Since its inception YPS has been in the forefront in sporting activities among educational institutions in the region. These lay the foundation for the development of an all round personality, which is an invaluable asset in today’s world. Games and Sports teach us tolerance, team spirit, sportsmanship and patience. To achieve this aim, sports are made an integral part of the curriculum. YPS has sufficient number of play fields for all major of games. These include Hockey, Soccer, Cricket, Tennis and Basketball.
The school has a well laid out track for athletics, four synthetic courts for Tennis, two cemented courts for Basketball, a large arena for horse riding as well as a Swimming pool. In addition to these are five smaller grounds for junior boys.
Every student is allotted a house and inter house competitions are held in almost all major games in three groups: Juniors, Mediums and Seniors.
The school has excelled in games such as cricket, soccer, hockey , athletics and basketball and with the addition of new games which include shooting fencing , archery ,horse riding and , recently, squash , the opportunities for the students to prove their mettle in the field have widened.
The school organizes All India IPSC Tournaments in various disciplines like Athletics, Swimming, Hockey and Soccer.
The school introduced YPS SIXES (Six-a-side) Cricket Tournament in the year 2002, which had been a big success with enthusiastic participation of teams from leading Public Schools.
Keeping in tune with the latest trends in International Cricket and to add more excitement and thrill to the game, the school is replacing YPS SIXES with YPS T-20 w.e.f 2009. The response once again is overwhelming for the tournament to be held in April 2009.
The school also plays regular inter school fixtures with other public schools of the region.
Sportsmen from YPS Patiala, who have achieved International fame are:
Raja Randhir Singh, Shooting
Navjot Singh Sidhu , Cricket
Jagdeep Phulka, Hockey
Surjit Panesar, Hockey
Ratinder Singh Sodhi, Cricket
Late Dhruv Pandove, Cricket
Harveen Sarao, Shooting
Parry Goyal, Cricket
Heena Sidhu, Shooting
Mayank Markande, Cricket