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Playing a sport is extremely important in today's life! It is essential both for building up the body and for maintaining mental well being. Known to give energy and inner strength, sports help in overall development of the body. A number of sports are played in Jorhat which includes cricket, tennis, football, golf, billiards and badminton among others. Jorhat has also had the credit of producing a host of cricketers and footballers who have made their names in the national sports arena. Sports personalities like Madhurjya Prasad Barua, Jiten Barua, Siva Gogoi, Anowar Hussain, Naren Savapandit, Rebo Poddar, Punyeswar Kachari, Amal Richards and Arun Barua have made proud the city in the sports arena. There are also stadiums and centres where the sports are played in Jorhat.
A well known stadium, the Jorhat Stadium was established in 1950. Situated in the heart of the Jorhat city the 12,000 capacity Jorhat stadium is controlled by the Board of Sports, Government of Assam. The stadium was founded by P D Stressy, a forest officer and a huge lover of sports. The National Sports Club of Assam organised the Overseas Cricket Tournament in 1955 in this stadium for the first time. Various outdoor games, including the ATPA Shield Football Tournament have been organised at the stadium. The Jorhat District Sports Association takes the charge of organising the ATPA Shield football Tournament here at the stadium.
Address Jorhat Stadium DCB College Road, Atilagaon Jorhat, Assam
Jorhat Gymkhana Club
The Jorhat Gymkhana Golf Club is a 9
hole parkland style golf course in Jorhat. The club is listed as the
11th oldest club in the world outside the UK. In addition to its golf
course the Gymkhana club is also a venue for billiards, tennis, bridge
and race weeks among others.
Address and Contact Number Jorhat Gymkhana Golf Club Jorhat, Assam Phone Number: 0376 2311303
Jorhat Tennis Club
The Jorhat Tennis Club is an old tennis club dating back to a 100 years old club. Situated on the banks of the historic Rajmao Pukhuri the Jorhat Tennis Club was established in 1910.
Address Jorhat Tennis Club Atilagaon, Jorhat, Assam
Kushal Knowar Indoor Stadium
Kushal Knowar Indoor Stadium at KK Handique Path in Jorhat is an important indoor stadium here. The stadium has the facilities for playing Table Tennis, Badminton etc. It also has a Gymnasium/ fitness centre here.
Address and Contact Number Kushal Knowar Indoor Stadium K. K. Handique Path Jorhat- 785001, Assam Phone Number: 0376-2320199
Jorhat District Sports Association Ground
Formerly known as J.D.S.A. Field the Jorhat District Sports Associtation Ground is situated in Jorhat. The 10,000 capacity Jorhat District Sports Associtation Ground was established 1915.
Address Jorhat District Sports Associtation Ground JB College Road, Atilagaon Jorhat, Assam, India
Sports Shops in Jorhat
There aren't too many sports shops in Jorhat but the few which are there have good stock of all sports goods and accessories.
Assam Sports Industries Address: A.T. Road, Near Medical Building, Jorhat Ho, Jorhat - 785001 Contact No: 9435478789
Jaguar Sports Industries Address: Plot No 36, Ishwar Colony, Kala Singha Road, Basti Sheikh, Jalandhar City, Jalandhar - 144001 Contact No: 9256326792 (Serves in Jorhat )