Gopichand To Launch His Second Badminton Academy In Gachibowli – Hyderabad

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Pullela Gopichand.
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HYDERABAD: Chief National Coach Pullela Gopichand and the former international player for India is all set to launch his second badminton academy at Gachibowli in the city here later this month of early next month, his first badminton academy is set up in 2003 is one of the best in Asia. It is also to note that one his badminton academy exists in Salem, Tamilnadu. So, Gopichand has 3 badminton academies across India to his credit.

The new academy will have nine-courts, rooms for players to stay, a gym and a cafeteria. This new academy is for the reason, We have had in the last few years a lot more players being trained. As such, we found it difficult for us to manage. Hopefully, this nine-court badminton hall will ease the pressure. Because, lot more players have started to play well and we need more infrastructure and this infrastructure will support us,” Gopichand told PTI.

It is expected that the new academy would be inaugurated by the Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao though the date for the event is yet to be finalised.

“We will have the inauguration done by the Union Sports Minister and the Chief Minister and we are just waiting for the dates. Hopefully, in the end of October or early part of November, we will have the inauguration,” he said.

The Instant Review System in Badminton Sport

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The Instant Review System or The Hawk Eye.
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The Instant Review System, also called as ‘Hawk Eye‘, the latest innovation in badminton sport, makes the best use of technology to the core for the benefit of the badminton game.

Badminton is a sport that contains high level of passion, commitment, aggression, emotion and also an added vigour to it. whenever a rally gets a wrong line call from an line umpire after a hard fought rally, the player gets frustrated, and may even occur as a turning point to lose or win his game of badminton to his opponent at a crucial juncture, often the player distracts away from the game or even has a chance to have a heated argument with the line judge.

So, to avoid such circumstances, the BWF Council agreed introducing an Experimental Law allowing player’s to challenge linecalls when an ‘Instant Review System’ is in operation on that Court.

The Instant Review System comprises ultra slow motion cameras focused down the court lines which sends images to a control position near the Referee. The Umpire signals the operator whenever a player challenges for a line call and the operator will display the images to the Referee, to be played at different speeds and stopped frame by frame. He/she will then decide to uphold the Linejudges/Umpires decision or can overturn it.

The system makes use of an ultra-slow motion instant replay which will provide the information for the Referee to decide immediately whenever the shuttle lands and the call made by the line judge (or Umpire overrule), and before the commencement of the serve for the next rally.

When challenging a line call, the player should clearly say ‘Challenge’ to the Umpire, also by raising one’s hand or arm at the same time.However, a player or pair has only two rights to challenge line calls or Umpire overules of line calls per match.

If a line call, after review, is found correct against the players challenge, then the player/pair loses one right to challenge.

If the player/pair incorrectly challenged twice then they lose any further right to challenge during the match.

If the player/pair’s lin call challenge is successful, then they retain the right to challenge and do not lose it.

This setup is active while the game is live and provides instant results for the total arena satisfaction thus avoiding any further discripencies.

The badminton Court

A typical Badminton Court.

Badminton sport also requires a perfect measured land area with its dimensions usually called as the “Badminton” court. A badminton net divides the badminton court into two equal halves. First the sport was played outdoor the surface being clay and open air. Later advancements and open air limitations pushed the game to be played inside a thatched room normally called as “Indoor” meaning “closed”, from then on badminton sport has become a popular “Indoor” sport with its initial surface being clay or cement. Later, more advancements and limitations to the badminton court surface changed rapidly from clay, cement, wooden and Synthetic turf.

Wooden and the Synthetic badminton court surfaces emerge as the safest surfaces to play this sport till date as these provide more comfort, durability and the most important one being avoiding risk of injuries when compared to other badminton court surfaces.

Different qualities of synthetic badminton courts are also available depending upon its quality and price. High craftsmanship and skilled techniques are always used in laying these “Harmless” badminton courts. However, the synthetic one’s boredom us in their maintenance.

Alas! avoid laying a synthetic badminton court directly over a hard surface which would invite the opportunity of getting injuries during extended hours of play. Now a days portable synthetic badminton courts of are readily available to kick start your badminton sport any time!

Tejesh Sports Academy – Review

Tejesh Sports Academy is located in the outskirts of Chennai between Velachery and Madipakkam.


Tejesh Sports Academy has various facilities such as two badminton courts, two lawn tennis courts, two cricket nets and a table tennis room.

The badminton courts are wooden and the ceiling is quite high. This location is ideal for corporate tournaments.

The academy has a website with useful information about their offerings and also a very active Facebook page.