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Our Story

Most sporting facilities focus on creating champions merely a few focus on nurturing sportsmanship. Qualities like patience, dedication, respect, and perseverance are part of an athlete’s routine. At Padukone Sports Management (PSM), we endeavor to instill the same qualities in our participants, helping them develop a lifelong passion for sports and attributes that will serve them well in every walk of life.
 
Founded in 2002 by the badminton legends in India, Prakash Padukone, and Vimal Kumar, Padukone sports management is a holistic facility for badminton players and sports enthusiasts of all ages.
 
Until 2015, Padukone sports management only focussed on organizing some national-level tournaments in Bangalore. However, recognizing the lack of holistic badminton coaching in India, Padukone sports management decided to extend its world-class training facilities to both professional and regular players who wish to learn the game but don’t intend to compete professionally.
 

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Presently, the institute trains players of all ages and stages, helping them enjoy the game and achieve their fitness goals as well. You can enrol for both online or on-court training at Padukone sports management centres in your city and start playing badminton with the right technique. Padukone sports management also offers a professional course at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Excellence for players who wish to compete professionally.

Our Leadership Team

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Prakash Padukone

Founder, PSM

Prakash Padukone is widely regarded as the pioneer of Indian badminton. He was ranked World No. 1 in 1980 – the same year in which he became the first Indian to win the All England Badminton Championship. Prakash Padukone continued the winning streak throughout his career and bagged over 20 international medals before he retired as a player in 1991. He remained actively involved in the game even after retirement and coached the Indian national badminton team from 1993 and 1996. For his immense dedication and the glory brought by him to the nation, Prakash Padukone has conferred the Arjuna Award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982.
 
Padukone sports management was founded by the legendary Prakash Padukone and Vimal Kumar in 2002 to coach young badminton players. Eventually, it transformed into a holistic badminton academy for everyone to learn and enjoy the game with the right training, as well as those who wish to compete professionally.

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Our Mission

Prakash Padukone is the driving force of Padukone sports management and is actively involved in the company. His vision to provide quality high-performance coaching to individuals of all levels is at the core of everything that Padukone sports management has to offer.

Vimal Kumar

Co-Founder, PSM

Vimal Kumar was conferred with the prestigious ‘Dronacharya Award for excellence in badminton coaching in 2019. Not only has his coaching been recognized in India, in 2016 he was honored with a Meritorious Service Award by the BWF (Badminton World Federation). During his playing career, he represented the country at various international events for over twelve (12) years in the 1980s. He won the French International, Welsh International, and Strasbourg International two times each during that time. In 1988, he helped India reach the Thomas Cup Finals after a gap of 15 years by winning his Singles game against Thailand. He attained a career-best world ranking of 18 in Men’s Singles after winning the first-ever SAARC International Championship. 
 
Over the years, Vimal Kumar has trained several badminton stars, including Gopichand and Saina Nehwal. At Padukone sports management, he focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game to both youngsters and adults to build passion and dedication towards the game and in other aspects of life, as well.

Co-Founder of PSM Vimal Kumar
Aditya Prakash

Head Coach, Padukone Sports Management

Aditya brings immense experience learned during his training stints at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy and Gopichand Academy. Aditya is also considered to be one of the most technically gifted players of the game.

Achievements:

  • OGQ (Olympic Gold Quest) certified coach
  • KOA (Karnataka Olympic Association) award – 2008
  • Ekalavya Award – Karnataka State – 2012
  • Silver Medallist in Men’s Singles in the Youth Commonwealth Games Pune 2008.
  • Part of the team that won the Bronze Medal in the Junior World Championship, Pune, 2008
  • Former National Champion in the U-13, 16 and 19 category.
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Manjesh C. Prabhu

Senior Coach

Manjesh’s relations with the Padukone family run long. Having started playing at the early age of seven, Manjesh’s first coach happened to be Mr. Ramesh Padukone, who is none other than our Founder, Prakash Padukone’s father.

Later on, he trained under Mr. Narayanswamy who was Prakash Padukone’s sparring partner. To further his coaching endeavor, he trained to be a coach under Mr. Narendra Ubhayakar, after which he achieved his BWF Level 1 Certification from Dubai, UAE. Manjesh has been involved with Padukone sports management since 2016.

Coach Manjesh C. Prabhu

Our Management Team

Sriharsha Bade

General Manager- Padukone sports management

With over 10 years of experience in Management Consulting, Program Management & Marketing, Sriharsha Bade is a high-energy, result-driven analytical professional.

Coach Sriharsha Bade
Sanket Shetty

Coaching Consultant- Padukone sports management

Sanket is a Sports management professional with Masters degree in Sports Marketing from Edith Cowin University in Australia and has 15 plus years of work experience across various sectors such as operations, venue management, strategic-planning & Marketing in the sports industry. 

Coaching Consultant Sanket Shetty
Giridhara Gangolli

Operations

‘Giri’, as he is affectionately called, started with Padukone sports management right after getting an MBA in Marketing Finance.

Coach Giridhara Gangoli
Rahul Joshi

Senior Coach

Rahul joined Padukone sports management to fulfil his passion and achieve his long-term ambition to develop the sport in India.

Coach Rahul Joshi

Our Journey

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Explore our specially-curated programs for children and adults and turn your vision into reality while improving your fitness effortlessly.

Online Coaching

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On-Court Program

We deliver on-court training through 38 world-class centres in multiple Indian cities

Advanced Training Program

A fully residential program delivered at the Padukone-Dravid Centre of Excellence for those who wish to compete at an advanced level.

Train with India’s best badminton coaches at Padukone sports management’s world-class facilities across multiple Indian cities.

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Method

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Proven Training Methodology

The proven training methodology developed over the years to deliver results by two legendary badminton players, Prakash Padukone and Vimal Kumar.

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Regular Assessments

Our training includes regular skill and physical assessments, as well as on-court and off-court tests to ensure structured development.

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Holistic Training Approach

Padukone sports management is the perfect place to improve your game. We focus Padukone sports management on all aspects and help you condition both technique and mind at once by working with experts.

Experienced Coaches

Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate player, the right coach can make all the difference to your game. Padukone sports management brings to you India’s best coaches to advance your game.

Flexible Schedule

Padukone sports management offers a flexible training schedule that fits your lifestyle to ensure a lifelong commitment. You can choose the time and place of your classes, as well as what days you want them on!

Age-Appropriate Programs

When it comes to sports, age is just a number. Padukone sports management offers handpicked training programs for players of all ages and levels to help them play confidently with the right technique. 

Notable Awards

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Testimonials

Testimonials

I would like to thank Padukone sports management and the coaches for conducting HIGH STANDARD badminton training programs. Hailing from a non-sport family we were surprised to see our son, Pranav develops an interest in badminton which is pure because of the PSM training curriculum and the facilities.

R Priya

The academy has given our kids to have a boundless exposure in meeting so many national and international players in and around the globe. Coach Mr.Aditya Prakash and his team always put forth their wholesome and wholehearted efforts to bring our kids to reach heights to bring laurels to our nation.

Nikhil Dane

Our first impression of Padukone sports management is something that we still remember today. We had been introduced to the best of its class facilities here and we’re really hoping our daughter would be getting into a place that would bring the best out of her.

Dr.J. Vijayakumar

Ms. Pramila stands unique in shouldering up the residential players, rendering familial care and concern towards each player. On the whole, the academy provides a  firm foundation for a player who aims to shine for our nation.

Twinkle Dane

Blogs

Everything about Badminton & Padukone Sports Management. Read our insightful blog to know what’s happening in our training centers and around!

January 15, 2021, | Padukone sports management

Professional Badminton Player: Key Steps – Part 2


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November 20, 2020, | Padukone sports management

PSM: Coaches Certification Program


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August 4, 2020, | Padukone sports management

The PSM Story


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