Ashok Mohanani wins Gold and Bronze in two different categories at National Pickleball Tournament
The two-day National Pickleball tournament concluded with a resounding success at Pakyong on Sunday.
Mumbai, May 29, 2023: The two-day National Pickleball tournament concluded with a resounding success at Pakyong on Sunday. The event saw over 500 games being played with 14 national teams and one international team vying for the trophy. Participants aged between 8 years to over 70 years gave their best shot in the tournament. Ashok Mohanani won the Gold in men’s doubles 60+ category as well as Bronze in the men’s doubles 50+ category.
Speaking on the occasion Ashok Mohanani, President of IPA (Indian Pickleball Association) & Chairman Ekta World said, “This year’s tournament saw a larger turnout of participants from across the country. It was heartening to see participants give in their very best that raised the performance bar, even further. We hope that this tournament will increase the popularity of the game and create the right awareness. We hope to see an even larger participation for next year’s event.”
Pickleball is a popular racket sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. Pickleball can be played either indoor or outdoor with a racket or paddle in which two players (singles), or four players (doubles), hit a perforated hollow plastic ball over a 36-inch-high (0.91 m) net using solid-faced paddles. Opponents on either side of the net hit the ball back and forth until one side commits a fault.