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.
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 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 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.