Arvind Bhat

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Arvind Bhat
Personal information
Birth nameArvind Bhat
Country India
Born (1979-06-07) 7 June 1979 (age 39)
Madikeri
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
HandednessRight
CoachGeetha Badhe, KP Vasanth Kumar, Vimal Kumar, Prakash Padukone, Vinod Kumar, P Gopichand.
Men's singles
Highest ranking22 (29 October 2009)
Current rankingretired from professional Badminton

Arvind Bhat (Kannada: ಅರವಿಂದ್ ಭಟ್) (born 7 June 1979) is a male badminton player from Bangalore, India.

Career[edit]

Arvind started his career in Youth centre at the age of 11 in 1991. He proved his mettle at a young age by winning many age group level events at the state. Trained at Sadashivanagar club from 1994-1997. He trained at Karnataka Badminton association from 1997-2015.

He went on to win Sr. State Championships in 2001. His performance at State and National level in the year 2001-2002 got the nod of selectors and was selected in the Indian team in the year 2002. He also got a call from German clubs to play at the leagues matches there and made a base in Europe for the next 12 years living there for 3–5 months in a year every year. Arvind represented India for 13 years playing in all major events in the world being on tour for almost 8–9 months in a year.

Arvind Bhat won the national championships in India in the year 2008. This was his first National Championships title. This he attained after reaching the finals 4 times in the previous 7 years. Then again he won the title in 2011 defeating Kashyap P in what would be called one of the best Championship finals.

On the international level he has won 7 International title including the Scottish Open 2004, the Czech International 2007 and the 2014 German Open. With the 1. BC Bischmisheim he reached gold in the German team championships 2008. He has represented India in more than 100 International events. More recently he participated in Asian games 2010 in Guanzhou, China and was in the Indian team for Sudirman Cup 2011.

Winning the German Open 2014 is the high light of his career. He made his best result at the age of 35. This is probably a very rare event in the field of Badminton.

Personal life[edit]

Married to Pallavi Sengupta, a former Bengal player who has played up to the National level for her state West Bengal. Pallavi is a manager at Titan company limited. They have a son named Paarth.

Arvind's parents are BP Saraswathi and B Prabhakar. His brother Avinash Bhat was a former National level player and sister Dr. Anupama Bhat also was involved in sports. She was a president guide. Both his siblings are settled in the US.

Retirement life[edit]

Since retirement Arvind has co-founded White Peacock Badminton Academy in Bangalore, he is also the head coach for Bengaluru Blasters, Premier Badminton League team. After resigning from WPBA he is Currently the Co-founder and chief coach of Level Up Badminton Academy, Bangalore which he co-founded along with his childhood friend Prashanth. He currently co-owns Bengaluru Raptors team at the premier badminton league. He is national selector for junior India team and also one of the coaches for the Indian senior team.

Education[edit]

Schooling at St. Joseph's Indian high school until 10th Standard. PUC at MES College of science. Engineering at UVCE, Bangalore in Mechanical branch.

Results[edit]

Year Tournament Event Rank Name
2004 Scottish Open Men's singles 1 Arvind Bhat
2007 Syria International Men's singles 1 Arvind Bhat
2007 Jordan International Men's singles 1 Arvind Bhat
2007 Czech International Men's singles 1 Arvind Bhat
2008 India: National Championships Men's singles 1 Arvind Bhat
2008 Bitburger Open Men's singles 2 Arvind Bhat
2008/2009 Bundesliga Team 1 1. BC Bischmisheim
2009/2010 Bundesliga Team 3 SG EBT Berlin
2014 German Open Men's Singles 1 Arvind Bhat

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