Kathan Gandhi from Jamnabai Narsee School, was at his best performance when he beat his fellow School mate Shanai Mehta in the finals of Boys Singles Pickleball Tournament held on 5th Dec ’15 at Mumbai during 1st Mayor’s Cup Championship.
Shanai Mehta was hot favorite since he has already won a Medal at the International Tournament held at Madrid –Spain , however Kathan outplayed experienced Shanai in the finals by defeating 2 straight sets 11-4 , 11-2 , Thus Kathan was Boy’s Champion in the first Mayor’s Cup Pickleball Tournament held at Andheri Sports Complex, Mumbai.
Around 80 Boys and Girls from 36 Schools in Mumbai took part in this one day tournament which was played at 3 outdoor courts at the Sports complex. One Tennis Court was also converted in to 2 Pickleball Courts where imported portable nets were used for the first time in India.
The final match of Girls Singles was breath taking as Girl from Ryan International, Tanvita Thakur had to fight tooth and nail to bag Gold medal from from MLDC collage’s Swapnali Angre… This match lasted for 3 sets where after losing first set 13-11 , latter on Tanvita came back and scored 11-6 , 11-8 to defeat Swapnali Angre.
In the Boys Doubles category, pair from Paranjape High School, Andheri – Sahil Suryavanshi and Sahil Khandagle beat Dixt Road School (Vile Parle) pair, in 2 straight sets 11-8 and 11-9
In the category of Girls Doubles, pair from Sanmitra High School Goregaon beat team from Ryan International 11-2 and 11-5.
Team Sanmitra was Isha Sakpal and Bhakti Adiverkar whereas Team Ryan International was Ishita Singh and Palak Bhandari.
Based on the overall medals won, Team from Ryan International, Goregaon was declared as Champions as they lifted the 1st Mayor’s Cup Pickleball Championship. Mr. Subodh Pethe of Waman Hari Pethe (well-known Jewellers), distributed the Prizes.
This one day Tournament was co-sponsored by Pickle Entertainment, Glamsham.com, Omtex, and Spar18.