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The Trustees
Aravind S Padukone
Trustee (Chairman) of the Academy
Age: 72 Years ( dob 15.9.1938)
Qualifications:
B.A. (Spl.), LL.B & FCS, retired as Vice President/ Co.
Secretary from a leading MNC (advertising firm) of Mumbai. Now practicing as Company Secretary, after over 42 yrs. of Employment in various companies. Hold certificates from Talwalkars Fitness Academy, Mumbai, as Fitness Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor (Gym & Aerobics) Also qualified as Specialist in advanced Diet and Nutrition from BFY Sports & Fitness, a renowned Mumbai institution
Background:
Was keenly interested in Sports & Fitness right from his School/College days. Distance running was his forte & Gym was his favourite place. He has won several awards in short and long distance running events.

Played Inter-Offices & Inter-Clubs Badminton Tournaments in1960s. Later, in 1980s he took up coaching of his sons (Jitesh and Yogesh ) for badminton during their initial years of badminton at school and college where they made mark and later in open events during which period they were playing at Central Railway under the guidance of Sunder Shetty (Currently Hon. Sec of Maharashtra Badminton Association).
Jitesh A. Padukone
Managing trustee of the Academy
Age: 38 years
Qualifications:
B.A. from St. Xaviers college, Mumbai
Background:
He won many district and state level titles in the under-18 category for his school, college and even the district. Aware of the lack of proper coaching facilities in the city, Jitesh dreamt of starting an academy to cater to the needs of youngsters like him and took up badminton coaching as a full time profession soon after he retired from competitive badminton. He currently coaches at prestigious clubs like MIG Cricket Club and North Indian Association. He has also conducted coaching camps in Matunga Gymkhana, North Indian Association, MIG Cricket Club and Matoshree Club.

He is also a Managing Committee Member of North Indian Association and Chairman of the Sports-Committee.
Some
Achievements
as a player:
1987-88 : Played for Maharashtra in school nationals at Durg (MP)
1988-89 : Played Junior Nationals at Imphal Manipur for Maharashtra
1988-89 : Won Bandra open junior titles both singles and doubles.
1988-89 : Was runner up in junior singles CCI Open Badminton Tournament.
1988-89 : Was the runner up in the Jr. singles at Juhu Gymkhana
District Selection Tournament.
1988-89 : Represented Mumbai District at the Inter- District and
State Championship held in Pune.
1997-98 : Won the Mens doubles title at the District selection
badminton tournament held at CCI
1987-88 : Won inter-collegiate junior Individual title and teams title for
Podar college
1988-89 : Won inter- collegiate junior Individual title and teams title for
St Xaviers college
1991-92 : Won the Inter-collegiate (seniors) Team Championship for
St Xaviers college
Achievements
as a coach :
2005 : Was appointed as a Coach/Manager for the Greater Mumbai District Badminton Team.
2005 : Was appointed as a coach for the Maharashtra junior team in the School Nationals held in Mandya, Karnataka.
Yogesh A Padukone
Trustee
Age: 37 years
Qualifications:
B.A. from St. Xaviers college, Mumbai
Post Graduate Diploma in Management studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Employment:
Employed with Central Railway at Mumbai CSTM. Was recruited in Railways on the basis of achievements in Badminton at the age of 19.
Played Badminton professionally for Railways and represents Central Railway in state and National level Badminton Tournaments .
Some
Achievements
as a player:
1989-90 : Represented Karnataka state Junior team at the Junior Nationals
held at Calcutta.
1990-91 : Represented Maharastra State Junior team at the Junior
Nationals held at Udaipur.
1992-93 : Represented All India combined universities at the Senior
Nationals held at Chennai.
1992-93 : Represented All India Combined Universities team at the all
India Inter Institutional Championships and Secured Runner up Position
losing to Petroleum Sports Control Board Team.
1991 : Attended BAI Camps at IG stadium Delhi and SAI centre, Bangalore
with International players like P. Gopichand, Deepankar Bhattacharya and
Pravin Kumar.
Achievements
as a coach :
Have been engaged in badminton coaching in reputed Gymkhanas and
trained several players who have done well at the Midget, Sub Junior,
Junior and Senior level.
Advisory Board members
Shirish Nadkarni:
Dr Ajit Desai:
Leroy D’Sa:
Manoj Ramchandran:
Siddhanand Padukone:
Amol Dhamdhere:
Ashwin Khanolkar:
Ramesh Pillai:
Mahesh Aras:
Ajit Nair:
Sanjay Panse:
Hiren Chheda:
International badminton player, a famous writer of the game and
sports commentator
Renowned cardiologist
1982 Asian Games bronze medallist
CMD, Touche Communications Pvt. Ltd
Torrent Pvt. Ltd
Trustee of IES English School (King George)
Former Assistant Commissioner BMC
Al- Khobar, Saudi Arabia
COO of JP Morgan Chase
Managing Director, Mx Advertising
Renowned Chartered Accountant and Director of Saraswat Bank &
Sushrusha Hospital
Hon. Gen Secretary, North Indian Association