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SMART: India's first theatre management programme
SMART: India's first theatre management programme

India's very first theatre management programme, Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre (SMART) has been launched jointly by Indian Theatre Forum ( ITF), Indian Foundation for the Arts and Junoon recently. The programme aims to make any theatre group/ organization more sustainable, effective, financially viable and capable of giving shape to creative ideas.

Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title
Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title

Continuing her steady progress in the WTA circuit, India's Ankita Raina overwhelmed British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final to lift her maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title at the Deccan Gymkhana here on Saturday.

International Tennis Federation set to raise prize money for young players
International Tennis Federation set to raise prize money for young players

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has decided to increase prize money for young players in lower categories on the men's circuit.

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams take ITF annual honours
Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams take ITF annual honours

 Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

WTA considers new women's team event
WTA considers new women's team event

The WTA, the governing body for women`s tennis, is considering a plan to set up its own team event.

Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur
Martina Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur

 Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers".

Tennis preparations taking shape for Rio

International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive vice president Juan Margets says preparations for the Rio Olympic tennis tournament are progressing to the extent he can virtually visualise the event.

Tennis' Grand Slams increase funding for GSDF
Tennis' Grand Slams increase funding for GSDF

Tennis' Grand Slam tournaments Thursday agreed to increase their contribution to the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF) by 25 percent to over $2 million annually in order to assist the development of the sport worldwide.

Davis Cup to remain annual event: ITF chief
Davis Cup to remain annual event: ITF chief

The Davis Cup will remain an annual tournament despite persistent complaints from some players that it over-burdens an already-crowded schedule, the head of the sport’s governing body said on Tuesday. 

Rohan Bopanna to receive Davis Cup Commitment Award
Rohan Bopanna to receive Davis Cup Commitment Award

Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna will be awarded the Davis Cup Commitment Award here Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing World Group play-off tie against Serbia, it was announced by International Tennis Federation (ITF) Thursday.

Rohan Bopanna to get Davis Cup Commitment Award
Rohan Bopanna to get Davis Cup Commitment Award

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna will be presented the Davis Cup Commitment Award during the World Group play-off tie against Serbia which begins here tomorrow.

Israel, Argentina Davis Cup tie switched to Florida

Israel will stage their Davis Cup play-off tie against Argentina in Sunrise, Florida, after they were banned from hosting the tie on home soil.

Ankita Raina bows out of Belgium ITF event

Ankita Raina put up a valiant fight and saved two match points before losing the singles quarterfinal of the USD 25,000 ITF women`s event in Koksijde, Belgium.

Ching-Wen Hsu ousts Prarthana Thombare in tennis meet

Fifth seed Ching-Wen Hsu knocked out top seed Prarthana Thombare 6-4, 6-2 to storm into the final of the Zuari Garden City Open ITF Women’s tennis tournament here Friday.

Israel stripped of Davis Cup home tie due to conflict

Israel will not be allowed to stage the Davis Cup World Group tie against Argentina in Tel Aviv in September because of the conflict between Israel and Hamas, tournament chiefs said Thursday.

Ankita Raina advances in Belgium ITF event

India number one Ankita Raina today toppled eighth seed Ysaline Bonaventure in her opening round at the USD 25,000 ITF women`s event in Koksijde, Belgium.

Ankita, Jeevan end runners-up at ITF events

Ankita Raina and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan had to be content with runners-up finishes in their respective ITF events, where the two top seeded Indian players lost the hard-fought finals here on Sunday.

Ankita, Jeevan reach finals of ITF events in Guam, Indonesia

India`s number one woman singles player Ankita Raina and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan inched closer to their first titles of the season after reaching the summit clash of their respective ITF events, today.

Ankita, Sharrmadaa advance at ITF event in Indonesia

Third seeded Indian pair of Ankita Raina and Sharrmadaa Baluu cruised to the quarterfinals of the USD 25,000 ITF women`s doubles event even as two other Indians made a first round exit, here on Tuesday.

Prarthana wins ITF Women`s Futures tennis

Top seed Prarthana Thombare managed to stave off a strong challenge from compatriot and seventh seed Eetee Maheta to win the singles title of ITF Women`s Futures tennis tournament here on Saturday.