Telugu Association of Reading & Around (TARA) organized the inaugural Badminton Open Tournament on June 22nd 2014 @ Academy Sports, Reading. The response was huge with over 80 contestants from different areas & age groups, in Mens-Double, Womens-Double, Mixed-Double participated in this tournament. This tournament has witnessed exceptional talent from all the participants. The players amused the spectators with spectacular smashes and displayed deft and finesse in drop shots. Kids aged between 14-16yrs displayed exceptional skills and gave tough competition to few experience players in the quarter finals and bagged the runners place in Womens Doubles.10377257_262998403902731_6313902940867775879_n 10417696_262998903902681_6706502767331610359_n 10440670_262998193902752_1865730222002310370_n 10455925_262998487236056_5897834156226870221_n 10478140_262998307236074_1550386412153896593_n

The championship winners & runners for each category were announced and given certificate of achievement & participation. The certificates were presented by some of TARA Core Committee members (Mr.Ravikanth Vakada, Mr.Naveen Gurram, Mr.Rambabu Boorugu & Mr.Gopikishan Nerellakunta) present. All the Winners and Runners in each category would be invited to the TARA Summer Event, to be in held on 12th July (at Southcote Primary School, Silchester Rd, Reading RG30 3EJ) where the trophies are presented amid hundreds of families.

Thanks to all those who participated and congratulations to Winners, the TARA Badminton Champions – 2014 & Runners.

Mixed Doubles:

Winners: Padmini Podipireddy , Simon Green

Runners: Deepthi M Rao , Vinod Sai Kumar

 

Mens Doubles:

Winners: Puneet Sharma, Simon Green

Runners: Sriram Gidugu, Rajesh Toleti

 

Womens Doubles:

Winners: Padmini Podipireddy, Deepthi M Rao

Runners: Sakshi Kumar, Aastha Walia

In the later communication, TARA President, Mrs. Lakshmi Maturu, and Secretary Mr.Ravikanth Vakada and other committee members appreciated & thanked all the executive sports committee members and volunteers for supporting and making the event run smoothly. They also requested the same level of spirit and support for organising TARA’s next big event, ‘Summer Event’.

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