The curriculums followed by PPSM at their beginner level centres are in line with that of Badminton World Federation's Shuttle Time. Here, great emphasis is taken to ensure that Badminton is taught to children and beginners in a gradual, fun and inclusive way. Lot of emphasis is given to skill and learning the basics correctly. Coaches focus on coordination exercises and balancing routines before they put the children to hard-core conditioning exercises. The attention the children get at our centres enables them to learn as quickly as they can as they are always under the radar of watchful and trained coaches. The fact that 19 of our coaches are qualified Shuttle Time instructors makes things easy for us and our trainees.
The Intermediate program run at XLR8 attracts accomplished players from all over India and abroad. Here, Irfan Khan heads the coaching team with inputs from the richly experienced Narendra Ubhayakar (one of Prakash Padukone's training partners) and Balachandran, the Technical Head. Sessions are a mixture of stroke practice, multi-shuttle drills, and shadow practice and games sessions. The conditioning sessions comprise weight training, agility training, long distance runs and sprints. The curriculum here is almost a replica of that followed by Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy which has honed its style after more than two decades with India's elite senior and junior internationals.
Padukone-Dravid Centre For Sports Excellence
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This year summer camp was a big leap in our Ayushi’s life for various reasons. She not only improved her badminton skills but also grew stronger, became more social and began to be more independent. All these in an accelerated manner within a time span of 2 months.
Camp had a comprehensive schedule covering agility, strengthening, stamina, game play, theory and sportsmanship. All these would not have been possible without qualified coaches. Thank you! We are all looking forward to her next camp.- Ashwinee Kumar
I was very happy with the training sessions at XLR8. It was professionally well managed. It was an exhilarating experience for my son as he got to play with upcoming players from all over India. Thank's a lot againIndrani
I want to express my eternal gratitude to the coaches, management of PPSM and the facilities provided by XLR8 during badminton summer training. It was well organized training with proper breathing space between the session, due to which players could put up their best without much stress or strain. The coaches were friendly off-court but strict enough for on-court trainings. This coaching not only taught my kids to improve their badminton skills but also helped them to increase their stamina and be more disciplined. My kids enjoyed meeting players from different cultures and exchanging views. Thanks again to the team for providing excellent coaching.- Pallavee Nikam