28th Annual TTT Junior Tennis Championship 2012

28th Annual TTT Junior Tennis Championship was conducted from 14th to 22nd Jan 2012. As usual, over 500 children participated and the number of entries was in excess of 700. Gokul Suresh and Diana Abhi won the TTT Rolling Trophies in the Under 16 category of Boys and Girls respectively. Babolat was the chief sponsor of this tournament.

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TTT tournament in full swing
Intensive Tennis Clinic by Jonathan Stubbs

In an effort to impart training of global standards, we invited Jonathan Stubbs, till recently Director of Player Development, Hong Kong Tennis Association, to come over to Chennai and conduct a nine-day camp (from 2nd Aug to 10th Aug 2012) for twenty four of our tournament-playing and promising trainees. Jonathan has served on several international assignments and his exposure to tennis at the highest level world-wide was of great value to these youngsters. The clinic that focused on techniques and match strategies was indeed a unique opportunity for our children and coaches alike. TTT plans to conduct regular camps with Jonathan in future.

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Jonathan Stubbs
Adidas – TTT Sub Junior Nationals 2012

Nitin Kumar Sinha on the way to claiming the National title

The adidas-TTT Sub Junior Nationals was held at TTT from 10th to 18th Aug 2012. The event was title-sponsored by adidas and co-sponsored by Babolat. Notwithstanding a slight disturbance due to unfavourable weather conditions, the tournament was completed on schedule. Nitin Kumar Sinha of West Bengal and Karman Kaur of New Delhi walked away with the top honours. Mr C N Ramachandran, Founder Trustee, TTT, distributed the prizes. Mr C B N Reddy, Hony Secretary, Tamil Nadu Tennis Association was present.

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IndianOil SERVO ITF Junior Tennis Tournament 2012

IndianOil SERVO ITF Junior Tennis Tournament was conducted from 25th Aug to 1st Sept 2012. This tournament was a Grade 4 event for Boys and Girls under the age of 18 years. The top Indian talent participated as also players from Chinese Taipei and USA.A total of 165 players (90 boys and 75 girls) were seen in action.The event was lead-sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and co-sponsored by Babolat.

All matches were fiercely contested. In the boys’ section, Tamil Nadu lad Niki Poonacha proved to be a giant-killer, defeating several seeded players on the way to winning the title. In the girls’ section, Riya Bhatia walked away with the top honour. Mr N Srikumar, Executive Director (Corporate Communications and Branding), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd was the Chief Guest for the finals on 1st Sept 2012. The Doubles finals were held the previous day and Mr Paul Janakan, General Manager (Consumer Sales) distributed the prizes to the winners.

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IndianOil SERVO ITF winners
People Talk

Upcoming players from Tamil Nadu were recognised by IMG Reliance and Parle during the Aircel Chennai Open 2012. Gokul Suresh of TTT was one of the deserving recipients of the scholarship in Boys U14 category.

Gokul receiving the scholarship
Under 10 champs:

Sharaniyan and Kiran Rani are two of our upcoming players in the Under 10 Category. They won the titles in the SDAT-Prince Academy Tournament held in the first week of Sept 2012. Watch this space for many more of our Under 10 stars!

Sharaniyan and Kiran Rani
Sanjai Sundaram visits TTT:

TTT had the privilege of welcoming Sanjai Sundaram on 12th June 2012. Sanjai who is presently a professional tennis coach at Garden State Tennis Centre, New Jersey, USA, and was earlier with the prestigious Britannia Amritraj Tennis (BAT) scheme at Chennai, interacted with our trainees over two days and offered valuable tips.

Sanjai Sundaram
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