(Starting 8th October till 20th October 2012)
• The 18th edition of the erstwhile DSCL Open National Tennis Championship, to be held at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) under the aegis of All India Tennis Association. Dates : 8th October to 20th October 2012
September 13th2012: DSCL presents the 18th edition of FENESTA OPEN NATIONAL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 to be held at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) under the aegis of All India Tennis Association during 8thOctober till 20th October 2012.
The tournament is a part of DSCL’s corporate policy of promoting sports in order to provide sporting talent with a platform from which they can move on to achieve bigger and better opportunities for themselves and for our nation. DSCL continues to keep the great tradition of supporting the latent tennis playing talent of India afloat under its brand name ‘FENESTA’.
Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship 2012 will be played at the R.K Khanna Stadium from 8th – 20thOctober. The details of the same are as below:
Men, Ladies and Under 18 Boys & Girls
13 October 2012
Boys and Girls Under 16 and Under 14
20 October 2012
Speaking about the event, Mr. Ajay Shriram, Chairman and Sr. Managing Director and Mr Vikram Shriram, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd (DSCL) said “The Company’s policy has been to promote tennis at the national championship level so that players of each successive generation can propel themselves to larger tennis destinations. We believe the Fenesta Open Tennis Championship will continue to provide a launch pad for promising players to excel in tennis and besides representing India, will give them an opportunity to undertake a promising career.”
They added,” We are extremely honored to be associated with the prestigious All India Tennis Association, and, also to have a chance to support our nation’s growing pool of sporting talent in Tennis. We at DSCL encouraged by the enthusiastic response received from the participants and audiences over the years, and with the assistance of AITA and DLTA, shall continue to support the young tennis playing talent in the country “.
Over the years, the tournament has seen some of India’s most promising talent take to the courts at the prestigious DLTA. Some of the prominent names among these are J. Vishnu Vardhan, RohanBopanna, SomdevDevvarman,NitinKirtane, Yuki Bhambri,SaniaMirza, SaiJayalakshmi, RushmiChakravarty, Sonal Phadke, Radhika Tulpule,Rutuja Bhosale, Lisa Pereira, Isha Lakhani and Ankita & Sanaa Bhambri among others and promises to feature many more upcoming tennis stars in the future.
The 2011 edition – the first Fenesta Open Tennis Championship – saw the emergence of the generation next. Thewinners: 19-year old Yuki Bhambri and 15 year-old Rutuja Bhonsle. Having shown exceptional court skills in the championship, these players are now widely recognized as world-beaters and the future custodians of India’s tennis aspirations.
The prize money in the Men and Ladies Category: The Men’ Champion shall win a purse of Rs.1.50 Lacs. The Ladies’ Champion shall win a purse of Rs.1.0 Lac. This is the highest prize money in the domestic circuit.
The qualifying draw is restricted to 64 in all the categories except the Junior Girls ( Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14) where is the qualifying draw is restricted to 32 as per the rules intimated by the All India Tennis Association. All entries are being received in writing at AITA / DLTA only (firstname.lastname@example.org ). All details regarding the tournament are available on AITA website as well the new tournament website –www.fenestaopentennis.com .
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