Tennis Premier League launch talent hunt in Delhi | Tech Rasta


It was a festive atmosphere at the LTAD Complex, as players, men, women, boys and girls, went through the talent hunt matches for the Tennis Premier League (TPL) on Thursday.

“We have kept a 10-point format, to make it clear that every point counts in tennis. Here, every point is like a match point,” said Kunal Thakkur, who worked hard to make TPL a fascinating proposition, along with Mrunal Jain.

After forming the core with three international players in each of the eight teams, the TPL is adding more players through Talent Day events in select cities.

Punjab Tigers and Delhi Binny Brigade were the ones looking for talent at the two-day LTAD event.

“This is our first season. We are very excited and positive. Am a great defender of Indian talent. We are here to win,” said Ravinder Singh of the Punjab Tigers.

Punjab team mentor, former Billie Jean King Cup player and coach Ankita Bhambri praised Kunal and Mrunal for pushing the TPL forward with ‘live’ streaming of matches on Sony Ten-2, during the fourth edition which will take place at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune from December 7 to 11.

“With Wimbledon champion Matthew Ebden in our team, we are looking forward to the TPL. Our goal is to win,” said Sneh Patel of Delhi Binny’s Brigade. His team will have Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan as their main player.

Davis Cup captain Rohit Rajpal was happy to hear the response from the young players and assured all help for the TPL.

“We are right behind you,” Rajpal said.

Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali also praised the efforts to make tennis more popular in the country as he wants the TPL to become “the biggest sporting event” in the future.

Kunal Thakkur briefly explained the motivation behind the whole exercise to promote tennis and pointed out that the Talent Day male and female champions will receive Rs.50,000 each, while the Under 18 winner will receive Rs. 14 years old. boys earning Rs.20,000, in order to help them play more tennis tournaments.



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