HCL Brings its Inter-School Tennis Challenge to Chennai

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HCL Tennis News

HCL, a leading global conglomerate today announced the launch of the second edition of HCL Inter School Tennis Challenge in the city. The tournament is conducted with Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academies (MBTA), which is the knowledge partner of the event. It will promote tennis among school children and will aim to identify and nurture new talent. Beginning 22nd February, Chennai city will witness some great tennis action involving participation from over 50 schools. Tournament matches will be held on the grounds of Sri Ramachandra University.

The tournament is divided into two categories – Team & Individual Championship (for U/14 boys and girls) and Individual Championship (for U/12 boys and girls). Each school will send a maximum of 5 participants per team.

Highlighting the initiative, Sundar Mahalingam, Chief Strategy Officer, HCL Corporation said, “We are proud to bring HCL Inter-School Tennis Challenge to Chennai for the first time. Chennai has been the cradle for Indian tennis. Some of India’s legendary tennis players such as Vijay Amritraj and Ramesh Krishnan call this city home. The tournament received a tremendous response in Delhi last year with over 70 leading schools and 250 students from Delhi NCR participating in this tournament.  We are sure that we will be able to replicate the same magic now in Chennai.”

Mahesh Bhupathi, 12-time Grand Slam Champion and Managing Director at MBTA said, “We are happy to associate with HCL once again as the brand totally supports sports and has been taking initiatives to promote tennis. Together we hope that the elaborate structure of the tournament will ensure that the young tennis prodigies play some tough and enthusiastic games and prepare themselves to face bigger challenges.”

The winners of the Delhi tournament, Suyash Gupta (Boys) and Smriti Singh (Girls) were sent to the SchuttlerWaske Tennis University, Frankfurt, Germany for a one-week, all expense paid training program. Winners of the Chennai tournament will also get an opportunity to go for a similar training program with an international academy.

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