SRINAGAR Two players of J&K Gateball Union, Ahsan Ali and Zahid Hussain both hailing from Srinagar, Kashmir showed tremendous performance at the Indian Open Gateball Tournament 2018, Bhubaneswar Odisha which was organized by Indian Open Gateball Union. The tournament saw more than 13 teams in which four teams are foreigners.
The J&K Gateball Union played in the doubles category played three matches against Tripura, Taiwan & Assam. Both the players were honored with Award of Appreciation. Ahsan Ali and Zahid Hussain both are working as Sports Educators at The Legends School of Education and Kashmir Harvard School and promoting sports from the grassroots level. When asked about the game, Ahsan Ali (Secretary, J&K Gateball Union) told that this game is very unique and familiar to golf but played with mental sharpness. There is no age bar nor gender in the game. Even we saw an 85-year-old lady from Indonesia team.
Now we will start coaching camps of the said game from March onwards and by the month of May, we are expecting two International Coaches to train our youths so that we can perform better in the coming events.
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