Dita Has Been Making Field Hockey Sticks Since 1891

Dita is pronounced: "DEE-TUH"
Toward the end of the nineteenth century Mr. Allah Dita pioneered the production of field hockey sticks, cricket bats, and table tennis paddles; in what was then the undivided sub-continent of India. His goods were made for both for the local and export markets.

The original sticks did not bear the brand name we know today as Dita. The Dita brand name came about as homage to the founder of the company by his son, the late Mr. K. M. Iqbal.

Dita started combining fiberglass and other materials in 1972, with the aim of creating the best possible field hockey stick available for the demands of the then new turf game, introducing the Dita Mega Pro to the world at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The old Dita logo on this page dates from the 1970s.

In recent times, stick and shoe design has shifted to the Netherlands, as the highest level of field hockey is in Holland, giving research and development a natural laboratory. Dita International, our Dutch affiliate, now designs and tests all our products in the highest leagues, where GENIUS LEVEL HOCKEY is the standard.

Pronunciation and meaning of the name Dita DEE-TUH

DITA is an Urdu word. Urdu is the major language of Pakistan. There are multiple meanings and translations of the word, but the best English translation seems to be: heaven sent, or gift from God.