he National Sports Club of India is a sprawling institution right in the centre of the city, on the beautiful seafront, with a posh frontage & turf lawns, The club has history, associated with the eminent leaders of free India, who with great vision and foresight formulated the policy of promoting games and sports in the country.
The First Club was set up in New Delhi. with Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and other eminent sports personalities such as Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Maharajas of Patiala, Viziangram, Nawanagar, Nawab of Pataudi, General K. M. Cariappa, G. D. Birla, and Naval Tata among the few patrons of the club, with A.S. D’Mello as Secretary General.
The Second Club was set up in Mumbai at the present location in 1950. The club had just a club house & large velodrome named as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium. The foundation stone of the present club house complex was laid by Shri Y. B. Chavan, First Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on May 17, 1957. The Club began with few sports facilities such as Tennis, Badminton & regular bouts of free style Wrestling the Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium.
It was only in the 80’s that real spurt took place in improving the facilities & extending sports activities in the club. It initiated setting up facilities for Billiards, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and a well-equipped Ladies & Gents Health club along with coaching classes in various games, including judo, Karate & Aerobics. The club has dining and recreational facilities providing high grade restaurants, permit rooms, lounges and a consumer store. Regular film shows on Sunday evenings and two housie sessions every week, cater to the leisure activities of the esteemed members. Besides, the club organizes Musical Evenings, Food Festivals & many more…
Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium has been renovated with sports facilities in mind. The work on the above project commenced in 2004. A centrally air conditioned indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 5000 persons is ready and functional where squash courts, badminton courts, table tennis cardroom and a lounge are used by the members regularly. A brand new health club & Spa , two banquet rooms and restaurants are expected to be functional shortly.
The new project also has a parking facility for about 800 cars in the basement. A classic example of modern construction & contemporary club house that blends the generations together.