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Be A Part Of Ninad's Dream To Become A Top-Class Badminton Player



Former National Champion Arvind Bhat about Ninad:-

"Ninad Kulkarni is training with me last 1 year. He is one of the most hard working and dedicated student I have. I sincerely request anyone seeing this fund raising campaign profile to help him as much as possible. I’m sure it will be put to good use and he will do his best to achieve laurels". 

Born on 12th May 2005 and brought up in a typical middle class Maharashtrian family from Pune, Ninad Kulkarni has a natural inclination towards sports from his early childhood. From 5th standard, he was in the school Basketball team of Millennium National School. By observing his serious participation in the sports activity for couple of years, his parents decided to put him in an Individual sports. Ninad joined Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy, Pune (NKBA Millennium Branch) for the formal Badminton training from Jan 2017. In a span of just 1 year, he picked up the sport gracefully with all the basic strokes, footwork, etc.

With the formal Badminton training started at NKBA, Ninad was also doing his academics in the Millennium National School. He attended every coaching session with a very sincere approach and was doing badminton fitness training early in the morning before school time.The task of taking him to the academy and back to home multiple times a day, was dedicatedly managed by his parents so that he shouldn’t miss a single session unless & until any important reason.

With sincere efforts, his participation in various tournaments showed his progress in the game. So to take him further, his father decided to learn the game so that Ninad can get more practice at home too. Ninad’s parents are into a very different field of Arts, his father Prashant is a Musician & his mother Suvarna is a Classical Bharatnatyam Dancer & Teacher. Inspite of that, they also took keen interest and Ninad started regularly practising with his father on court. With the additional practice & dedication, Ninad progressed further with more skilful playing. According to experts, his progress in the game of Badminton with just 2 years of training is remarkable with a good potential of achievements.

With his strong commitment towards Badminton, it was becoming difficult for Ninad to manage his school academics simultaneously. So facing many criticisms, his parent took a tough decision to drop him from the formal school and opt for open schooling (NIOS - National Institute of Open Schooling), so that he can concentrate more on his game.

To take him further on the path, Ninad’s parents decided to shift him to Bangalore,with a successful trial at LEVEL UP Badminton Academy, Bangalore. Ninad is now training at Levelup under the guidance of chief coach Arvind Bhat who is a former National Champion & 2014 German Open Winner. Arvind Sir is also Head Coach of Bengaluru Raptors team for Premier Badminton League (PBL) & also one of the coaches for the Indian senior team. 
Ninad has performed well in many open tournaments as a Winner or Runner-up.


Ninad’s daily training is of 6 hours which consists of 2 on-court sessions of 2 hours each before lunch and 2 hours of fitness training in the evening with weekly off on Sunday, on which he plays open tournaments in Bangalore sometimes. Left-Handed player Ninad is now 14 years old and he has next 4/5 years to develop himself as a professional badminton player.


Away from his mother & hometown, Ninad is now living in Bangalore with his father who is providing him support not only for discussion with coaches, additional diet requirements, monitoring his training sessions & tournaments, taking extra practice whenever needed but also managing house keeping & also doing some music tuitions to make out some part of the living expenses.

More than the other sacrifices, making of a sportsman is really challenging for the parents in terms of financials. The approximate Financial requirement for 1 year of training & tournaments is about 8 Lacs. The actual break-up is as follows-
  • Badminton Coaching Fees - Rs. 1,80,000
  • Fitness Training Fees - Rs. 54,000
  • Rent & Mess Charges - Rs. 1,44,000
  • State, National Out-Station and other Tournaments - Rs. 2,40,000
  • Badminton Equipments (Rackets, Shoes, Clothings, etc) - Rs. 50,000
  • Racket Guttings (Stringing) - Rs. 24,000
  • Feather Branded Shuttle Boxes - Rs.50,000
  • Diet, Supplements & Misc. - Rs. 72,000
  • Physiotherapy - Rs. 24,000

With his all potential, Ninad with his parents completely believe in himself and with his sincere dedicated efforts & hard work, he will surely succeed on his path as a professional Badminton player.

Any financial help & support will really mean for Ninad and his parents to take him further on this path.

We also request you to share this campaign to your contacts & groups, probable supporters and sport enthusiasts so that it will reach out to maximum. (WhatsApp & Facebook share links are provided above & with the corresponding icons).

Thank You very much !

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26th February 2021
Dear Supporters,
Happy to share that Ninad Kulkarni..Under 17 Boys Singles Champion at SBA Cup Badminton Tournament held under the auspices of PDMBA, Pune from 15-20 Feb 2021 at Pacific Sports Arena, Hinjewadi, Pune.

To support Ninad please do visit the link - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-ninad-kulkarni
Please visit & like the Facebook Page -
https://www.facebook.com/BadmintonNinad

Withdrawing some funds for Ninad's practice sessions
Dear Supporters,
Happy to share that Ninad Kulkarni..Under 17 Boys Singles Champion at SBA Cup Badminton Tournament held under the auspices of PDMBA, Pune from 15-20 Feb 2021 at Pacific Sports Arena, Hinjewadi, Pune.

To support Ninad please do visit the link - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-ninad-kulkarni
Please visit & like the Facebook Page -
https://www.facebook.com/BadmintonNinad

Withdrawing some funds for Ninad's practice sessions
20th January 2021
Dear Supporter & Contributor,
Happy to share that Ninad Kulkarni was the Winner (Boys Singles Under 17) of Prisha Junior Badminton Tournament held on 17th Jan 2021 at Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore.
He is progressing on his path with your support & blessings. Requesting you to please share his campaign profile with your contacts.
Thank you very much !


Dear Supporter & Contributor,
Happy to share that Ninad Kulkarni was the Winner (Boys Singles Under 17) of Prisha Junior Badminton Tournament held on 17th Jan 2021 at Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore.
He is progressing on his path with your support & blessings. Requesting you to please share his campaign profile with your contacts.
Thank you very much !


11th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support and love.

The 3rd Maharashtra State Tournament which was supposed to be held at Mumbai was cancelled by the Badminton Association. Now Ninad has resumed to his regular training schedule at Bangalore.

Request you to please visit & like Facebook Page BadmintonNinad to stay connected with Ninad as well as with Badminton!

Thanks !



Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support and love.

The 3rd Maharashtra State Tournament which was supposed to be held at Mumbai was cancelled by the Badminton Association. Now Ninad has resumed to his regular training schedule at Bangalore.

Request you to please visit & like Facebook Page BadmintonNinad to stay connected with Ninad as well as with Badminton!

Thanks !



Rs.112,948 raised

Goal: Rs.800,000

153 Days to go

Beneficiary: Ninad Kulkarni info_outline

Supporters (55)

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,000
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Debasish donated Rs.500

Good luck, do India and your parents proud

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Abhijeeg donated Rs.2,375
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Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.150

Matching payment towards Pushpa’s contribution

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Pushpa donated Rs.3,000

Best Wishes to Ninad for a successful career in Badminton... (in memory of my Mother who herself was Badminton player n an athlete).

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Anonymous donated A$25