- Former Indian Badminton national champion, has won over 100 national and
international titles for India.
- Recipient of the first even Arjuna Award in 1961.
- Has won the National Championship 17 times
(6 in singles, 6 in doubles, 5 in mixed doubles).
- First Indian to win an international badminton title (Malaysia 1956).
- Reached the last 8 of the All England Badminton Championships at the age of 21.
- Included amongst “The Greats” in a souvenir published by Malaysia during the
Thomas Cup series, 1954-55.
- Voted the most popular sportsperson in India in 1961.
- Board Member of CII National Committee of Sports
- Recipient of the Arjuna Award in 1996.
- Recipient of the Shiv Chhatrapati award for outstanding sportsperson of Maharashtra.
- Won two gold medals each at the SAF Games in 1993, 1995 and 1997.
- Won two gold medals at the Asian Games, Hiroshima, 1994 (team event and doubles with Leander Paes).
- Represented India at the Davis Cup from 1992-97 and was part of the team that reached the semi-finals in 1993.
- 7 time National Tennis Champion ( Singles and Doubles).
- National Sub Junior and Junior champion in all age groups (UN -10,12,14,16,18).
Arati Ponnappa Natekar
- National Junior Singles Champion in all age groups (UN – 12,14,16,18).
- National Hard Court Ladies Tennis Champion in Singles and Doubles in 1996.
- National Grass Court Ladies Tennis Cahmpion in Singles and Doubles in 1996.
- Winner of 7 National Ladies Doubles Titles.
- Represented India in the Federation Cup Tennis Competition for 4 years from 1992.
- Recipient of the Ekalavya Award for outstanding sportsperson of Karnataka in 1994-1995.
- Represented India in various International tennis tournaments for 7 years.
- Coach of current Junior Federation Cup team and junior Wimbledon Indian Team in 2017.
- Is an M.Sc Sports Management from Loughborough University,UK, reputed to be one of the best universities for sports management and sports sciences in the world.
- Has worked extensively in organising international sporting events held in India such as – XIX Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, 2010, III Lusofonia Games, Goa, 2014, III Commonwealth Youth Games, Pune, 2008 and the FIFA U17 World Cup, Kolkata, 2017.
- Was also part of the organising committee of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships,
- Is a certified D Licence Football Coach from the All India Football Federation (AIFF).