Gujarat Association

Gujarat Badminton Association (GBA) is the governing body for Badminton in Gujarat and is affiliated to the Badminton Association of India. The Head Quarters of GBA is currently based in Ahmedabad. It was formed in 1967 and has been holding state-level tournaments in Gujarat since 1967. GBA has 19 District Associations as its members that conduct Badminton tournaments.

We are the legal, registered body constituted with the basic objective of promoting the game of Shuttle Badminton amongst all age group in Gujarat. Our players have excelled at the International and National events. Gujarat Badminton Association is responsible for conducting state level tournaments for Sub-juniors, Juniors, Seniors and Veterans and the players so selected through such State level tournaments are alone eligible to participate in the National level tournaments conducted by BAI.

GBA is actively involved in promoting Badminton throughout Gujarat, with special emphasis on nurturing budding talent, particularly in various districts, and to groom them into future national championships. In this endeavor GBA along with the District Badminton Association (DBA) conducts coaching camps at various district headquarters regularly. GBA along with the DBA's also hold local tournaments to identify talented boys and girls. These talented players are then adopted by GBA which supports them for coaching and other badminton related activities.

Aims & Objects

To encourage, standardize, control, promote and develop the game of Badminton in Gujarat especially by organizing Coaching, Training Camps, Tournaments and Exhibition Matches amongst Schools, Colleges, Universities and District through and by affiliated Organizations on an amateur basis for adults, juniors and sub-juniors.

To maintain general control of Badminton in Gujarat State particularly with reference to the Rules and Regulations for the conduct of the Tournaments.

To act as ‘Accredited Representative’ of all its affiliated Organizations in all matters of common interest as State Body.

To co-ordinate State activities in respect of ‘Badminton’ in all ways including holding of State Tournaments, organizing or recognizing Championship Tournaments / Matches.

To organize National Championships of ‘Badminton’ in Gujarat for enhancing overall status of badminton in the State and to set path for ‘National Qualification’ by the players.

To facilitate ‘National Exposure’ to junior players to create comprehensively established progressive pathway for them and for the State.

To receive ‘Grants-in-Aid, Funds and Sponsorships’ for the purpose of the Association and deploy the same in such a manner as may be considered desirable for the promotion of ‘Badminton’.

To select ‘Teams’ to represent Gujarat and to promote, control and finance visits for National Participation.

To have Court Officials Committee (COC), maintain ‘Panel of Umpires’ and also to nominate Umpires to attend Training Camps being organized by BAI, from time to time, for Certification.

To maintain a panel of ‘Coaches’ and also to nominate State Coaches of Senior and Juniors.

To support, popularize and encourage the development of ‘Badminton’ as a sports for all.

To maintain an ‘Anti-Doping Programme’ and to ensure compliance with ‘BAI/NADA’ code and guidelines.

Office Bearer Contact Info
Prof. S. A. Raval
A/8 Ghanshyam Bunglow, Indralok Complex,
Near Kargil Circle,Piplod, Surat - 395 007
Mayur Parikh
Hon. Secretary
10, Riviera 30 Bunglows, 100 Ft. Anandnagar Road,
B/h. Kiran Motors, Satellite, Ahmedabad - 380015
Bharat Upadhyay
Hon. Treasurer
33, Meghdhanushya - II, Dholeshwar Mahadev Road,
Kudasan,Gandhinagar - 382007
S T Desai
Sr. Vice President
14/B Jivan Jyot Society, Opp. Indra Complex,
Lal Baug Road, Vadodara - 390004
Jayesh Patel
Vice President
Nitin Chokshi
Vice President
Vikram Jain
Vice President
Dr. Umang Desai
Vice President
Motilal V Asnani
Vice President
P Satyanarayana
Joint Secretary - Events
Denu Kapania
Joint Secretary
Shankar Chauhan
Joint Secretary
Bhushan Pandya
Anita P Ganguli
Executive Member
Ajay Nayyar
Executive Member
K B Mehra
Executive Member
Deepak K Dave
Executive Member
Suresh Joshi
Executive Member
Dilip G Tandel
Executive Member
Kaushal Patel
Executive Member
Dr. Mayur M Patel
Executive Member
Vivek Desai
Executive Member
Indrajitsinh Jadeja
Executive Member
Mehul Gal
Executive Member
Vasant Sutharia
Executive Member
Monesh Mashruwala
Executive Member
Dr. Paresh Parikh
Executive Member
Deepak Patel
Executive Member
Gaurav Bhatt
Executive Member
Chandrakant N Darji
Executive Member