219 players for PYC Rebound Racquet LEAGUE 2022

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Pune, March 8: A total 219 players will represent 8 teams in the PYC Rebound Racquet League that will be organised by the PYC Hindu Gymkhana on its Table Tennis, Tennis, and Badminton facilities from March 9.




Mr. Kumar Tamhane, President of PYC Hindu Gymkhana and Mr. Sarang Lagu, Hon Secretary of the PYC Hindu Gymkhana said that this unique league which was formulated by its members and will include veterans, men’s, women’s and juniors playing in a team and participating in racquet sports namely table tennis, tennis and badminton. The event will be held for the 5th year running.




Mr. Tamhane added The league was formulated by the team of Abhishek Tamhane, Tanmay Agashe, Tushar Nagarkar, Devendra Chitale, Ranjit Pande, Tanmay Chobhe, Alok Telang  and Madhur Ingalhalikar.




Mr. Sarang Lagu, Hon. Secretary added that PYC Gymkhana is the only club in the city to offer its members four different leagues one in cricket, one in badminton, one in fitness and the other in all racquet sports making it an unique sports club and keeping its members healthy recreation through sports. The league will bring members on a common platform and help them bond as a team as each match in the tie will be of utmost importance, he added.


8 Teams have been divided in 2 groups of 4 Teams each. Each team will play 3 league ties in their respective group. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the Semi-Finals. A Tie between two teams will consist of 8 Matches of Badminton and Table Tennis sports and 7 Matches of Tennis Sport, so in total 23 Matches will comprise of a tie. Players have been awarded stars as per their playing abilities in every sport and on the same basis they were auctioned. The league will witness national level players in all three sports in action.




Matches in all 3 sports will be Open Doubles matches of 30 points each, except Match No 6 & 7 of Tennis will be 20 points each.




The unique league has given opportunity to those members who have stopped playing or given up any sport to come back and revive their interest, we have many players coming and playing more sports since the last year. We also want our members and families to utilize the best sporting facilities offered by PYC Gymkhana said Alok Telang Director of Rebound Sports an unique Sports Training Equipment Manufacturing company.




In an auction 219 players were selected to represent eight teams, Pratham Wani was the highest bid player, followed by Gaurav Bhagat, Sangram Patil and Tejas Kinjawadekar.




Following are the teams that will be seen in action


Excaliburs owned by Madhur Ingalhalikar and Abhishek Tamhane


Kirpans owned by Nandan Dongre & Tanmay Chobhe


Urban Kukris – Pranjali Nadgonde & Kedar Nadgonde


Lancers- Alok Telang & Siddharth Nivsarkar


Ravetkar Musketeers–Amol Ravetkar, Parag Chopada and Aditi Rode


Samurais– Kunal Patil, Shreetej Darode & Akkash Surryavanshi


Pandit-Javdekar Talwars – Shivkumar Javdekar, Ankit Damle and Arya Devdhar


Tenqua Colts – Atharva Iyer & Kedar Deshpande