Mumbai Pickleball Tournament : Speed, Passion and Thrill

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June 15, 2015 by pickleball times

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Vinayak Godambe, Chief Officer, Shahaji Raje Kreeda Sankul, Manish Dabholkar, Vyankat Ayyar, Senior Coach, Krush Kumar & Nitin Chari from Passion Group, Sunil Valavalkar, General Secretary AIPA, along with Winners.

Newly built court at Andheri Sports Complex, players between age of  10 and 50 years… interesting matches in single  and doubles in men and women categories… struggle for victory… attacks and defence…quickness and speed and feeling of thrilling… these were  some the  snapshots of 3 rd Mumbai Suburban Pickleball Open Tournament. The Mega event gave took the fascinating game of Pickleball to new height .

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Men Double’s Winnres Manish Rao & Sachin Mandrekar

It was organised by Mumbai Suburban Pickleball Association, in collaboration with  Passion Group, on May 23 rd , 24 th and 31 st . Near about 100 players from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in event. Aniket Durgawali has won men singal’s final, he defeated  Ashish Mahajan. In women singles final, Ekata Sapkal got victory against Kadambari Patil.

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Men Double’s First runner up Bhushan Potnis & Ashutosh Madbhavi

In Men’s double event, there was  fight between Manish Rao & Sachin Mandrekar and Bhushan Potnis & Ashutosh Madbhavi. Each pair  bagged one set each and fought hard for  third set. Players from both sides were at their best in attacks and counter attacks. The match lasted for about one and half hour. Finally Manish Rao and Sachin Mandrekar won third set by difference of 11-5. Preeti Gupta and Ankita Balekar got victory against Bhagyashree Bhandari and Sonawali Jadhav in women’s double. Aniket Durgawali and Bhagyshree Bhandari have been winner of mix double. Kunal Bare and Shabnam Bhushan got second place.

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Shabnam Bhushan

Winners of all groups has been felicitated by Vinayk Godambe, Officer of Shahaji Raje Kreeda Sankul(Andheri Sports Complex), Manish Dabholkar, Krushna Kumar & Nitin Chari from Passion Group, Vyankat Ayyar, Senior Coach and Sunil Valavalkar, General Secretaty, All india Pickleball Association.

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Sonawali Jadhav

In this tournament two players from Navi Mumbai, participated for  first time. Both juniors, Siya Salunke and Ansh Agrawal played very well. Pickleball organizer Sameer Raut (Mumbai) and Rajesh Waghmare(Navi Mumbai) were present on court for final matches.

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Siya Salunke

Secretary of Mumbai Suburban Pickleball Association Chetan Kate and his team did  great job for success of this tournament. Krushna Gupta, Krushna Kesarkar and Jay Suryaji played both role of referee and floor manager. Large crowd of Pickleball lovers was present for finals. IMG_1770

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Ashish Mahajan

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Ansh Agarwal

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