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“Pickleball has given me a chance to get away from a lethargic life on weekends…….”

with Mihir Khandelwal DOB:                      23rd January 1981 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Mumbai Club:                     Khar Gymkhana For Mihir Khandelwal Pickleball is an opportunity to play competitive sport post 35; its also a chance to get away from a lethargic life on weekends; to him Pickleball is the cause to hit the …

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“Pickleball comes naturally to me, when played with passion anyone can excel in it…….”

with Shakuntala Devnani DOB:                      24th December State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Mumbai Club:                     Khar Gymkhana Shakuntala Devnani is playing Pickleball almost from its induction into the scheme of Khar Gymkhana. In November 2017, the Women Power Empowerment Committee of Khar Gymkhana organised a two-day workshop on Pickleball for the women members of …

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“Pickleball refreshes the mind, relieves any pent up emotions and help in developing a fresh outlook…….”

“Pickleball brings a positive outlook to life. It refreshes the mind, relieves any stress or pent up emotions and helps in developing a positive and fresh outlook everytime I play……” Elaine Shallcross DOB:                          10th July 1955 Place of Birth:           Manchester England Residence:                 Longridge Lancashire First Club:                  Hua …

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“Pickleball has been instrumental in instigating the value of partnership in my life…….”

with Vicky Chugh DOB:                      4th April 1978 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Mumbai Club:                     Khar Gymkhana Vicky Chugh moved back to India from the US in 2010. After working for long hours in the States, his health deteriorated. So he joined Khar Gymkhana for getting involved in varied physical activities.       …

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“Pickleball comes with a feeling of something new everytime I play it…….”

with Jagruti Jaware DOB:                      14th April 1996 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Bhusawal Club:                     Kotecha College “When I took the paddle in my hand, i felt an immediate cnnect. I was playing the ball well and it was so exciting” Jagruti Jaware is playing Pickleball for the last 6 years. A …

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“Pickleball brings out a player in you; this AIPA-RYP tournament will be a mode to discover yourself…….”

with Uday Dhonde DOB:                      10th February 1977 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Mumbai Club:                     Pickleball NX Ville Parle “This tournament is not for victory or defeat but to find out yourself and to trace where you stand.” Uday Dhonde profoundly propagated this message to all players participating in the AIPA- RYP …

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“Pickleball provides an entire new experience to figure out the true Abhiruchi…….”

with Abhiruchi Bagora DOB:                      10th April 1988 State:                    Madhya Pradesh City:                       Indore Club:                     Malhar Krida Kendra, Indore Abhiruchi Bagora is one of the few Indian players who have represented India in the world Pickleball stage. It was German Open 2019 and Abhiruchi won bronze in Women’s Doubles. That winning …

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“Pickleball is so fascinating; when I was bored, I took up the paddle and that changed my life…….”

with Neil Thakur DOB:                      30th November 1970 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Mumbai Club:                     Khar Gymkhana Neil Thakur- the name needs no introduction. But still, for the newcomers of the sport, let’s introduce today Dr Neil Thakur, the man who is one of the pillars of Indian Pickleball. The Joint Secretary …

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“Pickleball has become a habit to me now; I wish to see more women playing the sport…….”

with Krutika Giri DOB:                      5th December 1998 State:                    Madhya Pradesh City:                       Dewas Club:                     Vaishnav College Sports Complex, Indore Krutika Giri travels 35kms from Dewas to Indore to play Pickleball everyday. After a long and tiresome journey from her home to Vaishnav College Sports Complex at Indore, that one shot …

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“Pickleball is my passion; coaching new players is like doing my own revision …….”

with Kunal Bare DOB:                      8th December 1995 State:                    Maharashtra City:                       Mumbai Club:                     Team CK, Club MK Academy Kunal Bare proudly announced that he is the Head Coach at Club MK Academy and he wants to continue serving Pickleball by coaching new players.  “I want to promote Pickleball in my …

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