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Over the past few years, the spectacular performance of Indian Badminton players has brought the game into the limelight and experts over the world believe that Badminton is likely to emerge as a leading game in 2020.
A decade ago, Badminton was a simple game played by kids in apartment complexes, but today an increasing number of kids are pursuing this game that not only improves fitness, hand-eye coordination but is also an affordable sport that does not require much equipment.
If your child is interested in learning this sport, we bring you a line-up of some of the most popular badminton training academies in Bangalore.
Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA)
Location: No. 4, Jasma Bhavan Road
Contact: +91 - 9008501007
The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) was launched on October 1st, 1994. Located in the heart of Bangalore , the Academy was started by Mr. Prakash Padukone, Mr. Vimal Kumar and Mr. Vivek Kumar – all stalwarts of Indian Badminton.
The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy imparts top-notch training and coaching to young kids who are selected to the Academy on merit, and to whom training and facilities are provided on a scholarship basis. The academy also boasts of an innovative training program for kids that not only arouses the interest of the child but also works towards improving hand eye co-ordination and motor reflexes. Registrations for kids are taken for a minimum period of 3 months.
TOMS Badminton Academy
Location: ARATT Sports World, Near ARATT Lake Bay Apartments, Singasandra and # 18-91/72 7th Cross, Eshwara Layout, Indiranagar 2nd Stage
Tel: +91 - 9845027878
Chief Coach Tom John has been associated with leading badminton initiatives in England, Portugal, Brunei, Italy, Spain and France. In India he was on the panel of coaches for the Indian national junior team and has also been associated with the Padukone and Gopichand Academies.
The academy offers 6 skilled coaches, 6 badminton courts, a running track, swimming pool, ice bath, a physiotherapist and video analysing facility. Admission is open to students of all ages. The also conduct summer camps for kids in the months of March and April.
Feathers Badminton Academy
Location: No. 54, Venkatarangappa Layout, Mohankumar Nagar, Yeshwanthpur
Tel: +91 -9945146824
Spread over 7000 square feet completely dedicated for badminton, Feathers Badminton Academy is one of the popular training centres in Bangalore. The centre offers wooden badminton court flooring for an enhanced playing experience. Feathers Badminton Academy provides an expert team especially dedicated for training kids. The team can guide on the required training plan based on the skill level of the child.
White Peacock Badminton Academy
Location: No. 25/1A, Halanayakanahalli, Off Sarjapura road, Near Wipro Office,
Tel: +91 - 7022990064
White Peacock Badminton academy started in the year 2005 by Mr. Shivaprakash, one of the state’s top Badminton professionals, along with National No.1 player Arvind Bhat as an advisor for the Academy. Over the past few years the academy has produced state champions year after year in the Under-10, Under-13 and the Under-16 category. Many players went on to become state and National Champions and White Peacock became a feeder centre to many other senior academies around the country. Kids can avail of the free trial sessions before deciding on long term memberships. They can also opt for the summer camps conducted in the months of April and May every year.
Karnataka Badminton Association
Location: No.4, Jasma Bhavan Road, Vasantha Nagar, Miller Tank Bed Area
Tel: +91 80 42788888
KBA is the only association in Asia to have 10 permanent courts of which 5 are synthetic hova, and the rest wooden. The association is actively involved in promoting Badminton throughout Karnataka, with special emphasis on nurturing budding talent among kids. KBA also holds local tournaments to identify talented boys and girls. These talented players are then adopted by KBA which supports them for coaching and other badminton related activities.