Gopichand To Launch His Second Badminton Academy In Gachibowli – Hyderabad

Pullela Gopichand.(Image Courtesy:

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.

Umpires Grade II Exam 2015, Jaipur – Rajasthan

BAI Grade II
Examination will be held at Jaipur, Rajasthan during the 40th Inter State – Inter Zonal &
Junior National Badminton Championships 2015 from 30th November to 6th December 2015.

Each State is permitted to send 2 candidates only.

The procedure is as follows.

29-11-2015 — Reporting before 2.00 p.m.
30-11-2015 — Line judging during Inter state Championships.
01-12-2015 — Line judging during Inter state Championships.
01-12-2015 — Theory Examination – at 3.00 p.m at the Venue.
02-12-2015 & 03-12-2015 — Practical Examination.
04-12-2015 — Viva & Practical’s.

Candidates shall be provided free hospitality from 29th to 6th December 2015
(Boarding & Dormitory Accommodation by the Host.Association).

Those interested to avail rail concession; they may contact the concerned State

All the Members Associations are requested to send names of 2 candidates from each unit
to Mr.S.A.Shetty, Convener, BAITOC email: with a copy to
Mr.S.Muralidharan, Chairman, BAI TOC email:, Mr.K.K.Sharma,
Org.Secretary email: and to the undersign before 1st November 2015.

For more details:

1) Prospectus Details.
2) Website details.