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Vivek Mehta

Over 30 years of experience in coaching national and international players, mentoring young minds, managing sporting bodies and institutions and running a successful business.

Highly networked both professionally and in the sporting field with significant contributions in the development of the game of basketball in Maharashtra.

More About Vivek

Key engagements

  • Founder and CEO of Balson Industries, one of the leading plastic manufacturing enterprises in Western India
  • Director of the UBA – India’s first professional Basketball League

Sports Administrative Experience

  • Member of the Poona District Basketball Association since 1993
  • Active Member of the Deccan Gymkhana since 1975 with key contributions on various sports committees and governing bodies
  • Honorary Basketball Coach at the Deccan Gymkhana Club since 1983
  • Served as the Secretary of the basketball Department for 21 years (7 terms)
  • Coach of the Pune University Women’s team since 1987
  • Serving on the Board of Sports, University of Pune since 2012
  • Served on Pune University’s Selection Committee for 10 years
  • Treasurer of the Maharashtra State Basketball Association for 6 years
  • Vice-President of the Maharashtra State Basketball Association for 4 years
  • Served on the Selection Committee of the Maharashtra State Basketball
  • Association for 10 years
  • Served on the Coach of various Maharashtra State Basketball Association teams for 10 years
  • Coach of the Pune Peshwas for two seasons in the UBA’s Professional basketball League
  • Coached and mentored over 5000 players in a honorary career spanning over 35 years
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