AITA President fumes after reports of Sports Ministry seeking resignation
AITA President fumes after reports of Sports Ministry seeking resignation

Reacting angrily to media reports that he has been asked to step down by the Sports Ministry, All India Tennis Association President Anil Khanna on Friday said he has got no such intimation and insisted that his election to the post was well within the government norms on age and tenure.

India fined for last-minute pullouts at Asiad 2014
India fined for last-minute pullouts at Asiad 2014

The Indian Olympic Association has been fined USD 10,000 for withdrawing teams from the Asian Games at a late stage, but All India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna is hopeful that the penalty would be withdrawn.

AITA removes Karti Chidambaram from VP's post, TN official to move court
AITA removes Karti Chidambaram from VP's post, TN official to move court

The internal politics in the All India Tennis Association (AITA) got messier as the parent body today removed its Vice-President Karti Chidambaram citing conflict of interest while the aggrieved official has decided to move court to challenge his expulsion.

AITA lets top stars to skip Asian Games
AITA lets top stars to skip Asian Games

The All India Tennis Association on Wednesday allowed Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna to skip the Asian Games for ATP and WTA events with the players saying that they had an obligation to earn their "bread and butter" on the professional tour.

It was a question of bread and butter: Paes on missing Asiad
It was a question of bread and butter: Paes on missing Asiad

Their commitment to country questioned after a pullout from the Asian Games, India's top tennis players on Wednesday tried to put their decision in perspective by saying that they had an obligation to earn their "bread and butter".

Leave decision on playing in Asiad to federation: Sania Mirza
Leave decision on playing in Asiad to federation: Sania Mirza

Caught in a dilemma over whether to compete in the Asian Games or the WTA tournaments which clash with the event, Sania Mirza on Sunday left it on the All India Tennis Association to take a call on her participation in the continental extravaganza in Incheon, Korea.

Now AITA supports Somdev Devvarman's pullout of Asian Games
Now AITA supports Somdev Devvarman's pullout of Asian Games

Changing its stance towards Somdev Devvarman's pulling out of the Asian Games squad, the AITA on Friday said it supports the step taken by the top singles player of the country.

It did not make sense to play Asiad at this phase: Somdev Devvarman
It did not make sense to play Asiad at this phase: Somdev Devvarman

Somdev Devvarman on Wednesday stoutly defended his decision to skip the Asian Games, saying "it did not make any sense" playing in Incheon for three weeks at a time when he was striving hard to get back into top-100.

Somdev's decision to pull-out of Asiad not correct: AITA secy
Somdev's decision to pull-out of Asiad not correct: AITA secy

India's top singles player Sondev Devvarman's decision to concentrate on ATP tour at the expense of upcoming Asian Games has come under sharp criticism from the All India Tennis Federation, which termed the player's move as "not correct".

AITA drops Snehadevi from Asiad team, terms it corrective step

The AITA national selection panel today courted a controversy by dropping Snehadevi Reddy from the women`s Asian Games squad, giving her place to Shweta Rana, who was initially included as a reserve player.

Leander Paes not to play against Serbia in next Davis Cup tie

After making himself available for the Asian Games, veteran star Leander Paes is set to miss the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Serbia due to personal reasons.

Bopanna says India need `experience` to tackle Serbia

With a World Group place at stake, taking on Serbia is a big challenge even in a home Davis Cup tie and India must go with "maximum experience" against the world number two team, says doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna.

Bangalore to host India-Serbia World Group play-off tie

India will face off with formidable Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Bangalore, it was announced on Monday.

Mahesh made London Olympics a real sad one for me: Paes

He might be in seventh heaven after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan honour, but tennis ace Leander Paes is still rankled by the selection furore prior to the 2012 Olympics and holds Mahesh Bhupathi responsible for making the Games a "real sad" outing for him.

Selectors need to decide on direction they want to move: Oza

The AITA secretary Bharat Oza today made it clear that the national selection committee needs to take a call on whether they would like to "go backwards" after veterans Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes announced their availability for the Davis Cup tie at home against Serbia.

Four Indian juniors gear up for Wimbledon event

Four young Indian tennis players will head to Wimbledon to play on the world famous grass courts as part of a new initiative aimed at boosting junior tennis in the country.

`Lack of infrastructure hurting sports tourism`

Lack of infrastructure in the country was the highlight of a roundtable on sports tourism organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here Friday.

Jeevan, Sanam join Davis Cup squad as reserve players

The AITA today named Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sanam Singh as reserve players for next month`s Davis Cup tie against Korea in Busan.

Unchanged Indian team for Davis Cup tie against Korea

Top singles player Somdev Devvarman will lead India`s challenge in the away Davis Cup tie against Korea next month as the AITA national selection committee today named an unchanged side.

Country should always come first: Vijay Amritraj

Legendary Vijay Amritraj feels that playing for the national flag is an ultimate honour for any player and Davis Cup should always remain a priority for any professional tennis player.