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The RYP National Ranking Pickleball Tournament is back; the 2nd edition promises to be bigger and better


The 2nd RYP Tournament, to be held on 4th and 5th Devember 2021 at Olympic Sports Centre in Palava, is the first major Pickleball tournament to be held in India post COVID.

More than 300 players from 20 states of India are likely to participate in the 2-day RYP Tournament to be organised by All India Pickleball Association (AIPA) in association with Amateur Pickleball Federation of India (APFI) and Pickleball Federation of India (PFI). The tournament will be played both in day and under lights on 17 Pickleball courts laid on existing Tennis court surfaces of the beautiful sports complex. 

Besides the Open category, there will be other age categories for the players- Under 14, Under 19, Above 40 and Above 50. They will be competing for medals and attractive prize money of more than 4 lakhs. The best player of the tournament will be awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) title. The MVP will be sent to an all-paid trip to participate in the Asia Open Tournament scheduled to be held at Phuket in Thailand in April 2022.

The organisers have recently conducted the 1st Maharashtra State Pickleball Open Tournament as a curtain raiser for the RYP Tournament. With an enthusiastic participation of both the seniors and juniors, the State Tournament was a huge success.

The winners of the Pickleball state tournament are as follows:

Under 14 Boys Singles Piyush Gaikwad Arjun Singh Ninad Kulkarni


U/14 Girls Singles


Mansi Hanwate


Anjali Pol


Jinisha Kshrisagar 


U/14 Boys Doubles


Aditya Singh and Atharva Rajpurkar


Arjun Singh and Vyomesh Patel 


Piyush Gaikwad and Ninad Kulkarni


U/14 Girls Doubles


Anjali and Jinisha 


Prisha and Aarushi


Aadya and Sanskruti 
U/14 Mixed Doubles


Mansi and Piyush


Anjali and Shanesh 


Aditya and Prisha
Under 19 Boys


Anurag Kulkarni


Tejas Gaikwad


Anurag Nair


U/19 Girls Singles Aditi Singh


Lakshita Chitale


Priyanka Sutar


U/19 Boys Doubles Anurag Kulkarni and Tejas Gaikwad 


Anurag Nair and Priyank Barot 


Nikhil Shetty and Trishan Patel 


U/19 Girls Doubles Priyanka Sutar and Aditi Singh


Aarya Kokate and Isha Patel


Lakshita and Saumya 


U/19 Mixed Doubles


Anurag Kulkarni and Priyanka Sutar


Yash Gaikwad and Aditi Singh


Anurag Nair and Isha Patel


Men’s Singles Open Tejas Mahajan


Gaurav Rane Mayur Patil
Women’s Singles Open Ananyaa Patil


Pooja Wagh


Drishika Kasat
Men’s Doubles Open


Gaurav Rane and Kashyap Baranwal


Sakshat Shetty and Gopal Tikmani


Aniket Durgawali and Pranav Doiphode
Women’s Doubles Open


Ananyaa Patil and Drishika Kasat


Arpana Chaudhari and Pooja Gupta


Anuradha Shirshat and Shweta Sharma


Mixed Doubles Open


Aniket Durgawali and Urvi Abhyankar Mayur Patil and Arpana Chaudhari


Manas Sharma and Ananyaa Patil


40 + Mens Singles Sachin Patil


Sandeep Tawde 


Sameer Oak 
40 + Women’s Singles


Leena Mulgaonkar 


Dr Sarita Davare


Nisha Shah


40+ Mens Doubles Abhishek Sapre and Sameer Oak 


Syed M. and Ajay Seth


Swapnil Rajpurkar and Urvesh Shah 


40 + Women’s Doubles


Leena Mulgaonkar and Nisha Shah


Renuka Acharya and Sunita Sharma


Sarita Davare and Parul Kohmaria


40 + Mixed Doubles


Abhishek Sapre and Sarita Davare


Urvesh Shah and Nisha Shah


Chetan Sanil and Renuka Acharya


50 + Men’s Singles


Sameer Bhate Atul Edward Suhas Kokate


50 + Mens Doubles


Atul Edward and Suresh Bhansali 


Girish Shenvi and Makrand Yedurkar Ramesh Masurekar and Suhas Kokate



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