AITA set to hold tennis camp for junior boys in Delhi in January

The AITA will also hold ITF Grade 5 Junior events in Delhi and Gurugram following the completion of the camp

By Samrat Chakraborty ·

A 'High Performance Training Camp' for Junior boys will be hosted by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) at the R.K Khanna Tennis Stadium in New Delhi from January 4 to 6, 2021.

The youngsters will train under India's Davis Cup and national coach Zeeshan Ali. All Covid-19 protocols, as detailed in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) established by the government, will be followed strictly and the players will be in a bio-secure bubble.

The training will be followed by an invitational championship.

"As many as 22 top AITA ranked junior players, including eight of the top 10 players from AITA under-18 category, are selected to participate in this first-of-its-kind training camp by AITA," said the statement released by the association.

The governing body of tennis in the country is also set to organise back-to-back ITF Grade 5 Junior events in Delhi and Gurugram. The junior tour will start from January 18, 2021.

Beginning the new year with India's up and coming tennis stars will be the perfect way to set the ball rolling in 2021. It is, I hope, going to be the beginning of a new era in Indian tennis with more such dedicated and focused camps for talented players in the near future. - National coach Zeeshan Ali.

The arrangements are part of AITA's 'Return to Tennis' programme which is being led by coach Ali.

The coaching staff consists of former national champion and Davis Cup player, Ashutosh Singh, as well as Saurabh Singh, who have won multiple ITF Junior tournaments and has also been a Junior Davis Cup Asia/Oceania tournament champion.

“We are sure that the players will benefit from the high intensity training sessions and the competitive in-built tournament at the camp and take advantage of the ITF events scheduled in India,” added Ali.