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Frequently Asked Question

Some of the frequently asked questions. Please write to us in case of any queries.

Juniors Coaching

Juniors Coaching What makes you different from Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy?

While PPBA was established in 1994 as an excellence academy and works on an invitation only basis,Padukone sports management was created to cater to all and stands true to that till today. To be able to make badminton accessible for all, we deal with badminton players at all levels- beginners, intermediate, advanced, as well as adults.

Why should I pick Padukone sports management over other badminton academies for coaching?

With the growth of the sport across the country, there has been a rise in the number of badminton academies available for everyone. The uniqueness that Padukone sports management brings to the world of coaching comes from the standardization of the curriculum. A well-thought and planned out curriculum allows for guaranteed results, making our coaching programs special.

Is there any residential centre where I can train full-time?

Yes, there is. You can sign up for our residential training program that is conducted at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence in Bangalore.

Can I become a National level player under your training?

As a player enters our system, they grow from beginner to intermediate, till they reach the advanced level. Really good players from there on may go on to be selected for the prestigious Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. There are no limits to the level a player can reach under our systemic training methodology, it all depends on your hard work!

There are no centres in my city, how can I learn?

We are always expanding, so someday we may have a centre open up in the city you reside in- but until then please check out our Online Programs to be able to benefit from the Padukone sports management model of coaching.

Become a Coach’ Program

Where is this program held, and how do I register?

The in-person edition of this program is currently held at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Excellence in Bangalore, but we also offer this program online, which makes it accessible across the world. You can register for the upcoming edition by registering.

Is this a certification program by BWF or Shuttle Time?

Our course draws from the Shuttle Time Modules and Badminton World Federation Level 1 Course. Add that to our decades of experience, we have built a program that provides the best. Each coach will get a Certification of Completion after the program.

Will the investment into the program be worth it?

The program is priced in a way that the investment could be recovered by a coach in less than a month. After our program, the coach can start taking full-time or part-time sessions for players and earn way more than the investment itself.

Online Coaching

How are the programs different in-person and online?

When the initial curriculum was made, it was designed to make use of the court in an optimal manner. As the organization grew, and we introduced our online programs, they were made in a way to make use of people’s personal spaces in an optimal manner. Whether a participant is taking the course from their bedroom, a public park, or their rooftop- the online program was created by keeping this is mind- making a supremely high-quality online program.

Are the online programs effective, given Badminton is a technical sport?

As one might think, our online programs are not direct copies of our on-court programs. As they are specially curated to be highly effective keeping in mind the method of teaching, our programs are structured in a way that the basic technicalities of the sport are imparted even via video conferences and tutorials.

Why should I go for these online programs when there are other free online sources?

While there are multiple badminton tutorial videos available online, what we offer is a standardized proprietary model of coaching that is executed by highly trained coaches. In an extremely technical sport like badminton, just slight improvements in the basics could have huge impacts on the game. Being able to learn the methodology created by Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone is something that is only available at Padukone sports management!


How do I register for the programs?

Once you decide which program you would like to register for, you can visit the program’s specific page and find the registration details on there. If you have any trouble, you can always write to us at connect@padukonesportsmanagement.com

I’m not sure If I want to register yet, can I speak to someone about further details?

We completely understand if you have questions and would like to speak to someone before registering. You can visit the contact us page, and find the right person to call for anything you may need.

I missed the last Online Program, how do I make sure I don’t miss the next one?

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