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About Us


KTP Racquet Club (formerly KTP Athletics) is a locally owned small business that has a goal of providing quality sport programming throughout the City of North Bay. Our goal is not only to offer quality programming, but to grow the sports that we love most. Our facility offers a wide range of programs and amenities for all ages and skill levels.

Owner and head coach, Kurt Tempelmans Plat, has spent over a decade playing coaching sports. Kurt is a multi-sport athlete with a passion for proper athlete development, growing the sports he loves and developing competitive athletes. He has played recreational, competitive, and high school level for curling, badminton, tennis, volleyball and x-country skiing. Kurt is an active member in the badminton community; he has been the Northern Ontario Badminton Association (NOBA) President since 2016 and has also been representing NOBA on the Ontario Coaching Committee from 2016-2019. He is now the Director of Coaching for Badminton Ontario and sits on the board of directors. He also volunteers his time at his former high school as the badminton and tennis coach.

Head Badminton & Pickleball Coach - Kurt Tempelmans Plat
Coaching Experience

-10+ years competitive badminton coaching experience

-20+ years coaching experience

-Team Ontario Coach for the 2017 and 2021 Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne

-2023 & 2024 Team Northern Ontario Head Coach at the Ontario Winter Games

Awards & Certifications

-NCCP Certified Competition-Development Badminton Coach (Level 3)

-Regional NCCP Badminton Learning Facilitator & Coach Evaluator

-BWF Shuttle Time Trained Learning Facilitator

-Provincial Badminton Umpire



-President, Northern Ontario Badminton Association, 2016-present

-Director of Coaching, Badminton Ontario, 2019-2022

-Member of Coaching Committee, Badminton Ontario, 2017-2022

-Coach, École secondaire publique Odyssée, 2010-2020




Assistant Badminton Coach - Daniel Kerr
Coaching Experience

-3+ years badminton coaching experience

-Assistant coach for all club training and tournaments

Playing Experience

-Qualified for OFSAA (2019 in Mixed Doubles)

-2018 Badminton Ontario Jr B - KTP Racquet Club Runner-Up U19 Boys Doubles
-KTP Racquet Club Male Most Improved in 2018

Awards & Certifications

- NCCP Certified Regional Badminton Coach (Level 1)




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