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the sports school BADMINTON ACADEMY
CHIEF MENTOR - PULLELA GOPICHAND
Pullela Gopichand is a globally renowned Indian Badminton player, former All England Champion, the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team, IOC coach of the year awardee and the Founder Director of Badminton Gurukul. He has received the Arjuna Award in 1999, the Dronacharya Award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award in 2014. Some of the top badminton players coached by him include P. V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi, B SAI Praneeth, RMV Gurusaidutt, Sikki Reddy, Satwik SAI Raj and many more.
TECHNICAL PARTNERS - BADMINTON GURUKUL
Badminton Gurukul, an initiative by Pullela Gopichand, is a platform to promote physical literacy & grow badminton in the country by making excellence accessible to create positive playing experiences through quality coaching, imparted in an organised and systematic manner, using the collective knowledge of our achievers while promoting joy and happiness through sports and high quality sporting events. This journey is supported by Aparna Popat, double Olympian and nine times National Champion who is the Director of Academies with Badminton Gurukul.
The Sports School is equipped with new-age facilities that aid the students to elevate their everyday life and give a comfortable space to pursue their passion.
- 12 BWF Standard Indoor Badminton Courts
- Separate Locker Facilities for Boys & Girls
- Various Fitness Equipment for Strength and Conditioning (S&C) workouts
- Gym Facility with Cardio and Weight Training Equipments
- Ready to host any State, National, and International Level Badminton Tournaments
The Indoor Stadium court with seating/viewing capacity for over 500 people
Admissions Open for 2022-23
PROGRAM DETAILS - BY AGE & SKILL
Age group: 9 to 12 Years
- Basic Racquet Grip & Hitting Skills
- Fun Games
- Basic Footwork
- Half Court Rallies
- Hand Feeding of Shuttles
- Wall Practice
- Nylon Shuttles
Age group: 12 to 16 Years
- Dedicated Hours of Badminton Coaching
- Full Court Training
- Multi-Shuttle Sessions
- Mental Toughness
- Physical Fitness
- Match Rules and Format
- Advanced Strokes and Movement Skills
Age group: 16+ Years
- High Performance: Rigorous and Intense Training Sessions
- Quality and Controlling Strokes
- Technique Enhancement
- Mental & Physical Fitness
- Pre & Post Match Analysis
- S&C and Physio Consultation
- Nutrition Counselling
Brahmastafany Dhanu Utomo
Coach Brhamastafany Dhanu Utomo, who hails from Indonesia, is a BWF Certified Level 1 Badminton Coach. He has coached various National & International Laurels. Dhanu has been a Former Coach at Badminton Association of Malaysia. He has also been a former Sparring Partner for Indian National Badminton Team. As a player, he has been finalists at various tournaments in Malaysia. Currently he is coaching at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy and has joined The Sports School as Head Badminton Coach.
Sampath has over four years of coaching experience, and had worked with several academies such as Sports Park in Mysore, Battledore Sports Academy in Dubai, V3 Badminton Academy, and Feathers Badminton Academy in Bangalore, and Jairam Pai Badminton Academy. He had also represented Kuvempu University for three consecutive years between 2004 and 2006. Being passionate about Badminton, he has been training and motivating students to excel at games and transforming their goals into reality.
Coach Moonmi is a BWF Coach level 1, National Umpire Grade 2, Physical Instructor (B.Ped), Yoga Instructor with 10+ years of coaching experience. She has worked with several reputed academies like Lakshya Academy, Golaghat Badminton Academy (GDSA), Mohan's Academy, Vishwamanya Academy RRC, Chetan Anand Badminton Academy, Selenite Badminton Academy. She has attended India Open World Super Series at Delhi, Khelo India (2x), and many National Tournaments across India as Technical Official. She has also attended various camps with Denmark coach Devi Lansi and Indonesia coaches.
Academic Programs at The Sports School
The Sports School is associated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for grades 5 to 10th, which is one of India’s premier educational bodies offering qualifications for more than 21,000 schools in over 28 countries over the world. For grades 11th and 12th, we are associated with the Karnataka State Board. For University, Graduate & Post Graduate courses, the Sports School offers courses by Jain Group Of Institutions (JGI) who are our educational partners and continually ranks among the top universities in India.