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Sports in Ambala

Just like any other town or village in the country, people of Ambala also love to indulge in different sports as a recreational activity. Young boys and girls gather in their nearest playgrounds to play their favorite sport. As always the favorite sport, here, is none other than cricket. Nevertheless, the attractiveness of cricket in Ambala has not completely over powered the recognition of other sports. There are a lot of other sports, such as football, golf, tennis, badminton, which people like to watch and play in Ambala.

Sports in Ambala

Cricket in Ambala

Almost every Indian loves to play and watch cricket. People of Ambala are no exception to it. You can easily find people playing cricket in every street of Ambala. This sort of cricket is commonly known as ‘Gully Cricket’ in India. However, those who take the game seriously and want to opt it as a profession, must take professional coaching.

Sports in Ambala


Ambala houses two well known cricket stadiums in the name of ‘Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex’ and ‘War Heroes Memorial Stadium’ in Ambala Cantt. Most of the state and district level sports tournaments have been organized in these stadiums. The latter one also incorporates a swimming pool and a gymnasium hall within its premises. The location of the both the stadiums have been given here.

War Heroes Memorial Stadium
Address: Palledar Mohalla, Ambala Cantt
Ambala Sadar, Haryana – 133 005

Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex
Address: Ambala City
Haryana – 134 003

Golf in Ambala

Golf has always been regarded as the game of rich people. Ambala also has a golf Club that also has some historical significance. Established at Ambala Cantt in the year 1891, the Kharga golf club is counted amongst the oldest golf courses in the country.  The foundation of Kharga Golf Club was laid by the British people and the British officers used to play golf here.

Sports in Ambala

In 1972, the administration of the golf club was given away to Indian army. After this, the name of the club was changed to ‘Golden Golf Club.’ When the headquarters of ‘Kharga Corps’ was transferred to Ambala Cantt, the club was again renamed to ‘Kharga Golf Club.’ The location of the club is given below.

Kharga Golf Club
Address: Kharga Golf Course
Building No-258, Topkhana Road
Ambala, Haryana – 133 001
Phone: 0171 264 4608

Tennis in Ambala

There are numerous places in Ambala where you can play tennis, mostly lawn tennis. Police Line Tennis Court is one of them. You can either go with your family or friends to play the game. Police Tennis Court provides you all the facilities similar to an international level tennis court. The address of the court is provided here.

Police Line Tennis Court
Address: Police Line, Ambala City
Haryana – 133 006

Tennis in Ambala

Ambala also boasts to have a specialized academy that provides expert lawn tennis coaching. If you like the game very much or you want to learn to play it, you can enroll yourself with this academy. The address is provided below.

Ambala Lawn Tennis Academy
Address: Patiala House
Kalka Chowk, Ambala City
Phone: 0171 329 8444, 3 55 07 0021
Email address: kamaldhariwal@gmail.com

On the whole, the sports culture in the city of Ambala is quite vivacious. However, the city needs a lot more in terms of infrastructure like stadiums and sports academies.

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