The Story Behind Play Your Sport
Delhi-based sports tech startup, Play Your Sport, was formed out of a pure passion for sports on the part of its founder, Supriya Mamgain – being an avid tennis player herself, she found it hard to continue playing after she started working and after her tennis buddy relocated abroad. As Supriya said, “That is when it struck me that there is no such platform that could help sports enthusiasts connect with each other neither there was information on the facilities that was easily available.” Talking about co-founder, Varoon Kapoor, Supriya said, “Knowing that Varoon is a passionate sports person, I shared the idea with him. He was onboard from the word go!”
When both of them ventured out and were in constant talks with their colleagues, friends, sport coaches, and meeting sports enthusiasts, that’s when they noticed the gaps in the world of sports. Play Your Sport aims to bridge these gaps by fostering more and more networking among players and eventually discovering sports centres or academies where they can go and play their favourite sport.
All For the Love of Sports
As mentioned earlier, the startup came out of the love of sports, the founders believe that people stop playing sports due to the dearth of convenient options. India has enough good sports infrastructure and talent that sadly goes unused and unrecognised due to the unorganised nature of business.
But with the advent of sports tech startup like Play Your Sport, sports enthusiasts can pursue their passion. Currently, Play Your Sport is being used by more than 1000 sports facilities across sports like cricket, football, swimming, badminton and basketball to run acquisition/retention campaigns, manage membership and stream-line their operations.
Incidentally, Play Your Sport aims to be the most innovative company by harnessing the power of technology in the world of sports. As Supriya said, “We are looking at the 20 million primary target market comprising of the population in the metro cities between the age group of 18-49 years and comprise of the urban population of India.”
Funds and Expansions
Play Your Sport was a winner at TIE Smash Up Heroes, an instant pitching round where USD16K was raised from TIE and Hyderabad Angels investors. Recently, the company has also received an undisclosed amount of funding from Ashish Gupta, the former COO and Co-founder at Evalueserve.
The company plans to use this funding to ramp up its team, reinforce technology, and expand its presence across India. It also plans to hire over 50 people across functions in the next six months.
Play Your Sport – The App
This is a location-based mobile app that enables the users to create, join and book sports and fitness activities in their vicinity.
So, if you are a person who is looking for a partner to play your favourite sport or wondering where are the sports centres in your city, you need not worry anymore – Play Your Sport is here to make it easier for you to start a sport or a fitness activity. Just download the app and simply Create, Join, and Explore the various sport and fitness activities near your area.
How it works:
- Create your own sport event, choose an activity, locality, date, time, and leave a message and post.
- Explore all the sports centres near your area
- Join other people playing nearby
Note: They are available in Delhi Ncr, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkatta, Mumbai and Pune.