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About Academy

YIBA (Yogendran International Badminton Academy) is the latest addition to Sports Hub Academy training partnership network. The key objective of the academy is to develop badminton in Kerala and India at large with the support of the Kerala Badminton Association. It is the first of its kind international academy focused on high performance Badminton coaching. The academy is driven by a dedicated team of local and international coaches who are handpicked and trained by the international coach and player – Yogendran Krishnan
Nestled inside the 34 acre world-class campus of Greenfield International stadium in Karyavattom (Trivandrum, Kerala), the facilities offered includes 16 well-lit courts with gym, Olympic size swimming pool facilities, squash courts, Basket Ball courts along with hostel, food, nutrition guide, physio etc.

First High Performance International Badminton Academy of Kerala

Team of International Coaches led by Yogendran Krishnan

World-class facilities including hostel, food, nutrition guide and physio

The coaching programs are specially designed for beginners, intermediate and advance level players, for girls, boys and adults. The programs encompass all aspects of the player’s development, namely in physical, psychological and technical.

About the coaches

The head coach, Mr. Yogendran Krishnan has an impeccable resume as a player and a coach of international standing with a proven track record. He was trained by world renowned coaches like Morten Frost, Han Jian, Zhou Kejian, Li Mao, Indra Gunawan, Misbun Sidek, Kwan Yoke Meng and others. Yogen was born and brought up in Malaysia and has been scaling great heights in Badminton from a very young age. Being trained by proficient coaches, he has been an International Badminton Champion. Not just being a Champion himself, Yogendran has produced many Champions like him successfully.

He will be assisted in by Assistant coaches Mr. Alex E. Tharakan who has vast coaching experience and Ms. Sugita Kunalan who was a Malaysian national player, has played in the All England, Swiss and French open badminton championships and in the Thomas/Uber Cup competition in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2006, which is the highest team championship for men and women badminton players in the world. Furthermore, in the coming months, a list of high calibre coaches will be joining Mr. Yogendran’s coaching team in YIBA

Yogendran Krishnan
Yogendran Krishnan
Former Malaysian International Player - Head Coach
  • Played in Swiss, All-England, German, Malaysia, Dutch, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Macau, Philippines, Thailand Opens, Asian Badminton Championship, China Masters and Asian Championships as well as in World Championships in Glasgow in 2017
  • He was trained by world renowned coaches like Morten Frost, Han Jian, Zhou Kejian, Li Mao, Indra Gunawan, Misbun Sidek, Kwan Yoke Meng and others.
  • As a coach, he has trained international players like:
    • Julian Paul, Mauritius – current All African Senior Singles Champion, 2018
    • Alexander Mauritius – current All African Junior Champion, 2018
    • Jacob Maliekal, South Africa – London Olympic 2012 & 2016, World Championships 2012, Thomas Cup Finals 2017, Jacob – All Africa Games 2011 singles CHAMPION
    • Lethshanaa (Female) – Asian Schools Singles Finalist
    • Mohd Ajfan, Maldives – London Olympic Games 2012 & 2016
    • Brazil National Team – London Olympic Games 2012
    • Lino Munoz, Mexico – World Junior Championships 2009
    • Kuala Lumpur Racquet Club (KLRC) – Players from USA, Australia, Malaysia, Bulgaria, England, Philippines, others.
Alex E Tharakan
Alex E Tharakan
BWF Certified - Coach
  • BWF certified coach with 8 years of coaching experience.
  • Completed Shuttle time tutor course
  • Technical official in 3 super series finals held in Dubai
  • He has also successfully managed and developed Badminton academies within India and Dubai where hundreds of players now undertake training.
  • Names of coaches – names of few players coached
  • As a player Alex has been playing from the age of 8 and has played various national and international level tournaments within and outside India. Has represented MG University Kerala for a span of 3 years at the national university meets. Has been the winner of 2015 UAE open championship doubles category along with Ketan Chahal from Haryana.
Sugitha Kunalan
Sugitha Kunalan
Former Malaysian International Player - Coach
  • Ms. Sugita Kunalan who was a Malaysian national player, has played in the All England, Swiss and French open badminton championships and in the Thomas/Uber Cup competition in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2006, which is the highest team championship for men and women badminton players in the world.
Ahmadi Bin Abdul Salam
Ahmadi Bin Abdul Salam
Malaysian Professional Player - Coach
  • Head coach for New Vision Badminton Academy (NVBA, Malaysia)
  • Coach of the Egret Badminton Club, USA (USA Junior Badminton Club)
Kamaldeep Singh
Kamaldeep Singh
Indian Professional Player - Coach
  • 3rd ranking in Men’s doubles (All India National Ranking)
  • Won 3rd place in Mauritius International Tournament
  • Qualified and participated in national and international tournaments including Grand Prix Gold India Open, Super Series India Open,

Programme Details

TypeAge Group
Beginners7 to 13 years
Intermediate12 to 17 years
Advance 15 to 35 years
Social & Adult PlayersBy appointment
One-to-OneBy appointment

Please contact us for details:

Phone number: 0471 471 05023, +91 7594000229

Email ID: yogen.iba@gmail.com

Address:

The Sports Hub (Greenfield stadium) office, Gate no 4, Karyavattom , Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Phone number: 0471 471 05023, +91 7594000229

Email ID: yogen.iba@gmail.com

Address:

The Sports Hub (Greenfield stadium) office,

Gate no 4, Karyavattom , Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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