Sports Facilities


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Adventures Club

Adventure sports club at IIT Kanpur is the forum for adventure enthusiasts,trekkers,and climbers in the student community.The members of this club work to develop the spirit of adventure among the IITians.Activities organised are Trekking,Mountain biking and wall climbing.




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Hitting the swimming pool is a good repite to beat the heat. It is also one of the best forms of exercise.IIT kanpur has an olympic size pool for the students and also the campus residents.



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Athletics is an exclusive collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.IIT kanpur has a very efficient team of atheletes. Team not only takes part in the sporting events held at IITKanpur,but also participates in the competitions held in other Institutes across the country.



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This racquet sport is one of the major game which is played by almost the whole community,both the students and the residents.This game is so popular that IIT Kanpur has 5 courts (3 in new student activity centre and 2 in old student activity centre). Besides these indoor courts almost all the halls of residences have a court in their premises.


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Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports.This game is very good to increase the stamina of the player and also the height if the player is a kid. IIT has a very efficient basketball team who participate in different matches in and outside the campus.


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Cricket is the most popular game our country plays.IIT Kanpur boasts of having four different cricket teams in the campus.


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Shooting Club

This is a skill based sport,where consistency,accuracy and concentration are the key features. There are three categories in shooting sports.




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Joggers Club

The objective of this club is to make people go out of their rooms and pursue daily fitness regime.The members of this club believe that "Everyday is a good day when you run".The club organises regular jogging sessions and cycle trips to nearby places.



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Quiz Club

This is an emerging club at IIT Kanpur.This club organises competitions in the campus. Besides hosting quiz shows the members also participate in the Inter-IIT quiz shows.



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Although India is not a key player of football in the world scenario,IIT Kanpur has pretty strong teams.The sports council organises Institute Football League (IFL) every year.Almost all the boys hostels have their own football teams.



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Lawn Tennis is a modern game which originated in Birmingham,England in the 19th century.Students at IIT Kanpur also play this sport.Besides being refreshing,a game of Lawn tennis is a very good form of exercise.



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The sport of weightlifting is a muscle-building activity involving heavy weights. Besides being good students,the boys at IIT kanpur are extremely concerned about their physique.As a result of this consciousness weightlifting is a very popular activity at IIT Kanpur.


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Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players each are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.This is a very popular game amongst the students at IIT Kanpur.Because of its popularity most of the hostels also have volleyball courts.


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Table Tennis

Table tennis also known as ping-pong is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using a table tennis racket on a hard table divided by a net at the middle.The game is very fast paced and demands quick reactions. This game helps in developing concentration. This sport is played by both the students and also the campus kids.Coaching facility is also provided for the kids.


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Boxing Club

This club was formed with a vision of taming the minds of the members at their own will. Besides this it is fun to hit the heavy bag as hard as possible and achieve the point between rage and serenity.


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Card and Board Games Club

This club meets every week to showcase one game for the members and the attendees.The club members teach these games in details to all newcomers.


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Chess Club

The primary motto of the club is to popularise chess as a hobby among the campus residents.This club is not only for regular players but for beginners too.The club organises workshops on chess by professional players.


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Skating Club

The club provides an oppurtunity to all those who are interested in improving their skating skills and also to the freshers,who want to learn how to skate.The activities organised in the club are roller hockey,skate boarding,and speed skating. The club also organises workshops for the campus school during the summer and winter breaks


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Squash Club

Squash is a racquet sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small,hollow rubber ball.The students and also the campus residents play this sport as it is a very good form of exercise inorder to stay fit.


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Taekwondo Club

The main focus of this club is to provide best physical fitness and self defence specific skill which may come handy at the time of trouble.Besides this the club also aims to provide finest quality martial art in family oriented environment.


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