Tennis in its present form was conceived in England in the 1870s. In the 1880s the British Army and Civilian Officers brought the game to India. Soon after, regular tournaments like ‘Punjab Lawn tennis Championship’ at Lahore (Now in Pakistan) (1885); ‘Bengal Lawn Tennis Championship’ at Calcutta (1887) and the All India Tennis Championships at Allahabad in (1910) were organised. Initially English citizens like TD Berrington and LC Ogbourne won these championships, however slowly Indians started picking up the game.
Leander Paes picked up the gauntlet of Indian Tennis by winning the Junior Wimbledon and US Open titles in 1990 – 1991 respectively. He has turned out to be an outstanding Davis Cupper. The Indian Davis Cup Team reached the qualifying round of the World group for the fourth consecutive year in 2003. Leander and Mahesh Bhupathi created history of sorts by reaching the ‘Doubles Finals’ of all the four Grand Slams in the World and winning the Wimbledon and US Open Doubles titles in 1999. They were declared as no. 1 ranked doubles pair in the world.
Two dedicated coaches train our day scholars and day boarders.
Some of the unique features we offer in the training of the sport are:
- our coaches have been state/national level players
- our coaches are all affiliated to their respective sport associations (state/ national) level
- individual attention for technique correction
- personal care and individual teaching
- explanation of the game and its nuances
- video recording of students playing the game and an analysis and discussion of the same with the student by the coach
- video clips of world famous players and a discussion with the students on their techniques, styles, strategies among other such details
- specially designed and crafted lesson plans for (i) beginners (ii) intermediate (iii) semi-advanced (iv) advanced players
- concentration on the physical developments of various parts of the body relevant to the sport: example wrists, arms, thighs, calves among others.
- warm-up exercises and other physical work out
- specific report cards with detailed analysis for day boarders
- opportunities to participate in inter-school and state organised games and tournaments
- maximum participation ensured through cluster-wise selection of tournaments