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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’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 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 Tournaments - Rs. 2,40,000 (App. 8 to 12 Tournaments all over India)
  • Badminton Equipments (Rackets, Shoes, Clothings, etc) - Rs. 50,000
  • Racket Guttings (Stringing) - Rs. 24,000
  • 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).

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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 !



22nd October 2019
Dear Supporters,

Recently Ninad participated in 2nd Maharashtra State Tournament held at Nagpur from 8-12 Oct 2019. He made upto 4th Round in Under 15 Boys Singles & 3rd Round in Under 17 Boys Singles.


Now Ninad is going to participate in 3rd Maharashtra State Tournament to be held at Mumbai from 2-6 Nov 2019. With all your blessings, support & well wishes, he will perform at his best.

Thank you very much for your support!
Dear Supporters,

Recently Ninad participated in 2nd Maharashtra State Tournament held at Nagpur from 8-12 Oct 2019. He made upto 4th Round in Under 15 Boys Singles & 3rd Round in Under 17 Boys Singles.


Now Ninad is going to participate in 3rd Maharashtra State Tournament to be held at Mumbai from 2-6 Nov 2019. With all your blessings, support & well wishes, he will perform at his best.

Thank you very much for your support!
3rd October 2019
Dear Contributors,

Thank you very much for your support for Ninad.

As you know, he is in good hands of Arvind Bhat - former national champion & head coach at Levelup Academy, Bangalore and he is doing his daily training schedule sincerely & dedicatedly. In the months of Aug & Sept 19, Ninad played 6 open tournaments in Bangalore & he was the winner in 4 of them. This will definitely add to his game experience.





Now Ninad is going to play Maharashtra State Selection Tournament to be held at Nagpur from 8th Oct 2019 organised by Maharashtra Badminton Association.
We are withdrawing some funds to cover the expenses for the same (Travel, Lodging, Food) and some to pay the academy expenses for the current month (Rent, Food, Fitness, etc)

Thanks for your support!
Need your blessings all the way.
Dear Contributors,

Thank you very much for your support for Ninad.

As you know, he is in good hands of Arvind Bhat - former national champion & head coach at Levelup Academy, Bangalore and he is doing his daily training schedule sincerely & dedicatedly. In the months of Aug & Sept 19, Ninad played 6 open tournaments in Bangalore & he was the winner in 4 of them. This will definitely add to his game experience.





Now Ninad is going to play Maharashtra State Selection Tournament to be held at Nagpur from 8th Oct 2019 organised by Maharashtra Badminton Association.
We are withdrawing some funds to cover the expenses for the same (Travel, Lodging, Food) and some to pay the academy expenses for the current month (Rent, Food, Fitness, etc)

Thanks for your support!
Need your blessings all the way.
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Rs.78,600 raised

Goal: Rs.800,000

259 Days to go

Beneficiary: Ninad Kulkarni info_outline

Supporters (33)

PD
Parag donated Rs.2,500

All the best Ninad,

NK
Nitin donated Rs.2,500
A
Anonymous donated Rs.101
AP
ABHIJIT PATHAK donated Rs.1,000
K
KAILASHRAGHUNATHNA donated Rs.5,000
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated $5.40

Matching payment towards Mr JITENDRA BHARGAV ABHYANKAR’s contribution