Delhi Public School Patiala ( Under the aegis of the DPS Society,New Delhi )
Sport is an integral part of School life at Delhi Public School. We at DPS are passionate about building a strong sense of character and our sporting activities enable all children to develop the skills of risk-taking, decision making under pressure, resilience, communicating with others and team-working. The vast play-scape, the pride of the campus, supports these objectives.
Sports such as Cricket, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Throw ball, Archery, Martial Art, Athletics, Lawn Tennis, Skating and Swimming are all the options offered to the students. In our endeavour to polish students in their choice of sport, we offer expert trainers to help children master key skills. As a latest development, infrastructural additions have been done for students interested in combat games.
Swimming is a discipline that imparts mental and physical prowess to a student’s mind and body, hand-in-hand with the fun associated with it. Keeping this in mind, a half-Olympic sized swimming pool is available for the students with a splash pool for the junior students. Pool hygiene is a priority at all times and full-time coaches for girls and boys ensure systematic and disciplined learning. Separate changing and shower facilities are available for boys and girls.
Students at DPS Patiala have the best of the training when it comes to Athletics. A 200mtr track is demarcated for running. Promising students receive a focused training in discus throw, shot put and jumps too. An exclusive throw sector has been carved out for the same.
Skating is amongst the most popular outdoor activity that most students opt for, specially the juniors. Skating is encouraged as it works on almost every major muscle group in the body. Not only that, children today need all the help they can get to stay in shape and live a healthy lifestyle. The skating rink is vast and spacious catering to big groups of students learning the finer nuances of this sport. Skating lessons are delivered by a well-experienced coach. Our students have always brought laurels to the school at the various inter-school tournaments and Punjab State Games.
Cricket is undeniably the supreme sport in the eyes of Indians and understandably, the cricket lovers of DPS Patiala are passionate about the sport. A well-developed pitch and additionally practice nets are available for the cricket enthusiasts. Our U-17 and U-14 teams represent us in all major tournaments of the region.
A football field is used for practice with the dedicated professional coach, during the zero hour. The U-14 and U-17 teams of the school participate at the district and every year, selected students have been in the Punjab State teams as well.
Being one amongst the most popular sport on campus, basketball is played by many students of the school, both boys and girls. To cater to the needs of the basketball lovers, the school has a standard sized Basketball court with cemented flooring. The basket ball coach not only trains the senior students, but also the junior enthusiasts using movable basketball posts.
Volleyball and Throw ball courts are demarcated for full-fledged practice of the volleyball buffs. Students are taught the technicalities of the game by a professional coach. Students enjoy the volley-ball inter-house matches as a part of their activity calendar.
2 dedicated courts are extensively used for the practice and tournaments of this game. For professional guidance and polishing, 2 coaches have been appointed – 1 for boys and 1 for girls.
Archery is practiced by the budding archers under the watchful eyes of the coach. The archery field is set with a 50 mtr range for practice.
A 70 feet by 130 feet cemented lawn tennis court with a high fence provides the right setting for the students who have opted for this game. Students enjoy learning this game and its finer technicalities.
A sizable number of students, most of them juniors, are given training in martial art. The expert martial art instructor helps the students are not only meant to develop students’ physical strength, endurance, martial arts skills but also their self-defense capabilities. Students represent the school in multiple event in the region and always bag laurels.
For those who enjoy this game of conquest, conflict and competitive skill, the school has appointed a professional coach, who guides the budding Grand Masters in picking up the intricacies of the game. The school has adequate of chess boards to satisfy the playing instinct of the children
Yoga is an integral part of our school curriculum. The school offers a magnificent, spacious activity room for practicing the “asanas” learnt, although the play-scape of the school is lush and serene for outdoor sessions too. Aerobics sessions are also scheduled alternatively in the A-V Hall to bring about flexibility and agility amongst students.