Since having opened its doors in 2017, Selenite has constantly strived to be a front runner in the arena of Badminton. A massive facility spanning over 40,000 square ft, equipped with the best coaches and amenities; Selenite has and will continue to produce renowned Badminton players who will make our nation proud.
The blazing trail that the athletes leave behind can be traced back to the coaches who train them. Selenite can boast of distinguished and illustrious coaches who have numerous accolades to their names.
At Selenite we believe that hard work and perseverance should never go unnoticed, hence we provide several benefits such as scholarships and player welfare programs for our athletes. To further enable our athletes, we are a performance center with world class facilities including a fitness coach, strengthening coach, nutritionist as well as a physiotherapist.
Founding Member and Director:
A Founding member of Selenite Sports Academy, Manjunatha harbors the vision of developing world class sports personalities from the grassroot level by providing the best-in-class sports facilities with supervision from topnotch sports gurus. He is a National and State-level Throwball player, representing Karnataka between1992-1996. An Engineer by education and technologist by profession, Manjunatha is deeply committed to sports excellence through providing best sporting infrastructure and bringing in the right technologies for the upliftment of sports excellence in India.
A successful entrepreneur, Keerthi is highly regarded in the world of business. He fosters a keen interest in sports and as a partner at Selenite he hopes to accelerate the growth of Badminton in India. Charismatic by nature and full of energy, he is leaving no stone unturned in making sure that the athletes at Selenite avail the best possible coaching. Keerthi is also a humble philanthropist and has adopted several government schools to ensure that he is doing his bit in the provision of education to India’s youth.
Sanjeev Katti, CEO of Selenite, has a great zest for Badminton. He has achieved great heights as an athlete and has many laurels to show. Sanjeev’s profound experience in the world of Badminton has made him an admirable coach for sub-junior and junior categories. As a Player, he has secured many titles across Junior, Senior, 35+ and 40+ categories in State Ranking and South Zone events. He was a playing member of Karnataka University, Dharwad, team. His past in the corporate world, where he has held several senior leadership positions for 18 years, gives him the edge required to oversee the smooth functioning of Selenite. A culmination of talent and leadership, Sanjeev is leading a team of talented and professional coaches to bring change in sports. He is leaving behind no effort in taking Selenite forward.
Director of Coaching
An established Badminton player and a well-known figure in the coaching circuit, Mr. U Vinod has previously achieved a BWF world ranking of 28 in the men’s doubles category. In the duration of his career as an athlete that has spanned for 18 years, Vinod is a 10 times National Champion, and he has won over 50 national titles as an athlete. He has represented India in various tournaments such as The All England Open, China Open, Malaysian Open, World Championships, Asian Badminton Champions and more. He has made India proud in an international field and brought home several medals. An experienced coach for over two decades, Vinod’s stellar record has made him a reputed coach for upcoming athletes. He has developed many players of national and international repute. He is an Asian Badminton Confederation Certified International Coach. He was also the Coach of Indian National Team that represented India in Commonwealth Games in 2002.
Senior Coach (Junior & Sub-Junior)
Srinath has played for the Karnataka Senior State Badminton Team in 2002, 2003 & 2004. He has bagged many titles across categories in Junior & Senior State Ranking Tournaments held in Karnataka between 1998 & 2007. He is a Silver Medalist in the 35+ Men’s Doubles category at the 42nd Indian Masters National Badminton Championships 2017-18. Srinath makes for an extraordinary coach due to his experience as well as his flair for Badminton.
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