Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy

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About Us

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.

Vision & Mission

“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.

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First time in India

6 Step Champion Program

Step 1 - Beginners Batches

Step 2 - Basic Batches

Step 3 - Higher Basic Batches

Step 4 - Pre Semi Advanced Batch

Step 5 - Semi Advanced Batch


Corporate Batch


Director & Chief Coach

Nikhil Kanetkar

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.

Senior Elite Coach

Anil Modak

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.

Head Coach

Mayank Gole

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.

Head Coach

Mustak Ali

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.


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