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Ishraque Gulrays: I’ve always been inclined to sports from a very young age. First Football and then, around the early ’90s, the wonderful sport of tennis caught my fancy and I was immediately drawn to it
My supportive parents soon began searching for a coaching institute and my father finally found one in Bhavans College and enrolled me there.
Tennis came Naturally to me. Within 6 months, I began playing tournaments and within a year, I was playing state-level tournaments. Later became the U-14 champion and was among the top-ranked players in Maharashtra, the top 20 players in the junior category in the State and in the top 50 in the country. Later became the captain of the Mithibai college tennis team and was the vice-captain of the Mumbai University team. I went on to win a lot of competitions and bought home many laurels, before I was compelled to give up a profession in tennis due to lack of sponsorships, at the age of 21.
Life took over and I got engrossed in the daily hustle-bustle of life. However, as it is said that, what is meant to be, will be. Finally, after I started a family came a time when I had to nurture another baby.
I left my well-paid job for sports and decided to join back the Industry, I successfully got an opportunity to manage twenty different sports in Goregaon Sports Club which opened a huge pathway for sports for me. I learned a lot about sports and management of various sports while I worked as the Head of Sports Management at the club. In 2016 I decided to start on my own: Sportnicians – The Sports People.
We aim to help you reconnect with the hidden sportsperson in you. Our services include Sports Coaching, Sports Event & Tournaments, Sports Facility Management, and Sports Infrastructure among many others. Please feel free to reach out to us on Instagram @sportnicians or Facebook at ‘Sportnicians-The Sports People’.
I believe that everyone should listen to their heart and follow their passion because even if you face hardships, in the beginning, you’ll surely reach your goal and love whatever you’re doing. It is all about the leap of faith and the journey.

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Appreciate the approach and commitment in fulfilling our requirement on a very short notice. The event was meticulously designed and was more than fulfilling our expectations. The event was professionally managed by team Sportnicians - The Sports People. We wil always look upon them for their support to manage such events for our organisation in the future as well. Thank you once again Team Sportnicians.

Manoj Kabra
Manager - Operations, Hinduja Global Solutions
Have known Ishraque for couple of years now and I really get fascinated by the effort and passion shown by Sportnicians - The Sports People towards all sport. Being a player himself he understands the mentality and needs of players and at the same time coming from a corporate background he has the feel of the best workable system. For sports to grow organically in India we need people like Ishraque, Sabiha who go that one step beyond and make the difference. Way to go, appreciate the efforts.
Manish Rao
World Ambassador: International Pickleball Federation & Team India Pickleball Player
Sportnicians - The Sports People is doing a phenomenal job by keeping individuals stay connected to sport; by catering to all types of audiences (from budding athletes to professionals). By ensuring that all sports are given enough important, I think Sportnicians is recognised as one of top promising sport consultants in India. The efforts Ishraque has been taking to reach out to the public, is commendable! Hats off to him for bringing out sport so much more & helping create awareness and education across society!
Maithili Bhuptani
Lead Sports & Exercise Psychologist Sir H.N Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai