Gopichand Badminton Academy in HyderabadGopichand Badminton Academy is a world-class badminton training facility situated in the Gachibowli (a major Information Technology suburban area, approx. 5 km away from the illustrious HITEC city) of Hyderabad city.
Founded by the veteran shuttler and the winner of prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001, Pullela Gopichand, this academy is one of the most preferred training facilities of shuttlers across the nation.
The role of Gopichand Badminton Academy in branding the city of Hyderabad as the Badminton capital of India is invaluable. The academy has proudly presented several promising shuttlers to the world which include the big names like Olympic bronze medal winner Saina Nehwal, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (first ever Indian woman to win a medallion in singles at the Badminton World Federation sanctioned World Championships tournament) and many other well-known shuttlers.
History of Gopichand Badminton Academy in HyderabadDuring his badminton career, Gopichand found it very difficult to train in the absence of a well-equipped training facility in the country.
As a player who struggled throughout his career due to injuries, Gopichand was aspired to bring a well-equipped badminton training facility which could bring all essential facilities under one roof.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh's award of 5 acres land to Gopichand on winning the 'All England Open Badminton Championships' in London came at the right time for his aspiration of building an academy.
With the backing from his wife and his relative Prasad, Gopichand gathered a good sum and went on to mortgage his family domicile, which could make his dream come true of building a world-class badminton training facility.
Infrastructure of Gopichand Badminton Academy in HyderabadIt was a long journey for Gopichand that was filled with numerous road blocks as in a country where the game of Cricket is treated as a religion; it was hard for him to penetrate the game of badminton among the youngsters.
Present Status of Gopichand Badminton Academy in HyderabadIn addition to the installations, the Gopichand Badminton Academy offers a few programs associated to physical therapy and dieting for shuttlers.
Gopichand Badminton Academy
Address: 91, Beside Infosys, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032
Landmark: Opposite IVRCL Apartment
Eight Yonex courts, football ground, athletic track, natatorium, wellness spa, rehabilitation point, steam room installations and few other facilities