Jwala Gutta launches new badminton academy in Hyderabad
Badminton champ Jwala Gutta launched her own Badminton Academy named ‘Global Academy for Badminton’ in Kukatpally, Hyderabad.She is planning to expand the operations to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata by the end of 2017.
Global Academy for Badminton
- The academy is being set up in partnership with Knock Out Wellness Labs LLP,a sister concern of Franchise India.
- The academy will be a state-of-the-art badminton coaching center with international standards, equipping players to train with the best and be better prepared to compete at global tournaments.
- It will set off with a budget of Rs 20 crore.
- It would tie-up with schools for opening centers within school premises.
Jwala Gutta promised to give equal importance to both Singles & Doubles. She has plans to reach out to the youth in Rural Areas.
Jwala Gutta : “Indians have started taking badminton seriously to make it their career choices.Our academy will help in scouting young talent, nurturing and training them.We have around 25 Badminton Courts. Our aim is to have 150 courts all over the country in the next one year. It’s more like a talent hunt. We will be supporting players financially if they have the potential. It isn’t just about providing coaching but also sponsoring. The membership is very affordable as well so that people from every corner of the country can participate”.
The academy would send the “right talent” for foreign exchange programs and host all national camps within its premises.It would have two coaches- one Indian and one international with one coach for training a batch of 20 players.
“We are very excited to associate with Jwala to launch Global Academy for Badminton. With her immense experience and skills in this sport, we are sure of setting new benchmarks of badminton training in India. Our focus would be on identifying talent at a very early stage building the natural their skills with modern techniques.
She would set new benchmarks using her immense experience and skills”, said Knock out Wellness co-Owner Mohit Verma.