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01-08-2022

Mini Tennis event a huge success

 

Over 100 children including many tiny tots in the 5 and 6 year old range participated in the TTC Open Mini Tennis Tournament. 

K V Manojkumar, Chairperson of Kerala State Commission for protection of Child rights, was the chief guest for the prize distribution ceremony.

For detailed report on the tournament pl click here

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29-06-2022

TTC will host 18 tournaments in next 10 months

 

The Club's tentative tournament calendar as approved by the Executive Committee reveals a packed schedule comprising 18 events including several AITA and ITF tournaments. The dates for these are subject to final approval by the respective bodies. The allotment of Sree Chitra State Championships to TTC is also yet to be confirmed by KTA.

 
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26-07-2022

Open Mini Tennis Tournament on July 30/31

 

The Club will be hosting a mini tournament on July 30 and 31 for children who have yet to graduate to full fledged tennis. 

The competition, open to TTC trainees as well as kids from other centres, will be conducted in 3 separate age groups, 6 to 8 (red dot), 8 to 10 (orange) and 10 to 12 (green). ITF-approved low pressured balls would be used. Format would be league cum knock out, enabling all participants to be involved in multiple matches.

Concurrently there will also be an aptitude test for beginners in all age groups.

Signing in for the tournament would be between 3 and 7 pm on Friday, July 29th. Authentic proof of age will have to be produced at time of regn. The competition will start at 8.30 am on Saturday. MORE DETAILS & TOURNAMENT BROCHURE

 

11-07-2022

Union Minister Jaishankar visits TTC 

 

The Union Minster for External Affairs S JAISHANKAR paid visits to TTC on Sunday and Monday  as part of an Interaction with the Youth program arranged by the BJP party. He was welcomed by Hon Secretary R Jayprakash and spent a few minutes with some of the Club members

 
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10-07-2022

Club celebrates Wimbledon finale in style

 

TTC enjoyed watching the Wimbledon men's singles final on Sunday on a huge LED wall placed in the middle of court 1. Over 150 tennis fans including members, trainees and families were transported to the legendary venue, so to say, as they watched  Djokovic and Kyrgios fight it out at close quarters. Strawberries and cream were served, which gave the evening a real Wimbledon flavor.

 
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09-07-2022

Selection process takes off for Community Tennis program 

 

The initial process of screening applicants for the Club's enhanced Community tennis free coaching program commenced on Saturday with 40 children enrolling and being tested for basic abilities. They will undergo further orientation and assessment over the next few weekends before the final selection.

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05-07-2022

Screening of Children for free coaching to be held on 9th July 

 

Screening for selection of talented children between 5 and 10 years from economically backward families (possessing Yellow, Pink and Blue category Ration Cards and with a family Income below Rs 1 Lakh per annum) to the TTC Community Tennis Free Coaching program will be held at the Club on Saturday, 9th July. 

The enhanced Free coaching scheme that is set to cover 25 trainees within this year is part of TTC's celebration of 85 years of existence as a premier Tennis institution and the first wholly indigenous Tennis facility in India. 

TTC has had this free long-term program for children from BPL families as a continuously running programme, which has produced several champion players over the years, including VS Sabarinath, the current State men's no 1. The coaching is supplemented with free nourishment and assistance for purchase of equipment and accessories. Corporate support, Club membership fees and members' donations help to fund the programme. The Club aims to elevate this year both the quality of the program and the number of children who benefit from it.

 

After the initial round of selection on 9th July (between 7 am and 9.30 am), short listed children will be trained and screened every weekend for 2 months before the final selection of upto 25 trainees. The screening will be on the basis of aptitude towards sports, willingness for training, strength, flexibility, build, general endurance, speed, co-ordination skills and medical tests.

These selected children will be integrated into the regular professional coaching program that is run by the Club.

Schools in Trivandrum may recommend suitable and interested children. Parents are to bring their children along with Photograph, copy of BPL Ration Card, Copy of parents and Child ID Card (Aadhar etc.), Parents Income Certificate. The documents should indicate the name of their ward. Parents may contact TTC Office and register before 7 PM on Friday 8th July. Spot registration will also be allowed on the date of screening.

20-06-2022

Rajeev, Jayprakash re-elected, Ranjit to be VP, Biju is Treasurer 

 

Rajeev S and Jayprakash R were re-elected on Sunday as President and Hon Secretary of the Club respectively. 

 

Election Officers Thomas Kurian and Sriram S announced the results of the Elections at the conclusion of the 84th AGM at the GV Raja Hall.

 

Toss of coin had to be resorted to for breaking the deadlock in the contest for Vice President after both candidates Ranjit Mathew and MDS Kumaraswamy polled 75 votes apiece. Kumaraswamy called wrongly to lose out.

Biju Thomas was voted in as Hon Treasurer. Seven of the eight candidates were also declared elected to the Executive Committee.

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13-06-2022

Intense competition marks members' doubles tournament 

 

Healthy, and sometimes fierce, competition was on view in the 3-day members' doubles tournament called NOVA, which was held over the weekend in the revamped roofed stadium on a brand new surface and under significantly improved floodlights.

The Open doubles event, featuring 32 players and  played on a round robin cum knock out format, was won by MS Krishnakumar  and Benjamin. They beat Jinu John and Kathiresh in the final. The losing semi finalists were KV Sudeep-Shiraz and CH Suresh-Jayprakash.

The Seniors' doubles title for 70-plus went to Anil Kumar and Jayachandran who won over Sathish Kumar and Prof Radhakrishnan in the final.

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10-06-2022

Agenda for AGM and EC resolutions circulated

 

The formal Notice and Agenda for the Club's 84th AGM have been circulated by the Hon Secretary and is reproduced below.

Three resolutions have also been proposed by the Executive Committee for General Body consideration.

The Scretary's report for the year 2021-2022 has also been circulated to all members. The document can be viewed by members after logging in to the members' section. Use this link
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07-06-2022

Members' doubles tournament from June 10 to 12

 

The Club's roofed courts with its brand new lighting system will be used in competition for the first time this weekend. A members' doubles tournament (to be played on round robin cum knock out format) has been scheduled from Friday to Sunday, with all matches to be played under floodlights in the evenings. The super seniors will have the option of playing their matches on court 1 if they prefer clay to synthetic.
Members are to register immediately. The pairings will be decided by a combination of seeding and draw of lots. The draw will be made by the tournament committee at 6.30 pm on Wednesday and the match schedules will be put up by Thursday.

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06-06-2022

Club Elections: Straight contests for all 4 office bearer posts 

 

The Election Committee has announced the nominations received and accepted for the Club Elections to be held on June 19. 

There will be straight contests for the post of President, Vice President, Hon Secretary and Treasurer. Eight candidates will also fight for the seven Executive Committee posts.

The last date for withdrawal of nomination is June 9.

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30-05-2022

MS Krishnakumar to captain India yet again 

 

Former State champion and TTC's pride MS Krishnakumar has once again been selected to the Indian team for the ITF World Championships for Young Seniors in the 40-plus category, which would be held in Portugal from July 31 to Aug 5. 

Krishnakumar, who is an employee in the Finance department of Government of Kerala, has also been nominated as captain of the team by AITA for the third successive year.

He had last week won two titles at the ITF Seniors event in TTC and was also awarded the Sharat Kumar memorial rolling trophy for the most outstanding player of the tournament.

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28-05-2022

Krishnakumar, Biju and Sanjai do the double at ITF Seniors

 

Kerala's own stars claimed 7 of the 8 titles at the Sharat Kumar Nambiar memorial ITF Seniors which concluded at TTC yesterday. MS Krishnakumar, Biju Mani and A Sanjaikumar did the double, winning a singles and doubles final apiece. Senthil Kumar lifted the 35+ singles crown, beating George Sundera Doss in an all-Pondicherry final. For all the results, visit our Tournament Centre.

 

State Minister for Revenue K Rajan was Chief Guest for the prize distribution ceremony. Others present included Guests of Honour KR Jyothilal, Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala, and Soorya Krishnmoorthy, cultural activist. The Minister also presented a memento on TTC's behalf to the founders of the Sharat Kumar Memorial Foundation Anand Kumar and his wife Raji, who were the principal sponsors of the Championships. 

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24-05-2022

Inauguration of ITF Seniors kicks off TTC's 85th anny celeb 

 

MB Rajesh, Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly,   launched the Club's 85th year celebrations by inaugurating the ITF Seniors tournament and the commencement of a fresh Community Tennis program at a gala function on Monday. 

Speaker Rajesh reminded the audience of TTC having been the first indigenous tennis Club in the country and complimented the late Col GV Raja for his vision in setting it up in 1937 during the days when all other Indian clubs were British-run.

Her Highness Gauri Parvathi Bayi, who was the guest of honour, spoke of how tennis at TTC was a passion for her father, the late Col GV Raja.

Earlier, the first day of the ITF Seniors event had a sunny start with all the Singles first round matches completed as per schedule. For all results and other details, pl visit the Tournament Centre

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21-05-2022

Stage is set for ITF Seniors Championships

 

TTC is all set to welcome some of the leading players in the seniors circuit from different parts of the country who will be descending on the Club this coming week to play in the Sharat Kumar Nambiar memorial ITF Seniors Championship.

Competitions are to be held in 4 separate age groups, 35+, 40+, 50+ and 60+ for both singles and doubles. The Singles draw has already been finalised (Visit Tournament center to see the draws and schedule). Players for Doubles are to sign in by 12 noon on Monday, 23rd. 

Among the favorites for grabbing the honours are Kerala's own MS Krishnakumar, A Sanjaikumar and K Shankar, all of whom have represented India at the World Championships in recent years.

There is prize money of Rs 1.50 lakhs on offer.

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16-05-2022

Suresh CH and Vinod Comor win big at KTPA event 

 

TTC players expectedly claimed most of the honours at the invitational tournament for seniors conducted by the Kumarapuram Tennis Players' Association (KTPA) last weekend at the Ramanathan Krishnan Tennis centre at Kumarapuram.

CH Suresh won two titles, the 50+ singles and the 95+ doubles partnering with Rajmohan Pillai, while Vinod Comor lifted the 80+ doubles partnering VS Visakh and was runner up in 95+ doubles in tandem with S Rajeev.

The only title to elude TTC was the 35+ singles, which was won by Binu Mani.

Over 100 seniors, both young and not so young, participated in an extremely competitive but friendly environment under the stewardship of the newly formed KTPA.

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09-05-2022

Trivandrum Dist wins men's title, Ernakulam tops women's 

 

Trivandrum District easily won the Men's gold medal as Arun Raj and Gautam Krishnan crushed Kollam to win both singles and make the doubles tie redundant in the final of the team event of the Kerala Games 2022.

The host district was at the receiving end in the women's final as Gayatri Rajesh Menon and Shrijana Thapa of Ernakulam proved too good for Soumya MS and Sreelakshmi AR

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07-05-2022

Tennis events of Kerala Games under way at TTC

 

The Tennis discipline in the multi-sport Kerala Games 2022 was inaugurated today by the President of the Kerala Olympics Association Sunil Kumar. The event is an Inter district team competition, separate for men and women. Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Trichur are expected to contest for the top honours.

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05-05-2022

AGM and Elections on June 19

 

The Club Elections and AGM will be held on Sunday June 19th. This was decided by the Executive Committee at its meeting on 4th May. Life member Thomas Kurian and member S Sriram have also been nominated as the Election Officers.

30-04-2022

Tarun and Thapa win Sharat memorial AITA CS 

 

Rakshak Tarun of Tamil Nadu and Shrijana M Thapa of Kerala justified their top seeding to win the boys' and  girls' singles titles respectively in the Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial AITA Championship Series Under 18 tournament that  concluded yesterday at the Club. 

 

Santosh Yuvaraj of TN and Dharani Dhanyata of Karnataka were the losing finalists.

Tarun went on to win the boys' doubles title as well, partnering Jaishnu Krishnan to beat the local pairing of Manu Gautam and Sabarinath VS.

 

The Kerala Minister for Excise, Local Self Governments and Rural Development MV Govindan Master, who was the Chief guest, gave the Sharat Kumar memorial rolling trophy and other prizes to the finalists, in the presence of Guest of honour and KSIDC Managing Director MG Rajamanickam, IAS. The founders of the Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial Foundation and the trophy donors Ananth Kumar and Raji also graced the occasion.

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23-04-2022

AITA CS Qualifiers get under way 


Matches in the boys' singles qualifying draw of the Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial AITA Championship Series Under 18 tournament commenced today at the Club courts. Several of Kerala's junior players feature in the qualifying draw. Eight qualifiers will join the 24 direct entrants (based on national rankings) to enter the main draw of 32.


There is no qualifying event among the girls as all the entries are accommodated  in the main draw.
The first round matches of the tournament are scheduled to commence on Monday.

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11-04-2022

Aji and Suresh lift SMC Fiesta trophy

 

PL Aji and CH Suresh captured the Sharat Kumar Nambiar memorial trophy at the SMC Fiesta by winning the Open Doubles of Sri Mulam Club's annual event. In the final held on Sunday at TTC's roofed stadium owing to rains preventing the match being held at the SMC court, Aji and Suresh overcame KV Sudeep and Vinod Comor 9-5 (best of 17 games). All the finalists are TTC members.

Anil Kumar and Sathish Kumar of TTC took home the Adv Cherunniyoor Vasudevan Pillai memorial trophy for veterans. TC Koshy and Krishnan Nair of SMC finished runners up.

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08-04-2022

Adwaith shines, as TTC juniors do well at AITA TS

 

Adwaith SD was the surprise winner of the Boys' singles at the AITA Talent series tournament for Under-16 juniors at TTC. He beat Sivprasath K of Tamil Nadu 6-2, 7-6 (5) in the final after having shocked top seed Balasurya of TN earlier in the quarter final.

 

Adwaith went on to complete the double by winning the boys' doubles crown as well, in partnership with Ephinoah Richie. The duo won the final over Shrikanth and Shrinath C Menon 7-6 (6), 6-2 in an all-TTC affair.

 

Another promising Kerala youngster Sreelakshmi AR was winner of Girls' doubles in tandem with Anvi Punaganti of Karnataka. The latter had taken the Girls' singles title earlier, beating Kerala's Vaishnavi OJ in the final. Vaishnavi was runner up in the doubles too, with Parvana Padmakumar as partner.

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04-04-2022

Great chance for juniors to earn ranking points

 

The AITA Talent Series tournament for Under-16 juniors got off to a start at the TTC courts on Monday. A large number of players from Kerala including TTC's trainees figure in the main draw and are in line to earn valuable national ranking points.

18 out of the 32 in the boys'  singles category are from Kerala. GP Balasurya of Tamil Nadu  is the top seed.

Anushka Bhola of Kerala heads the girls' singles draw in which 12 of 16 are from the home State.

The tournament ends on Friday April 8.

04-04-2022

Ramesh to represent India in Seniors World Championships

 

MR Ramesh, past President of TTC, has been selected for the Indian team (65+ age group) to play in the Super Seniors World Team Tennis Championships to be held from April 24 to 29 in Florida, USA.

Ramesh was in the Indian team last year also but the team could not participate in the event owing to travel restrictions.

02-04-2022

TTC to host ITF Seniors in May 

 

The Club will host an ITF Seniors tournament after a gap of more than  6 years. The dates allotted for the event, which will be played on clay courts, are May 23 to 27.

The tournament, for age groups 35+, 40+, 50+ and 60+, will be in memory of Sharat Kumar Nambiar, an alumni of Doon school, Dehradun and also a former student at Boston University. Sharat was a promising all rounder and a  tennis player. He unfortunately died in a car accident in 2019. The tourney is being sponsored by "Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial Foundation" founded by his parents K Anand Kumar and Raji.

For more details of the tournament pl visit our Tournament Centre.

20-03-2022

VS Visakh to represent India in Pickleball 

 

Visakh V S of Trivandrum Tennis Club has been selected to represent India in the 2022 Asian Pickleball Championship in Phuket, Thailand from 13th to 17th April. His selection follows trials held by the Amateur Pickleball Federation of India in Mumbai last week. Visakh is an accomplished tennis player and a former Kerala State junior champion.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing racquet sports in the world, and combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It has been growing in popularity in India too. The Pickleball Association of Kerala has been recently formed to promote and develop the game in the State. Several active tennis players are members of  this Association.

The Asian Championships will feature players from China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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19-03-2022

TPTL gets off to exciting start

 

TPTL VII, the 7th edition of TTC's popular Trivandrum Premier Tennis League, had a great beginning on Saturday with the late evening tie going to the wire. Rockholm Rocks won both doubles to turn the table on TIPL Advantage despite losing the marquee singles match in which Arun Cherry was beaten by MS Krishnakumar. Earlier, Firmusoft Flames got the better of Shanja Acers in the opening tie.

All 8 team owners were felicitated at a brief inauguration function ahead of the matches.

 

The 9-day "festival of tennis" ends on March 27. For latest results Pl visit the TPTL results page

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18-03-2022

Govind Krishnakumar wins double crown at Mumbai ITF 400 

 

Former Kerala State men's no.1 and TTC member Govind Krishnakumar won the Singles and Doubles titles at the prestigious ITF 400 Senior Tennis Championship held recently in Mumbai in the 70+ group.

Govind defeated Tahir Ali 6-4, 6-0 in the singles final and went on to partner Tahir Ali and win over Rama Rao and Khusru Shroff 6-2, 6-1 in the doubles final.

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15-03-2022

Club to host 2 AITA Juniors events in April incl a Championship Series 

 

TTC will play host to an AITA Chamiponship Series event for Under 18 boys and girls from April 25 to 29. 

The tournament will be in memory of Sharat Kumar Nambiar(Kannan), an alumni of Doon school, Dehradun and also a former student at Boston University. Sharat was a promising all rounder and a  tennis player. He unfortunately died in a car accident on the 25th of Dec 2019 in Dubai.

 

The tournament is being sponsored by "Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial Foundation" founded by his parents K Anand Kumar(Nandu) and Raji.

April will also see an AITA Talent Series event at the Club for Under 16 boys and girls from April 4 to 8.

For details of both tournaments pl visit our Tournament Centre.

11-03-2022

Sanjai wins ITF Seniors, earns selection to Team India 

 

A Sanjaikumar of TTC won the 60-plus singles and was runner up in the 60-plus doubles at the ITF seniors tennis tournament held at Jhajjar, Haryana last week. He beat Ashish Sen of Kolkata in the singles final.

It has also been confirmed that Sanjaikumar is selected to represent India in the 60-plus age category for the World Seniors Championships to be held in Miami, USA from May 5th.

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08-03-2022

Women's Day celebrated with Intro to Tennis for women of all ages

 

A unique introduction to tennis and skill test for women was held by the Club yesterday to mark International Women's Day. Nearly 50 women of all ages participated.

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07-03-2022

Teams regroup for TPTL after fresh auction

 

Over 75 players went under the hammer in the re-auction for Edition VII of the Trivandrum Premier Tennis League, the Club's popular franchise based all-Kerala team tournament. 

The fresh auction overrides the one held in Dec 2021 when the competition was originally scheduled for January 2022. The postponement to March was caused by new Covid restrictions, which resulted in some of the team compositions changing due to player non availability.

Most of the 8 teams managed to retain their main players using the Right to Match option. As expected, the highest bids went for the top 2 senior players in the State, MS Krishnakumar and VS Visakh.

The teams have been placed in two round robin groups and the preliminary league matches will be played from 19th to 24th March. Semifinals will follow on 26th and Final on 27th. Each tie will comprise an Open singles, an Open doubles and and a 110+ doubles.

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04-03-2022

Sreelekshmi wins double crown at U-16 AITA-TS Kochi 

 

Sree Lekshmi.A.R Nair, one of TTC's elite trainees won both the singles and doubles titles for girls at the AITA TALENT SERIES U-16 KOCHI. Sree Lekshmi's partner in doubles was Medha Gautham, also of TTC.

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03-03-2022

Two General Body meetings called for 17th March

 

The 83rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Club would be held at 6.30 PM on Thursday, 17th March 2022 as per decision of the Executive Committee (EC). This AGM would normally have taken place in May/June of 2021 but had to be put off due the Covid-induced restrictions. The meeting's primary agenda would be to pass the Audited Accounts for 2020-21 and the Minutes of the previous AGM held in April 2021.

 

The EC has also decided to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) immediately after the AGM to appraise members of status of important matters concerning the Club and also to consider and approve a few resolutions moved by EC.

 

Copies of the Notices for above two meetings, the Minutes of the 82nd AGM held on 4th April 2021, the Audited Accounts for 20-21 and the Resolutions proposed by EC for General Body approval are under circulation to members. These will shortly be accessible to members on this website in the Members' Log-in section.

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01-03-2022

TTC trainees make a clean sweep 

 

The Club's trainees won all the titles at the AITA Talent Series(TS7) for under 16 boys and girls held at the Kumarapuram center last week. It was a clean sweep for TTC as all the finalists in singles and doubles were from the Club's trainee base.

Adwaith SD and Anushka Bhola won a double crown each, winning the singles and doubles, with Ephinoah and Sree Lekshmi as their respective partners.

VS Sreenath was runner up in boys' singles and SreeLekshmi in girls' singles.

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18-02-2022

TPTL to be held in March 

 

TPTL Edition VII, earlier scheduled in January 2022 and postponed due to Covid restrictions, will now be held from 19th Mar 2022 to 27th Mar 2022. The inaugural function will be on Mar 18.

There will be a fresh Player Auction on 5th Mar 2022, Saturday. All players will go for re-auction. Registrations will be open till 2nd Mar. 

The tournament Committee has decided to allow each team owner two RTM (Right to match) cards, which he can use to match the final bid of any player who was in his team after the last conducted auction on 14th Dec 2021.

Players from all clubs in Kerala will be eligible to register for the auction. Players can register for auction by going to https://www.trivandrumtennisclub.com/tptlplayersreg

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27-01-2022

TTC becomes affiliated with Karnataka Gymkhana Assn Hubli

 

The Club has completed formalities for affiliation with one of the oldest sporting institutions in the country,  Karnataka Gymkhana Association, Hubli, which was established in 1915 primarily as a cricket centre.

KGA has now, apart from a lush green cricket ground suitable for first class matches, two floodlit clay tennis courts, indoor badminton and several other sporting facilities. It is located at the heart of Hubli city and also has 32 guest rooms.

For more, visit https://www.kgahubli.com/

27-01-2022

Solemn ceremony marks Republic Day celebration

The Club's Vice President B Suresh Kumar unfurled the national flag at a solem ceremony on Wednesday in the presence of a handful of members.

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16-01-2022

TPTL put off, ITF Seniors and AITA-CS also may be postponed 

 

The Club has decided to move the Trivandrum Premier Tennis League (TPTL), scheduled for Jan 22 to 30, to a later date in view of the fluid Corona situation. Fresh dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Two events scheduled in February, the AITA-Championship Series for juniors and the ITF Seniors, are also likely to be postponed subject to approval of AITA and ITF respectively.

15-01-2022

Kerala players rake up ranking points, Karan Thapa wins 3 titles 

 

Several Kerala players utilised the SBI-TTC AITA Talent Series to earn valuable national ranking points as the tournament concluded at the TTC courts yesterday.

Karan B Thapa of Kochi won both the under 16 and under 14 boys' singles as well as the U-14 doubes crown with Abel J Manoj as partner. Ephinoah Ricbi and Adarsh S emerged winners in the U-16 doubles.

The all-TTC  Girls' under 16 singles final was won by Anushka Bhola over Sreelakshmi. Nandini VS of TN took the Girls' under 14 title beating Pavithra M in the final.

The results of all finals can be seen in the Tournament Centre

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11-01-2022

SBI-TTC AITA Talent Series gets under way 

 

Giving local junior players a great chance to garner national ranking points, the AITA Talent Series, sponsored by State Bank of India, has commenced at the TTC courts.

Dharun Sabari C and Levin S, both from Tamil Nadu, are the top seeds in the Boys' under 16 and Under 14 singles. There is a total of 33 entries from Kerala in both categories together, including 15 from TTC. Karan B Thapa of Kochi is no 2 seed in U-14.

 

The Girls' under 16 singles field is headed by Anushka Bhola of TTC. Ten other Kerala players including 5 of TTC figure in the draw. Nandini VS of TN is top seed in Girls' under 14. The draw has 7 Kerala players including two from TTC.

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09-01-2022

Visakh, Thomas, Kishore, Madhu shine in Trichur 

Thomas Jacob and VS Visakh of TTC lifted the All Kerala veterans 35+ doubles trophy  at the Trichur Tennis Trust courts in Trichur yesterday. 

The 55+ doubles winners were also TTC members Ram Kishore and Madhu Ganesh. Madhu was also runner up in 55+ singles.

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08-01-2022

Sabari wins singles, Gautham & Arun Raj doubles 

 

Sabarinath VS won the first ever Trivandrum District Olympics Tennis Championship 2022. He beat Arun Raj JS in the Men's singles final to win gold at Trivandrum Tennis Club courts yesterday. 

 

Another TTC student member Manu Gautham claimed the 3rd place bronze winning over Binu Mani in the play off. Arun Raj and Gautham Krishnan won the gold medal in the doubles. All five of the above players will represent Trivandrum District in the State Olympiad to be held at TTC in February.

In the Womens category ,  the following players qualified to represent the District Team at  the State Olympics, Anushka Bhola, Soumya MS, Jolly Ann Thomas, Bhadra S, Sreelakshmi AR , Ronesha Hermon. View Results

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07-01-2022

CH Suresh elected as Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences 

 

Our member Dr Suresh C H has been elected as Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (FASc), Bangalore.

 

This is regarded as one of the most prestigious scientific recognitions in India. Founded in the year 1934 by Sir C V Raman, the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore aims at promoting the progress and upholding the cause of science in pure and applied branches. It publishes scientific journals, organises scientific meetings and discussions, recognises scientific talent, promotes science education and plays an important advisory role to the Government of India

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04-01-2022

Tennis event of District Olympics commences at TTC

 

Kerala is pioneering a State level multi sports event this February on the lines of the Olympic Games. Ahead of that each District is holding its own Olympiad to select the various teams. The Trivandrum District Tennis event is currently on at the TTC courts under the auspices of the District Olympic Association and the Distr Tennis Association. 

All the top players of Trivandrum are taking part in the four categories, Men's & Women's singles and doubles events. The top 4 in  singles and the winners of the doubles will qualify to represent the District at the Kerala Olympics in February. The Tennis event of the State Games will also be held in TTC.

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01-01-2022

Oges Theyjo wins both AITA Singles and Doubles

 

J Oges Theyjo of Tamil Nadu won a double at the SBI-TTC S Chidambara Iyer memorial AITA men's tennis tournament at TTC yesterday. Third seeded Oges defeated 4th seed Tarun Anirudh of Telengana in the singles final 6-4, 7-5, and partnered K Sivadeep of Telengana to overcome Tarun and Sidharth Arya of TN 6-4, 3-6, (10-8) in the doubles final.

 

For more match results, visit our Tournament Centre

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Singles winner Ojes (in purple T Shirt & cap) & runner up Mr Tarun (In grey-black T Shirt)

Doubles winners Ojes and Sivadeep (in navy blue & black)

29-12-2021

Tamil Nadu players dominate SBI-TTC AITA Men's 

 

Only 3 Kerala players entered the 2nd round of the SBI-TTC AITA Men'sTennis Championships hosted by the Club. Gautham Krishna (Trivandrum), Arjun (Trichur) and Ashik Hussain (Kollam) reached and lost in the prequarter finals on Tuesday.

Players from across the border expectedly took the honours as the tournament reached the quarter final stage.

The Mens Singles Quarter Final line up are as below..

1.Siddharth Arya (TN) ( Seed 1) Vs Bhoopathy Sakthivel.(TN) 

2. Tarun Anirudh (Telengana) Vs Krishna Teja Raja .(TN) 

3. Ihsaan Mahmood (TN) Vs Oges Teygo. (TN) 

4. Suhith Reddy Lanka (Telengana) vs Irfan Hussain. (TN) ( Seed 2)

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27-12-2021

AITA ranking tournament from today

 

The Chidambara Iyer memorial AITA National Ranking tournament for Men starts off today at our Club courts. The qualifying matches started on 24th. In all 29 players will figure in this. 8 will qualify to join the 24 seeded players in the main draw.

 

The tournament carries a total prize money of Rs 1 lakh. The finals will be held on Saturday Dec 31.

25-12-2021

Sabarinath wins AITA U18 Singles at Hyderabad 

 

VS Sabarinath, Kerala State men's champion and one of TTC's elite trainees, won the AITA Championship Series (CS7) under 18 Boys' title hosted by the Sania Mirza Tennis Academy at Hyderabad earlier this week.

Sabari, who scalped many higher ranked players on his way to the title, beat  Vishal Vasudev Menon 6-3, 6-1 in the final.

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23-12-2021

TTC gets to host ITF Seniors in Feb 

 

The Club will host an ITF Seniors event after a gap of nearly six years come February 2022. The International Tennis Federation has allotted Feb 14 to 18 for the tournament. 

Competition will be held in four age-groups, 35+, 40+, 50+ and 60+, in both singles and doubles. 

More details will be posted soon on our Tournament Center.

15-12-2021

All 8 TPTL teams look evenly matched 

 

A total of 56 players were purchased by the franchise owners at the TPTL Auction held at the GV Raja Hall on Tuesday. Expectedly, MS Krishnakumar was the most sought after player and commanded the highest bid, followed by VS Visakh and Arun Chery Jacob.

The 32 unsold players were also distributed among the 8 teams, each of who will have a total of 11 players to choose from. The league-cum-knock out competition will be held between Jan 22 and 30, 2022 on the clay surface of Court 1 of TTC. Matches will be held only in the evenings under floodlights.

For more details visit the TPTL home page

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14-12-2021

TPTL Auction today 

 

The Player Auction for the 7th edition of the Trivandrum Premier Tennis League (TPTL VII) will be held at GV Raja Hall today at 6.30 pm. A total of 80 players including a few from outside Trivabdrum have registered for the popular team event that will be held between Jan 22 and 30, 2022. The 80 players will go under the auction hammer and picked up by owners of the 8 franchised teams. The 8 teams will compete for the TPTL trophy and a prize money of nearly Rs 2.5 lakhs.

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13-12-2021

Thomas Mathew, Madhu Ganesh and Visakh do the double 

 

TTC players expectedly won the most podium finishes at the Kerala Seniors tennis tournament held at the Club last weekend. 

Thomas Mathew won both singles and doubles titles in the 75+ category. VS Visakh  did the same in the youngest of the groups, 35+. And Madhu Ganesh took both titles in the 55+ age group.

Ernakulam was awarded the special trophy for best outstation district.

Dr PA Thomas, former President of TTC, and Jacob Kallivayalil, former President of the Kerala Tennis Association, were the guests of honour at the prize distribution function. View results

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10-12-2021

All set for Kerala Seniors Tournament 

 

The Club will host yet another tennis tournament this weekend. Nearly 100 players from across the State will be participating in the Kerala Seniors event on December 11 and 12.

Competition would be held in five different age groups, 35+, 45+, 55+, 65+ and 75+ in both Singles & Doubles.

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03-12-2021

Sabarinath wins Sree Chitra 

 

V S Sabarinath of TTC beat Ashik Hussain of Kollam in the Men's singles final of the Kerala State Championships to lift the Sree Chitra rolling Trophy and  become the State tennis champion.

Srijana Thapa beat Nivedita Sankar in an all-Ernakulam final to win the Women's Tennis Singles title. The Mens doubles title was won by Arun Raj & Gautham Krishna and the under 18 boys' crown by Vignesh. AR Sreelakshmi achieved 3 podium finishes, winning the Girls under 14 and women's doubles and coming runner up in girls' under 16 singles. See All Results

 

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Prince Aditya Varma were the guests of honour at the prize distribution ceremony.

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02-12-2021

Manmeet Singh is new Director of Tennis Coaching at TTC 

 

Manmeet Singh Ajimal has taken charge as Director Tennis Coaching at TTC with effect from 1st December.

Manmeet will be responsible for developing and managing the entire coaching program of the Club, with particular emphasis on high-end training for tournament players.

 

He has over 15 years experience and was Tennis Consultant and Head Coach of Team Tennis India in Noida prior to joining TTC. His earlier assignments included coaching stints in Germany and Maharashtra.

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01-12-2021

Club honours Krishnakumar, Sankar and Ramakrishnan 

 

TTC proudly honoured three of its members at a felicitation function on Monday alongside the formal inauguration of the Sree Chitra Kerala State Championships.

Plaques were presented by the guest of honour Shri VK Prashanth MLA to MS Krishnakumar (represented India as captain of the National 40+ team at the 2021 ITF Young Seniors World Team Tennis Championships held in Umag, Croatia) Sankar Krishnan (represented India as part of the National 50+ team at the 2021 ITF Seniors World Team Tennis Championships held in Umag, Croatia), and Air Vice Marshal (retd) S Ramakrishnan on being bestowed the AVSM (Ati Vishisht Sewa) medal for meritorious service by the President of India last week.

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28-11-2021

Sree Chitra starts on schedule, Arjun top seed 

 

The first round men's singles matches in the 85th Kerala State Sree Chithra Tennis  Championships got off to a prompt start at the TTC courts yesterday despite the heavy rains during the past one week. Arjun U of Trichur, the highest ranked Kerala player after Haadin Bawa, is the top seed. The Women's singles matches will commence from today. Competition is also on among junior boys and girls in 4 age groups, under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18. The tournament goes on till Dec 3.

The State Sports Minister will formally inaugurate the Championships at a function to be held at the Club on Monday Nov 29

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26-11-2021

AITA approves two ranking events for TTC

 

TTC will play host to two AITA tournaments during the coming weeks.

 

The AITA Chidambara Iyer memorial Men's tournament with a prize money of Rs 1 lakh has been scheduled between Dec 27 and 31, with qualifying rounds on Dec 25 and 26. The main draw size would be 32 in singles and 16 in doubles. Several promising young players striving to reach the top national rankings are expected to figure in the draw. It will also enable our talented players to match their skills with higher ranked players.

 

The AITA Talent Series tournament for Under-16 and Under-14 Boys and Girls will be held at the Club from Jan 10 to 14. Qualifying rounds will be on Jan 8 and 9. Talent Series events are aimed at giving tournament exposure for advanced trainees and will help our juniors gain valuable ranking points. Players from other parts of Kerala and neighbouring States will however provide strong competition.

 

Meanwhile AITA has extended the recognition of TTC as a registered Tennis academy upto 31.12 2022. Visit Tournament Centre 

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24-11-2021

Air Vice Marshal S Ramakrishnan 
(retd) receives AVSM

 

Air Vice Marshal S Ramakrishnan (retired), a TTC member, was given the AVSM (Ati Vishisht Sewa) medal for meritorious service by the President of India Sri Ram Nath Kovind, at the Rastrapathi Bhawan on Nov 23rd Tuesday.

Ramakrishnan is an alumnus of the College of Engineering, Trivandrum, where he graduated in Electronics & Communications. He went on to do his M Tech in Lasers & Optics from IAT, Pune University. He was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engg branch of the Indian Air Force in 1986. He retired on 30th June 2021 as Asst Chief of Air Staff (Maintenance Plans) at Air Headquarters. He was previously awarded Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in 2014

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22-11-2021

Over 100 children turn out for Mini Tennis tournament

 

The annual TTC Mini Tennis tournament for young kids who are learning the game saw 115 entries including many who travelled from as far away as Trichur. Mini tennis is designed specially for children aged between 4 and 10 and provides them with the perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals of tennis at an early age.

 

The event held on Nov 20 & 21 at the TTC courts featured friendly singles competition (utilising smaller courts, nets and racquets, and lower bouncing balls) for age groups under 6, under 8, under 10 and under 12 in boys' and girls' sections. They were divided into Red, Orange and Green dot groups based on their age and the nature of balls used. (The respective age group uses different colour tennis balls that each perform differently to suit the age group that uses them. Red, orange and green mini tennis balls all have different ball compressions which impacts how high each ball bounces. The mini tennis court dimensions also vary depending on the age of the child. Younger players played on smaller mini tennis courts, whilst 10-year olds played on full size courts).

 

All participants were awarded medals and certificates of merit at a colourful function yesterday. The winners and runners up won attractive trophies, which were presented to them by the Club's senior members Dr PA Thomas, Prof Radhakrishnan V, and Prof NF Rawther. List of finalists can be seen in Results. For more pictures, go to Gallery.

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19-11-2021

Well-attended ceremony draws curtain on District Championships 

 

Transport Minister Antony Raju lauded the prize winners of the Trivandrum District Tennis Championships at the closing ceremony held at TTC yesterday. He was chief guest at the well attended function graced by the presence of a majority of the participants, parents, coaches, officials and Club members.

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16-11-2021

TTC members dominate Seniors' events at District Championships

 

Jayakrishnan of Sri Mulam Club was the only non-TTC player to reach the podium at the seniors' events of the Trivandrum District Tennis Championships, which concluded yesterday at the Club courts. He won the 60 plus doubles with Rajeev S as partner. Najeem and Suresh Koilerian were runners up.

The Young Seniors (35 plus) category was won by 2nd seeds Vinod Comor and Kumaraswamy who shocked favorites Rajmohan Pillai and Suresh CH 8-5 in the finals.

The Super Seniors (75 plus) event also saw an upset with John Mathai and Rama Iyer triumphing over Satish Kumar and Thomas Mathew.

The prize distribution for all the events of the District Championships will be held on Thu, Nov 18.

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15-11-2021

TTC celebrates Children's Day with a Tennis carnival 

 

There was a tremendous response from the public to the Club's call to give their children a feel of Tennis. Despite inclement weather parents and children from all walks of life came in droves to the roofed courts of TTC. Over 120 kids between the ages of 5 and 12, in different time slots and batches of around 20 each, were given an introduction to the sport and given a light skill test to assess their agility. It was truly a unique effort by Team TTC to welcome youngsters into the world of Tennis.

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12-11-2021

GS Sanjay wins men's title 

 

GS Sanjay won the men's singles title at the Trivandrum District Tennis Championships today. He defeated Nithin Justin in the final.

The men's doubles crown went to Ram Narayan and Jithin S Raj.

Soumya MS took the honours among women beating Jolly Anne Thomas in the final.

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09-11-2021

State Championships allotted to TTC, to start Nov 27th

 

The Kerala Tennis Association has allotted the Sri Chitra State Tennis Championships to the Club. This will be the 2020-21 edition which could not be held last year due to the Covid lockdown. 

All categories of events would be conducted during the week-long tournament starting on Nov 27 and ending on Dec 3.

09-11-2021

A Tennis intro for kids on Childrens day 

 

The   Trivandrum   Tennis   Club  will conduct a TENNIS DAY on 14th November 2021 from 7.00 AM to 6.30 PM to provide opportunity for children to come and get a feel of the game of Tennis and undertake a Tennis skill test.  

Tennis is an excellent sport for children to learn the game at a young age and a sport which can be played life-long irrespective of age.  Tennis can be learnt at a very affordable cost and TTC  is arguably the most economical facility in the world to join for Tennis coaching at the level of beginners, intermediates and advanced. TTC's tennis program is open to all members of the public.

The Club had recently promoted Tennis and Physical Fitness to the Trivandrum public by organising a Bicycle Rally with over 120 participants to propagate the message "Tennis and Fitness for Good Health". The Tennis Day program is a follow up to create awareness for tennis particularly among the very young children.

The Club invites all children above 5 years of age to the Tennis Day and urge them to get the feel of the game of Tennis. Parents are requested  to register their children  before 14th November 2021  for any of the 5 sessions as per their convenience @ 7.00 AM, @ 9.00 AM,@ 11.00 AM , @ 3.00 PM & @ 5.00 PM. The Registration is FREE OF COST. 

Kindly visit the Trivandrum Tennis Club Office "OR" Contact: 0471-2722737 / 2310832 / Whatsapp at 9188337166 / E-mail: ttctvm@gmail.com to register. For more details on Coaching including special programs for Adults and Ladies please visit http://www.trivandrumtennisclub.com/coaching

07-11-2021 

Laurels for Dr Suresh CH, Dr Radhakrishna Pillai and Ganeshan N 

 

TTC members Dr Suresh C H, Dr Radhakrishna Pillai and Ganeshan N earned distinguished laurels during the past week.

Dr Suresh (CSIR) and Dr Pillai (formerly Director of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology) have been ranked amongst the top 2% Scientists in the world. Elsevier BV, the Netherlands based leading publisher of science and health information, and Stanford University, 


California have created a publicly available data-base of over one lakh top scientists in the world working in various science streams. This updated version of the previous data base published last year covers 22 scientific domains and 176 sub-domains. In terms of ranking, they represent the 2% most important scientists in the world. 

N Ganeshan has been nominated to Asian Table Tennis Union as the Co Chairman of the Technical and Umpires committee. An ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) accredited competition manager, Ganeshan will be the first Indian to hold this post. He has been a member of the International body's Umpires and Referees Committee for many years.

02-11-2021

Sponsored racquets for State junior champs 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabarinath VS and Sreelakshmi AR, Kerala's junior champions in boys' and girls' categories respectively were presented professional grade tennis racquets last Sunday as part of the Club's tennis support program. 

The racquets were given to the players by Kerala's  Minister for Food and Civil Supplies GR Anil Kumar at a function in TTC that he graced as chief guest for flagging off the Tennis and Fitness awareness Bike rally.

Both Sabarinath and Sreelakshmi have emerged out of TTC's free Community tennis coaching program which supports over 20 talented children who are unable to afford the cost of training and equipments. 

The racquets have been sponsored by two of TTC's members, Praveen Kumar S and Sanker NA. The Club has an ongoing fund, sponsored by members, which is exclusively utilized for such purposes. TTC has also drawn up plans to enhance its Community tennis scheme along with an upgrade of its overall tennis coaching program to international standards.

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31/10/2021

"Tennis for Fitness and Health" bike rally a huge success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What was one of the biggest bicycle rallies Trivandrum has witnessed saw nearly 150 cyclists participate in the 10 km ride around the City on Sunday Oct 31. Over 100 members of the Indus Cycling Embassy including women and children were joined by several biking enthusiasts of TTC in undertaking the ride starting from and ending at the Club premises.

G R Anil, State Minister for Food and Civil Supplies was the chief guest at the launch function and he flagged off the ride. He also lead the participants' pledge  to support environment and fight against climate change. 

Several other Cabinet ministers have also sent their greetings and congratulatory messages to TTC for organising this unique awareness rally.

After the completion of the 10kms cycle ride there was an exhibition tennis match played featuring four of TTC's stars G S Sanjay, S Sabari, M C Nithin and V S Visakh.

Both TTC and ICE officials expressed the hope that this will be the beginning of a long term association between Tennis & Cycling, with cyclists supporting Tennis as a sport for fitness and Tennis players promoting Cycling especially for commuting.

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31-10-2021

Diwali Nite at TTC on Wednesday Nov 3

 

Diwali celebrations will be held at TTC on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 with Live music, a variety Dosa fest, Tambola, fireworks and fellowship to usher in the spirit of Diwali. 

All prescribed COVID protocols would be strictly followed. 

Members are requested to  register latest by 12 noon on Nov 3. The Registration charges are Rs 350 each for member and spouse, Rs 300 for children upto 18 yrs,  Rs 400 for a Guest.

18/10/2021

TTC to host District tournament Nov 6 to 13

 

The Club will conduct the Trivandrum District Tennis tournament from Nov 6 to 13. This annual competition, held under the aegis of the Trivandrum District Tennis Association, will have events for Men, Ladies, Junior Boys and Girls in Under-18, Under-16 and Under-14. It will be the first tournament held at TTC since the State went into lock-down following the second Covid wave. Hopefully it marks the resumption of normal tennis activity in Trivandrum across all age-groups.

18/10/2021

A Bike Ride for promoting Tennis and Fitness

 

The City will be witness to a unique Bicycle group ride on October 31st (a day prior to Kerala Piravi Dinam when Schools will re-open after the Covid-impacted break) that will promote Tennis, Cycling and Physical fitness.

Indus Cycling Embassy, a biking club in Trivandrum, is partnering TTC  to support our initiative. Over 100 participants, including a few cycling fans among our members, will cycle from TTC and cover 10 Kms covering key points in & around Trivandrum with the objective of spreading the message of "Tennis & Fitness for Good Health" through T-shirt branding and by distributing pamphlets on TTC facilities.

TTC will also promote a free “Tennis Skill Assessment Test” & "Feel the game of Tennis" programme proposed on Children’s Day -14th November 2021.

10/10/2021

Coaching for Beginners too from Oct 14

 

Tennis coaching for Beginners will re-commence from the morning of October 14. Children who are already registered in the coaching program are to report to the Club.

This follows the re-start of the coaching programs for Intermediate and Advanced groups last week.

Covid protocols would be strictly implemented, and social interaction kept at minimal levels.

10/10/2021

TPTL-VII to be held in January 2022

 

The prestigious Trivandrum Premier Tennis league (TPTL), which has been conducted by the Club every year since 2016, will have its 7th edition in action between Jan 22 and 30, 2022. Player registration for the event will be open shortly. Players who are members of any Club in Kerala will be eligible to participate. Auction for players will be held on Dec 18, 2021.

 

All eight team owners of 2020-21 have confirmed their continuation this year also for this high-profile franchise-based team event that has turned out to be the most popular tournament in TTC's calendar. Visit the TPTL page for more

10/10/2021

Govind Krishnakumar wins ITF Seniors title

 

TTC member B Govind Krishnakumar, a former State no 1 and former National under-65 champion has brought laurels to the Club once again by winning the ITF Seniors title (above 70 category) at the tournament conducted last week at Mumbai.

 

Govind recently represented India at the World Seniors Championships held in Spain.

 

10/10/2021

Tennis Coaching at TTC back to normalcy

 

The Club's tennis coaching schemes are gradually getting back to normalcy after a gap of 5 months, with children's coaching being permitted by the Government from October 8. Coaching for intermediate and advanced trainees have commenced in small groups and observing all prescribed Covid norms such as social distancing.

Permission for younger children and beginners in the below-10 age groups is also expected shortly.

Coaching for adults and special ladies' group will continue at their separate allotted time slots.

 

10/10/2021

ITF Doubles title for Sanjaikumar

 

A Sanjaikumar of TTC added yet another ITF feather in his crown by winning the Doubles title for above-55 Seniors at Sonepat last week. He and his partner Bhushan Akut won the tournament without dropping a set.

 

Sanjai was a member of the Indian team at the 55+ World Championships in Croatia in September.

Five TTC players to represent India, Unprecedented honour for any Club 

Trivandrum Tennis Club is proud to break this News. Five of its members have been selected by AITA to represent India in 5 different age groups of an ITF World championships. This surely is unprecedented for any Club anywhere in the world, to have a representative in 5 different national teams in the same sport at the same time.

MS Krishnakumar will captain India in the 40+ category at the 2021 ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships in Umag, Croatia from 12th to 17th Sep. He is a former Kerala men's no.1 in and led the State to a bronze medal at the 2015 National Games.

A Sanjai Kumar will represent India in the 55+ group of the Seniors Championships in Umag, Croatia from 29th Aug to 3rd Sep. He is also a former State champion (87-88) and has several ITF Seniors titles to his credit. Was ranked India no. 1 in 45+ singles in 2016.

K Sankar is selected for the 50 Plus age group which will also be a part of the Seniors Championships in Umag from

29th Aug to 3rd Sep. Sankar is a former State champion and now an accomplished coach.

MR Ramesh, past President of TTC, will play for the country in the 65+ category in the Super Seniors World Championships. This event will be held at Mallorca in Spain between Oct 10 and 15, 2021.

B Govind Krishnakumar is in the India team for the 70+ group in the above Super Seniors event in Mallorca, also in Oct. He was Kerala's top men's player in the early 70's and also ranked no 1 among India's 65+ players for the last 5 years.

 

Hearty congrats to all of them for their dedication, determination and discipline!

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TTC wishing the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympics all the very best.

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