The Li-Ning Badminton Academy as a part of Ad Astra Sports Academy has created six international level rubber courts as per specification of world badminton federation ( WBF) . All the six courts have been created under the aegis of Li-Ning Badminton Academy . The courts are indoor and have proper lightening system with generator back-ups. They are all protected against eco-sounds and reverberations other add on and back up facilities like lockers for individual players have been provided. It will be treated to be member of this academy.
6 International level Rubber court approved by WBF and BI , ABC etc.
In 2012 Li-Ning launched its Li-Ning brand of badminton equipment and apparel in India. Haven taken the Indian market by storm,in a short period of just one year, Li-Ning has become synonymous with providing high quality, inimitable badminton products in India.
Mr. Chetan Anand Buradagunta is an ace badminton player from India. He is considered to be one of the best male badminton players in the country after Prakash Padukone, Syed Modi and Pullela Gopichand. Chetan Anand was a four time National Badminton champion in 2004, 2007, 2008 & 2010. He has a career best world ranking of world no 11. His Ranking has dropped to 54 since October 2010 due to his Ankle injury. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Indian Arjuna Award.
Technical Director and Coach In charge
Mr. Dilip Sanyal .
Born and brought up at Meerut Mr. Sanyal serving the game of Badminton since 1970, first as a player and then as a coach. He has the privilege of dealing with the all departments of games and sports viz. playing, coaching, administration, organising, umpiring etc.etc.
A Meerut University champion in 70’s he took coaching as a hobby in different schools and colleges in Meerut. In 1975 he has joined the Defense Accounts Department in sports quota. He obtained the Diploma in coaching as a topper of the batch in the year 1980-81 from the prestigious Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala. In the same year he has become the National Umpire of Badminton Association of India, In 2011 he has elevated in the National panel of referees & till date he is the only National Umpire & referee in Badminton from western U.P
In 1982 he has also served as Technical Official in the mega event of Delhi Asian Games. There after he has done the duties of technical official in various National and International events.
In 1983 he left the Defense Accounts Department and joined the National Institute of Sports (Now Sports Authority of India) as full time coach.
Regarding coaching he expressed that his golden period is from 1987 to 1999 at Allahabad. Since 1987 to 1999 each and every year without a break of any year his trainees are in 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in various National Championships. A few of them are Salil Srivastava,1987 sub jr. National champion, Abhinn Shyam Gupta who is national champion in all the four category viz. mini, sub jr.,jr.&sr. and also a Arjun Awardy, Sushant Saxena Jr. national champion & twice Sr.national runnerup, Niharika Tandon represent India in Jr. World Championship,Anjali Purwar Rly.Champion . Ruchita Gupta Jr. India no. 3. The best part is in the year 1994 when U.P. become National Champion after a gap of 36 years and all the five players representing U.P. were taking training under him. The U.P. Sports Journalist has honored him as the best coach in the same year at Luck now.
In 1997 he has also nominated as National Coach during Prakash Padukone era.
In 1999 he joined the Administration work at S.A.I. Central Centre, Delhi in Monitoring Cell but after few months again given the charge of SAI Badminton Academy at Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi. After a year or so he has again been asked to do the Administration work of SAI Training Center, Delhi.
In February 2009 SAI has send him to the Organizing Committee of XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi, in Sports Functional Area and for the last more than one and half year coordinating the game of Badminton. Currently as equipment manager he is looking the work of field of play, warm up area, training area of Siri Fort Sports Complex and Saket Sports Complex, where the Badminton competition will be held.
Extra Coaching- The famous saying “ The Battle of water-loo was won on the play –fields of Eton & harrow” is true even today and will remain so for ever. On the fields players are so trained that they are competent enough to meet all challenges of life, we at Ad Astra aim to do exactly that. Our focus will be to instill sense of team spirit. Train them in goal setting improve their written and verbal communication, organize ground discussions on current topics informally and help them chalk out strategies for effective time management. Sports fields are ideal places for sharpening skills of decision making and enhancing level of individual and team confidence. In short we will enhance the leadership traits of young boys and girls through online training by the celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar, Kris Srikkanth, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid , Chetan Anand , etc.
The online portal www.careerstrokes.com will be facilitate the above training
I may add that the young training and achievement will be recognized by awarding certificates to the individuals by Kris Srikkanth
This will add another feather to the caps of those enrolled in Ad Astra Sports Academy.
The areas are-
- Professional development
- Team work
- Goal setting
- Leadership skills
- Stress management
- Communication skills
- Group discussion
- Motivation & confidence building
- Decision making
- Coaching & mentoring
- Time management
- Bench marking