Badminton Gurukul will improve coaching in India: Gopichand
MUMBAI: The Indian badminton scenario has undergone a dramatic change in the last few years. Indian players’ dominance on the world stage stands testimony to the fact that the subcontinent has emerged as a badminton powerhouse on the global arena. And to continue this upcharge India needs to do a lot more not just in the development programmes at grass root level but in the field of coaching as well.
Badminton Gurukul, an initiative by the quintessential badminton superstar and guru Pullela Gopichand and former international shuttler Supriya Devgun, is trying to address that and more.
Talking about the initiative during a press conference in Mumbai today, the Dronacharya Award winner Indian national coach Pullela Gopichand, who is also the Mentor, Founder, and Director of Badminton Gurukul said, “With the kind of results we’ve had in the international arena, and the unexpected boom badminton has seen in the last few years, a lot of badminton courts that have come up, and consequently there is an increased requirement for quality badminton coaches across the country. Keeping all this in mind, Badminton Gurukul has come up with this unique knowledge-sharing forum where we are involving the ex-players to come forward and share their experience with the young and upcoming shuttlers.”
He also added: “This is not just coaching, but many steps ahead of that. These players have experienced elite coaching programmes first hand and played at the highest level to understand the hard work and rigor required to succeed at the top level. This is an excellent combination and I am sure it will improve the quality of coaching across India and will lead to a greater talent pool across the country.”
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