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AITA will encourage more Indian entry in ranking tournaments

Posted on Nov 23, 05:47PM | UNI

All India Tennis Association (AITA) has decided to encourage more and more Indian entry into the various ranking tennis tournaments, both in men and women categories, aiming at promoting local talents even as the NBCC ITF Women's US dollar 10,000 kick starts at Bengal Tennis Association (BTA) here tomorrow.

BTA president and AILA's newly-appointed chief executive officer Hironmoy Chatterjee while addressing a media conference on the eve of ITF Women championhip, said the AITA had adopted a 'China policy' to have more and more ranking tournaments for promotion of tennis talents in the country.

He said the AITA has decided to increase the tournaments to some 225 in 2013 from current 170.

Meanwhile, the NBCC ITF women championship (Nov 26-Dec 1) qualifying rounds at BTA begin tomorrow and will be attended by top women tennis players besides Kyra Shroff as top seed and Prerna Bhambri, Rujuta Bhosle and Rushmi Chakraborty, all members of the Fed cup team.

Katherine from Hong Kong also feature in the main draw.

Treta Bhattacharyya, the current national doubles champion and Amrita Mukherjee will be the locals to challenge the favourites between November 26 to December 1.