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.
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.
The National Capital Territory Cricket Association, led by former spinner Bishen Singh Bedi, on Wednesday launched a 'Swacch DDCA Abhiyan' and filed an FIR against suspended DDCA President Sneh Bansal and secretary Anil Khanna for alleged misappropriation and siphoning off funds.
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.
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Asian Games at a late stage, but All India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna is hopeful that the penalty would be withdrawn.
In a significant development, Sania Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after AITA announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event, keeping in mind their requirements on the professional circuit.
Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) president Arun Jaitley has decided against contesting the upcoming state association elections scheduled on December 30 paving way for his confidant Sneh Bansal to take on legendary Bishan Singh Bedi in a prestigious fight.
Stung by the boycott of top players for the Davis Cup tie, a beleaguered AITA today decided to appoint a special committee to look into the grievances of the rebels even as the standoff showed no signs of ending with the tennis body and the players engaging in a fresh blame game.
Mumbai: India tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the All India Tennis Association (AITA), saying its administration is detrimental to growth of sport in the country and he has no choice but to accept the two-year ban slapped on him by the "dictatorial" body.
All India Tennis Association (AITA) urged the government to increase the financial help being given to its players from Rs three crore to five crore and also demanded that the benefit be extended to juniors as well.
AITA on Wednesday put up a weak defence to Sania's Mirza's jibe taken at it, saying the selection for the London Olympics was done purely on merit and that it acknowledges the accomplishments of Sania.
A persistent All India Tennis Association on Tuesday scored a moral victory while Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were snubbed after the Sports Ministry left the selection of the men`s doubles pair for next month`s Olympics to AITA`s discretion.
Former treasurer of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Anil Khanna, defended himself saying that he was not involved in the tendering process and was not even a part of the OC at the time the contract was signed.