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AITA junior tournament held at OMR

Match Point Tennis Academy (MPTA) at Krishnan Tennis Centre conducted the 1st set of AITA (All India Tennis Association) Junior Tournaments from Dec, 2018 to 1st week of February.

The tournaments were 1st Robin Manfred Tournament (CS-14), VST Groups Chennai (CS -16), Shrest Builders tournament (SS-16) and P.V. Viswanath Memorial Tournament. All the four tournaments saw competition among boys and girls respectively from different states competing for the ultimate title.

Udit Gogoi from Assam, the top seed in U-16 won the super series and the other singles trophies were won by local players from Tamilnadu and Pondicherry. The overall winners and runners were from areas like Karur, Cuddalore and Coimbatore. To motivate the players there were also some special awards for the promising players in all the four tournaments.

“The purpose of conducting one U-14 AITA and three U-16 AITA tournaments is to assess the strength of the players in Tamilnadu with players from other states. In future MPTA @ KTC will conduct only U-14, U-18 and open categories at our venue. This is to equip the young players to compete against their seniors. Considering the hot climate from April to October, we will be floodlighting all the 10 courts at the venue so matches can be played after 3 p.m. MPTA will concentrate in conducting more of championship series tournaments to benefit the local Tamil Nadu players,” says Rajiv Naidu from Match Point Tennis Academy.

The tournaments saw dignitaries from various walks of life as chief guests, including T.V. Somanathan, I.A.S., Addl Chief Secretary, Premkumar Karra, Honorary Treasurer of Tamilnadu Tennis Association, R.S.K. Raghuram, Pro Chairman, PSNA College, R. Nataraj, MLA Mylapore and former DGP, Chennai and Rabi Venkatesan, Former Davis Cup player.

Throughout the tournaments, senior coaches and trainers were felicitated.

Senior coaches including Hiten Joshi, Suresh, Chandra Sekar, and Illiyas Hussain along with senior trainers from Chennai Jayaraman, Arumugam, Kesavan and Balaraman were awarded with silver plaques and cash incentives.
Match Point Tennis Academy can be reached at 75500 77259.