March 19, 2015 by Pickleball Times
Mumbai – All India Pickleball Association (AIPA ) is now going to construct its own outdoor court. On Saturday, 21st Mar, occasion of Gudi Padva, AIPA have organised Bhoomi Poojan of court at Andheri Sports Complex, Andheri west, Mumbai (Maharashtra). This event will be held at 10 am. This court will be the first court in India which purely dedicated to Pickleball.
Pickleball has came to India in 2006. AIPA is apex body , spreading game in the country systematically. Till today Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Bihar have started Pickleball in their states. That states has firm their associations .
AIPA has arranged two national tournaments in Mumbai. Mumbai is like capital of Pickleball. Neighbouring areas like Thane, Navi Mumbai and Raigad are playing this unique game.
Pickleball has got approval by Maharashtra Government as school game, means it will be played by students of all schools of state. Frist school tournament of Pickleball has been hold in February 2015 in Ahemadnagar, said Sunil Valavalkar, general secretary of AIPA.
This is the fastest spreading game in India