19 year old Siddharth Pratap Singh won his first Senior title at an international event i.e. the Swedish Open 2018 in Lund on Sunday, beating Mads Christophersen of Denmark 21-15, 21-11 in 33 minutes. Siddharth had to save a match in the second game in the first round of the tournament against Patrick Bjerregaard of Denmark to remain in contention. He beat Patrick 21-23, 23-21, 21-15; Sergey Sirant of Russia 21-15, 21-9; Hermansah of Indonesia 21-18,21-16 and Felix Burestedt of Sweden 21-19, 21-18 in the semi finals.
Maisnam Meiraba annexed the Under 17 Boys' Singles title at the 42nd Junior National Badminton Championships which concluded in Guwahati yesterday. Meiraba, who won the national title without loss of a set, beat Amit Rathore 21-13, 21-10. He had won the bronze medal in the same event in the Korean Juniors a couple of weeks back. Meiraba has thus added to his collection of two Under 13 and one Under 15 National Boys' Singles titles.
Lakshya Sen came agonisingly close to winning back to back international titles when he narrowly lost to Thamassin Sithikom of Thailand in the finals of TATA Open International Tournament in Mumbai. Sithikom, an Asian Bronze Medalist like Lakshya, was the winner in a 80 minute long classic Badminton encounter at the CCI Courts on Sunday at 15-21, 21-14, 21-19.
Our Academy is housed in a state-of-the art facility with superior amenities. The academy has five courts at the ultra modern K.Raheja Badminton Stadium which is only a five-minute drive from MG Road in Bangalore. Players have access to a swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, squash court, restaurant & can also benefit from an onsite Yonex equipment and goods outlet.
The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) has collaborated with GoSports (India) Pvt.Ltd to setup the Elite Training Programme at its centre in Bangalore. This programme was conceptualised with the intent of having foreign teams come to the garden city of Bangalore and train at the world class facilities of the PPBA. We also run various Clinics and Exchange Programmes as well.