Which is the best badminton academy?
There are many private and independent badminton academies around the world. At the semi-professional and professional levels, these academies typically cater to badminton players who aren’t accepted in the National Elite Training Centers.
Where is the best badminton academy in the world? Is it even possible to determine? Badmintonspeak visited the Yonex Peter Gade Academy in Copenhagen for a talk with head coach Peter Gade and a few of the academy players.
The academy was founded by Peter Gade. He is a former world number 1 in men’s singles and is considered among the badminton legends. Based in Denmark, the academy is supported by Yonex and attracts players from all over the world.
Meet Yonex Peter Gade Academy
Best Badminton Academy facts for YPGA
The YPGA (Yonex Peter Gade Academy) is located in Denmark. Here are some quick facts about the academy
- Training takes place 5 days a week from around 8:30 – 11:30
- The academy uses facilities at Gentofte Badminton Club and Copenhagen Badminton Club
- Approved Yonex-sponsored players can attend the academy at no cost
- Non-Yonex players can apply to attend and will be subject to paying a fee for joining the academy
- Players can commit to join for days, weeks, or months
- The head coach is Peter Gade. Highly competent assistant badminton coaches are also on court to help players develop.