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AITA postpones national camp for elite players

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Delhi’s tally crossed the five-lakh mark on Wednesday with thousands of fresh cases being added in the last few days. The national capital also reported a record 134 deaths on Wednesday.
Player Evaar Kumar gets a session undergoing after Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), sector 10, opened for training after nearly two months during nationwide locked down due to Coronavirus in Chandigarh.
Player Evaar Kumar gets a session undergoing after Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), sector 10, opened for training after nearly two months during nationwide locked down due to Coronavirus in Chandigarh.

Age-group tennis events to return with cautious steps in India

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Eight cities—Delhi, Gurugram, Sonipat, Indore, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Raipur—will hold tournaments locally.
Evaar Kumar gets a session undergoing after Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), sector 10, opened for training after nearly two months during nationwide locked down due to Coronavirus in Chandigarh on Saturday.(HT)
Evaar Kumar gets a session undergoing after Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), sector 10, opened for training after nearly two months during nationwide locked down due to Coronavirus in Chandigarh on Saturday.(HT)

Age fraud issue: AITA to subject junior players to age verification test during Nationals

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 02:39 PM IST
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) said the alleged molestation inside the CLTA complex, which led to accusation of age-fudging against five junior players, has provided them an opportunity to re-introduce the deterrent.
Leander Paes in action.(Hindustan Times)
Leander Paes in action.(Hindustan Times)

Leander Paes stresses on learning something new during lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:26 PM IST
“It is important to focus on learning new skills during the lockdown”, Paes said on how to best utilise this time away from tennis action and keep yourself active and mentally fit, as quoted by AITA’s official website.
Representational image.(File image)
Representational image.(File image)

They don’t understand: AITA hits out at Sports Ministry after meeting

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 09:13 PM IST
AITA went into the meeting hoping that they would get permission to utilise a portion of their Annual Calendar for Training and Competition (ACTC) funds for kickstarting domestic tournaments by July.
File image of tennis.(AP)
File image of tennis.(AP)

AITA cancels all domestic events due to coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Several state associations and private stakeholders host plenty of ranking series tournaments, both junior and seniors every week.
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

AITA keeps Leander Paes in playing squad, Divij Sharan made reserve member for Croatia tie

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The national federation had initially announced a six-member squad for the Qualifiers tie, scheduled to be held in Zagreb on the hard courts on March 6-7. Croatia is the top-seeded team in the 24-team Qualifiers.
India's Leander Paes in action during the match against Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah.(REUTERS)
India's Leander Paes in action during the match against Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah.(REUTERS)

Leander Paes part of Indian Davis Cup team for Croatia tie

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Leander Paes, who announced in January that he will be calling time on his 30-year professional career at the end of the 2020 season, is accompanied by fellow doubles veteran Rohan Bopanna in the team.
A file photo of Mahesh Bhupathi.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Mahesh Bhupathi.(Getty Images)

Young players need expert coaches to rise in international level: Mahesh Bhupathi

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 11:57 PM IST
The 45-year-old Mahesh Bhupathi also said that Chennai has always been a hotbed for tennis with stalwart families like the Krishnans and Amritrajs.
Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes.(Sanjeev Sharma/ Hindustan times)
Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes.(Sanjeev Sharma/ Hindustan times)

India-Pak Davis Cup tie likely in Kazakhstan: AITA

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 10:58 PM IST
The tie, originally scheduled in Islamabad for September, was rescheduled to this month end by the ITF’s Davis Cup committee after India raised security concerns following heightened tensions between the neighbours.
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019.(PTI)
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019.(PTI)

Rohan Bopanna pulls out of tie against Pakistan due to shoulder injury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:14 PM IST
Bopanna, who underwent an MRI scan on Monday, communicated his unavailability to non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal.
Sumit Nagal of India hits to Roger Federer of Switzerland.(USA TODAY Sports)
Sumit Nagal of India hits to Roger Federer of Switzerland.(USA TODAY Sports)

Hope AITA brings Mahesh Bhupathi back: Sumit Nagal

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 10:07 PM IST
The national federation appointed former Davis Cupper Rohit Rajpal to replace Bhupathi as India’s non-playing captain after he refused to travel to Islamabad for the November 29-30 Davis Cup tie against Pakistan.
A file photo of Sumit Nagal.(USA Today Sports)
A file photo of Sumit Nagal.(USA Today Sports)

Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan confirm availability for Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 06:51 PM IST
Nagal, who has played his best tennis this season, sent a confirmation to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday night while Ramkumar had conveyed his availability a few days ago.
Representative Image.(Twitter)
Representative Image.(Twitter)

Venue worry delays India’s Davis Cup team selection versus Pakistan

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) postponed the tie between the neighbours, originally scheduled in Islamabad in September, to Nov. 29-30 following a security review.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

We will appeal against neutral venue; ITF and AITA have lowered their stature: Pakistan Federation

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 10:46 PM IST
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Monday agreed with the safety concerns in Islamabad, raised by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and moved the Nov 29-30 tie out of Pakistan’s capital city.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna during the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.(Getty Images)
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna during the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.(Getty Images)

I am still captain unless I hear otherwise: Mahesh Bhupathi

New Delhi | By IANS
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:43 AM IST
AITA has slammed the players criticising them for appointing a non-playing captain, saying it is not their decision to make.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Pak tennis body mulls appeal of ITF decision to shift Davis Cup tie against India to neutral venue

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 10:18 PM IST
The tie, set for November 29 and 30, was scheduled to be held in the Pakistani capital but the ITF on Monday decided that the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I game will be played at a neutral venue.
Tennis player Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela.(PTI)
Tennis player Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela.(PTI)

Venue change shakes Indian tennis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 11:32 PM IST
The AITA announced that incumbent Mahesh Bhupathi would be replaced by former player Rohit Rajpal as India’s non-playing captain.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

AITA on sticky wicket after shift in venue for India-Pakistan tie

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 08:17 PM IST
The new captain Rohit Rajpal is keen to have a strong side at his disposal but does not want the players, who expressed their willingness to travel to Islamabad, to miss out.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

Davis Cup: Rohit Rajpal non-playing captain for Pakistan tie

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The decision to replace Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain was taken in the AGM held in Chandigarh on Monday.
India tennis player Rohan Bopanna.(PTI)
India tennis player Rohan Bopanna.(PTI)

Rohit Rajpal to be India’s non-playing captain for Pakistan tie : Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 01:52 PM IST
There was speculation that veteran Leander Paes could be considered for the job after the 46-year-old made himself available following pullouts by top players and captain Mahesh Bhupathi.
Leander Paes during a practice session.(PTI)
Leander Paes during a practice session.(PTI)

Leander Paes set to return to India’s Davis Cup squad after one year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 06:05 PM IST
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) recently began the visa process for its players even as they are insistent on a neutral venue.
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

India optimistic Davis Cup tie will be shifted from Islamabad

New Delhi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:56 PM IST
The Asia/Oceania Group I tie, originally scheduled for Sept. 14-15 in Islamabad, was postponed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to late November following a security review.
File photo of Rohan Bopanna.(PTI)
File photo of Rohan Bopanna.(PTI)

Rohan Bopanna says players waiting for ITF to respond regarding Pakistan Davis Cup tie

Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 11:18 PM IST
The India-Pakistan Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie has been slated for the end of November although the initial dates for the two-day tie were on September 14 and 15.
AITA has his say on India Pakistan Davis Cup clash.(Getty Images)
AITA has his say on India Pakistan Davis Cup clash.(Getty Images)

AITA says India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in November end in Islamabad subject to security review

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 07:21 PM IST
The AITA said in a press release on Friday that a security review on November 4 will decide whether the tie can be held in Islamabad or be shifted to a neutral venue.
A file photo of former Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi.(Hindustan Times)
A file photo of former Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi.(Hindustan Times)

AITA meet with ITF over Pakistan tie called off: Mahesh Bhupathi

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:48 PM IST
The all-important meeting, which was postpone to Tuesday from Monday and was suppose to start from 7 P.M, has now been called off.
File image of Mahesh Bhupathi.(Getty Images)
File image of Mahesh Bhupathi.(Getty Images)

AITA-ITF discussions on India-Pakistan Davis Cup tie pushed to Tuesday

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 07:53 PM IST
India’s non-playing Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi, who was to be part of the conference call, informed that the discussions have been postponed by a day.
Representational Image.(AP)
Representational Image.(AP)

AITA on sticky wicket ahead of talks with ITF security consultants

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 06:31 PM IST
The tie has become a matter of speculation ever since Pakistan downgraded diplomatic ties with India citing the revocation of the special status enjoyed by the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
A file photo of Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(AP)
A file photo of Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan.(AP)

ITF snubs AITA, refuses to shift or postpone Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 12:00 AM IST
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has communicated to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) that timings or the venue for the September 14-15 tie won’t change as of now.
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Getty Images)
File image of Mahesh Bhupati(Getty Images)

Postpone tie or shift venue suo moto: AITA tells ITF on Davis Cup in Pakistan

New Delhi | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:40 PM IST
The AITA wants the ITF to take that call based on the current situation and expressed surprise that the governing body is asking India to make a request.
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