Need more players at national camp to implement my Olympics plans, says India's badminton singles coach Agus Dwi Santoso
SAI allowed the national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following approval from the Telangana government on 1 August but only four are currently training at the SAI-Pullela Gopichand Academy.
After losing in the finals of 2017 and 2018, PV Sindhu on this day in 2019 became the first Indian shuttler to win World Championships gold medal.
PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth and Sikki Reddy resume training at SAI Gopichand Badminton Academy after COVID-19 break
The badminton players trained after Sports Authority of India decided to resume national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following Telangana government's approval on 1 August.
'Keep shining and making India proud': Birthday wishes pour in for PV Sindhu as star shuttler turns 25
Rio Olympics silver-medalist Sindhu has established herself as one of the country’s best shuttlers, becoming the first Indian player to win the 2018 BWF World Tour and the 2019 BWF World Championships.
Firstpost Masterclass: Legendary shuttler Jwala Gutta breaks down the technical and mental aspects of doubles badminton
Doubles is the fast and furious version of badminton where one's success also depends on one's partner. Seasoned exponent Jwala Gutta explains the technicalities of doubles badminton, and the challenges and mental aspects of her sport.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Prakash Padukone – humble champion who changed the face of sport forever
In this final act of Past Masters of Indian Badminton series, Shirish Nadkarni looks back at the life and career of the man who transformed the sport in India - Prakash Padukone.
Signing foreign coaches post-pandemic might be tough, former India players can fill the void, says PV Sindhu
World champion shuttler PV Sindhu believes foreign coaches would be difficult to hire in a post-COVID-19 world, presenting former India internationals the opportunity to step forward and fill in the void.
Gopi's blossoming badminton career could so easily have been nipped in the bud, well before his hit his prime, by a terrible injury to his left knee in 1994 when he was 21, and beginning to crank up the pressure on all his rivals.
The doubles record of the Ghosh brothers is exemplary. They were indisputably the best Indian doubles combination during the 1960s, reaching the National final on each and every occasion between 1963 and 1970, and winning the crown five times together.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: TN Seth — A gentle, graceful sporting champion who was revered by teammates and rivals alike
TN Seth was a winner of five national titles, including four singles crowns in the years 1952, 1955, ’56 and ’57, effectively punctuating the title run of his greatest rival, Nandu Natekar; and one mixed doubles title in 1951 with Doris H David at a time when foreigners were permitted to play in the Indian Nationals.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: The Deodhar sisters – Tara, Sunder, Suman dominated sport and left lasting legacy
Tara, Sunder and Dr Suman dominated the national badminton scene in all three departments – singles, doubles and mixed – individually and with one another, literally sweeping all before them, and crowding their cupboard with 23 national trophies.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: George Lewis – the 'Guru' and first player to win ten national titles
George Lewis’ longevity and consistency were amazing. He was the first player to win ten Indian national titles, collected over a 14-year period between 1936 and 1949.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Sarojini, Sunila and Sanjeevani Apte - a tale of three sisters who ruled the Nationals
Watching Natekar play was inspiration enough, but the urge to excel at the sport was fuelled even further when the girls saw their cousin Manik Apte playing and representing Maharashtra in the Nationals.
The returning machine was a regular in India squads from 1961 until 1976, including all the five Thomas Cup campaigns played during these 15 years. He captained the national squad and helped it enter the final rounds of the 1972 Thomas Cup.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India chief national coach Pullela Gopichand takes online video lessons for shuttlers during lockdown
Apart from Gopichand, Jamshedpur-born trainer Dinaz Vervatwala, who has worked with London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal, is also taking fitness classes for the Indian shuttlers via Zoom app
In our series Past Masters of Indian Badminton, we take a look a the great Suresh Goel who mesmerised the fans in 1960s with his delectable stokes and finesse
Badminton circuit is suspended to the end of April, but the BWF expects more tournaments to be put off in May and June.
Past Masters of Indian Badminton: Nandu Natekar — the sorcerer who used the racket like a magic wand
Nandu Natekar's matches through the 1950s at the CCI and Bombay Gymkhana had salivating spectators queuing up for tickets overnight, with several having to be turned away because there was just no more space in the playing hall.
Badminton Association of India restructures domestic set-up with new Rs 2 crore-worth multi-level tournament
The decision to restructure the domestic badminton tournament set-up was taken at the Executive Council meeting of BAI on Sunday.
PBL 2020: Sai Praneeth, Tai Tzu Ying lead from front as Bengaluru Raptors become first team to defend title
World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth and world No. 2 Tai Tzu Ying led the Bengaluru Raptors from the front before the mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Eom Hye Won sealed the win over the North Eastern Warriors, who were in the final for the first time.