Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The National Junior tennis tournament organized by Madhya Pradesh Tennis Association will be conducted at Indore Tennis Club from March 29. General secretary of Tennis Association of India Anil Dhupar said that for the first time in the history of the state, this grand tournament is being organized.
It is a matter of pride for the state as well as it is a matter of joy for the players of the state that they are getting the chance to play this tournament in the state itself. Indore Tennis Club is getting the privilege of organising this tournament. He informed that the main round of the tournament will be played from March 29 to April 3. There will be 27 qualifying rounds. In this tournament to be held in boys and girls under-18, both classes will be played in singles and doubles.
Top junior players of the country are participating in this prestigious junior tennis tournament. Apart from Madhya Pradesh, players from Haryana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, Telangana, Assam, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and other states are participating.The event will be conducted under the guide line of Kovid-19. All players will have to bring their 48-hour-old negative COVID test report, only then they will be given entry.
Students of Deora Sports Academy excel
Successful players were awarded belts and certificates after the Rainbukan Karate grading examination held at Secondary School, Tejaji Nagar recently. Black belt coach Vikram Deora said that Master Saeed Alam organised the event. Himanshi Jat bagged and Kushal Jat, Pranjal Patel, Karthik Parihar and Pranav Kamdar bagged yellow belt while Manavik Golapuri got blue Belt.
Devang nears double century
Ujjain scored 308 for 3 in 67 overs in the second innings of Hiralal Gaikwad trophy boys under-18 inter-divisional tournament being played at Gymkhana ground on Devang Vyas scored an unbeaten 188. Earlier, Ujjain's first innings was reduced to 128 runs and in reply Indore scored 528 runs in the first innings.
However, in the second innings Devang batted brilliantly and scored 188 runs in 204 balls with the help of 21 fours and 4 sixes. He is 12 runs shy from double century. Harsh Patel scored 35 and Devesh Garretia made 58 runs. Ujjain is still 92 runs behind the Indore total. Devang and Harsh shared 90 runs for the first wicket and 170 runs were scored for the second wicket between Devang and Devesh. Wednesday is the last day of the match.