Having played tennis in Mumbai and Bangalore city for last couple of years , the biggest differentiator is U8L event.
This event has given an amazing platform to all Mumbai Tennis players to test there skills as a tennis player. U8L not only allows all level of players to come together and play but at the same time has build a strong network for the players to connect and discuss tennis , ask for suggestion on tennis , sell and buy tennis related products. All thanks to the vision of Mr. AMIT Shinde and team. All the Best
My son has been playing U8L regularly and thoroughly enjoys it. The platform is perfect for beginners who need to get a feel of tournaments and the experience of playing with kids from other clubs, before they launch into the state/national circuit. The tournaments are always well organised and the team is awesome!!!
Thanks to U8L I have been able to play tennis all over Mumbai. Meet incredibly talented and kind hearted people who I have the pleasure of calling my friends.
Amit has done a wonderful job of getting everyone together. His hard work has earned him blessings of so many tennis players who now have a tennis family all thanks to him. Wishing U8L to grow bigger and grander!
Tennis is a sport that builds physical and mental strength and endurance. Moreover it creates a sense of discipline and builds character.
Tennis is not only about winning trophies but building communities. U8L is the finest Indian amateur tennis community and im proud to be a part of it – now a way of life !!!
as name says Ultimate league is awesome platform for budding and amateurs to come together and play competitive tennis across different age categories, a big thank you to the organisers and support staff.
Vamos ….. Game on ….
Been over 2 years since I first played at U8L, and it keeps calling me back. The sweet spot of camaraderie, skill, competitiveness and community vibe is what we get here. Have met so many inspiring new players, some of whom have become friends. And yes, the game has been improving steadily, though a trophy still eludes me. Well done Amit, Rehan, Ashu and everyone who’s fuelling U8L. May the force be with you.
Fun filled.. enjoyable.. sincere
Super initiative by Amit & Ashu to bring together the amateur tennis community! Great effort, ultra professional and superb organisation!
The management was perfect.
We are thankful to the management 🙏
We appreciate to u all..
What Amit has done over these years with U8L shows how passionate and dedicated about the sport and our tennis community.
It has been a pleasure to be a part of these group which has helped me make a lot of friends and also improve my overall game.
For people who play tennis as a hobby but want to also experience the competitive side of the sport, this is the best league you can be a part of.
Amit has impeccable organisational skills which have only contributed towards the growth of U8L.
Hoping to be a part of this league and see it achieve new heights.
You and your team has brought so many tennis players under one umbrella. You created so many opportunities for the players to play competitive tennis in Mumbai.
U8L is the amazing format. Because of this unique format I could participate and play.
Big thank you.
Tennis is so much more than just a sport. It’s knowing your inner self and getting to know others. Formed the strongest bonds social of my life playing tennis as well as keep discovering new things about myself daily, when I’m on court.
The best form of relaxation for me, is playing some gruelling tennis. It’s meditation.
Now, you take all of this and multiply by 100x. That’s U8L!
Relentless effort put in by the organizers almost every weekend when they have full time jobs and families to bring such a complete event together. More than the economics of it, to me it’s a noble job like being a nurse to all of us restless patients.
Thank you so much Amit, Ashu & Team U8L. Kudos to your wives, kids, family members, employers, clients, etc to put up with you!
Amit & Team Ultim8, you guys do a fantastic job bringing together like minded Tennis professionals to compete and showcase their tennis prowess! Having participated in a few tournaments so far have enjoyed the warmth and friendliness of the Tournament directors.
May your tribe increase tenfold!
For all Tennis Aficionados this is an absolute tennis players delight!
U8l has never depressed me while i was in a tournament and its always a great and organised experience with hopes always high
A big shout out to the U8L team to get tennis back in our lives and to the sport we all love. Came to know about this league when my son played in the under 12&14 leagues and that’s what spurred me on. After playing club tennis we all need a league to get the competitive juices flowing.
Thanks once again U8L and keep up the good work. Looking forward to the new season
If you are passionate about Tennis, no matter what level you play, U8L will give you the opportunity to compete against some really talented players. My son Shiv and I enjoy playing the U8L Tournaments. We are very happy to be a part of the U8L family.
U8L is awesome place to be for Tennis lovers of Mumbai. A fun place to be & enjoy the sport. Hats off to Amit & Team…10/10 for Passion. 👏
The U8L has superbly designed a fun concept around playing a sport I love the most . Well planned , friendly coordinating team and great game formats ( reminds one of ‘tele matches we used to watch on television as kids ! )
Thank you for further brightening up our weekends
Most of what I am going to write is already captured in the heading. If I remember it correctly, U8L journey started in 2018, may be 2019. Not sure as the time has flown past and I have become older by 3-4 years may be. Starting with its first tournament in GSC (if I recollect correctly), it has grown in its stature by bringing more and more Tennis enthusiasts together and providing them with platform to compete, make new friends, most importantly follow their passion and remain healthy. Starting with very few categories of events and few participants, I guess now there are close to 14-15 categories of events and many participants basis their choice of age/gender event participation options.
What an Incredible journey! Kudos to Amit Shinde and other members of U8L organising commitee! You have inspired many others to create Tennis Leagues and that is something you should be proud off!
Keep up the good work that you all have strated! All the best and may U8L reach even greater heights!
Amateur tennis in and around mumbai is buzzing thanks to U8L
More and more people might just want to pick up tennis as a sport because of U8L
The U8L team is not just about passionate tennis folks – but about a set of people who want to raise the bar of tennis and at the same time do it with a sense of purpose, commitment and detail orientation that is unparalleled. Thank you Amit & the U8L team!
Welll organised tournaments for all age groups. U8L has brought amateur players in one roof to develop their tennis skill..
U8L has done wonders in promoting tennis for beginners , amateurs and people aspiring to take their level beyond these, it gave me a platform to show where i stand amd where i can improve,combined with providing a competetivr atmosphere, i started playing at a low level and U8L has helped me take my game to another notch ! Thank you U8L and hope you continue creating stars !!
What Amit and the U8L team have managed to achieve is nothing short of phenomenal in my opinion. Being a newcomer to India, I was looking for somewhere to play competitive amateur tennis and was so glad to have met Amit and joined U8L. With regular tournaments across a number of different categories, U8L has helped me massively improve my tennis match play. The competitions are well run and organised, and Amit and his staff are a hugely encouraging and welcoming group. In addition, I have met a number of like minded tennis players and now feel part of the tennis community in India, all thanks to U8L. I cannot speak highly enough of the organisation.
This tournament helped me motivate myself to improve my game and win more and more the team is excellent they are really helpful and the facilities are excellent
This tournament gives you chance even if you loose your first March which the a great thing they are all sorts of categories
I have won national and international tournaments for india and was also the playing captain for india in junior davis cup. I would say the U8L is in par with all the professional tournaments I have played. Many thanks to Mr. Amit Shinde and team.
Like the game of tennis, where rules are same for all… U8L has been fair since I know it and their new formats are only making it fairer… Ashutosh is an amazing host and makes the event lively and fair… Amit is an inspiration, his game and mental acumen of the game speak through the victories he gathers at any event… I have met Rehan only once but I’m sure he is the quiet but main man behind the scenes… Overall a great team, giving all players an equal opportunity to hone, polish and practice their skills… U8L… First club for life…
U8L is by far the best tournament organized not just in Mumbai but also within India and this is not an exaggeration.
U8L bridges the gap between recreational and professional tennis. Singles, Doubles, Adults, Kids, Men and Women. U8L has a tournament for everyone.
There’s snacks for all participants and more importantly everyone is welcomed with a warm smile.
Finally, rhe quality of tennis is excellent. Do come and watch on a Sunday evening even if you don’t play!
Dear U8L team,
My son was a part of the U-12 event at Andheri on 29 May 22. It was a very well organised event with care taken to the finer details . The event started on time and was well managed !!! Keep up the good work .. look forward to participating in many more tournaments with U8L
Started playing U8L consistently since 2021. The tournaments are organized and well planned so that players can plan in advance. My own level has game has improved consistently since playing these tournaments. The organizers and their team deserve to be recognize as they always make the players feel welcomed and are are absolutely professional in all interaction.. they are very passionate about the sport and always focus on improvements.. thank you for everything you do
Thanks to U8L, it got me back to playing tennis! The tournaments are very well organised and it’s amazing to meet other women who play tennis. Look forward to more and more such events! All the best.
I have been the part of this tournament since its early days and lemme tell you that every time I have been part of this event it is filled with thrill , excitement and an atmosphere of healthy competitiveness mingled with a fine tune of networking. The tournament went to great lengths to unite the tennis fraternity of Mumbai and adjoining areas under one roof .. Kudos to Amit for all his valiant effort to make this event a rocking success.
I started playing U8L last year Jan ..that too with Men’s Singles..first time in my life i was playing a tournament..i was the only woman participant who had registered in the 35plus mens singles (thks to my coach who pushed me to do so)..the warm welcome i got from Amit n all the other organisers n also the participants made me feel so relaxed tht not once it made me feel i was playing a men’s tournament…it’s definitely one the best organised.tournaments in Mumbai..my son too has started playing n he simply loves it..with the backdraw concept..it actually motivates u not to give up ..a big congratulations Amit, Ashutosh, Rehman n all otherbehind U8L .. wishing u all loads of success
Thanks Amit for starting Ul8… Love playing ur organised tournaments…. Keep the hard work going… All the best
My first tournament in the city was U8L and it motivated me more to play Tennis after winning in plate championship.
It is not go back in U8L, but come back.!
This is really amazing to keep playing in U8L tournaments.
Myself , my husband and my Son we all really enjoyed the tournaments.
Food is hygienic.
Keep motivating all the players in Mumbai by organising such events. Looking ahead to be a part in U8L upcoming events. Kudos to event Organising Team.
For a player who is not grinding to play professional tennis but has the skill and is looking for a platform to showcase it, the U8L group has really been up to the task of providing an excellent event taking care of everything needed, and much more. It was worth traveling across town for their tournaments. Hope to play one again soon!!
It’s great to have such tournaments so that I can play in other tournament also. It is motivation for me . Amit sir, you are great
U8L has provided a wonderful platform for recreational tennis players from different walks of life to bond & compete in a friendly spirit. Amit Shinde and his team are doing a fabulous job organizing tournaments after tournaments which are eagerly awaited and always receive a very enthusiastic response. Their contribution to the sport is invaluable and we would love to see this franchise grow & blossom for the good of the sport and for all tennis lovers.
U8L gives you the opportunity to drive your passion for tennis, challenge yourself and improve your game to the next level.
It is very well organised, played competitively and a great place to network and make friends.
At U8L, I just won my first Trophy. Go get yours!
Thankful to the U8L team for organising such a wonderful league for the players!
It was my first time ever that I have participated in such an event, being only 3months old in the world of tennis, I had a bag full of learnings and more importantly built game confidence.
Already looking forward for my next one in December with the same league!
Highly appreciate Amit Sirs effort to gather such an amazing event!
I really like the new format of U8L.. and I’m really lucky to get chance to play this tournament 1st time…Very good sportsmanship of all players.. I not only win matches but I made many friends…thank you so much Amit Shinde for organizing such beautiful event. Would love to come again again..
Thank you Amit for arranging a nice tournament last week. It is great to see your enthusiasm and passion for tennis.
I really enjoyed being a part of this group as it has helped me get in touch with new friends and good caliber players. Its an amazing platform for tennis enthusiast.
Continue the good work Amit. Wish you all the best.
Amit has creatively used his imagination to come up with U8L which helps participants maximise fun and seek inspiration to improve their game. You may be the king in your club but here there is a different level of competition which makes you want to hit the ball harder and play your best.
Amit does it all. He plays he organises he has a blast. It’s amazing to see him juggle so many hats.
The team at Tufts academy is a big support and I am looking forward to playing the next league next month.
It had been very exciting time at U8L event last weekend, courtesy my friend n partner in doubles , Ricky Mehra with never lose hopes approach.
The tournament was very well organised by Amit with the support of Tuff team. very agile and pleasing personality. Though friendly with all players, he ensured that no court was idling during entire tournament, pushing every one hard with friendly yet authoritave tone to go strictly by schedule.
The format was new to most of us but enjoyed Robinhood opportunities to compete even after defeats in primary events which was something new and very interesting.
More admirable quality of Amit was even while he himself playing in some of the tough matches, he always kept an eye on happenings on other court to keep the court occupied and guided alll events to finish as per schedule.
My best wishes for all future tournaments of ultim8 and look forward to participate and enjoy competitive yet friend tennis.
Really ultimate first of all thanks Amit and team for grt job. Ultimate league is very good platform for club level players. Format is innovative I played first time here awesome experience. Thankful to all ball boys n staff for organizing wonderful event special thanks to photographer Guptaji. And very special thanks to my doubles partner Rituraj Varmaji for motivating me. Good going Amit n Team keep it up. Thanks Ultim8 league
It’s really a wonderful tournament and management which stuck me every time for participation in a every league and I am also very thankful to you for your support u extended to me during the two days event and to every individual too.
I wish you a great success and have an amazing leagues ahead in upcoming time.
Great initiative by sir and the rest to promote the sport of tennis. It was a good experience playing and meeting with tennis enthusiasts who love the sport as much as I do.
Thank you Amit sir for organising such a beautiful event. My first ever tournament and after this ultimate league I am going to play tournaments quite often because the overall experience was superb. And yesss even U8L is organised every month so we should all meet up there. Once again Thank you. 👍🏻👍🏻
First Must Compliment Amit and his team for Doing a Great Job and Highly Commendable – Its Not easy to take care of so many players and organize such an event.
Was my First Tournament and Best Part was No Caoches etc allowed so we New comers Given a Good fair opportunity
All Players Played their best and I made Quite a Few Friends and thats Good Part too.
Congrats to All Winners and Also Best Wishes to All Players for all Upcoming Future Tournaments
Have No Doubt a few Suggestions whcih will share with Amit Directly as I May Be am Wrong as am New to This Circuit and have started playing Tennis just 2 years ago ( Am Absolutely RAW) – And I thank my Son for getting me to play this game
I would also Like to Thank all staff , Ball Boys and All Involved in Organizing this Amazing Tournament.
I would also Like to Thank My Partner Sanjay Kolge for putting up a Good performance with me in the 40 Plus Doubles – Thanks Sanjay
A thrilling and awesome experience, the forum gives us an opportunity to play maximum number of matches . The format also gives u various openings to come back at different stages of the tournament….kudos to the organisers
U8L has been a path breaking initiative. For so many of us who have started tennis and who wanted an opportunity to test ourselves…U8L has been the platform like no other. It made it competitive and at the same time a fun event that can’t be missed! Great going!
Being a 54+ and having played in best of 3 full sets under hot sun during middle of working weeks in other tournaments this playing format was a welcome change and i thoroughly enjoyed .
Another interesting advantage of this format – even if one is grouped with higher ranked players you still get chance to play with another group and still put a respectable show .
Win or loose keep playing .
Kudos to Amit & Nikil and wishing success season after season
Nothing gets better than this,the mother of all tournaments U8L is an innovative platform for amateur tournament that has dug out the genius of tennis amateur ftom the far corners of Mumbai city and beyond, which would otherwise have languished in obscurity, creating a family of tennis amateurs with great skills and sporting ethics that sets us apart from the ordinary.
Its a monthly tennis carnival spread over eight months with a seeding system to enable amateurs to improve their rankings and their game, win prizes and attain tennis glory.
Applaud the selfless efforts of Amit Shinde for the noble work and dedication.
It cant get better than this.
U8L’s unique crisp match formats, action packed scheduling, eight month calendar, individual player profiles, meticulous detailing and above all the tireless efforts and unlimited passion by its founder which helps the league constantly evolve makes it a one of a kind league across the globe. For me, is already one of the most awaited events every month. Wish you more power and success in the years to come and may the league reach greater heights!
It is said that certain players are sent from up stairs to regale the audienes.But their endeavour also is more often than not selfless ever. But this duo has developed a distnictive concept almost selflessly, the only selfish motive being that they ensure that they take home most of the trophies themselves leaving others empty handed. Hope Doc is not listening.
Jokes apart, these guys have developed a unique interface, where no one is a loser. Great ambience where relative strangers bond big time over the glorious game of tennis, backslapping each other like long lost chums.
Thanks Guys for giving a fresh lease of life to the weary bones, Yes precisely the reason you have been sent from upstairs, which is to regale us all.
May God give you more strength to persist with your untiring efforts.
Kudos Nick and and Amit for the joy you guys disseminate not only on the tennis court but also with your contagious smile on the courtside.
Winners all, Love all & Advantage all.
P.S – Am sure you would continue to render this great service to all of us even after a lapse of 16 years.
Great job Amit. It gives a opportunity for all of us to fulfill our dream of playing in a tennis tournament. For me personally this was my first tournament and I loved it . It has taught me to be cool while playing and not over playing myself.
Hope you guys are able to reach and conduct this in all cities of India and also the world. Will forever be a part of this till I am able to play this lovely game. Thanks cheers
Personally, it was a great experience. Amazing to see Mr. Amit pull it off so commendably well. Cheers to them as a team. Wishing the league a great success in future as well.
Great initiative by Amit and Team and it was an awesome experience to eat, play and network with like minded ppls who love to play tennis. Small glitch for me was qualifying for next round and then being told that I haven’t qualified as I don’t have ranking. Amit was kind enuf to let me play in lucky loser howver this part needs to be redesigned and newcomers should be given chance to go ahead… Anyways hats off to Amit and Team for handling the event superbly over the 2 days and wish them all the best and hope we have more such events with proper set games in the future…
When your game gets tough U8L league gets you going. The League is very passionate about the sport on and of the court. At U8L u will breathe tennis bleed tennis and sleep tennis …for me it was a great exposure, It’s an awesome league to join as besides the game the buzz on the game days is so high ..u just can escape the adrenaline. The hospitality arranged on these days is so well organised …it feels like a tennis carnival. Three Cheers To Amit Shinde and all behind the managing team
These tournaments are not just matches, they are festivals instead. Selfless voluntarity, Unparalleled enthusiasm, knowing one another, a platform to test your skills and level, motivation to excel, joy and cheers, and above all plenty of tennis. Way to go!! The league is an initiative of its kind. If U8L wasn’t there, wouldn’t have known so many great folks. It brings a few hundred good players on a platform, sometimes you get to choose partnerships from and U8L doesn’t change for that!!
It’s a superb initiative and a great tennis tournament for Amateurs like us. It gives us an opportunity to compete against players from different clubs in Mumbai and in the process helps us to improve our game. Though it’s an awesome league, there is still a lot of scope for further improvements. Since its still in its infancy (2nd year only), we hope that it will improvise and enhance further. Cheers.
A first of its kind tennis tournament and I was glad to be involved in season 1. Looking forward to participating in all the remaining legs of season 2!
Its an amazing concept where all amatuer club players are brought under one umbrella.
The concept of ranking points makes this an event not to be missed. It gives all of us a feeling of accomplishment and also something we look forward to.
It has definately made me a better player.
Cheers and keep it up.
Kudos to Amit and Team, excellent start of new season. U8L is outstanding initiative and I wish all the best to you to take U8L to the national level.
It was a tennis carnival for 2 days. I am amazed with the energy and passion shown by Amit and Team both organising and participating in the entire event. And Kudos to concept of Robin-hood which made sure the people loosing out in first round,later on never felt left out, instead enjoyed their play like they had at school times.
Keep up the great work. Looking forward for next event
The tournament was well organised, Robin Hood was a good innovation and most important there was no endless waiting. Well done Amit and Team for bringing the tennis fraternity together. God Bless you . More 💪 to u
Its a good initiative for tennis game and for players.would like to see U8L live on TV in future.i played first season and it was a good experience for me.will play the next coming seasons too.thanks to the organisers for the good approach.👍👍
Super tournament for very good players and average players also. All enjoy it thoroughly. Kudos to the U8L organizers for squeezing in so many matches in just 2 days. And that too extremely well planned. Overall 100% marks to them. Keep it up 👍
U8L is a fabulous tournament !!! Kudos to Amit S and Team for their commitment and endurance to ensure this tournament happens every month. We get to see great tennis from the players, the food is great and overall a weekend we look forward to enjoy every month.
Thanks for a great weekend 😊 every month.
One of the best platform for Club level Passionate Tennis players.
Looking forward to be part of great U8L.
U8L is an amazing and a unique tennis platform to know and admire tennis talent just not in Mumbai but now open pan India. I have participated in a few matches here and thoroughly enjoyed them. The best part are the organizers and you get to network with talented individuals. Very well thought through pattern. Wish this forum the best and looking forward for more events!
U8L is a great platform to test my skills and also where I can see and learn from other top players who come from all over the state.
Playing at U8L every month helps in improving skills and enhances confidence.
Play, laugh, learn and enjoy at same place.
It is a wonderful initiative and I hope you spread this to other cities and we have a inter city finals at the end of the season
It will one of the league , where you get to know your strength weekness and how to get better every month
Every month U8L. Team gives us the ultimate experience with few Experiment and try to get better every month in the best posible way.
I wish to be part of the league and hope them best wishes for future.
Loved playing in the first season… Looking forward for the next… Great job… Keep it up