About Us

Background

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
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Coaching Experience

-10+ years competitive badminton coaching experience

-17+ years coaching experience

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

Awards & Certifications

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

-Regional NCCP Badminton Learning Facilitator & Coach Evaluator

-BWF Shuttle Time Trained Learning Facilitator

-Provincial Badminton Umpire

Volunteer

 

-Director of Coaching, Badminton Ontario, 2019-2022

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

-President, Northern Ontario Badminton Association, 2016-present

-Coach, École secondaire publique Odyssée, 2010-2020

Languages

-English

-French

Assistant Badminton Coach - Nicholas Babich
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Coaching Experience

-3+ years badminton coaching experience

-Assistant coach at KTP Racquet Club camps, introductory lessons and high performance team

Playing Experience

-2018 Badminton Ontario Junior B Circuit U19 Singles Gold

-Selected for Team Ontario at Les Jeux de la Francophonie Canadienne in 2017

-Qualified for OFSAA (2018 in Boys Doubles, 2016 in Boys Doubles - earned bronze in C division)
-Selected for the 2018 NOBA district Ontario Winter Games Team

-KTP Racquet Club Male MVP 2016-17 and 2017-18

-KTP Racquet Club Male Most Improved 2014-15 and 2015-16

Awards & Certifications

- NCCP Certified Regional Badminton Coach (Level 1)

Volunteer

 

-Board Member, Northern Ontario Badminton Association, 2021-present

Languages

-English

-French