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Dreaming of a tennis career? Does watching stars like Paes and Agassi, make you feel you were born for the tennis world? You always had every right to dream, but now you have every opportunity to realise it, with the advent of tennis academies all over the country.Leading players, who have served innumerable times on the court have decided to serve the game off court. They plan to revive the interest in the game, in an effort to reclaim the lost glory. Not only veterans like Vijay Amritraj or Mahesh Bhupathi have started academies, but even recent starlet Sania Mirza had approached the Andhra Pradesh Government for land to start a tennis academy!

India now has quite a few training centres like the Krishnan Tennis Centre, the Britannia-Amritraj Tennis Foundation, Ace Tennis Academy, the Tennis Village, the Sinette Tennis Academy, the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association, the tennis Village, and the All India tennis Association have blossomed in the country that train, educate and guide promising youngsters to realise their potential.

The passion of any sportsperson does not die with his retirement, it continues to live through immemorable service done by them to the game they love. One of the All time greats of Indian tennis Vijay Amritraj was the first one in India to start a full fledged tennis academy, teaming up with Rajan Pillay, the then chairman of Brittania, The Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Chennai.

Legends like Rohit Rajpal and Leander Paes are a product of the BAT.

Jaidip Mukerjea, too followed suit to discover and groom tennis talent in the northern part of the country. The Jaidip Mukerjea Tennis Academy, which offers top-class facilities, is in the heart of Salt Lake, away from the hustle and bustle of the Eastern metropolis. Over 100 boys and girls in the age group of five to 15 train there. In fact Jaidip Mukerjea has two academies; the second one being the The Himalayan Tennis Academy, which he hopes, will tap the potential available in the North East in a systematic and scientific way.

A deep desire to keep the Indian hopes floating in today`s world of tennis, the father and son duo started a tennis academy,in Chennai, the Krishnan Tennis Center in 1995, on the lines of the academies run in the U.S.

At the Krishnan Tennis Centre tennis is a passion and commitment to the game is total. Here, state-of-the-art tennis facilities are complemented by professional management. Players are instructed by a team of experienced coaches using the latest training methods.

The KTC offers training to the beginner, top-ranking juniors, collegiate players, adults and professionals. Training is offered to small groups with individualized programmes and personalised attention.

The Tennis Village was born in September, 1995, in Bangalore, India, in the single-minded pursuit of a passion. To teach the game, and teach it right. To shape young talent into mature champions. To encourage a spirit of winning, and an acceptance of loss. To give one`s all to the game called tennis.

It was a father`s dream that built the Tennis Village. CGK Bhupathi, ranked in his time, Junior No. 1 in the country, took his passion for the game a step further. To mould his son, Mahesh Bhupathi, into the champion he is today, CGK set up India`s first tennis academy in Chennai - the Tennis Clinic in the seventies. However it did not rise to its own expectations and Amritraj is credit to have started the first fully fledged academy.

A 15-year exposure to tennis Dubai brought him back to India, with the reinforced zeal to train budding talent in his favourite game. He set up The Tennis Village in Bangalore, with the patronage of his real estate magnate and sports afficiando, Dayanand Pai. Nike, the world`s leading sportswear brand, stepped in to partner him. And the Nike-Bhupathi Tennis Village took wings.

"What this country needs is a world class tennis facility, where tennis enthusiasts can meet regularly, practice their skills and help their children excel in the game." - Krishna Bhupathi.

The Sinette Tennis Academy, Hyderabad, is on its way to become a monument of great historical importance, as none other than the latest sensation, who took the world by storm, Sania Mirza is a product of the STA.
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