enJogo, a leading sports education and technology company, and Padukone Sports Management, founded by the legendary badminton player Prakash Padukone, are proud to announce their partnership to establish India’s first fully integrated residential academy for badminton – Padukone Residential Academy. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the development of badminton talent in India and create a world-class training facility for aspiring players.

The enJogo-Padukone Residential Academy brings together two powerhouses in the sports education domain and management. enJogo, known for its innovative technology-driven approach to sports learning, will contribute its expertise in creating comprehensive training reports, performance analytics, and player development funnels. Padukone Sports Management, under the guidance of Prakash Padukone, a former world number one badminton player, Padma Shri and Arjuna Awardee, brings decades of experience, his team of expert coaches, and passion for the sport.

The integrated residential academy will provide a holistic training environment for young badminton enthusiasts, combining top-tier coaching, state-of-the-art facilities, academic support, and personalized attention. The residential academy will be operational in Barnes School & Junior College, Nashik, one of the highest ranked ICSE affiliated boarding schools in Maharashtra. Situated on a sprawling campus spread across 256 acres, the academy will feature advanced training courts, fitness centers, sports science labs, accommodation facilities, and academic classrooms.

“We are thrilled to partner with Padukone Sports Management to establish India’s first fully integrated residential badminton academy,” said Mr. Kishore Taid, CEO of enJogo. “Our shared vision is to nurture and develop the next generation of badminton stars by providing them with a comprehensive ecosystem encompassing technical training, physical conditioning, mental resilience, and academic excellence. With this collaboration, we aim to set new benchmarks in the field of badminton development in India.”

Prakash Padukone, Founder of Padukone Sports Management, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “By combining our expertise and resources, we can create an environment where talented young players can thrive and fulfill their potential in badminton while continuing their academics. Our goal is to produce world-class badminton players who can compete at the highest level and bring laurels to the nation. This partnership with enJogo will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Indian badminton.”

The enJogo-Padukone Sports Management integrated residential academy will adopt a structured and progressive training curriculum, focusing on technical skills, tactical awareness, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and mental fortitude. The academy’s coaching staff will comprise renowned national and international coaches, sports scientists, physiotherapists, and academic tutors, providing a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience.

The selection process for aspiring players will be conducted through a rigorous evaluation system that assesses their skills, potential, and commitment to the sport. The academy will strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters teamwork, discipline, and personal growth.

To ensure the all-around development of its athletes, the academy will offer a balanced academic program as well. This approach will enable students to pursue their academic aspirations alongside their badminton training, ensuring a strong foundation for their future.

The enJogo-Padukone Residential Academy is scheduled to commence operations in July, 2023. It aims to become an excellence centre for badminton training, producing talented players who can make a mark on the national and international stage. For admission related queries, contact our admission counselors: Kallal Maitra (8208212686) / Shikha Saroj (8826056690) now.

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