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Hard Court Hockey, Tiruvallur League: Igniting the Spirit of the Game.

Updated: Jun 30, 2023



In a much-anticipated announcement, the Hard Court Hockey, Tiruvallur League is set to kick off on July 2nd, 2023. This exhilarating tournament, held at the prestigious Tamilnadu Special Police 5th Battalion Ground in Sri Vaishnavi Nagar, Avadi, marks a significant endeavor to revive the essence of hard court hockey. With an aim to transition players from hard courts to astroturf for a successful professional career, this league holds immense importance for the sport.


Yesterday evening, an important managers meeting was convened at the SM Nagar Hockey Ground, spearheaded by Navaneedhakrishnan, the league's technical director. The gathering witnessed the presence of team managers and office bearers, indicating the collective commitment to ensuring a seamless and extraordinary sporting experience for both players and fans. The meeting laid the foundation for strategic discussions, emphasising the league's mission to nurture local talents and foster a new generation of skilled players and umpires.


Hard court hockey has long been an integral part of India's hockey legacy. However, with the widespread adoption of astroturf in modern hockey, the importance of hard courts has diminished. This transition has had significant repercussions, leading to a decline in India's performance in international tournaments. Local Players have struggled to adapt to the nuances of astroturf, ultimately affecting their sporting prospects and career.


Recognizing the need to restore the legacy of hard court hockey and equip players with the necessary skills to transition to astroturf successfully, the Hard Court Hockey, Tiruvallur League is a visionary initiative. By providing a platform for players to hone their skills on hard courts, this league seeks to bridge the gap between traditional and modern hockey. It aims to nurture talented athletes who can seamlessly adapt to astroturf, thereby revitalizing Tiruvallur's prospects on the national and global stage.


Moreover, the league organizers have demonstrated their commitment to the players and fans by designing a flexible schedule. They have taken into consideration the upcoming Chief Minister's Trophy, ensuring that players and fans can revel in the excitement of both tournaments simultaneously. This harmonious coexistence allows enthusiasts to indulge in their passion for hockey without missing out on any thrilling moments.


Teams and Pool Structure

The Hard Court Hockey, Tiruvallur League will feature eight dynamic teams, divided into two pools of four teams each. Let's take a closer look at the teams competing in each pool:

Pool A:

  1. Dollar Hockey Club

  2. Thunder Squad

  3. ANC Trust

  4. PTM Strikers

Pool B:

  1. Avadi Blues

  2. Saravanavel Memorial

  3. KGS Hockey Academy

  4. S.M. Nagar Hockey

Stay tuned as these teams battle it out on the hard court, displaying their passion, skills, and strategic prowess in pursuit of glory.


Join us in celebrating the sheer joy and undying spirit of the game as we embark on this incredible journey of revival and transformation.


Together, let's ignite the fire within the heart of Indian hockey!


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SMS
SMS
Jul 01, 2023

Very good team of active volcanoes. Throughout the year the hockey ball is running on the ground. Paving the way to play heritage hockey rather than modern hockey by adopting hard court. Good luck to the organizers. I am ready to help through umpiring (free of cost) whenever I am free.


R S SURYA PRAKASH, Southern Railway,

Umpire/Match Official.

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Francis stanley Anand
Francis stanley Anand
Jun 30, 2023

Lovely initiative

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Blessed Singh
Blessed Singh
Jun 30, 2023

I would like to take a moment to commend Hockey Tiruvallur for their exceptional efforts in conducting tournaments and promoting the sport of hockey in the region. The organization's dedication to fostering a vibrant hockey community is truly commendable, and it is evident in the high-quality tournaments they organize.

First and foremost, Hockey Tiruvallur has consistently shown great organizational skills in hosting tournaments. The smooth execution, attention to detail, and efficient management of these events have provided a platform for players from various backgrounds to showcase their skills and passion for the sport. The organization's commitment to maintaining fair play and sportsmanship throughout these tournaments has created an atmosphere that encourages healthy competition and fosters a sense of camaraderie among…

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vijaytabi3
Jun 30, 2023

Good effort . I truly appreciate it

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hameshkumarsm
hameshkumarsm
Jun 30, 2023

A new beginning at Avadi the epicome centre of Hockey under the aegis of Hockey Tiruvallur, with the sole focus of developing Hockey in Tiruvallur district.

After,the successful conduct of Tiruvallur Premier League recently,Hockey Tiruvallur-is again conducting this prestigious Tournament @ Avadi -5th Batallion Police grounds, near Vaishnavi Temple,very near Murugappa Polytechnic (Bus Stop-Either Murugappa polytechnic/Vaishnavi temple, opp:TSP new Police Community Hall).

Eight teams are participating in this first-ever tournament in Avadi supported by SM Nagar Hockey Assn & several other teams like Avadi Blues,Thundersquad,KGS,Dollar Hockey Club,Saravana Memorial Hockey Club etc.

The Seniors of our SM Nagar Hockey Assn and also the Office Bearers are the main architects of Hockey Tiruvallur,have successfully conducted the Summer Hockey Camp for children, DragFlick…

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