Nepal host first Pickleball tournament to promote sports tourism in Pokhara

Kathmandu – Pickleball players from many countries around the world have been gathered in Pokhara, the beautiful city of Nepal to compete in the country’s very first open Pickle Ball tournament.The tournament game was inaugurated by Mr. Krishna Thapa , the Member of Gandaki Province. The Ceremoney was held under the chairmanship of Mr. Keshav Thapa , the President of Sahara club.

Pickleball game has been introduced in Nepal for the first time to promote sports tourism in Nepal, the organizers of the tournament informed to South Asia Time. US-originated Pickleball was first introduced first time in Nepal by Sahara and Network of Innovative Neplease Entrepereneurs (NINE UK ) in an initiative to promote sports tourism.

The tournament has been kicked off in Pokhara from 18 of January and will last until 19 Jan 2019. UK based entrepreneur and the first campaigner of sports tourism in Nepal Mr. Navin Gurung , who initiated this event informed that more than 40 participants are from UK, India, Nepal and other European countries are now in Nepal to participate in the tournament.

Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton and table tennis, it is played using paddles and a plastic ball with holes in it and a new set at about tennis-height. It is believed that the tournament would help enhance national identity across the globe and also helps to promote governments initiative “Visit Nepal 2020.”

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