For over a decade, our Director, Ken Hsiao has been coaching athletes and highly motivated individuals. With a winning mentality that emphasizes hard work, consistency, and the pursuit of greatness, the foundations for Ambition Sports Academy were built.
At Ambition, our team believes in creating a winning culture where the journey and the destination are equally important. It’s not just about being better, it’s also the feeling of competition and winning that fuels us. At Ambition, we believe in giving everything we have because what’s seen on the screen isn’t always enough. Getting to the top is just the beginning – no one said success was going undefeated!
A team of top-notch coaches will lead you to victory.
CSCS / Precision Nutrition certified Coach / TPI certified
Born in Taiwan and fluent in Mandarin, Ken immigrated to BC, Canada with his family when he was 13, he attended high school in South Surrey. Having first picked up a golf club at age 10, Ken competed as a junior through high school, playing in multiple High School Fraser Valley championships. Ken also played in numerous CJGA events, where became the individual champion of the 2005 CJGA Fall Series At Belmont.
Ken earned his bachelor of Nursing Kinesiology degree at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He worked at ASU Sun Devil Fitness Center as weight room manager. Meanwhile, also worked at athletes’ performance facilities in Arizona as a performance coach and personal trainer.
After his days in Arizona, Ken decided to come back home in 2012. He teamed up with a former CPGA “teacher of the year” and multiple PGA of Canada golf instructors to open an elite golf academy here in Surrey. Ken worked for elite golfers from PGA and European LPGA tour players to competitive junior athletes who received golf scholarships from major universities in the United States and Canada.
Ken has been running his own coaching business for over 10 years (Previously called Ken Performance). Ken’s extensive experience includes working with professional and college athletes in many fields including PGA, LPGA, MLB, NBA, NFL, NCAA athletes in Canada and the United States.
What separates Ken as a coach is a mentality of competing that he models while working with athletes and highly motivated individuals. He believes in combining his knowledge and education in kinesiology with his golf experience to approach sports performance from a holistic angle. He really understands how to put them together along to coach effectively. Ken’s passion is to influence a high-performing lifestyle and process orientation, helping his students to adopt a better, productive life and enjoy the journey.
CPT / STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH / SPORT AND PERFORMANCE COACH
Growing up in Surrey, B.C., Travis played competitive hockey, baseball, and golf. In his final years of high school, he decided to focus on baseball and eventually began at Douglas College with the Royals Baseball team while studying Kinesiology. Upon suffering a torn labrum of his throwing shoulder for the second time, he was forced to reinvent his future, and he set his sights on competitive golf. Having played recreationally through his childhood, and with his competitive drive, it took little time to become competitive at the Collegiate level. Having now won a collegiate event and multiple local events on the Vancouver Golf Tour, he competes against some of B.C.’s best athletes.
Travis is attending his final semester at Douglas College, finishing up his studies in the Bachelor’s of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) – Kinesiology program. He will graduate in February 2022 with a Kinesiology degree, a Management Minor, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS) designation. As a coach, He aspires to help athletes and other highly-motivated individuals to optimize their health and performance. He believes that physical, mental, and emotional health are all important domains that contribute to overall health. Travis coaches athletes to adopt the “Kaizen” mindset to develop healthy habits, move better, think better, and perform better in order to become the best versions of themselves.
Travis is a lifelong learner who strives to grow as a coach, athlete and contributing member of society. His mission is to have a lasting positive impact on others through learning, reading, teaching, collaborating, playing, competing, and creating, to love openly, help others realize their true potential, and help his community to grow.
PGA of Canada / Golf Speed Coach
Ryan grew up being a multi-sport athlete in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. After years of competing at the highest level in youth hockey and baseball, he sustained serious elbow and knee injuries in consecutive years that forced him to step away from those sports. Needing to fill the void, Ryan took up the game of golf seriously at the age of 15.
Intrigued by the endless pursuit and individual nature of the game, his newfound passion fuelled early successes on the local junior and amateur circuits. After representing Canada at a number of international events, Ryan accepted a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 golf in 2015. He has since attained a BCom degree with Honours from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
Ryan looks forward to helping golfers of all skill levels, both juniors and adults, realize their goals and potential. Whether it be introducing a beginner to the thrill of a well-struck shot or helping competitive players prepare for their next tournament, he will take a systematic approach in an effort to improve your game. Golf is not a “one size fits all” pursuit, and Ryan strongly believes in mastering the game’s fundamentals but then utilizing each individual’s athletic ability to create a unique, repetitive, and proficient swing.
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Endor Campbell has been a competitive athlete his entire life. From the moment he could walk, he was kicking soccer balls, swinging baseball bats, and throwing footballs. Be it basketball, field lacrosse or volleyball, Endor has enjoyed collaborating with other athletes to support them in achieving success.
Endor combines together a unique mixture of athletic experience and practical knowledge from his diploma in Kinesiology to build personalized fitness plans for each client’s specific goals and needs. Outside of his time at Ambition,
Endor is a firefighter at Vancouver International Airport. His intense training and certification have helped develop his discipline, adaptability, and leadership skills to serve his community.
At Ambition, we believe that culture is everything that as a team, we are encouraging, positive, motivated and treat each other with respect.
13120 76Ave, Surrey, BC
(604) 200 7388
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