Rahul Dravid And Prakash Padukone Join Hands To Launch First Private Sports Facility In Bengaluru

Two big men in the sports world are now teaming up to gear up the sports facility scenario in the capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru. According to the latest reports, Rahul Dravid, the “Great Wall of Indian Cricket” and Prakash Padukone, the first Indian to make it through the international circuit in Badminton are now a team. Together they are coming up with the Padukone-Dravid for Sports Excellence.

Why Is It So Special?

Firstly, the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence will be one of its kind world-class facility for sports that will help the youngsters in their respective fields to excel and build a better career. Vivek Kumar, the co-founder of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy is also the founder of this sports facility. Both Padukone and Dravid will serve as co-chairman of the facility.


The place will offer all the internationally acclaimed facilities to make sure that the young Indian athletes grow in a hassle-free environment to sharpen and develop their respective skills. It will also have the right equipment, and infrastructure for the differently-abled athletes so that they can hone their skills as well as get help for rehabilitation and development.

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Provision for both Indoor and Outdoor Sports

The sports center comprises an Olympic-size swimming pool for the swimmers aiming to make it big on the international circuit. Apart from the indoor pool construction and pool design, the place offers Olympic grade facilities helping those who want to earn gold in the Olympics and Asian games.

Football lovers have the opportunity to hone their skills and match up the level of Messi and Ronaldo. The CSE will provide football pitches with appropriate FIFA regulations and tennis courts resembling the French Open and Wimbledon courts. Certainly with Rahul Dravid in the lead, the facility will have a provision for both indoor and outdoor cricket pitch for all those who just want to be like their mentor.


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Credits – Little Black Book

A-class badminton is naturally on the list of CSE with Prakash Padukone being one of the heads at the facility. By the end of this December, avid sports fans and players can expect for 16 BWF-approved synthetic surface courts, training areas, Table tennis, and a volleyball ground. So, the place will offer training and practice sessions for almost all the popular sports.

Rehabilitation Facility

Sports and injury go hand-in-hand. That is why the CSE is dedicating a special space for the Sports and Science Centre that will house a gym and rehabilitation department. The center will offer physiotherapy, injury rehabilitation, and hydrotherapy. As a registered member of this sports facility center, you will also enjoy access to a sports library, members area, and access to concierge services and private events.

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