NKBA Management & Coaching Team

Management Team

Nikhil Kanetkar : Director

Mustak Ali:General Manager (G.M.)

Mayank Gole :General Manager (G.M.)

Head Coaches

Nikhil Kanetkar : Chief Coach

Nikhil Kanetkar is a former Olympian & has a strong record of playing International tournaments for 10 years.He has represented India in numerous other championships.As part of his critical role as a Director and Chief Coach of the academy, he has been involved in many coaching and mentoring activities, within and outside the academy.

Anil Modak : Senior Elite Coach

Modak Sir has been Nikhil's coach and mentor during his childhood days and is now training some of the Top Juniors at NKBA.He brings with him an experience of over 40 years and his contribution to Badminton is invaluable.

Mayank Gole: Head Coach

Mayank has been with NKBA from Day 1 of the inception of the academy. A former National player, he was Junior & Senior Maharashtra State Champion & was Ranked in Top 4 in India in Juniors. He has represented Maharashtra in National Championships for almost 10 years across all age categories. A 4 times Mens Singles Pune District Champion, he represented India at Surabaya Junior International Badminton Championship, Indonesia, 2008.

Mustak Ali: Head Coach

Mustak was a former player from Assam who has done his NIS (National Institute of Sports) Certification and Masters in Badminton Coaching from Indonesia. He has worked at the Gopichand Academy. Mustak was a Chief Coach in 2014-15 at Bahrain as part of his 2 years stint there.

Senior Coaches

Saurabh Gawade

Shashi Marathe

Rohit Ratnaparakhi

Rakesh Dalal

Ameya Oak

Jairaj Singh Shekhawat

Aditya Nair

Swapnil Oke

Omkar Dixit

Vishwas Nagmode

Assistant Coaches

Sarang Vyas

Shubham Puri

Amar Mangulikar



Hrishikesh Gharpure

Vinayak Dandavate

Satish Muniappa

Maithilee Deshpande

Krantiveer Sethi

Fitness Trainers

Kiran Mane : Strength Coach

Vikas : Physical Conditioning Coach

Vijaya : Physical Conditioning Coach


Mrs. Nutan Kanetkar : Chief Finance & Admin

Siba Ali: Senior Admin

Jayashree Dalal : Admin