In a far-reaching and significant development, the future of young tennis and football players in the city and around the country is set to receive a tremendous boost. The Bijoy Gopal Nandi Memorial Trust will be inviting leading international Tennis and Football coaches to conduct clinics in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkatta.
The distinguished and reputed International coaches who will be present to provide their guidance and quality training to the budding youngsters include, Gustavo Ordonez – Former ATP Player, Barcelona Spain; Jordi Munoz Abreo – Venezuelan Davis Cupper; Tati Bua – Federation Cup player from Argentina and WTA player; Noel Urena Molina – European League Champion and Fitness coach and Sebastian Hererra – Former FC Barcelona and Espanyol player. Another footballer is scheduled to join the program as an assistant coach.
“This would be a great opportunity to train with international circuit players and former ATP players who can guide them and share their valuable experience on a one-to-one basis. The coaches would also provide individual assessment of every player,” said Archana Burman, General Secretary of the Bijoy Gopal Nandi Memorial Trust.
“The trainees would also get an opportunity to train with a Davis Cupper from Venezuela / Fed Cupper from Argentina & ATP players directly, which is impossible in the Indian tennis scene,” she added.
Jordi – the Venezuelan Davis cupper recently played an ATP Master doubles final against Rafael Nadal and lost 6- 7, 6-7.
Speaking on the objective behind this endeavour, Archana said the Trust wanted to provide aspiring youngsters with an opportunity to learn the best techniques of tennis without travelling abroad to train. Through this program, young Indian players could have the same exposure in their home town while spending much lesser than the expenditure one would incur to go to foreign countries and train.
In addition, the best players could earn the opportunity to train at the Club Sports Tennis Cunit, Barcelona for a month or more with a 50% scholarship. The team of coaches would select the 10 best players who would benefit from this scholarship.
This academy has Lawn tennis, Padel Tennis, Basketball, Motor Sports and football coaching too. Trainees from any other sports who wanted to improve their levels of fitness could also register and join the camp and have a close look on how the coaches and trainers work with players.
“On the last day we will hand over a report about the player’s progress over those 7 days, from where the coaches and the parents can understand the benefits of having such clinics,” said Archana.
This clinic promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both tennis players and parents and will be conducted in four categories.
Group or category:
1. Kids from 8 to 12 years – State & National level tournament players
2. Kids from 8 – 15 years – Clubs and State level players
3. From 12 – 15 years – Semi advance to advance level players, National, Asian, international level players
4. From 16 years onwards – Professional players – National International players
The clinic in Mumbai will be held at the Practennis centre in Andheri from September 11 to 16th, while the clinics in Kolkatta and Delhi will be held from September 4th to 9th and September 18th to 22nd respectively.
For registrations details please contact Archana Burman 98312 54298; Saurav Sukul 98312 01787; Abhijit Ghosh 93221 91007; Amlan Ghosh 86378 45711; Gautam Aswani 98300 72742.