Mahak, Sacchitt win Road to Wimbledon titles
Mahak, Sacchitt win Road to Wimbledon titles

 Putting up a solid show, India's Mahak Jain and Sacchitt Sharma emerged champions at the Road to Wimbledon event, winning the girls and boys titles respectively at the UK's national grass court championship.

'Treat sports professionally to make India number 1 globally'

India has to run all sports professionally like cricket if the nation wants to be a global leader in various games, Olympian and former tennis star Nirupama Vaidyanathan said here on Friday.

Sania Mirza set to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award: Report
Sania Mirza set to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award: Report

According to a report in the Hindustan Times, sports ministry on Friday decided to forward tennis star Sania Mirza's name to the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awards committee.

Delhi to host World Group Play-off tie against Czech Republic
Delhi to host World Group Play-off tie against Czech Republic

 Agreeing to the popular demand from players, the AITA on Wednesday selected Delhi as venue for the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against top seeds Czech Republic, to be held from September 18-20.

India to host Czech Republic in World Group Play-offs
India to host Czech Republic in World Group Play-offs

 India were today handed a tough Davis Cup draw, being pitted against top seeds Czech Republic in the World Group Play-offs, to be held from September 18-20 either in New Delhi or Pune.

AITA-ministry meeting rescheduled for May 27
AITA-ministry meeting rescheduled for May 27

The meeting between the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the Sports Ministry to resolve the Sports Code issue has been rescheduled to May 27, following a request from the sports body.

Road to Wimbledon to continue in India
Road to Wimbledon to continue in India

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) will continue to run its Road to Wimbledon programme in association with Indian body AITA until at least 2017.

2000 underprivileged kids to get tennis exposure
2000 underprivileged kids to get tennis exposure

The Wimbledon Foundation and the Magic Bus, a non-profit organisation, on Tuesday joined hands by launching a joint initiative through which they will strive to introduce the game of tennis to 2000 underprivileged children for their social development.

AITA signs MOU with French Open organisers
AITA signs MOU with French Open organisers

French Tennis Federation (FFT), the organiser of the Grand Slam tournament French Open and All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify the development process of tennis and boost junior talent in the country.

AITA to approach court on Anil Khanna's election
AITA to approach court on Anil Khanna's election

The AITA on Saturday made it clear that it will knock the doors of the judiciary against the Sports Ministry's directive, asking its President Anil Khanna to step down despite the fact his election was held as per Age and Tenure guidelines of the Sports Code.

Chance for junior Indian tennis players to get Grand Slam ticket
Chance for junior Indian tennis players to get Grand Slam ticket

The junior Indian tennis players will have a chance to earn wild card entry into the French Open junior championships as AITA in collaboration with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) has launched a new initiative, called Rendez-Vous.

AITA name U-14 series tourney in memory of Kiran Bedi's father
AITA name U-14 series tourney in memory of Kiran Bedi's father

AITA on Monday christened its Under-14 National series tournament as Shri Prakash Lal Peshawaria Memorial, in the memory of late father of India's first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi.

Road to Wimbledon 2015 qualifiers from January 12
Road to Wimbledon 2015 qualifiers from January 12

 The All India Tennis Association (AITA) announced a four-leg qualifying tournament followed by a Masters tournament to select two boys and two girls from the country to feature in the prestigious Road to Wimbledon (RTW) 2015, which is scheduled to be held in August at the All England Club.

AITA announces qualifying events for Road to Wimbledon
AITA announces qualifying events for Road to Wimbledon

AITA will conduct four qualifying events to select two boys and two girls from India for the prestigious Road to Wimbledon, England's national grass court tournament.

AITA backs top players, clarifies their Asian Games stand
AITA backs top players, clarifies their Asian Games stand

Hours after the government made it clear that it would not extend financial help to athletes skipping important international events, the AITA today sought to clarify the stand taken by three top tennis players, who had preferred ATP Tour over the Incheon Asian Games.

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".