Lakshya Sen came up a step short against his arch rival World Junior Champion Kunlavut Vitisdarn of Thailand in the finals of the Yonex Polish Open 2019 which concluded yesterday in Czestochowa
Rahul Bharadwaj B M did well to win back to back international titles in Africa, by winning Kenya International 2019 during March 2019.
Rahul Bharadwaj won the first Senior International title of his fledgling career at the Uganda International Series Badminton Tournament in Kampala yesterday. He saved a match point in the second game of his gruelling 69-minute final against the sixth seed Kari Gunnarsson of Iceland to win 22-24, 22-20 and 21-17.
Lakshya Sen won his fourth International Men's Singles title by beating his arch rival and twice Junior World Champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in straight games 21-15, 21-10.
PPBA trainees secured four Golds and one Silver in the National Sub Junior (Under 15 & 17) Championships which concluded in Bangalore on 2nd December.
Maisnam Meiraba annexed the Under 17 Boys' Singles title at the 42nd Junior National Badminton Championships which concluded in Guwahati yesterday. Meiraba, who won the national title without loss of a set, beat Amit Rathore 21-13, 21-10. He had won the bronze medal in the same event in the Korean Juniors a couple of weeks back. Meiraba has thus added to his collection of two Under 13 and one Under 15 National Boys' Singles titles.
Lakshya Sen came agonisingly close to winning back to back international titles when he narrowly lost to Thamassin Sithikom of Thailand in the finals of TATA Open International Tournament in Mumbai. Sithikom, an Asian Bronze Medalist like Lakshya, was the winner in a 80 minute long classic Badminton encounter at the CCI Courts on Sunday at 15-21, 21-14, 21-19.
Lakshya Sen won the third senior international title of his fledgling career by defending the India international series title in Hyderabad yesterday. Lakshya beat Yee Han Chong of Malaysia in a tight three setter lasting 57 minutes, 21-15,17-21,21-17.
Kiran George made amends for missing out on the Indian team for the World Juniors by annexing his first senior title at the national level in Bangalore. Kiran who is the current national champion in the under 17 age category and also a silver medallist in the same category at the Asian Junior Championships last year has been steadily showing progress over the last one year.
The boy from Almora, who will just turn 16 in August, plans to play increasingly more on the senior circuit than the junior.
Lakshya Sen, 15, is walking off the court after a three-hour-long training session at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. He heads straight to his chair on the sidelines, on which his kit bag and water bottle is kept. Seated on the chair next to his is Padukone himself.
World Junior No. 1 Lakshya Sen fell at the penultimate hurdle in the Dutch Junior Championships which concluded in Haarlem, Netherlands yesterday. Lakshya lost to eventual winner Chen Chi Ting of Chinese Taipei 19-15, 15-21. He had a fairly easy time reaching the semis with wins over Mehmet Capar of Turkey 21-9, 21-7, Chong King Lim of Malaysia 21-10, 21-13, Takuma Obayashi of Japan 21-18, 21-15 amd Fpmg Hau Sim of Malaysia 21-19, 21-15.
Fifteen year old Lakshya Sen of Uttarakhand became the youngest so far to reach the finals of the Senior National Badminton Championship. Lakshya, trainee of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy since 2009, bid to eclipse his mentor Prakash Padukone’s feat in winning the Senior National Badminton Championships at the age of 16 was foiled by Saurav Verma who beat him 21-13, 21-12.
Lakshya Sen hailing from Almora, Uttrakhand attained World No.1 spot in the World Junior Ranking list released by Badminton World Federation today. 15 year old Lakshya Sen is the current Junior National Champion (Under-19) and is rated high by many Badminton pundits as a potential world beater. Lakshya’s progress has been steady and he won the Bronze…
PPBA covered itself with glory at the 41st Junior Nationals which concluded in Udupi on the 17th December 2016. As they had done throughout the year, while the boys dominated the Singles events, the girls excelled in the paired events during the Championships. Lakshya Sen, Under 17 singles National Champion in 2015, added the Under…
14 year old Laa Tukum from Arunachal Pradesh, became the Under-15 National Champion at the 30th Sub Junior National Championships held at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh which concluded on Sunday, 4th December. 4th Seeded Tukum beat Priyanshu Rajawat in a hard fought 3 setter in the Finals. Eventhough Tukum lost the first game 18-21 he came…
15 year old Lakshya Sen from Almora, Uttarakhand, who is the current National Champion in the U17 category and one of India’s top juniors, annexed the Men’s Singles title in the SATS India International Challenge Badminton Championship which concluded at Gachibowli, Hyderabad on Sunday. Lakshya beat Zii Jia Lee of Malaysia 11-13, 11-3,11-6,11-6 in the…
PPBA is happy to announce that the following players of the academy have been selected to participate in the “BWF World Junior Championships 2016” held at Bilbao, Spain from 2nd to 13th November 2016. Boys Girls Mithun M Lakshya Sen Gulshan Kumar Kartikey Bodhit Joshi Shikha Gautam Mahima Aggarwal Ashwani K. Bhat Mithula U.…
16 year old Kiran George, a trainee of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, did India proud by bagging the silver medal in the Under-17 Boys Singles category at the Badminton Asia Youth Championships which concluded at Kudus, Indonesia on Sunday. In the finals Kiran went down fighting to the top seeded Kunlavut Vitidasrn of Thailand 21-17,…
Prakash Padukone Sports Management is looking to hire Badminton Coaches for its Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Coaching programmes in various venues across the country. Post interview the selected candidates will further undergo training in the academy to match its standards.