012
- She participate world senior Badminton championship in 2011 held in Canada BC Reached Ladies Doubles up to quarter Finals.
- She represented Sri Lanka women’s team for UBER CUP 1986,1988.1990,1992,1994 & 2000 held in India, Thailand, Hong-Kong, Singapore Malaysia and Netherland.
- She has toured America, Netherlands, China, Japan, Canada, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia,Thailand, India, Singapore, Maldives and Nepal for Badminton tournaments.
- She represented her school team at the age of 12 years.
- She was the Junior National Champion of Sri Lanka in age of 19 years.
- Triple Crown National champion in Sri Lanka.
- Open National Singles winner 1985, 1987, 1988 & 1991
- Played against Soviets (U.S.S.R.) won the single title.
- Mercantile singles, doubles and mixed doubles Champion from 1985- 1990 and 1994- 1996
- She won the all three events in Nationalises service, Track Master Open, Western Province Open, Ariyadasa Silva Memorial Open and Y.M.C.A. Open Tournaments in Sri Lanka.
- Represented International John Player Tournament held in Sri Lanka 1987.
- Silver medalist in Women’s Singles over 45 category in World Master Games in Auckland, New Zealand 2017.
- Reached Quarter Finals in Women’s singles 45 category in World Senior event held in Kochi in India 2017.
As a Coach
Followed BWF Level 2 coaching course held in Dubai in 2016.
Qualified BWF Level 1 coahing course held in Dubai in 2015.
Attended the Dubai World Super-series Finals coaching forum in 2015 and 2016.
Followed Shuttle Time Badminton course.
Attended for the Para Badminton Workshop held in Dubai in 2017.
Over 12 years of experience in Coaching with school level in Sri Lanka.
Olympic Solidarity course (Basic –Level)-Merit
Successfully completed the Intermediate level Asian Badminton Confederation Conducted by Mr. Mohan Subramaniam in 2002.
Sri Lanka Coach for the Asian Junior Badminton Championship held in Japan 2000.
Sri Lanka Team Coach for the Coaching Training program held in China 2008
Coaches Training Programme 2001-Preliminary Grade
Coaches Training Programme 2002-Advance Grade
Worked as a Line Judge in World Senior Championship held in Sweden 2016.
Worked as an umpire in World Master Games held in Auckland, New Zealand 2017.
Coach Deepika is Internationally Accredited Official in Badminton with over 15 years experience in the areas of:
a) Playing (International)
b) Event Organizing (Head of Organizer Local)
c) Conducting Tournaments (International & Local)
d) Selection Committee (Sri Lanka National Team)
Links and Paper articlehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_National_Badminton_Championships http://www.dailynews.lk/2006/09/21/spo11.asp http://www.srilankabadminton.lk/pdf/past_winners.pdf http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090712/Sports/sp212.html http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2007/04/01/spo08.asp http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=2176 http://business.highbeam.com/company-profiles/info/c2235641/reid-canada-inc http://www.mercantilebadminton.lk/index.php/tournaments-and-gallery/tournament-results/36-2008-tournament-results/208-dulux-mercantile-open-badminton-championship-2008 http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2002/01/27/spo03.html https://www.google.com/search?q=sriyani+deepika&hl=en&rlz=1C1CHMO_enLK497LK497&ei=-VZVUfmYFsLQrQfXuIDYDA&start=20&sa=N&biw=1366&bih=643 http://www.island.lk/2001/11/06/sports02.html http://archives.dailymirror.lk/2006/09/15/sports/05.asp http://www.island.lk/2000/07/17/islsport.html