3rd Season of Odisha Tennis Premier League (OTPL) to kick off from 4th December 2019

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Bhubaneswar: The Season 3 of OTPL-Odisha Tennis Premier League is going to be organized by Neelachal Sports Foundation from 04th to 08th December 2019 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. This league is supported by Professional Tennis Registry, USA, All India Tennis Association and Odisha Tennis Association.

In a special programme organized at Press Club of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, the trophy of OTPL was unveiled and Mr. Sumit Nagal, former Wimbledon Junior Champion & Grand Slam Player, Mr. Sabyasachi Mishra, famous Ollywood actor were announced as Brand Ambassadors of the league. Among others Mr. Akshaya Parija, Odia Film Maker, Mr. Dilip Mohanty, Managing Trustee of Neelachal Sports Foundation and owners and players of various teams were present.

In the present season 8 teams will participate having 4 players in each team. In total, 32 International, National and State players will be seen in action.

Teams will be:

1 BHADRAK VICTORS

2 BHUBANESWAR WARRIORS

3 CAPITAL KINGS

4 CUTTACK CONQUERORS

5 KENDRAPARA CONTENDERS

6 KGI JAJPUR SHOOTERS

7 KIIT KILLER BEES

8 PARUL PENSONIC PURI WAVERS

Many top ranked players from ATP, WTA, ITF and AITA are likely to participate in this event.

Some of the Men’s players are:-

S. No.

Name

India No.

City

1

Nikki Poonacha

9

Hyderabad

2

Ishaque Equbal

10

Kolkata

3

Kunal Anand

12

Delhi

4

Prajwal S Dev

14

Bangalore

5

Suraj Prabodh

20

Bangalore

6

Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash

23

Chennai

7

Anshu Kumar Bhuyan

26

Bhubaneswar

Some of the Women’s players are:-

S. No.

Name

India No.

City

1

Sowjanya Bavisetti

8

Hyderabad

2

Jennifer Luikham

10

Manipur

3

Bhuvana Kalva

11

Hyderabad

4

Yubrani Bannerjee

15

Kolkata

5

Samhitha Sai Chamarthi

19

Chennai

6

Sravya Shivani Chikalapudi

21

Hyderabad

7

Avika Sagwal

39

Delhi

8

Anaam Almas

58

Bhubaneswar

9

Dakshata Patel

55

Mumbai

10

Rituparna Choudhary

80

Bhubaneswar

The Match format will be: Match 1: Men’s Singles, Match 2: Women’s Singles, Match 3: Men’s Doubles, Match 4: Mixed Doubles, Match 4: Men’s Singles.

Managing Trustee of Neelachal Sports Foundation is Mr. Dilip Mohanty who is an International Senior Tennis Player & Coach having coaching experience of more than 20 years in various positions at National Associations, Tennis Academies and clubs. He is also a Managing Director of PTR Tennis India and Certified International Clinician of PTR, USA (PTR is largest recognized tennis coaching university in 125 countries and in charge of training and testing). Mr. Mohanty was also awarded Coach of the Year Award by PTR, USA in 2012.

Mr. Mohanty has worked as a National Coach of Hong Kong in the year 2010-2012 where his duties included: – Training tennis to National Academy students which includes Davis cuppers and top juniors of the country. During his tenure in HKTA he was appoint as a hitting partner for Hong Kong Tennis Classic 2011 to play with John Mcenroe, Stefan Edberg, Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki.

For the development and promote of Tennis in the country Neelachal organized several Junior and Seniors Coaching Camps, Tennis Workshops, Coaches Clinics, Tennis Leagues and Tournaments from last 20 years. Neelachal Sports Foundation hosts such events at regular intervals in different part of India to promote the sports among the children, youth, and all the age group of society and sponsor the economically weaker section, young talented players to improve in the game of sports.

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