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Former players set up tennis training centers

entertainment Updated: Jun 28, 2010 15:22 IST
Jana Colaco

Offer courses with the intention to promote sports culture In an effort to make tennis accessible to enthusiasts across India, a group of former tennis professionals have set up tennis training centres in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Called Tennis Excellence, these centres act as a springboard for young aspiring players in the country. In less than a year since its inception, the Mumbai center is already doing wonders for the city’s sports culture. The courses provided are specifically designed to improve a player’s skill and fitness. A team of former players including Alon Moses, Aditiya Madkekar, Arjun Gautham, Rahil Makharia (all former international players) and Kaifi Afzal who train the amateurs and promote tennis as a sport. Afzal has been a trainer for over six years. Under-16 champion Vishal Passi and Aryan Goveas, who is fast gaining fame in the Under-14 category, are both alumni of the institute.

Courses include
Professional: Designed for players of 14 years and above, who have a desire to compete at the highest level, it is a combination of on-court practice, diet, fitness routine and mental conditioning. Duration: three months.
Junior Advance: Open to students below the age of fourteen, it is a combination of group and individual sessions. Duration: three to six months.
Beginners: It consists of lessons that include the basic fundamentals of the game. Duration: six months.
Intermediate: Skills learned at the beginner level are fine-tuned in the intermediate program. Duration: six months.
Mini Tennis: A mini version of the real game, it is uses downsized equipment for small children. Duration: three to six months.
Family tennis: This program aims to bring families together for the fun of sports.
Corporate Tennis: The program aims at using tennis as a stress reliever for working people. Duration: three to six months.

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