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Sports in Kanpur

Sports are a viable way of being fit. The biggest advantage of choosing any sporting activity is that one not only enjoys the company of like-minded people playing the game but remains healthy. Cricket, badminton, football and swimming are some of the sporting activities which you can choose to be fit and fine, all the while. 

Kanpur being a major city in Uttar Pradesh has a well developed sporting infrastructure and you can learn the gaming skills of your choice by being part of any sporting team. 

Cricket is a popular sport in Kanpur like any other city of India. A major credit of the same can be given to Green Park Cricket Stadium which has been hosting cricket matches of national and international repute.

Sports in Kanpur

Likewise, one can think about developing a career in football, badminton and hockey as the city has ample infrastructure and trained coaches who are ever ready to offer their valuable tips to anyone interested in the game.

Cricket in Kanpur

Cricket is a popular game in the city and with the presence of an international stadium, the interest level of players and general public who have a liking for the sport can well be understood. Green Park cricket stadium has a capacity of 60,000 and has hosted numerous important cricket matches since its inception.

The stadium has hosted important matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1987 and 1996. England, West Indies and Australia have played at this stadium in the last few years. The credit of popularizing the game goes to a large extent to local cricket clubs including Kamla Cricket Club, Hindustan Cricket Club and Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Sports Academy which has been hosting regional cricket matches since its inception.

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Hockey in Kanpur

Hockey is another popular game and owing to the same being national game of India, increased attention is being made in popularizing the game since last few years. This is quite evident in Kanpur as the city is home to IIT hockey Club and Seth Anandram Jaipuria Hockey Clubs where hockey enthusiasts can learn the basics of the game under the watchful eyes of trained coaches.

Besides the above-listed hockey clubs and coaching option in the city, those desirous of learning the game at a professional level can get in touch with sports department at Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University as the University maintains a dedicated hockey club which has brought much laurels to the city in recent past.

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Football in Kanpur

The game of football is controlled in the city by Kanpur District Football Association which is a body of amateur and professional football players from the region. Football is a popular game in Kanpur and the various football clubs have taken upon themselves the responsibility of inculcating the sportsmanship spirit among the players.

Narendra Football Club, IIT Kanpur Football Club and the Cawnpore Sports club are some of the professional bodies in Kanpur which have made earnest efforts in the recent past to popularize the game.

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Swimming in Kanpur

Swimming is a relaxing sport. It develops your muscle power and soothes your senses simultaneously. If you are thinking of learning swimming at a professional level in Kanpur, you can opt for availing membership of Cawnpore Club. Besides considering Cawnpore Club as an option, you can also head to The Ganges Club which also has a professionally maintained swimming pool where you can learn the basics of swimming under the watchful eyes of a trained coach.

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Tennis in Kanpur

Kanpur District Tennis Association has taken upon itself the task of popularizing the game of tennis in the city. Cawnpore Club maintains two clay surface courts where a trained coach is available to offer professional guidance to the budding players. Besides, the city also a tennis club within the prestigious IIT Kanpur where tennis enthusiasts can take valuable tips from trained coaches.

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Badminton in Kanpur

There are badminton clubs and badminton coaching centres in Kanpur which offer training facility to those having interest in the game.

Some premier clubs in the city including Cawnpore Club have dedicated badminton courts and where you can learn the basics of the game under the watchful eyes of trained coaches. Among other Badminton Clubs, Kanpur District Badminton Club has taken a lead in helping the badminton players earnestly since its inception in 1996. The Kanpur District Badminton club has a badminton hall at the Green Park Stadium in the city.

Kanpur as a city has a well developed sports infrastructure. It is for you to choose a game of your liking and head to the nearest sporting academy in the city.

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