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Rahul Settles for Silver at Yonex Sunrise India Junior International Grand Prix 2017

Rahul Bharadwaj's giant killing run came to an end in the finals of the Yonex Sunrise Indian Junior International Grand Prix which concluded in Pune yesterday. Rahul capitulated to the top seed and Junior World No. 2 Kunlavut Vitidsarn rather meekly in straight games 16-21, 11-21.

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September 04, 2017 / News

Rahul and Meiraba Lifts Titles

In the under 17 Boys Singles, top seeded Meiraba Luwang also lifted his second title of the season by beating Iman Sonawal of Haryana in straight sets 21-17, 21-12 in the finals. Rahul Bharadwaj and Meiraba Luwang won the Boys Singles Under-19 and Under-17 Titles respectively in the recently concluded 16th Union Bank All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament. Rahul beat his Academy counterpart Aryamann Tandon in straight sets 21-12, 21-14 in the Finals to lift his 2nd consecutive Under-19 Boys Singles Title.

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June 28, 2017 / News

I don’t care if my opponent is 18 or 28: Junior world No 1 Lakshya Sen is ready for the big stage

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. Together with Sen’s coach and academy co-founder Vimal Kumar, Padukone proceeds to engage the teenager in some technical talk about his game.

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June 01, 2017 / News

Lakshya Sen bags silver in German Juniors

Lakshya Sen did one better than his performance at the Dutch Junior by winning the silver medal in Under-19 Men's singles at the German Junior Championships which concluded yesterday in Berlin. Lakshya, the top seed, lost to the second seeded Lee Chia Hao of Chinese Taipei in the final 21-19; 21-11; 21-18 which went on for 54 Minutes. earlier, in the semifinals, Lakshya avenged the defeat he suffered last week at the hands of Chen Chi Ting of ChineseTaipei in Dutch Junior by beating

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March 13, 2016 / Announcements

Lakshya wins Bronze at the Dutch Junior Championships

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.

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Lakshya Sen claims silver in the Senior Nationals

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.

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February 08, 2017 / News

Lakshya, Kiran win National Junior Titles; Mithula claims triple Crown

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…

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December 20, 2016 / Announcements

Laa Tukum lifts the Sub Junior National Title

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…

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December 8, 2016 / Announcements

Lakshya Sen wins his maiden Senior International Title

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…

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November 28, 2016 / Announcements

PPBA Trainees for Junior World Championships

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.…

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October 21, 2016 / Announcements

Kiran George Bags Silver at Badminton Asia U17 Junior Championships

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,…

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October 20, 2016 / Announcements

Malaysian Junior Team Visits Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy

The Malaysian Junior Boys Team bound for the World Junior Badminton Championships in Spain next month is on a 10 day visit to PPBA in Bangalore to spar with the junior players of the Academy.

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October 7, 2016 / Announcements

Meiraba International Junior Tournament in Jakarta

Meiraba Luwang of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy won the Under-15 boys singles title in the Jaya Raya Yonex -Sunrise Grand-Prix Junior International

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September 28, 2016 / Tournament News

Lakshya wins his first Senior National title

15 year old Lakshya Sen of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy won his maiden Men’s Singles title in the Dorjee Khandu All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament

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September 28, 2016 / Tournament News

PPBA Juniors win 5 out of 7 titles in Delhi Junior Open

Winning 7 out of the 9 titles on offer, PPBA trainees dominated the All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held at Ludlow Castle Complex in Delhi from 12th to 18th September 2016.

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September 22, 2016 / Tournament News

PPBA continues their domination in the National Junior Circuit

Trainees of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy continued their dominance by claiming 5 out of 9 events in the recently concluded All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at Thirupati.

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August 31, 2016 / Tournament News