Karnataka Gymkhana Association (KGA) is one of the oldest sports associations in Hubli.
It was established in 1915 during the British era as an institute to promote sports.
This institute was instrumental in supporting sports activities especially cricket in northern Karnataka. The then Government allotted about 7 acres land and this ground was primarily used for cricket tournaments and coaching camps.
It is located in the heart of the city in a prime location with a distance of 8 kms from Hubballi Airport, 2.5 kms from Hubballi Junction railway station and 3 kms from Hubballi bus stand.
As the city grew, members of the Association in 2011 proposed that other sports activities like tennis, badminton, table tennis etc. as also recreational facilities to be started.
The club was formally opened during
This is probably one of the very few associations in our country that can boast of a lush green cricket ground with 3 turf pitches. The ground has a circumference of about 60 meters.
Besides being the venue for several state level tournaments, the KSCA 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th division matches of KSCA Dharwad zone matches are also conducted here.
The association is built to provide fun, sports and entertainment for the whole family.
We would like to briefly highlight the facilities that members can avail at KGA and plans for the upcoming few months -
I) Facilities in place
Dining hall with a well-appointed Bar.
Two A/C Party Halls, one that can seat 50 guests and the other,100 guests.
Landscaped outdoor lawn of 10,000 sq feet for dining
About 8000 sq. feet exclusive dining area for families facing the cricket ground.
32 well-furnished and air -conditioned guest rooms with wall mounted TV.
Ample parking facility to park 250 cars (Two level car parking)
Two dormitory rooms (One for Boys and one for Girls) with 20 beds and locker facility in each room
Karnataka Gymkhana Association is the Association of choice for amenities & ambience for both sport and relaxation
II) Sports facilities
The Club enjoys a tradition of sports
Cricket ground .
Two flood lit clay tennis courts
world class silicon cushioned wooden Badminton courts
TT Tables placed on synthetic mat flooring
Cricket, Tennis, Badminton and TT coaching is given for students below 19 years by highly experienced coaches
III) Other facilities
Zumba and Aerobic room with synthetic mat flooring
Two Card Rooms one air-conditioned and one non air-conditioned room
IV) Upcoming facilities which will be Ready shortly ( Civil work complete)
Swimming pool with provision for aqua fitness
State of the art gymnasium
Squash court with wooden flooring
Spa for men and women
Air -conditioned auditorium to seat 200 people