The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) was set up in 1994 by badminton legend Prakash Padukone, in partnership with former national champion and Indian team chief coach Vimal Kumar and national badminton player, Vivek Kumar.  The Academy is renowned for grooming successive generations of national and international badminton players since its inception. PPBA alumni have participated in and won honours at prestigious international tournaments, including the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games, the World Badminton Championships and the Olympics.