The Advantage Tennis Academy is organising a state-ranking junior tennis tournament for boys and girls, at St. Thomas Sports Sports Coaching Foundation in Neredmet, from 11th to 15th August. There will only be singles matches for boys in the age categories of Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14, and for girls in the age category of Under-16. The matches will be played in four available tennis courts on a knockout format.
30 players in the Under-10, 32 in the Under-12 and 24 in the Under-14 boys' categories, and 16 in the Under-16 girls' category are participating in this tournament. All the matches till the quarterfinals will be one set of eight games, and the matches from the quarterfinals will be of best of three sets of four games each.
Participation certificates and special gifts will be given by the academy to participants. The winners and runner-ups will be awarded with trophies.
The Advantage Tennis Academy was established in 1985 by D Chandrasekhar, a NIS tenis coach and a tennis official who has been the manager of the Indian Davis Cup and officiated various tennis matches. The academy runs from St. Thomas Coaching Sports Coaching Foundation in Neredmet. Chandrasekhar's son, D R C Kiran, also a cricket and tennis player, coaches children at the academy.
Advantage Tennis Academy has produced several players of the past like Susheel Narla, Ramakrishna, Meghana Paritala, Arjun Vijay Raghavan, D R C Kiron, D S Shravya, Aditya Naidu, Shashikant Reddy and Abhay Edlabadkar, and current players like Ekta Singh, M Nishant, A L Anirudh, Jitesh Swamy, Alekhya, Pranav Teja, C Laxman and Archana.
Please contact D R C Kiron at 98851-87847 for further details.