First Indian Wheelchair team selected for BNP Paribas World Team Cup Qualifier
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) announces the team selection for India’s maiden participation in BNP Paribas World Team Cup Qualification event to be held from 17th to 21st March 2022 at Megasary Tennis Academy in Antalya, Turkey.
Following players are selected to represent India for the 2022 BNP Paribas World Team Cup Qualifier:
- Karthik Karunakaran
- Mariappan Durai
- Sathasivam Kannupayan
The competition will be held on Clay courts and it is planned to be conducted in accordance with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Covid Protocols.
World Team Cup – a brief history
The World Team Cup was created in 1985. Just six men’s teams competed in the inaugural event with women joining the competition with two teams the following year.
In 1992 the World Team Cup moved outside the USA for the first time and was hosted by Belgium. Since then, 19 different countries have staged the event.
Now the BNP Paribas World Team Cup is a massive standalone tournament with over 300 participants and around 150 additional guests and coaches each year.
The event has grown to include quad (which started in 1998) and junior (which began in 2000) draws.