Atlanta, GA, October, 9, 2020: Greater Atlanta Telangana Association(GATeS) and America Telugu Association(ATA) held an all-day Badminton and Ping Pong tournament September 26th and 27th, at Atlanta Recreation Club (ARC).
GATeS and Telangana American Telugu Association (TATA) held a two-day Tennis tournament August 22nd and 23rd, at Sharon Spring Park.
There was an overwhelming response to the tournament in which a total of 30 teams with more than 80 players of Indian and American origin played all-day Badminton and Ping Pong games throughout the day in indoor courts, a press release from organizers said.
There was an overwhelming response to the Tennis tournament in which a total of 15 teams with more than 40 players of Indian and American origin played two day Tennis games throughout the day in outdoor courts, a press release from organizers said.
The competition was organized to bring Tennis, Badminton and Ping Pong enthusiasts from the Indian community under one roof, give players a platform to play some good game and provide the facilities and the time for them to network with each other. Organizers attended to every detail of the tournament, including water and other liquids, fruits for participating teams.
Rahull Chikyala GATeS President,Kishan Tallapally GATeS Vice President,Bharath Madadi TATA President,Venkat Gaddam TATA Joint secretary ,Prabhakar Madupathi GATeS Sports EC, Kirthidhar Goud Chekella Sports Chair,Janardhan Paneela GATeS EC,Srinivas SriRama ATA Reginal Co-ordinator,Ganesh Kasam GATeS BOD, Sandeep Gundla GATeS BOD and GATeS Chairs Rama Krishna Gandra,Sharath Gandra,Ramana Gandra,Naveen Vujjaini provided guidance and support to the mega event.
The event was initiated and planned by Prabhakar Madupathi and Kirthidhar Chakella,who identified the venues, recruited the teams, defined rules, and executed the tournament.
The tournament was divided into Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginners,The reason for creating leagues was to give more teams a chance to compete and inspire them to win.
PingPong Singles Advanced winners Parth Patel(Winner),Blair Wilson(Runner).Intermediate Srinivas Archanapalli(Winner),Prabhakar Putta(Runner).PingPong Doubles Parth Patel and Blair Wilson(Winner),Prabhakar Madupathi and Madhukar Nambeti(Runner).Kids Singles Rayirth Chikyala(Winner),Reeve Chikyala(Runner).
Badminton Womens Doubles Nupur Chhabra and Geethanjali kher(Winners),Kalyani Dindi and Kiruba Praveen(Runner).Mens Singles Praveen Kolipaka(Winner),Ananth Reddy Chilukuri(Runner).Mens Singles Consolation Vadivelan Velayutham(Winner),Virthitha Selvamuthu(Runner1),Ramon Rellum(Runner2).Mens Doubles Beginners Bhanu Prakash Gullapalli and Vikranth Gottipati(Winners,Sahil sankar and Wayne(Runner).Doubles Consolation Beginners Coung and Perie.Mens Doubles Advanced Prashanna Kannan and Abhilash Puli(Winners),Sarat Govindasamy and Praveen Kolipaka(Runner).Mens Doubles Consolation Advanced Kishore Devarajula and Abhishek Nagraj(Winners),Tim Kim and Huy Nguyen(Runners.
Tennis Singles Rangaprasad Gunda(Winner) ,Ranjith Sasidharan(Runner).Tennis Doubles Siva Rama Vegesna and Ranjith Sasidharan(Winner) ,Rangaprasad Gunda and Krishna Bokka(Runner).
One of the highlights of the tournament was the participation of a young school kids from Elementary school to High school of Indian origin, these kids played excellent Ping Pong, Badminton and everyone has supported them.
GATeS President Rahull Chikyala thanked Ananth Reddy Chilukuri for providing the ARC Premises and thanked Sai Rohit Roy for supporting the Event to make it successful.
“Kudos to our volunteers who took care of monitoring the games, tracking the wins and losses, updating scores, making sure teams and referees for the next matches are available on time and whatnot,” organizers said.
As a result of the success of this Tennis, Badminton, Pin pong Tournaments have set the goal to make next year’s tournament also a grand success and to set the new standard in organizing the Tennis,Badmintorn,Pinpong tournament among the Indian community.