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Top 10 Best Badminton Academy in India

Non-cricketing sports are growing at a high pace. One such game is Badminton, in which Indian athletes have outperformed great players time and again. A sport born in India but grew in other parts of Asia, is now being taken up many aspiring kids at a young age. Several top badminton academy in India have played a major role in shaping young talents.

The inspiration comes from likes of Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu who has made the nation proud with their consistent achievements. Also, both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu belong to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Besides, if you are an aspiring badminton player or a curious parent of one, you might want to know the best academies and institutes in India for quality coaching. Here is a list of 10 best Badminton Academy in India for proper grooming of shuttlers in the country.

List of top 10 best badminton academy in India

S.NBadminton AcademyFounderAddress
1Pullela Gopichand Badminton AcademyPullela GopichandGachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad & Salem, Tamil Nadu
2Prakash Padukone Badminton AcademyPrakash Padukone, Vivek Kumar, and Vimal KumarK. Raheja Badminton Stadium also, Bangalore
3Global Academy for BadmintonJwala Gutta4-35-247/2, Balakrishna Nagar, Seshadri Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072
4The Bhaskar Babu Li Ning AcademyBhaskar BabuMarri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology, Main Campus also, Dundigal.
5Chetan Anand Badminton AcademyChetan Anand104, Rd Number 44, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033
6Ardor Badminton AcademyArun KhuranaV 76, Gali No 23, Sharma Colony, Budh Vihar Phase 2, also Opp Sector 24, Rohini, Delhi, 110085
7SAI’s Badminton Training Centreoperates under the Ministry of Sports, Government of IndiaSports Authority of India, Near ITO Bridge, Delhi- 110002
8Surjit Singh Badminton AcademySurjit SinghDDA Sports Complex, Patparganj – Delhi
9M.V Bisht AcademyMadhumita BishtDDA Sports Complex, Siri Fort, August Kranti Marg – Delhi
10United Shuttlers Badminton AcademyAjay Kanwar and Manjusha KanwarYamuna Sports Complex, Surajmal Vihar, East Delhi

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United Shuttlers Badminton Academy

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The famous shuttler couple, Ajay Kanwar and Manjusha Kanwar established a premier badminton academy in East Delhi. The United Shuttlers Badminton Academy, established in 2011, is the only academy in North India that is affiliated to the Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad. During his playing days, Ajay Kanwar represented India in the Thomas Cup, International Championships, and World Badminton Championships. His better half, Manjusha Kanwar also has many titles under her belt. 

  • Timings: The academy is functional 3-6 PM from Tuesday to Saturday, and 10 AM to 1 PM on Sunday. It is closed on Monday
  • Present Address: Yamuna Sports Complex, Surajmal Vihar, East Delhi
  • Eligibility: 6 years+

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M.V Bisht Academy

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The legendary Indian shuttles Madhumita Bisht established the MV Bisht Academy in 2012 for the development of Badminton in India. She is 29-time national champion combining singles(9), doubles(9), mixed-doubles(12). Also, she made the nation proud several times, including a bronze medal at Asian Games in Delhi. As a mentor, she was among the core group coaches for the Indian Badminton team during the London Olympics 2016. After the Arjuna Award, she was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2006. MV stands for Madhumita and Vikram Bisht. Vikram is also a bronze medallist in badminton from the Asian Games 1982.

MV Bisht Academy has expanded, opening three branches in Delhi. The academy grooms future Indian stars on its 3 indoor courts with specialised coaching and modern techniques under the guidance of Virendar Singh.

  • Timings: The academy is functional from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday to Saturday.
  • Present Address: DDA Sports Complex, Siri Fort, August Kranti Marg – Delhi
  • Eligibility: 7+ years

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Surjit Singh Badminton Academy

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Surjit Singh is a former senior coach at SAI who established the Surjit Singh Badminton Academy in 2005. The academy is one of the most reputed academies in Delhi. It has produced several national and international players. 

  • Timings: Daily, 6 AM to 12 PM and 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Present Address: DDA Sports Complex, Patparganj – Delhi

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SAI’s Badminton Training Centre

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In 1982, the Sports Authority of India established a Badminton training center in Delhi. It operates under the Ministry of Sports, Government of India. The academy currently functions with 10 courts supervised by pioneer coaches in the field. The venue is also equipped with boarding and lodging facilities for higher deserving professionals.

  • Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM, all days
  • Present Address: Sports Authority of India, Near ITO Bridge, Delhi- 110002

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Ardor Badminton Academy (ABA)

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Ardor Badminton Academy (ABA) is another Delhi-based academy that is marking its presence steadily. Started by the former badminton coach Arun Khurana, the academy is famous for having expert professionals on board. The academy features 4 indoor courts and helps in the intense training and development of professionals.

  • Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM, Tue to Sat. 6 AM to 6 PM on Sun and 10 AM to 9 PM on Mon.
  • Present Address: V 76, Gali No 23, Sharma Colony, Budh Vihar Phase 2, also Opp Sector 24, Rohini, Delhi, 110085

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Chetan Anand Badminton Academy

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Chetan Anand, a four-time National Champion, and Arjuna awardee owns the Chetan Anand Academy since 2015. The Ganges Valley School in Hyderabad collaborates with the academy to provide world-class badminton tournament coaching. The academy features 4 top-notch indoor courts along with changing rooms and basic amenities.

  • Timing: 5 AM to 11 PM, all days
  • Present Address: 104, Rd Number 44, Kavuri Hills, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033

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The Bhaskar Babu Li Ning Academy

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The one is a world-class indoor badminton stadium in Hyderabad. Established Bhaskar Babu, former SAI badminton coach who scouted future stars like Chetan Anand and Neelima Choudhary at an early age in Vijayawada, the academy was inaugurated by Pullela Gopichand. He also briefly coached Saina Nehwal, bronze medallist of London Olympics.

It is probably the most world-class academy in India with 12 wooden courts, gym & spa, physiotherapy centre, ice bath, swimming pool, running track, residential hostels, and a canteen catering for 100 members along with 24 x 7 medical and security assistance.

  • Timing: 6 AM to 8:30 PM, Mon to Sat, also Wed and Sat till 2 PM
  • Present Address: Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology, Main Campus also, Dundigal.

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Global Academy for Badminton

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Global Academy is co-founded by Ace Indian shuttler and Arjuna Awardee winner, Jwala Gutta. The international standard academy facilitates players with top-notch infrastructure and coaching to help compete at international level tournaments. Currently based in Kukatpally, the academy plans to spread PAN India and currently is in Owner Jwala Gupta envisions to spread PAN India in the coming years. She is in the process of opening its second branch in the city at Malkajgiri after the success of currently functioning Kukatpally.

The academy focuses on technique and sport science for the overall development of athletes. The players follow specially developed training modules developed in consultation with renowned Badminton coach Syed Mohammed Arif. Along with the three indoor courts and basic amenities, comprehensive physical, technical, nutritional & psychological support is also provided at the venue.

  • Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM, all days
  • Present Address: 4-35-247/2, Balakrishna Nagar, Seshadri Colony, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072

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Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy

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PPBA (Prakash Padukone Academy) was established in the year 1994. Indian badminton players Prakash Padukone, Vivek Kumar, and Vimal Kumar are cofounders of the academy. Among the most reputed badminton coaching centres in India, PPBA has collaborations with Badminton England and Morton Frost’s Aarhus Badminton Academy Denmark.

Vimal Kumar, PPBA’s Chief Coach, is a Bronze Medallist from Seoul Asian Games. He was also the Chief National Coach from the year 2003 to 2006 at IBF World Badminton Academy.

The academy constitutes five indoor courts, a swimming pool and a squash court.

  • Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM, Mon to Sat
  • Present Address: K. Raheja Badminton Stadium also, Bangalore

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Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy

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Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA) is the most popular training facility for the sport in India. In 2008, the great Indian Shuttler Pullela Gopichand established the academy in Hyderabad. All England Open Badminton Champion, Pullela Gopichand is the chief national coach of the Indian Badminton Team. He is honoured with the Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award as well as the Padma Bhushan for his services the nation. 

PGBA is a world-class academy which has the nation with all-time great players including the likes of Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, Parupalli Kashyap, H.S. Prannoy, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and many others. Moreover, the Academy features eight indoor courts, weight training room, a swimming pool, cafeteria, changing rooms, etc.

Apart from these eminent personalities, the academy has also groomed plenty of other players who brought several national and international medals. Along with this, the academy is a favourite venue for multiple national and international events of India.

  • Timing: 6 AM to 9 PM, all days
  • Present Address: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad & Salem, Tamil Nadu.

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Raghav Heda
Raghav is a sports enthusiast and a content writer at Kreedon. Being a former state-level cricketer and Captain of the Basketball team at IIT Patna, he understands the problems faced by a student-athlete in India. He is also a die-hard NBA fan and has been following the league and American Sports Media for long. Comparing the Indian sports economy to American Sports' was something that motivated him to work for the development of Indian Sports.

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