About Us
In 1950, a group of badminton enthusiasts got together to form the Mysore State Badminton which later evolved into the Karnataka Badminton Association.

The Association made tremendous progress, including in infrastructure, which culminated in building the KBA – K Raheja Badminton Stadium along with the clubhouse.

KBA is the only association in Asia to have 10 permanent courts of which 6 are synthetic hova, and the rest wooden. The stadium itself has a seating capacity of about 3000. These courts, coupled with the state of the art gym and health club, offer the best of facilities for fostering and training of Badminton players in India. The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy also operates out of these KBA courts.

The past office bearers and several committed members of KBA have contributed significantly over the years to the development and growth of this Association, to make KBA a premier sports institution in India. The Association would like to sincerely acknowledge the efforts of the people who made it all happen, and the others who contributed to this endeavor.

In 1962, the Association under the leadership of Mr. Ramesh Padukone (the late father of the legendary Prakash Padukone), conducted the highly memorable 27th National and the 18th Interstate Badminton championships. After a huge gap of 43 years, in January 2006, KBA along with Padukone Sports Management, conducted the 70th Nationals and the 61st Interstate Badminton championships. The championship was a tremendous success and hailed as one of the best ever.

Today, KBA is actively involved in promoting Badminton throughout Karnataka, with special emphasis on nurturing budding talent, particularly in various districts, and to groom them into future international championships.

Karnataka Badminton Association is situated at No.4, Jasma Bhavan Road, Miller Tank Bed Area, Off. Queens Road, Bangalore – 560 052. KBA has got a unique position in Badminton Association of India. KBA is the only Association in the entire country to have its own Club House with modern facilities.

KBA Clubhouse, with a Membership strength of more than 1600, can proudly boast of 10 Wooden Badminton Courts, A Squash Court, Billiards, State of the Art Gymnasium & Health Club, An Indoor Swimming Pool, Party Halls, 16 Air-conditioned Rooms, A/c Bar & Restaurant, Roof Top Restaurant and Food Court.