Dr. Anil Jain flags off India’s Return to Tennis with ‘High Performance Training Camps’ for Juniors
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) President, Dr. Anil Jain (MP, Rajya Sabha), in the presence of Mr. Anil Khanna, Vice President (Chair), AITA and Mr. Rohit Rajpal, President, DLTA, inaugurated the ‘High
Performance Training Camp’ for Junior Boys today at R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, New Delhi.
Under Dr. Jain’s leadership and the able support from the office bearers, the AITA endeavours to bring life back into tennis through a ‘Return to Tennis’ styled project which includes “High Performance Training Camps” for top ranked players on the AITA Junior circuit.
“It is a new year and a fresh start of Tennis activities in the country under the ‘New Normal’ environment during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am very happy that the country’s future stars have all assembled here today and we welcome all the participants to this unique training camp which is being organised by the AITA for the first time,” said Dr. Jain in his opening remarks.
Dr. Jain added, “It is our vision to conduct more camps in future and eventually select the talented tennis players to join the ‘National Tennis Centre’ where we would try to further improve their different aspects of the sport like skills, game strategy, strength, conditioning, diet and nutrition along with sports science and psychology. The goal is to develop the Super 30s in each category and make our presence felt strongly on the International tennis arena. We also have a vision of bringing medals from all International competitions, including Olympics & Asian Games, and we are committed to giving all possible support to those young players who show the discipline and commitment to do their utmost to bring laurels to the Nation.”
Dr. Jain wished the participating players all the best after ceremonial release of the tri-coloured balloons to inaugurate the camp, after the National Anthem.
A total of 21 AITA ranked junior players have joined the camp, and will go through mental and physical conditioning apart from fine tuning of tennis skills.
The High Performance Training Camp, a first-of-its-kind Training Camp by AITA, will be headed by National Coach, Zeeshan Ali, and will be assisted by former players Ashutosh Singh and Saurabh Singh along with Sukhwant Basra.