Princepal Singh hails from Gurdaspur, Punjab, where he grew up playing volleyball. In 2014, he decided to join a volleyball academy in Ludhiana. However, life had other plans for him. Jaipal Singh, a coach at the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA), was impressed with the tall structure (6′ 9″) of Princepal. The coach then asked him to try out the sport and there was no looking back for him since.