25th Annual TTT Junior State Ranking Tournament – Jan 2009:

     The 25th Annual TTT Junior Tournament was conducted
     during the Pongal holidays in January 2009. More than 500
     juniors participated including several from places such as
     Puducherry, Neyveli, Coimbatore, Erode, Trichy, and
     Bangalore. Mr S Ganapathy, Advisor, Hyundai Motor India
     Ltd presided over the finals and distributed the prizes. At
     nearly 750 entries, this annual state ranking tournament is
     steadily achieving a regional flavour.

     TTT is thankful to the principal sponsors of this event, viz
     The Sportstar, Babolat and Hyundai Motor India Foundation.

The winners in the various categories were:

Boys Under 16: R Ramkumar   (TTT) 
Boys Under 14: Neeraj Elangovan (TTT)
Boys Under 12: S Gokul (S R Sports)
Girls Under 16: Sai Samhitha (TNTA)
Girls Under 14: A Sharmila (TTT)
Girls Under 12: Pragati Natraj (NTC)
Children Under 10: J Vengatachalam (Puducherry)

Carlos Moya visits TTT:

Carlos Moya, one of the top 50 players in the world, former world no 1 (1999) and French Open Champion (1998), visited TTT on 7th Jan ’09 along the sidelines of the Chennai Open. He spent time interacting with TTT trainees and answered several questions. The visit was organized by Babolat, the leading tennis brand, with which TTT is associated. The unseasonal rains did not dampen the enthusiasm of players and parents alike and they turned out in large numbers to interact with Chennai’s favourite Grand Slam champion.

For more photos of the two events, visit http://picasaweb.google.com/triangletennis/CarlosMoyaSVisitAnd25thAnnualTTTTournamentJan2009?feat=email#

Fourteen year old A Sharmila is featured in this edition of ‘Promising Youngster’. Sharmila, a student of Holy Angels School, Chennai began learning tennis at TTT in 1998. In 2007, she won the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association – President’s Award for the ‘Promising Player of the Year’. A consistent performer, Sharmila has won several local tournaments including the Under 14 title at the TTT Tournament (Jan ’09) and titles at Krishnan Tennis Centre in Jan ’06 and Jan ’08. A brilliant student who regularly tops in academics, Sharmila is also interested in swimming, dancing and chess. Quite an accomplished kid this!

TTT congratulates Thennarasu who is promoted as Coach with effect from 1st April ‘09. Thenna joined TTT in 1988. During his two decades at TTT he has served as Asst Marker and as Marker before his promotion. He coaches the tiny tots and beginners and is extremely popular amongst them.

TTT wishes its coach R Johnson the very best on his decision to pursue other opportunities.
Summer camps:

Yoga Camp by Ms Radha Sridhar - 15th to 30th April ’09, Timings: 6.15 AM to 7.00 AM on all days except Mondays. Open to TTT students and their parents.

Special Tennis Camps by Hiten Joshi, Director, TNTA, from 15th to 21st April ‘09 and by Ilyas Husain, Coach, Tamil Nadu Academy for Tennis Excellence (TATE) in May ’09 (dates to be announced).
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