Padukone sports management was founded by the legendary Prakash Padukone 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.
Few of the Highlights of Prakash Padukone
Won National Senior Championships for Nine Years in a row from 1971 to 1979
in 1980, Won the Danish Open, the Swedish Open, and became the first Indian to win the men’s singles title at the All England Championship with a victory over Indonesian rival Liem Swie King
Winner of the first World Cup in October 1981 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and in the same year Won the First Indian Open Prize Money Tournament at Pune
Won the “Arjuna Award” at the age of 17 and the Padmashree at the age of 27 and Was chosen as one of the 60 Greatest Indians from all walks of life by an India Today poll in 2008
Always Focus on the Bigger Picture
- One of the important things sports teach you is not to dispute the Umpire/Referee’s decision- whether fair or unfair. During the course of a match, some decisions go in your favor and some against. The key takeaway is to accept both the decisions with grace, without arguing or disputing the intentions of the Referee. This approach will enable you to focus on the bigger picture at hand, which is to achieve victory each time you play.
- If you start questioning, arguing, and debating with the Umpire’s doubtful decisions, you are likely to lose focus of the bigger picture. In the end, you might win that point or argument but might go on to lose the match, which is not worth it.
- This applies to daily life as well. Always focus on the bigger picture in life without getting into controversies. This is one of my learnings from sports.
- There are many such examples of learning from sports that can be applied in daily life as well. Look out for more such learnings from my playing days here in my blog in the days to come. Take care and stay fit.
Meet the Team
Padukone sports management boasts of a stellar faculty and management, comprising India’s best badminton players and coaches.