Mike Bitten – Head Professional

The RA Centre’s Badminton Professional, Mike Bitten, was a 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games Silver medalist and competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He has won a record eight Canadian Men’s Doubles championships in his career and was ranked 12th in the world in 1992.

Apart from his playing abilities, Bitten has an extensive background in coaching and is certified as a Level 3 coach by the Coaching Association of Canada.

Javier Montes - Coach            

Javier graduated from the Physical Education and Sport Program at the University of Granada (Spain) in 2003, with a specialization in racquets sports, and more specifically in Badminton. Since then, he has been working with kids and adults of all levels.

As a player, under the supervision of Zhang Xiaoping (national Spanish team coach) he won many provincial titles and he was part of the Spanish National Team, playing at both the national and international level. 

Javier is a Certified Badminton Coach in both Europe and Canada. He worked as an Assistant Coach at the Provincial Badminton Training Centre in Granada for 5 years, and he has been working at the RA

Centre with our High Performance Junior Group for the past years. He is known for creating champions!

He has all the experience, abilities and enthusiasm that you need to develop your skills in badminton, from the beginner to the international level. With Javier as a coach, you will not only improve your game, but you will also have a great time on the court and you’ll want to come back for more!


For coaching and lessons, please contact Mike Bitten at 613-733-5100 Ext 364 or email at mbitten@racentre.com