Narendra Ubhayakar is an all-round sportsman who has played Badminton, cricket as well as ball-badminton. He began playing badminton at the age of 25 and has represented Mysore and Karnataka state for many years. He was a member of the badminton team which was runners up in the ALL INDIA INTER STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS in 1974, 1975 and 1976.He was also the captain of the Badminton Team which won the All India inter state championships in 1977 and 1978.
Mr. Ubhayakar went on to become the Karnataka State Champion and was Ranked No. 1 in Singles in 1981 and 1982 and was Ranked No. 1 in Doubles in 1972, 1973, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983.
He started UBHAYAKAR BADMINTON ACADEMY in 2001 which produced many National and State Ranked Players in Juniors and Seniors and was also the Coach of Karnataka State Badminton Team for several years
In This Section I write about various aspects of Badminton and sport in general that are important factors for any athlete. We often overlook aspects such as mental toughness and the importance of visualization, but at critical junctures in an athletes career, it can often be the difference between winning and losing.