Badminton
Club
Karnataka Badminton Association
No.4, Jasma Bhavan Road,
Vasantha Nagar,
Miller Tank Bed Area,
Bangalore - 560 052
Ph: +91 80 42788888
Fax: +91 80 22254756
Email id : info@kba.org.in
Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy
The PrakashPadukone Badminton Academy was started in 1994 in Bangalore by PrakashPadukone, Vimal Kumar and Vivek Kumar, Badminton stalwarts who had by then retired from competitive Badminton. The aim was to provide talented young shuttlers with state of the art training facilities, facilities the threesome did not have access to when they started out. Since then, PPBA has been home to hundreds of talented Badminton players from all over the country and even abroad who have for varying periods of time, honed their skills here. Notable among then are Gopi Chand Pullela, All England Champion 2001, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist and National Champion for five years, AparnaPopat, French Open Champion and 9 times National Champion, Anup Sridhar, World Championship Quarterfinalist and twice National Champion, ArvindBhat, multiple International winner and twice National Champion, TruptiMurgunde, SayaliGokhale and AditiMutatkar, national and international champions, AshwiniPonnappa, Commonwealth Doubles Gold Medallist etc etc.

Though the academy started operations in 1994 at Prakash Courts in Malleswaram, it shifted operations to the KBA Stadium immediately after the inauguration of the courts. PPBA has been working from this nerve centre of Badminton ever since. Together, we have hosted players from Russia, US, New Zealand, Zambia, UK, Indonesia, Croatia, Malaysia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Mauritius etc. Currently sponsored by TATA Capital, the Academy is growing from strength to strength with feeder centres in Pune and Mumbai and a bevy of talented youngsters in its ranks