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Fun filled Sunday at TTC


A member’s fun tennis was organized yesterday which saw 32 players play a series of quick tier breakers with different partners, a unique format where the entertainment quotient was high. The matches started at 3pm and ended at 8pm. The winners were Ramnathan S & Lakshmi Narayanan  who beat Kumaraswamy M D S  & Sandeep Zachariah. The prizes were given away by the president and the secretary in a short ceremony which was then followed by a light music and dinner.

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Allocation of portfolios to office bearers


The following portfolios have been allotted to the executive committee members for the year 2023-24

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Club elects’ office bearers for 2023-24


Following the elections held on 25th at the 85th AGM the club elected the following office bearers for the year 2023-24.


President:  Sri. Biju B. Soman

Vice President: Sri. John Rodricks

Hon. Secretary: Sri. Kumaraswamy M.D. S.

Hon. Treasurer: Sri. Sriram. S


Members of the Executive Committee

Sri. Bhuvanesh. D            

Sri. Binoy Joseph             

Sri. Najeem. A    7.           

Dr Pramod P. S. 

Sri. Praveen S. Kumar     

Dr Rajesh Pillai

Sri. Sudeep K. V.

See detailed results

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Notice and Agenda sent  for June 25 AGM


The formal Notice and Agenda points for the 85th Annual General Meeting of the Club have been shared with the members, as reproduced below.

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Club Day celebrated with gusto


There was plenty of joy and enthusiasm on view on Saturday evening with the DECA CHALLENGE prize distribution being a major part of the Club Day celebration.

Senior members KK Pillai, Sathish Kumar, Neelakantan Nair and S Ramakrishnan gave away TTC souvenirs to all players who earned points for their respective teams. Captain Praveen Kumar and members of his Team RAFA lifted the ever rolling trophy instituted for this multi sport event.

TTC's star sportsman MS Krishnakumar received the President's MVP award for the best all-round performance.

New members who joined the Club recently (Dr Mualidharan, Jacob Thomas, Sankar Narayan, Ganesh Kumar S, Shammy J, Rakesh S were felicitated and thanked for their sponsorship of the cocktails and beverages.

The evening was embellished by the pop music served out by Mary Muscroft and Capt BK Iyer. Around 200 members and guests were present.

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RAFA pips ROGER to win Deca Challenge on final day


The newly laid multi sport arena adjacent to the roofed stadium was the venue for the final event of the DECA CHALLENGE Sports competition among the Club members.

Pickleball ended 6-2 in favour of Team RAFA, which ended as overall winners of the 10-sport event 55 to 45 points.

Winners will be awarded prizes at the Club Day function to be held on 10th June. CLICK FOR WINNERS LIST

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Sanjai to represent India at World Seniors again 


Sanjai Kumar A of TTC has been  selected to represent India in the 60+ category of the 2023 ITF World Tennis Masters Team Championships to be held in Portugal during August.

This is the 5th time that Sanjai has been selected to play for India, having earlier been once in the 50+ team, twice in the 55+ team and once earlier too in 60+.

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Club starts planting of 100 saplings to mark World Environment Day 


TTC Vice President Ranjith Mathew planted a tree sapling today to inaugurate  the program for planting 100 saplings at the Club premises to mark World  Environment Day (5th June). Many other members also participated by planting more saplings.

The saplings, for both shade trees and fruit bearing trees, have been procured from the Social Forestry department.

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PBI team visits TTC to explore feasibility of partnering for Academy


Responding to the Club's invitation to make a visit for a face to face mutual assessment following months of discussions that were interrupted by the pandemic last year, a senior team from the top-notch tennis management company Peter Burwash International (PBI), headed by their President and global CEO Rene Zondag spent a day at TTC on May 29th. 

The Club's Executive Committee had at the EGM of 2nd April 2023 proposed a tie up with PBI to upgrade our tennis development program to the level of an international academy, and also involve CSR funding to meet the additional costs.

The PBI visit and the interaction here are expected to help the Club's Tennis core group formulate a plan of action for General Body approval.


Zondag and other PBI officials Cesar Morales and Ritu Gogoi also gave a presentation to members at an open house session at the Kallarackal Hall during their visit.

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Club Elections and AGM to be held on June 25


The Executive Committee has decided to hold the AGM and the Elections for 2023-24 on Sunday, June 25.

Thomas Kurian and V Mohan Kumar will be the Election officers.

Important information and timelines pertaining to the Elections can be seen below.



Madurai Union Club becomes our 77th affiliate Club


Our first affiliation with a Club in Madurai has been formalised. Madurai Union Club (MUC) is now the 13th club in Tamil Nadu (TN) that TTC is affiliated with, and the 77th overall.

MUC has 3 synthetic and lighted tennis courts and 6 guest rooms among other standard Club facilities. Our members visiting the cultural capital of TN may find in MUC a pleasant stop over. Click to view the FACT SHEET of the club.


Lively end to Titty George Green Baize Open 


The Titty George memorial Open tournament for Billiards, Snooker and Fleece came to an exciting climax at the Club's refurbished billiards room on Sunday with Ranjit Mohan denying his fellow Trivandrum Club mate


Mohan Kumar a triple crown by edging him out in a close final of the Fleece event.

Mohan Kumar had earlier won both the Billiards final beating Sivapriyan, and the Snooker final over TTC's MS Krishnakumar.

Prizes were distributed by Chief Guest C Subramaniam IPS.

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We are now affiliated with Indore Tennis Club


One of the leading tennis clubs in the country, Indore Tennis Club, Indore has completed the process of affiliation with TTC. It is the 2nd Club in MP to get affiliated with us, and the 71st in the country, and the 76th overall including 5 abroad.

The Indore Tennis Club, located in the heart of the City (now considered as the cleanest in India) has 6 synthetic tennis courts, all of which are floodlit. Details of the Club’s facilities can be seen by clicking  FACT SHEET


Team RAFA takes early lead over ROGER in DECA CHALLENGE


Team Rafa, captained by Praveen S Kumar, has built up a 14 - 3 lead over Team Roger on the points table, after snatching 5 of the 8 points available from badminton, played at the Sri Mulam Club courts on Sunday. 

83 more points have to be decided within the next 3 weeks, starting with 10 points (winner takes all) in football on May 21st. 


DECA SPORTS CHALLENGE is expected to build to an exciting climax next week as 5 categories of Tennis will feature a critical 30 points, and cricket 10.

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TTC players dominate KG Menon Tennis, but Arjun walks away with prestigious trophy. 


The 61st KG Menon Memorial Tennis Championships concluded at the TTC courts on Friday.

Although Trivandrum players claimed almost every place in the finals, it was Arjun U of Trichur, the highest ranking Kerala player in the AITA ranks, who won the Men's Singles title and lifted the Artist Ravi Varma Sathabhisekha ever rolling trophy. He beat Nithin MC in a 3-set final.


The full results can be seen on this site's Tournament Centre page





The Open Billiards/Snooker/Fleece tournament to be played from May 11 to 21 was inaugurated on Thursday at a brief function with Prof NF Rawther, former Vice President TTC as chief guest. Several players and members of the Titty George family were also present. 


30 players have registered for the event, including many from other clubs in the City.





The multi sport competition for members and families took off on Sunday evening with 25 players participating in the Rummy Competition. 


Team RAFA (EVEN MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS) took an early lead over Team ROGER (ODD MEMBERSHIP NOS) by winning all the 3 points available from Rummy.

97 more points are up for grab from 9 sports, with Tennis (to be played in 5 age categories) having the most with 30, followed by Cricket and Football with 10 each.

The overall winner will lift the TTC DECA CHALLENGE ROLLING TROPHY, which will be presented at the Club Day proposed to be held on June 10.

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Multi Sports Competition for members in May 


The Club is organising a multi sport competition for members in the coming weeks. 

All members will be part of either of 2 teams that will fight it out with each other. Those with EVEN membership numbers will be in Team RAFA (under the captaincy of Praveen S Kumar), while those with ODD membership nos will be in Team ROGER (under the captaincy of D Bhuvanesh).

The 2 teams will compete in the following 10 sports, and the overall winner will lift the TTC DECA CHALLENGE ROLLING TROPHY. 
Tennis (6 categories)/Table Tennis/Badminton/Pickleball/Cue sports (Billiards, Snooker, Fleece)/Football/Cricket/Mind sports (Chess, Bridge, Scrabble)/Carroms/Rummy.

The format for each sport, points system, match schedules etc will be circulated shortly. Meanwhile, those who are interested to participate in any of the sports may send a whatsapp message to the respective captain.

Praveen +91 98474 35253
Bhuvanesh +91 94465 58991


KG Menon Tournament from May 6


The 61st edition of the KG Menon memorial Tennis Championships will be held at the Club from May 6th to 12th. 


A total of 22 events will be featured in this State level Tournament for all age groups. Prize money will be applicable for men's and women's events, while the leading juniors will be awarded TTC-sponsored scholarships.

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Sreenath wins U-14 Singles and Doubles titles at AITA TS


The TTC-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament for Boys Under-12 & Under-14 ended on Friday on a happy note for the Club.

TTC trainees clinched three of the four titles (U-14 Singles and both U-12 & U-14 Doubles), apart from finishing as Runners up in two events, U-12 & U-14 Singles.

VS Sreenath clinched the U-14 final over Suven Pradeep and won the doubles in tandem with AR Sree Karthik.

SD Abhinav and Alan Martin triumphed in the U-12 doubles. Nivin S Vinod was losing finalist in the singles.

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All set for one more AITA Talent Series Championships 


The Club is hosting yet another AITA event that gives our trainees and other juniors in the State an opportunity for garnering National ranking points. There will be two separate events for Under 12 and 14. Both will have draw of 32.


The main draw matches are scheduled from Monday the 17th, whereas qualifying matches would be held on 15th and 16th.

The winner and runner up of a Talent Series tournament will get 15 and 12 National ranking points respectively.

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Club gears for Summer Coaching for new set of beginners


The Club has initiated this year's two-month Summer Coaching for beginners wishing to learn tennis. The April-May period, which is the holiday season for schools, is one that attracts many parents to introduce their children to the sport. This year also the Club has a special 2-month introductory package that will encourage kids to continue and enroll for the annual program post June.

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Separate subscription no longer applicable for Family Members


The Extraordinary General Body meeting held on 2nd April approved the proposal of the Executive Committee to forego monthly subscription for family members, and to permit them to bring guests and avail credit facilities even in the absence of the spouse (member). 

Members can now nominate their spouse as a family member and obtain a membership card for him/her immediately. Application forms are available at the Club front desk

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EGM to be held on 2nd April


The Executive Committee has decided, at its meeting on March 15, to convene an Extraordinary General Body meeting of the Club at 6.30 PM on Sunday, 2nd April 2023, to transact urgent business as per copy of Notice and Agenda appended below.


The relevant notes and papers forming the background of the meeting are under despatch to members and life members.

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Tamil Nadu players dominate AITA Women's 1L tournament


Both the finals of the TTC-AITA Women's 1L tournament were all-TN affairs on Friday. Janani Ramesh narrowly missed winning a double crown. The 3rd seed beat the 5th seeded fellow Tamilian Harivarshine in straight sets in the singles final but lost to her in the doubles final 6-10 in the super tie break. Full results can be accessed in the Tournament Centre (click here).


Her Highness Princess Aswathi Thirunal Gauri Lakshmi Bayi gave away the prizes

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Women take centre stage as another TTC-AITA event starts


The qualifying rounds of the TTC-AITA Women's 1L tournament have been completed on Sunday, and the main event commences on Monday. 

Women's fitness through sports was highlighted on Sunday morning in the form of a 3-km Run and a musical exercise cum entertainment program for women organised by Radio Mirchi at TTC.

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Ojes Theyjo wins both titles at AITA Men's 1L


Oges Theyjo J of Tamil Nadu lived up to the favourite tag in the S Chidambara Iyer memorial  TTC-AITA Men's 1L tournament that concluded at our Club courts on Friday. 

Ranked no 20 in India and the top seed here, he fought off a stiff challenge from Sivadeep Kosaraju of Telengana, who was the 2nd seed, winning 7-5 in the deciding 3rd set.

Oges Theyjo and his partner S Boopathy won the all-Tamil Nadu doubles final. 

Mrs Chidambara Iyer presented the rolling trophy instituted in the name of her late husband to Oges Theyjo.

The detailed results can be seen here



Strong field for S Chidambara Iyer memorial AITA Men's 1L 


Over a dozen players from the top 100 in the national ranking have entered for the S Chidambara Iyer memorial  TTC-AITA Men's 1L tournament commencing on Monday.


Oges Theyjo Jaya Prakash of Tamil Nadu, ranked no 20, is the top seed. Only two Kerala players, Arjun U of Trichur and Arun Raj JS of Trivandrum, find a place in the main draw. Others will have to move through the qualifying rounds, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

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Binu Mani gets outstanding player award as ITF Masters concludes with colorful ceremony 


Kerala's Binu Mani was voted as the tournament's outstanding player after he won the 50+ singles and doubles (with brother Biju Mani as partner) on the final day of the Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial ITF Masters tournament on Friday.

Another pair of brothers took all the honours in the 65+ category as Roy Edwards, representing Germany, did the double. Tom was his partner in doubles.

Govind Krishnakumar also was dominant in the 70+ group. MS Krishnakumar took two doubles titles home, winning in 40+ and 35+. Both the Krishnakumars are TTC members who were former State no 1 and currently members of the senior India teams in their respective age groups.
Minister for Sports V Abdurahiman was Chief guest for the evening.


For full results pl click here.

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Court 2 is also now floodlit


The lighting works undertaken on the Club's Court 2, its second showcourt, have been completed. 

The light bulbs dismantled from Courts 1, 7, 8 and 9 when they were recently refurbished have been used on court 2. The lights are fitted on six poles, as on court 1, with individual switches for each of the 5 lights on each pole. The average light intensity on the playing arena is 500 - 600 LUX.

The lighted court 2 was used to complete spillover matches of the ITF Masters tournament on Tuesday.
With the completion of this project the Club now has 2 floodlit clay courts apart from the 3 floodlit hard courts in the roofed stadium





Dr Shashi Tharoor, MP, inaugurated the SHARAT KUMAR NAMBIAR MEMORIAL ITF TOURNAMENT, MT200 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 2023 amidst a festive atmosphere at the Club yesterday. Attended by a large crowd of members, tournament players, well-wishers and the media, the function was also adorned by the presence of Indian cricket star Sanju Samson.


The first round singles matches in all the 7 different age groups have started today and the finals are to be played on Friday, 10th of February 2023. Over 100 players are participating in the tournament, which is part of the International Tennis Federation’s WORLD TENNIS MASTERS series for age groups 30-plus and above.


Dr Tharoor spoke warmly of the late Sharat Kumar (Kannan) who was his former intern and in whose name the event is held. He was also introduced to the 12-year old Trivandrum-born Vedant Mohan, one of India’s brightest young tennis players and currently training in Spain.


The MP and Sanju Samson “kicked off” the tournament by having a few rallies on court with Vedant.

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Visakh and Venugopal to play for India in ITF Masters World Championships


VS Visakh and M Venugopal of TTC have been selected by AITA to represent India in the ITF Masters World Team Championships to be held in Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey from 19 Mar to 24 Mar 2023.

Visakh will play in the India 35-plus team and Venu in 50-plus.

The selection is based on the ranking points  accumulated from select tournaments during the past one year.


The two TTC players are the 6th and 7th from the Club to be selected for India during the last 2 years, following in the footsteps of MS Krishnakumar, A Sanjaikumar, K Shankar, Govind Krishnakumar and MR Ramesh.



Dr Shashi Tharoor to inaugurate ITF Masters tournament, Sanju Samson will be special guest 


The SHARAT KUMAR NAMBIAR MEMORIAL ITF (International Tennis Federation) WORLD TENNIS MASTERS TOURNAMENT MT 200 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM to be conducted by the Club from 6th to 10th February will be inaugurated by Dr Shashi Tharoor this Sunday 5th February at 5 pm.

Indian cricket star Sanju Samson will be a special guest on the occasion.

One of India’s brightest young tennis players 12-year-old Vedant Mohan, born in Trivandrum and currently training in Spain, will also be introduced to the Chief Guest and to the media. He is on a private visit to the City and continuing his training at TTC before he leaves for Europe next week. He is due to play in the IMG World Future Stars event in Greece, which is for a handpicked best 28 players of 12 years and under from around the world.


Over 100 players have already registered for the Seniors tournament. Competition will be held across 7 age groups, 30-plus to 70-plus.

The Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial Foundation run by Anand Kumar (Nandu) and his wife Raji is the event's sole sponsor. It had received ITF recognition as a top ranker in player satisfaction last year, which contributed to its upgrade from MT100 to MT200 this year.



TVS regain TPTL title after 4 years 


The 8th edition of TPTL finished on Sunday with a glorious triumph for Team TVS over GSand Raptors in the final of the immensely popular franchised team event. This was the 2nd TPTL title for Team TVS after their first one in 2018-19. Raptors was the only unbeaten side in the group stages but met its match in the final.

Earlier, Shanja Acers won the 3rd place play off against TIPL Advantage.

Latha Rani, VP and Centre Head of title sponsors IBS Software, was chief guest at the prize distribution.

Visit the TPTL microsite for more details.



TTC Thomson wins team event at Calicut 


TTC defended the title at the Peekay T-15 team challenge at Cosmopolitan Club Calicut yesterday. The TTC team sponsored by Thomson won all its matches including a closely fought final against RSC Kochi.

The team was represented by M S Krishnakumar (capt), V S Visakh, MDS Kumaraswamy, Madhu Ganesh, Rajmohan Pillai,
A Ajaikumar, Suresh CH, Kuriakose Jacob and Biju Thomas (manager).



Sharat Kumar memorial ITF Seniors upgraded to MT200


The ITF Seniors Championships hosted by the Club and sponsored by the Sharat Kumar Nambiar Memorial Foundation will this year be a Grade MT200 event. 

ITF confirmed the upgrade, which will attract more higher ranked players to enter the tournament scheduled from Feb 6 to 10. ITF had earlier given a recognition award to the 2022 tournament at TTC as one of the outstanding MT100 events held in India.

The age group of 30+ will be a new addition to the Seniors division. TTC-ITF will feature 7 age groups among Men and 2 age groups among women.

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Ramesh Krishnan conferred Hon membership, inspires trainees at tennis clinic


Ramesh Krishnan, one of the greatest tennis players India has produced, was conferred TTC’s honorary membership at a meeting at the Club’s GV Raja Hall yesterday.

Her Royal Highness Princess Pooyam Thirunal Gowri Parvathy Bayi presented a memento on behalf of the TTC to Ramesh Krishnan on the occasion after the President S Rajeev briefly profiled his glittering tennis career for the benefit of the large gathering.

The only Indian to have reached the singles quarter finals of three Grand Slam tournaments in the Open era, Ramesh joins his father, the legendary Ramanathan Krishnan, Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes as the four Indian stars who have been bestowed this honour by the Club.

Ramesh today held a clinic for tennis coaches and trainees at the roofed stadium. He gave the youngsters several invaluable tips on improving their skills and match play temperament.

An Arjuna awardee and a former national captain of the Davis Cup team, Ramesh was also chief guest at a function to honour the owners of the ten teams participating in the Trivandrum Premier Tennis League starting from Jan 21. He also attended a press meet organized at the Club.

Ramesh was all praise for the excellent infrastructure and tennis facilities maintained at the Club.

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Sreenath wins double crown as TTC boys make clean sweep of AITA TS


VS Sreenath won both singles and doubles in the Under 14 category of the TTC-AITA Talent Series tournament that concluded today at the TTC courts. He beat fellow TTC trainee Sree Karthik AR in the final. The two of them went on to clinch the doubles title also. Abhinav SD came from behind to get the better of Mikhail Shiyad in another all-TTC final, this time in the Under 12 group.


Several seeded players from outside the State were ousted by the semi final stage as Kerala players, particularly from TTC, dominated the AITA event and garnered valuable ranking points.


The finalists were thrilled to have Indian tennis great Ramesh Krishnan give them the prizes as chief guest.

Results of all finals and semi finals.

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Aslam wins Singles and Doubles in Members' League


Mohd Aslam emerged as champion player of the Club as he won both the Singles and Doubles at the month-long Members' League that finished earlier this week. He beat Anil Apsara in the singles final, and partnered Kaamil Faheem to defeat Vinod Comor and Jinu John in the paired event final.

Princess Gowri Parvathi Bayi gave the prizes to the winners in the presence of Ramesh Krishnan soon after the latter was bestowed with Hon membership by the Club.

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Ramesh Krishnan to visit Club, will be bestowed Hon membership


Ramesh Krishnan, one of India's greatest ever tennis players, is visiting our Club at our invitation on Jan 13 and 14. He will be holding a clinic for the benefit of our coaches and trainees on Jan 14th. 

The Club will confer on Ramesh Krishnan an honorary membership of the Club during his visit as it is timely and opportune. He will join 3 other Indian players Ramanathan Krishnan (Ramesh's father), Vijay Amritraj and Leander Paes in the list of legendary tennis stars who have been admitted as Honorary member of our Club. 

The honour will be bestowed to him at a formal function at the GV Raja Hall on Jan 13th at 7 pm. All members are welcome to attend.



TTC trainee Adwaith wins AITA-CS


SD Adwaith of TTC confirmed his growing stature as one of the State's most promising juniors by winning the Under-16 Boys' Singles title in the T. Nilakanta Pillay Memorial AITA Championship Series today. In what must be the first all-Kerala singles final in a CS event, Adwaith got the better of Ephinoah Oommen, also of TTC after being blanked in the first set.


Ananya Varanasi from Hyderabad won a creditable double by claiming both the under-16 and under-18 singles among girls. Rakshak Tarun lifted the Under-18 Boys' singles crown.


Results of all finals can be seen here

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Franchisees engage in war of attrition at TPTL Auction


The enhanced player purse available to team owners this year resulted in various strategic battles being fought for the star players as the auction for the 8th edition of TPTL unfolded yesterday at the Club's GV Raja Hall.

A total of 86 players went under the auctioneers hammer. Each team had a purse of Rs 20000 to bid for a minimum of 5 players. 63 players were finally bought by the owners. As per normal TPTL practice the unsold players were absorbed equally by all the teams.


Expectedly, the marquee home players VS Visakh and MS Krishnakumar and RSC Kochi's Arun Cherry Jacob fetched the highest bids. Madhu Ganesh was a surprise entrant to the 5-figure category.

For more details of the auction and other TPTL information pl visit the tournament site.. TPTL Micro Site

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Month-long Members' Tennis League starts 


The tennis activities at the Club have been taken one notch higher with the commencement of a unique league in which all players partner everyone else for one match during a month long competition. A total of 44 members are participating in this first-of-its-kind doubles tournament that follows a rotation formula enabling multiple partnerships and resultant camaraderie. The event will go on until Jan 15. A separate singles tournament is also being played simultaneously.


Sports Minister inaugurates MPOWER Community Tennis program


MPOWER, TTC's enhanced free community tennis programme was  launched yesterday by Sri V Abdurahiman, Hn'ble Minister for Sports and Fisheries, Govt of Kerala.

The Club has embarked on this new structured long term tennis program that aims at selecting, coaching and nurturing talented young children from economically weaker families in and around Trivandrum to develop their skills in tennis.


The first year of MPOWER has commenced with a batch of 27 children who have been screened and selected from a wider list of applicants. These children have been undergoing basic introductory training since July and are now ready to be inducted into TTC's regular coaching system from  December 2022.

MPOWER will be financially supported by corporate funding as well as the backing of generous well wishers. 

The Technopark-based IT company QBurst will be joining hands with TTC to support MPOWER as their CSR initiative.

The beneficiaries will be provided free coaching and all other necessities including equipments, apparel, footwear and nourishment.

The Minister also spent more than an hour at the Club visiting the Tennis facilities and discussing the Club’s future plans. He also announced during the inauguration that his ministry is contemplating utilization of the Club's experience in setting up tennis courts across the State.



TPTL Edition 8 from Jan 21-29 2023, will have 10 teams


The Trivandrum Premier Tennis League (TPTL), one of TTC's cherished assets, will have its 8th edition from January 21 to 29, 2023. The Tournament Committee announced this after a meeting with team owners. The online player registration will be active immediately and valid until Dec 20. Auction will be held on Dec 23, 2022.


There will be 10 teams in the League for the first time. Two new teams DOSCOS by Sharat Kumar Nambiar Foundation and Chennai Super Kings have joined the existing 8 franchisees. The enlarged tournament will now see 70 matches. Prize money and Player purse have been increased by 35% over last year's.


The high profile and popular TPTL is open for player registration by members of all Clubs in Kerala.


For more details pl visit the TPTL page on this site.


Over 100 kids have their first taste of competition


The TTC Open Mini Tennis tournament that finished yesterday was a huge success with over 100 children between the ages of 5 and 12 enjoying their first taste of competitive tennis over 2 days of matches featuring soft colour balls for the 3 age groups  under 10  and regular balls for under-12. Several girls and boys from outside Trivandrum also figured in the event held at the roofed courts.


Parvathy Prasad, Senior Director, QBurst, Technopark was the guest of honour at the prize distribution ceremony.



Club to host 4 events for juniors in AITA CS and TS tournaments  


TTC will conduct the T NILAKANTA PILLAY MEMORIAL AITA Championship Series U-16 & U-18 (TWO AGE CATEGORIES) for BOYS & GIRLS at the Club courts from 26th Dec to 31st Dec 2022 (Qualifying rounds from 24th Dec).


Another two events are scheduled between January 9th and 15th 2023 when the AITA-TTC TALENT SERIES for Under 12 and Under 14 Boys and Girls will be held.


Both the tourneys will be under the auspices of TDTA, KTA and AITA. Please visit the Tournament Centre for more details.


ITF award for TTC, next ITF Seniors allotted for February


The ITF World Tennis Masters Tour has awarded the Tournament Recognition Certificate to our Club for outstanding player satisfaction and tournament delivery during the ITF Seniors event organised by us in May this year. This is the first time that TTC has received this award and is the only one given to any Indian host of an MT100 grade tournament.


ITF has also confirmed allotment of the Sharat Kumar Nambiar memorial ITF Seniors from February 6 to 10, 2023. This is expected to be either a 200 or 400 grade event.



Flag hoisting marks Independence Day Celebrations at TTC


Vice President Ranjit Mathew hoisted the National flag at a simple ceremony on the occasion of the 75th independence day on Monday

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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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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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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


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



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.



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.



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.


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.



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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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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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.



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.



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.



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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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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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.



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.



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



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.



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.


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.



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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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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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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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.


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.


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.


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.



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



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.



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.


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.



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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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.



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.



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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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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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



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.

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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.



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.


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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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.



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.



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



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



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.



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)


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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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.


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.



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.


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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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.



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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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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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.



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.



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.



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



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 



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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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.



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.



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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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.



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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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.


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: to register. For more details on Coaching including special programs for Adults and Ladies please visit


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.


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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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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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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.



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.



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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