Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy,
NKBA was launched on the 14th March 2011 for developing world class players, and became operational on 11th April 2011. The academy is based at the Mahalunge - Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.
“Grooming Talent to Make Champions”
To be a world class academy in terms of infrastructure and training imparted.
To develop a system of coaching and training at all levels.
To identify talent at grassroot level and to be able to support them.
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.
NKBA has been very supportive from the day I joined. The good quality coaches with their coaching skills give personal attention to every single player Read more
Sanyogita GhorpadeFormer India No.2 in Womens Doubles
My target was just to represent our country at the International level but when I joined NKBA, I got very good guidance & it lead me to reach World No.2. Read more
Sukant KadamWorld No.2 in Mens Singles SL4 in Para Badminton
Training at the NKBA has been thoroughly enjoyable for me. The Coaches motivate each one of us every day which makes us work hard in each session. I have Read more
Varun KapurWorld No.9 in U19 Boys Singles
NKBA is like a second home to me. The friendly atmosphere in the practice sessions & the sincere help which I recieve from my coaches motivates me to be Read more
Tara ShahIndia No.1 in U15 Girls Singles
The dedication shown by the coaches in improving my skills has encouraged me to reciprocate in more than equal measures. The academy has given us a overall Read more
Riya HabbuAll India Finalist in U17 Girls Singles
My experience at the academy was great since the very beginning. I feel very fortunate to be practicing with many other great players and coaches. Read more
Rhucha SawantU17 Girls Singles State Champion
Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) is a high performance badminton training centre in Pune. This academy enables players of all ages & levels to Read more
Vikram SardeshpandeCorporate Batch
The most striking thing about NKBA , under Nikhil's leadership, is that they have a very structured approach to coaching. This ensures that every day Read more
Upendra FadnisFormer National Player &
My daughter Tara Shah has been training at NKBA for the past 5 years. The atmosphere at the academy is open & welcoming. Every child finds his or her place Read more
Gauri ShahMother of Tara Shah
It’s a proud feeling always to be associated with NKBA since its inception in 2011. Friendly & safe environment. Amazing coaches who provided best start Read more
Rahul SawantFather of Rhucha Sawant
Being Aayush's mother, I can definitely say that the 8 years that he played in NKBA, along with making him a good badminton player, also boosted hisRead more
Shilpa KhandekarMother of Aayush Khandekar
My son Varun joined NKBA in 2015. Over the last few years his performances are all credited to the systems & training methods put in place at this world Read more
Rohit KapurFather of Varun Kapur
Our relationship with NKBA is since 2011 & it's so closely bonded ever since.Purva's hidden talent & skills been discovered & groomed by Nikhil & Read more
Sudip BarveFather of Purva Barve
Within a year of joing NKBA as a Beginner, my kids started winning at district level tournaments & then Maharashtra State ranking tournaments.After Read more
Commissioner Mr. D.K. SinghFather of Ashita & Arnava
Badminton as a sport is not just about playing winning & losing but a holistic approach in grooming the child to be more patient , discipline , confident & Read more
Vishal ThakoreFather of Dhruv & Arya
NKBA is one of the topmost academy for young budding shuttlers.They have best setup & practices to groom young talent. Merit is the ONLY criteria for selection & Read more
Ujjwal DeshpandeUncle of Parth Deshpande
Arya has been training at NKBA for the last 3 years & has developed his game positively with the training given at NKBA. He has won many accolades & recently Read more
Mrs. JadhavMother of Arya Jadhav
Start right is a key aspect of learning methodology & NKBA has spared no efforts in ticking the right check-boxes while grooming my son Chinmay in the "Poona" game.Read more
NKBA was second home to our children!! They just loved being there, be it being part of fitness routines or learning or practising strokes or stretching Read more
Hari RaoFather of Aravind Rao
We just not admire Nikhil sir but are also proud of him for being an excellent coach with his all around attention. In just a short period of 4 years, Read more
Minal ChordiyaMother of Rishabh Chordiya
NKBA is doing a really great & fabulous job to groom junior badminton talents. I’m glad that I decided to move out from Kolkata & come to NKBA. Read more
Nirmalya PalFather of Nilabjo & Nirban
I’m practicing in NKBA since the academy started & it’s been 8 years now. NKBA provides all the International facilities. Nikhil sir & all the other coaches have Read more
Purva BarveFormer World Junior No.8