Mahesh Bhupathi to promote tennis among school children
New Delhi: 12-time Grand Slam Champion Mahesh Bhupathi has joined hand with HCL to promote Tennis among school children and identify and nurture new talent.
In a bid to reach out to school kids, a “Inter School Tennis Challenge” - a large-scale school-level tennis tournament will be held from July 27 -August 2, 2015 in the National Capital Region.
“There is a tremendous scope for developing sports in India, and tennis of course, has always been close to my heart. With MBTA and HCL joining hands, we hope to identify and help nurture young talent who genuinely love the sport. India is now making its mark at the international level and we want to create many more sporting icons, who would makeour country proud,” said Bhupathi.
The tournament aims to reach all schools kids to inspire aspiring tennis players to focus on developing their game. The tournament is divided into two categories -Team Championship (for U/15 boys and girls) and Individual Championship (for U/17 boys and girls).
Each school will send a maximum of 5 participants per team. The tournament will be held at DLTA Tennis Courts, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi. Based on the experience of this maiden initiative, HCL and MBTA plan to take this event to other cities across India.
The incentive for the winner would be a one-week training at Schuttler Waske Tennis University in Germany, where junior doubles Wimbledon champion Sumit Nagal has been training for the last one year. The cost of the travel and stay will be borne by HCL.
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