PRAKASHPADUKONE BADMINTON ACADEMY
Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy was launched on October 1st, 1994. Located in the heart of vibrant Bangalore city, the Academy was started by Mr. Prakash Padukone, Mr. Vimal Kumar and Mr. Vivek Kumar – all stalwarts of Indian Badminton.The founders of the Academy, having won numerous international awards in Badminton amongst them, possessed the expertise and technical know-how required to create a world-class Badminton training facility.
TATA Padukone Mumbai Centre was opened in May 2009 at the Cricket Club of India. Here the coaches in charge are former Indian International Ms. Hufrish Nariman and Ms. Pooja Kohli.Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy has amalgamated with the Tata Group to form two Tata Padukone Training Centres which are opened in May 2009 at the Cricket Club of India. Here the coaches in charge are former Indian International Ms. Hufrish Nariman and Ms. Pooja Kohli.The sponsorship has helped in covering essential expenses of the academy, including its lease for the five courts from Karnataka Badminton Association, day-to-day expenses and participation of academy players in international tournaments and camps. The Tata group helps run the PPBA’s two centres in Bangalore and Mumbai and focuses on identifying and developing talent all over the country.