During in the University life, this badminton training was started by me (Angus Foo Woon Lung) and friends with purpose to do some public contribution for a welfare homecare centre as a volunteer work. Our service had spread the wings to Kepong neighborhood, a friend of mine introduced us to Mr Telly Teh (he was Chairman of PIBG of one primary school). That’s how our first venue (Starplus Badminton Hall) can cater for students as CCA badminton class started. Other than badminton training, we organized badminton clinic every year, talent scouting and school badminton tournament. That moment, we haven’t decided any name in proper for our academy.
Remembered in one lucky year 2007, from the tournament and friendly game, good friend of mine introduced MrChay, former founder of Times Academy – Higher diploma in Automobile Engineering, he decided to hire myself and other coaches to give badminton basic training to amongst 20 secondary schools students in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor District School areas. At the same time, students who were weak in curriculum study can applied to study in automobile industry. During that time, we have indeed done very good job to all the schools, and in return we managed to get few recommendation letter from schools and Kuala Lumpur Education Department (JPWP).
Although after years passed by, myself and coaches were no more hired and sponsored by Times Academy (company was taken over by another country man), yet as a reminder and bear in mind that we managed to go along till today, it’s due to many great people and great men gave us good support, cooperation, and guidance. Therefore, we decided to name this academy as “Times Badminton Academy”.