Mr. Chetan Anand is a renowned former badminton player from India. He has won several international tournaments. He has a career best world ranking of world no 10. He has won prestigious commonwealth bronze in 2005. Chetan Anand was a four time national badminton champion in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Indian Arjuna Award. He is currently holding the position of senior coach at Badminton Association of India.
Chetan Anand - the name that resonates with Indian Badminton as an artist with the racquet - had decided to contribute back to the sport that he dearly loves. And how?
Chetan decided to provide the right coaching and infrastructure to the aspiring players with an unflinching dedication and determination to win medals for India. He started CHETAN ANAND BADMINTON ACADEMY (fondly called as CABA) with international standards as he felt players should be provided world class facilities for training. CABA has 2 branches - the one in Madhapur has 3 courts and at Ameenpur ( main campus) they have 10 matted international courts.
The Ameenpur center also has a world class gym, large yoga room , ice bath facility and round the clock availability of physiotherapist. The facility also has an inbuilt hostel for out of station players, food courts and many other features.
In addition the facility has a large cricket ground that is used by players for outdoor training and recreation. The facility is built in a sprawling 9 acres of land. Chetan’s vision is to develop it into a sports village in due course of time.
Chetan Anand feels that the players should be provided world class facilities at his coaching center, so he ensured that CABA has gym, ice bath, large yoga room, physiotherapists, 13 courts built with international standards, hostels for out-of-station players, food courts and many other features. In addition to this, the Ameenpur facility has a large cricket ground that is frequently used for outdoor fitness and recreations. Ameenpur campus is built over 9 acres of space and Chetan Anand’s vision is to see it as a Sports Village.
Chetan Anand feels that there are some distinct qualities and characteristics that players must possess/practice to excel in the sport. He strongly feels that hard work & discipline cannot be compromised. Players must have the killer instinct coupled with the right composure to get the right results. And in addition to this, patience and perseverance are the key. Parents should trust the coaches and be supportive, work with the coaches seeing the long term goals.
Chetan Anand opines that the coaches play a key role and their contribution is as critical as that of players. So, he (along with the coaches) is striving to help, guide and improve the standards of the games of his students, to see them represent at the highest levels. He is pleased to see the results coming (since CABA started 2 years ago) as some of his students have already won various championships at national level, state level & district level.