Founder of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy and co-founder of Olympic Gold Quest.
He has won several prestigious awards including the Arjuna Award in 1972 and the Padma Shree Award in 1982. He was India’s Men’s Singles Champion for 9 consecutive years. He also won several International titles like Commonwealth Gold Medal (1978), All England Champion (1980) and many more.
Co-Founder and Chief Coach of PPBA, Former National coach and a badminton luminary.
A former elite badminton player from Kerala, he won the Indian National Badminton title in 1988 and 1989. He also won the prestigious French Open in 1983 & 1984 and Welsh International Open in 1988 and 1991. Vimal also represented India at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, and was ranked in the world top 20. He was the National chief coach for the Indian badminton squad for several years. He quit the post in 2006 to concentrate on coaching youngsters at the PPBA. He has also coached Saina Nehwal and was instrumental in helping her reach the World No.1 position.
Director of Development at Badminton World Federation (BWF), Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.
Director of Development at Badminton World Federation and is one of the best minds of the development of the sport globally. He is also a former head coach of England Badminton Team.
Gagan is a Bronze Medallist at London Olympics 2012.
Gagan is the recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, and Padma Shree. He is one of the key members of India’s shooting contingent and is popularly known as ‘The 600 Express’, thanks to shooting a World Record score of 600 twice. Gagan always wanted to contribute to the sports ecosystem in India and it was this intense desire of giving back that resulted in his shooting academy Gun For Glory (GFG). GFG is driven to develop and promote India’s best shooting talent by making world-class shooting infrastructure and training affordable to them, thereby creating future medal winners for India.
National Rifle Coach of Denmark and Olympian
Anne is currently the National Rifle Coach of Denmark. She is a former Olympian (1984 Los Angeles) and has also coached Male & Female Olympic Shooters (1992 & 1996). She has been a formed Head coach for the Norwegian team. She also worked as a performance Coach in Scotland. She was the first Norwegian to get A-licence as an ISSF rifle trainer. She is the leading author of the book "Mental Training in Shooting".
Renowned pistol coach and Director at Ronak Pandit Shooting Centre.
He is personal coach to two times Olympian and former World No.1 Heena Sidhu. He has also won many laurels for India as an elite shooter including Gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and Silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games. In the year 2003, Ronak was conferred the Shiv Chhatrapati Krida Puraskar by the Government of Maharashtra for his excellence in sports.
Head Coach at Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy
Chief Coach Hyderabad Hotshots Indian Badminton League Team and Coach at Hyderabad Hunters Premier Badminton League team. A BTech Graduate, he has 12 years of experience in Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad and 7 years in Jubilee Hills International Club in Hyderabad.
He was a top International Badminton player and has co-founded White Peacock Badminton Academy in Bengaluru.
He is also the head coach for Bengaluru Blasters, Premier Badminton League team. Arvind represented India for 13 years playing in all major events in the world. On the international level he has won 7 titles including the Scottish Open 2004, the Czech International 2007 and the 2014 German Open.
Senior Partner at Vyaktitva, a Life/Executive Coach, and a specialist in people performance.
An XLRI 1990 alumnus, Gagan handled a gamut of HR functions in the first 10 years of his career. He turned entrepreneur in 2004 and joined Vyaktitva as a partner with the desire to help enhance people performance across organisations. He has designed and delivered solutions for premier organizations like Max group, PepsiCo, Amex, Unilever, Colgate, Airtel, Genpact, Hewitt, Whirlpool, Accenture, GE, ITC, Hero, RB, Aditya Birla Group, CK Birla Group, Viacomm18, Godrej, Mother Dairy, Ericsson and IBM.
She is a coach-mentor to a diverse set of people - CXOs, entrepreneurs, sportspersons, and students. She is an alumna of IIM Calcutta and has ran a full-service HR consulting firm – ‘Inputs’ for more than 2 decades. She sits on the board of several organisations including Sukam, Chintan, SOS Villages and Growth for All. She is deeply involved with several professional organizations like TiE Delhi/NCR. Sudha also chairs the Special Interest group for Sports and Fitness.
Sport scientist and physio therapist at SportsMed Activ, Mumbai.
Nikhil is a sport scientist and physio therapist at SportsMed Activ in Mumbai. He is a former head of Sports Science and Rehab at Olympic Gold Quest where he worked with Olympic medallists like Gagan Narang, Mary Kom, and Saina Nehwal. He completed his Masters in Sports & Exercise Science from University of Roehampton, London.
Sports nutritionist at Army Sports Institute (Mission Olympic Wing), Pune.
As a consultant sports nutritionist, she is also associated with Tata Sports, Jamshedpur and Gopichand-Mytrah Foundation, Hyderabad. She is an adjunct faculty for sports nutrition in the School of Allied Health Sciences in Manipal University and an affiliate faculty for the MD Sports Medicine course conducted by AFMC, Pune. A top sports nutritionist in India, Ardhana has worked with 18 Olympians and more than 100 national and international athletes in different sports disciplines.
Co-founder at Samiksha Sports Pvt Ltd.
Samiksha Sports caters to prestigious sports institutions like BCCI’s National Cricket Academy, Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Olympic Gold Quest, Army Sports Institute amongst others. They have worked with more than 1200 athletes. She is a PhD Scholar in Sports Science & Psychology from Staffordshire University, England and a degree holder in MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology from Loughborough University, England. She is also a former tennis and volleyball player.
Co-founder of Samiksha Sports Pvt. Ltd.
Samiksha Sports currently caters to prestigious sports institutions like BCCI’s National Cricket Academy, Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Olympic Gold Quest, Army Sports Institute amongst others. Till date, they have worked with more than 1200 athletes. She is a PhD Scholar from Symbiosis International University, Pune and also MSc in Psychology of Sport & Exercise Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She was a former international badminton player and state-level swimmer. She has also represented India in the prestigious Uber cup.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Energy Fitness, Bangalore
He is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Energy Fitness, Bangalore. Deckline has worked with several sportspersons including Badminton players Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnapa, Parupalli Kashyap, cricket team batswoman Veda Krishnamurthy, Golfer Anisha Padukone, and Swimming Champions Sandeep Sejwal and Veerdhaval Khade. Deckline has previously worked as Strength and Conditioning coach at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy and Director of Exercise Science at Vesoma Sports Medicine Centre, Bangalore. He has a Post Graduate diploma in sports from from University of Roehampton, London.
Strength and Conditioning Trainer at Olympic Gold Quest
Akshay trains top shooters and wrestlers supported by OGQ. He is a certified personal trainer from the American College of Sports Medicine and K11 Fitness Academy. He finished his Functional Strength Training from Fitness and Sports Science Association. He has also completed an Advance Pranic Healing course from World Pranic Healing Foundation.
Senior Consultant with Vyaktitva
Indrajit is a sports buff and was also a football commentator on television. He has over 30 years of experience in HR, Business Development, and Sales. As a freelance HR Consultant, he is driving key Talent Management practices in some emerging corporate entities in Bangalore and NCR. He has the experience in handling teams in India, US, UK, Germany, Ukraine, China and Mexico. Previously he worked as Global Head of Compensation & Benefits (C&B) and Performance Management at Aricent. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing as well as in Business Management..
Sports Psychologist and a Director of Disha Counseling Center based in Mumbai
An International level swimmer, Mugdha has won the prestigious state level award, the Chhatrapati Award for excellence in swimming. She is currently associated with Olympic Gold Quest, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and is a faculty at Exercise Science Academy (ESA) by American College of Sports Medicine, Mumbai.
Senior SAI Badminton coach at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy
He has an experience of over 10 years in Coaching the Indian National Team. He worked as a national coach for two years in Gopichand Academy for preparation of London Olympics 2012. He has also assisted Vimal Kumar to train Saina Nehawal from 2014 to 2017.
Senior Consultant with Vyaktitva
She is a Senior Consultant with Vyaktitva. Meenu brings with her, 30 years of experience in working with established organisations and start-ups like: NIIT, Knowledge Platform, IBM & B2R. At Vyaktitva, Meenu is engaged in Leadership Development journeys that involve training & mentoring and in coaching. Across her experience in setting up and leading teams, and mentoring leaders, Meenu believes that the potential exists in every person to become an inspiring leader.
He is the one of the most successful badminton coaches from Sports Authority of India and was the coach of Indian Team from 1998 to 2011. During this period, he was also part of the Core Group Singles Coach for five years where he coached some of the prominent Indian Badminton players. His trainees have won over 200 medals at the National level and dozens of medals at the International level.
Registrar and professor with Faculty of Space Engineering at IIIT Hyderabad.
He has conceptualized a plan for 2030 with the aim to impart value-based education to students. He has been conducting workshops for students across the country. His workshops are in great demand and have been recognised by the AP and Telangana government.
Technical Head at the Prakash Padukone Sports Management since 2016
He has also worked at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy for several years and with Regional Sports Center, Kochi. He was part of the Kerala State Team that finished runner up at the National Championship held in 1985. He has completed Level 1 and Shuttle time Trainer's certificate from BWF.
Part of CEP Class of 2018.
He runs the Shakuntala Makode Badminton Academy in Nagpur. He has represented India in several senior world championships since 2009. Previously the coach of Maharashtra State Team and Nagpur district team. Kiran has been a successful coach for over 24 years and his students have won international, national, and state titles. He is currently on the National Coaching Panel created by the Badminton Association of India.
High Performance Coach of the Senior Indian Pistol team
He is currently High Performance Coach of the Senior Indian Pistol team. One of the most eminent Indian pistol shooter, he earned the nickname of “Goldfinger” after he won a record five gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He represented India at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in 10m Air Pistol and 50m Free pistol events. He received the Arjuna Award in 2002.
• MPT (Musculoskeletal and Sports), Dr. M.V Shetty College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
• BPT, Dr. M.V Shetty College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, Karnataka. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
• Working as a Sports Physiotherapist and Fitness trainer at the Pro -Tennis Academy, Vasant Kunj Sports Complex, New Delhi
• Working with the Olympic Gold Quest as a Sports Physiotherapist
• Worked as Doping Control Officer at the International Rugby Tournament, England India Series and presently working at the ICC Women’s Women’s world cup as the lead Dope Control officer.
• Worked in the Hari Ram International Wrestling Grand Prix as a Physiotherapist
• Worked as Physiotherapist for the “National Swimming Team”at Sports Authority of India
• Worked as Sports Physiotherapist at the Senior Nationals Judo Championship in March 2011
• Worked as the Sports Physiotherapist for the AITA Talent Series tennis tournament (Under 18 years-Boys and Girls)
• Worked as a Sports Physiotherapist in the Common Wealth Games CWG Delhi 2010 at the Full Bore Shooting Championship
• Experienced in Biomechanical analysis of Sports and Sports Performance. Working on-field using Manual therapy, exercises, sports-specific rehabilitation and fitness training.
She was the world No. 1 air pistol shooter in 2014. One of the most successful Indian pistol shooters, she has represented India at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio Olympics. She has won multiple medals in World cups and World Cup finals. She received the Arjuna Award in 2016.
Syed Mohammed Arif, popularly known as Arif Saab, is one of the most distinguished coaches in India who has coached many stalwarts of Indian badminton including Pullela Gopichand, Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta. In 1974, he joined the national panel of coaches for badminton and in 1997 he was appointed as the National Chief Badminton Coach. He was conferred with Padma Shri award in 2012 and Dronacharya Award in 2000.
To empower high performance Indian coaches by enabling continuous learning and developing a support system.
Accelerate development of Indian coaches who can train athletes to become Olympic Champions.