About Spark Sports
Spark Sports Academy is the place for a passionate sports person to realize his/her dream & achieve in their sporting career. Sparks Sports Academy promoted by Nagaraj.G, a first generation industrialist who is passionate about badminton and sports. He is also the co-owner of Kanchi Spark aces, Chennai`s BPL team. Since its inception in 2013, Sparks Sports Academy has focused its efforts on both sides of the equation, ensuring provision of best in class facilities and offering a professional learning environment.
Spark Sports Academy is one of the premium badminton facilities in South Chennai catering to the needs of sports enthusiasts spread across the region starting from Pallavaram to Medavakkam. Spark provides state of the art facilities and world class coaching to different age groups spanning from 3 to 70, nurturing sports talents from children onwards and growing from strength to strength. For 3 years, Sparks has been the first resort for badminton enthusiasts of south Chennai aspiring a career in sports.
Nagaraj Gopalakrishnan (born 1984, Chennai) is the founder partner of RGN Holdings LLP and Waypoint Sports LLP.
Academics and Entrepreneurship:
An Industrial Engineer from College of Engineering Guindy, is a first generation graduate and entrepreneur. Started his entrepreneurial stint in late teens with his father, a small time retailer and realty broker, learnt real estate brokerage and construction business during college days. Worked part time in an Insurance Company as consultant selling policies. Then ventured into garment retailing for 3 years running a boutique and eventually exited the business for a good valuation to one of his partners.
On graduating in 2005 he joined Cognizant Technology Solutions and handled multiple projects in Healthcare domain across demographics as technical analyst, developer and team lead till the fag end of 2014 in parallel to his entrepreneurial ventures.
Full time Entrepreneur:
Being a strategist till 2014, he quit his corporate job to became a founder partner in family controlled RGN Holdings LLP. Streamlined land pooling and consolidation predominantly in South Chennai with the existing land bank of 50 acres. Ventured as promoter, started Chitra Land Developers LLP which takes care of layouts, flats and villas.
Spark Sports Academy:
An ardent follower/player of Badminton, conceptualized and founded Spark in 2013 as part of diversification, promoted indoor badminton courts in South Chennai meeting International standards. With world class infrastructure and renowned coaching/support staff, nearly 1000 badminton enthusiasts in the vicinity were benefitted so far. Winning accolades in district level championships has made Spark a brand to reckon with. Aiming state and national championships, developing an integrated sports academy is planned in next phase. Incorporated Waypoint Sports LLP as a vision to promote Spark to next level in sporting arena with multi-sports to tap the huge sporting business/infrastructure potential in India.
Became a joint owner by buying Badminton Super League (BSL) franchise, Kanchi Spark aces. BSL is one of the premier leagues of Badminton conceptualized for 10 years by BAI (Badminton Association of India).