Khargymkhana Feedback

DRAFT FOR APPROVAL

Dear Fellow Members4th July, 2014

As you may be aware, our Gymkhana was founded in the year 1928 and as I am told by our seniors, it was then just a small structure constructed in 1935 adjoining the cricket ground. Since then, we have come a long way and currently we have almost all sporting and recreational facilities that a reputed Gymkhana would have. Also as years go by, our needs have evolved and so have our expectations. We, along with our budding youngsters deserve to “have more” than what we currently do, so that our Gymkhana is not only one of the Leading Gymkhanas, but one that creates a niche of its own as the undisputed number one Gymkhana in Mumbai. To achieve this we need to conceive, plan and execute an expansion that will add to our current sporting facilities to give our sportsmen and women added playing space, add new sports and sporting facilities, and also add new recreational facilities that can help us to detox and distress our minds, and also spend priceless moments with our loved ones, in a plush and classy environment.

In the above need to plan and conceive, we need the experience of our seniors and the vision of the youngsters, to come up with the right ideas and requirements, to be given to renowned and well experienced architects/professionals : as a “wish list” to be a part of the brief given by our Gymkhana. We have already set the ball rolling and have had a few meetings with a leading architect and along with him listed out, what we feel should be a part of our new phase of redevelopment. They are as follows :-

  • Billiards Room, Card Room, Library, Swimming Pool
  • Cricket Dressing Room, Yoga Room, Super Market, Tennis Courts
  • Gymnasium, Bowling Alley, Spa, Saloon & Beauty Parlour
  • Coffee Shop, Restaurants, Bars / Lounge Bars
  • Music & House Theatre, Banquet Hall, Board Rooms / Meeting Rooms
  • Smoking area, Rooms, Admin. Office, Accounts / Billing
  • Housekeeping / Linen Room and Staff Changing Area

I request you to put on your thinking cap and join hands with us to plan and conceive the redevelopment of Khar Gymkhana that will take our gymkhana to a level and position, that every other gymkhana would look upon and want to emulate. As they say “if you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth”. Let’s come together and aim high and achieve higher.

We had invited suggestions / Requirements from the members and we have received following suggestions / requirements from the different departments as follows :-

TENNIS DEPT.
  • Minimum 6 Courts
  • Minimum 4 Deco Turf Floodlit Courts as per International standard for National level/ITF tournaments (Out of 6 total courts).

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  • Two Additional Indoor Floodlit Courts
  • Locker Room and Changing Room for Gents & Ladies
  • Viewing Gallery.
SWIMMING DEPT.
  • There should be 2 independent Swimming Pools.( Temperature control)
  • 50 mts. Olympic size S/Pool for Training & Competitive Events.
  • 25 mts. Leisure S/Pool for diving facility.
  • Separate room for Officials / Competitors.
BATMINTON DEPT.
  • Four International Standard Badminton Courts along with Viewing Gallery.

Give us your suggestions & feedback