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SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF TAMILNADU

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Raja Muthiah Road, Periyamet, Chennai - 600003.
SDAT

Specialized Sports Academies

The school students who scored 10, 9 or 8 marks out of 10 marks in battery of tests conducted under World Beaters Talent Spotting Scheme are inducted in specialized academies. Through these specialized academies scientific training is imparted to the students. The Government sanctions a grant of Rs.80.00 Lakh every year. Out of the total 13 academies, 8academies are run by SDAT while 5 academies are run by others. The following specialized academies are functioning under the control of SDAT:

S.No. Name of Academy Venue
1. Sprint and Jump Academy Madurai
2. Diving Academy for Boys and Girls Chennai
3. Hockey Academy for Boys and Girls, Hockey Stadium Chennai
4. Football Academy for Boys Nagapattinam
5. Throws Academy Tiruchirappalli
6. Middle Distance Academy Tiruvannamalai
7. Long Distance Academy Tiruvannamalai
8. Football Academy for Girls Dindigul

Academies run by others:

S.No. Name of Academy Venue
1. Table Tennis Academyy Madurai
2. Chandra’s Table Tennis Academy Chennai
3. AKG Table Tennis Academy Chennai
4. Dolphin Swimming Academy Chennai
5. Tamil Nadu Squash Racket Academy Chennai

These academies conduct training programmes for about 1200 sportspersons.

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