Delhi Is A Hub For Various Sports Academies

By RimTim Staff Writer
November 21, 2016
Cricket Academy in Delhi

Delhi has a population of 18.6 million. It’s the power centre of India; millions of people find work in Delhi or come here for their studies. There’s also a great demand for sporting facilities for children in Delhi, but unfortunately, there just aren’t of them to cover such a large population.

The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is well aware of this and has announced plans to set up a world class sports academy in Delhi in the Palika multipurpose stadium in LaxmiBai Nagar. NDMC has invited private companies to bid for the project.

Initiatives to promote sports academies

NDMC officials have said that the sports academy will train children in badminton, tennis, squash and volleyball. They also plan to offer classes in Yoga for the all-round development of the children.

There are plans to construct a modern swimming pool on the premises as well. In view of the recent events of rape and sexual violence in Delhi, self defence classes will be offered to girls and young women to prepare them, make them physically and mentally stronger, and capable of dealing with any situation.

A top NDMC official said in an interview with the Indian Express, “Currently, the complex is not being used extensively. It will be revamped into a fully-functional sports academy with two badminton, lawn tennis and basketball courts.”

The NDMC plans to build a state-of-the-art gymnasium for children in Delhi. The NDMC official added, “The academy will employ coaches full-time who will provide training which will be at par with international standards,” the official said.

“We will charge a minimum amount of Rs 8 lakh on a quarterly basis from the company. As far as infrastructure development on the premises is concerned, no major addition to the existing structure is required. The private company can add a pantry or cafeteria to the premises as an attraction. The project will be given for a period of 15 years,” the NDMC official explained.

One of the oldest sports academies in Delhi was set up by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). The SAI is directly managed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under the Government of India. The SAI sports academy has trained several young athletes from Delhi who have gone on to represent India at several international events.

Taekwondo Academy in Delhi

Sports academies in Delhi

There are new sports academies coming up such as the Sehwag Cricket Academy for budding cricketers, which has centres in Lajpat Nagar and Janakpuri. The cricket academy is, of course, set up by the legendary Virender Sehwag, considered by many to be the most swashbuckling batsman to have ever played for India.

  • The Sehwag Cricket Academy

    Address: Block X, HauzKhas, New Delhi – 110016
    Phone No: +91-9873633893
  • Trains talented young cricketers of the age group 6 to 18. They have comprehensive coaching programs developed by experts that cover the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of the game of cricket.

  • The Peninsula Tennis Academy

    Address: Khaitan Public School, Sec- 40 , Noida – 201303
    Phone No: +91-11-41550949/ +91-11-24335705
  • Delhi produces many talented tennis players at the junior level, such as Yuki Bhambri, who has represented India at the international level. The Peninsula Tennis Academy is a popular sports academy in Delhi that specializes in tennis. It has over 30 centres in the Delhi/NCR region and trains hundreds of children in the city after school hours.

  • Greenshoots Sports

    Address: GF-35, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi – 110017
    Phone No: +91-11-65177021
  • Is a very popular sports academy that trains children in the age group of 3 to 16 in cricket, swimming, badminton, Football, handball, field hockey and throw ball. It also trains boys and girls in Karate and other important self defence skills.

  • Integrated Golf Performance & Sports Conditioning

    Address: D-46,Sector 39, Noida Near Ryan International School Noida – 201301
    Phone No: +91-9810056558 /+91-9999926226
  • Golf is a sport that is followed widely in Delhi. Integrated Golf Performance & Sports Conditioning is the foremost golf academy in Delhi for children and young adults. The academy features some of the most experienced golf coaches in India. The students of this academy have represented India in international golf tournaments.

  • The Equestrian Sports Academy

    Address: Sohna Road, Bhondsi, Behind SnehVihar, Adjacent to BSF Camp, Foothills of Aravalli Hills, Gurugram, Haryana – 122011
    Phone No: +91-9213410487
  • Trains children in horse riding. Equestrian jumping is an Olympic sport, which is why parents are eager for their children to learn horse riding. The academy has over 25 horses and employs a team of highly experienced trainers, including some who have participated in international events.

  • Crosstrain Fight Club

    Address: Lower Ground Floor, B 7/120A, Safdarjung Enclave, Near Sukhmani Hospital and Hotel Deer Park, New Delhi – 110029
    Phone No: +91-9891514589
  • Is another popular academy that trains children in Boxing, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Brazilian JiuJitsu and Wrestling. The focus is not just to train children to be able to compete internationally in these sports, but also to equip them with the necessary self defence skills and capable of taking on any challenge.

  • The Eminent Chess Academy

    Address: J-55 LGF, Near Apeejay School Saket- 110017
    Phone No: +91-9968947962
  • One of the sports among several sports academies that Indians are really good at is chess. Vishwanathan Anand of India is considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. There is a lot of interest in chess in India. The Eminent Chess Academy trains talented young chess players aged between 4 and 14. It is affiliated to the Delhi Chess Association. The quality of coaching is up to international standards.


Rimtimmers recommends the following sports academies in Delhi

  1. Player’s Academy

    Address: Shivaji College Maidan, Ring Road, Raja Garden, Delhi – 110018
    Phone No: +91-9899232736
  2. DN Cricket Academy

    Address: The Grand Western Green Farm House, Nathupur Road, Behind Ambience Mall, Rajokari, Delhi – 110038
    Phone No: +91-9716000285
    More Details: DN Cricket Academy, Delhi
  3. Glb Sports Academy

    Address: Christian Colony, Patel chest, North campus, Delhi University, Delhi – 110007
    Phone No: +91-9911182399
  4. West Delhi Cricket Academy

    Address: A-2 Block, St. Sophia School, Paschim Vihar, Delhi – 110063
    Phone No: +91-9810271666
  5. Delhi Lawn Tennis Association in Africa Avenue

    Address: DLTA Complex, RK Khanna Tennis Academy, No.1, Africa Avenue, Delhi – 110029
    Phone No: +91-11-26193955
  6. Vishal Louis Academy Of Dance Experts

    Address: A, 1/14, Prashant Vihar, Delhi – 110085
    Phone No: +91-9818893439
  7. New Fitness Trend

    Address: A 9, Basement, Deep Cinema Building, Ashok Vihar, Delhi – 110052
    Phone No: +91-11-47026696
  8. Pacific Sports Complex

    Address: B Block, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi – 110049
    Phone No: +91-11-39549628
    More Details: Pacific Sports Complex
  9. National Adventure Sports Academy

    Address: 86/4, Connaught Place, Delhi –110001
    Phone No: +91-9359993101
  10. Sports Academy Of Martial Arts in Uttam Nagar

    Address: Baby Land Model School, Dall Mill Road, Uttam Nagar, Delhi – 110059
    Phone No: +91-9899210111