|• Professional Status•|
|Japanese Voice||Yusa Kouji|
Kuraishi (倉石) is the coach of the Zushi Sougou badminton club.
Kuraishi has short black hair with the sides of his head shaved. He has thick lips and wears glasses, a black shirt with white lines, and pants.
Originally, Kuraishi was shown to control his players, shouting orders to them during matches, but changed his attitude after seeing Nozomi play her own badminton against Nagisa. He now respects their autonomy and supports them. Following Nozomi's loss, he becomes friends with Kentarou, and even advises the latter to continue playing badminton. He is also shown to support Kitakomachi to an extent, attempting to confuse Komura about their lineup.
According to Kuraishi himself, the farthest his players have gotten is an Inter High singles semi final, and as he couldn't reach the finals as a player either, he calls himself a "man that doesn't know the finals".
According to himself, the farthest he ever got as a player was the Inter High semi finals.
- According to the author, Kuraishi is based off one of his childhood basketball coaches.