The All-India Tennis Association, together with the Andhra Pradesh Lawn Tennis Association (APLTA), is organising the Good Earth Super Series Under-14 & Under-16 Boys & Girls Tennis Tournament, from 15th to 19th October, at the GVK Pro Tennis Academy, next to Hitex. A total of 128 players from all the states of the country are participating in this tournament.
The main draw will consist of 32 players - 24 direct entries based on AITA rankings, 4 wild cards, and 4 players through qualification matches. Matches will be held in the knockout format, in both the boys' and girls' categories, but in singles only.
In the boys section, Rohit Bisht of Delhi is the top seed in the Under-14 category, while Samip Mehta of Gujarat is the top seed in the Under-16 age category. In the girls section, Natasha Palha of Goa and Shweta S Rana of Delhi are the top seeds in the Under-14 and Under-16 age categories respectively. All the matches will be best of three tie-break sets with no advantage scoring system.
Havas Sports, a division of MPG India Private Ltd, has entered into an agreement with the All-India Tennis Association to sponsor five Super Series Tournaments in the age groups of Under-14 & Under-16. This set of tournaments has been called the "Good Earth Super Series". These five tournaments will be followed by a Masters, which will be held sometime in the end of January 2008.
AITA points will be given for each tournament. However, a separate ranking will also be maintained for the series where the points from the best three tournaments will be counted. For the Masters, the best eight players will be invited to take part, and the winner & runners-up at this tournament will get sponsorship to play in tournaments in their respective age groups in Europe, along with other prizes.
Please contact Narendernath at 98859-80058 or Vasudeva Reddy 94409-68811 or Praveen Bhargava at 94404-22920 for further details.