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Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy – A Trailblazer in Indian Badminton!

Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), is India’s trailblazing badminton coaching academy that was launched way back in October 1994.

The Academy is the brainchild of the stalwarts of Indian Badminton, the Indian badminton legend Shri Prakash Padukone, Dronacharya Award winner and ex-India national coach, Shri Vimal Kumar along with Shri Vivek Kumar.

PPBA is a national Centre of Excellence (NCOE) for badminton coaching, recognized by the Ministry of Sports, Govt of India, Sports Authority of India (SAI), and the Badminton Association of India (BAI)with whom it works closely in grooming players of international repute. During its over 25 years in existence, PPBA is renowned around the country for producing successive generations of world-class badminton players, including several Olympians, Arjuna Award winners, Commonwealth and other international title winners.

PPBA Players in training at the Infosys Foundation-PPBA Badminton Academy courts at CSE, Bengaluru


PPBA’s Focus on Elite Players

PPBA is focused on providing full-time, residential, long-term coaching to talented elite level players of national and international standards only, on a highly subsidized basis with the goal of helping them achieve podium success for the country in international competitions. This is mainly thanks to our current main Academy partners, M/s. Infosys Foundation and our co-partners, M/s. Sunrise Sports (India) Private Limited as well as M/s. R-Systems International Ltd.


PPBA Location

PPBA is based at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence (PDCSE) in Bengaluru. PDCSE is a world-class integrated sports complex spread over 15 lush acres, located near Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.

PDCSE offers state-of-the-art facilities with 16 badminton courts, as well as facilities for Cricket, Soccer, Swimming, Squash, Shooting, Tennis and Basketball. The Centre includes support facilities such as the SAI-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance (ABTP) centre – an advanced sports science centre equipped with latest equipment, the Vesoma Gym and Physio centre, as well as restaurants, and CSE Residences that houses dorm rooms for athletes, apart from suites and service apartment facilities with all amenities for visitors.

Aerial view of Padukone-Dravid Centre of Sports Excellence campus


For Entry Level & Short-Term Coaching Programs:

As an elite academy, PPBA does not provide entry level or short-term coaching programs as it is focused solely on providing long-term badminton coaching for elite players competing at the national and international level.

For entry level and short-term coaching programs, you may wish to contact Padukone Sports Management (PSM) whose details are provided below.


Badminton Coaching Academy. Padukone Sports Management Pvt Ltd

Padukone Sports Management (PSM), was originally set up by Shri Prakash Padukone and Shri Vimal Kumar as an offshoot company with the goal of catering to the needs of badminton lovers at all levels under the adage "Badminton for All". While both PPBA and PSM have common roots, PSM is managed independently with its own coaching & support staff, and functions independently from PPBA.

To make badminton accessible for all, PSM offers a wide range of coaching programs tailored to the needs of badminton lovers at all levels- beginners, intermediate, advanced, as well as adults. For this purpose, it operates more than 30 coaching centres in Bengaluru and other cities across India. Its High-Performance program is a full-time, residential coaching program for competitive players at its flagship centre at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence.

To know more about their various centres and the different weekday, weekend as well as full-time intermediate and advanced level programs that they offer, please visit their website at https://padukonesportsmanagement.com