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.
Hails from Slovakia and has coached shooting teams in many countries.
He was the Head Coach of the national team of Kuwait from 2012 to16, Coach of national team of Kazakhstan 2011-12, Coach of national sport centre of Slovakia from 2006-11, and National Coach of Switzerland from 2011-05. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Presov, Department of Physical Education and Sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.