22nd edition of NECC Deccan ITF 50K Women’s Tennis Tournament from January 20

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Pune, January 18,2024: India’s longest running and popular international tennis tournament which has witnessed two Grand Slam champions Aryna Sabalenka and Emma Raducanu NECC Deccan ITF Women’s Tennis Tournament will b be played at the Deccan Gymkhana Tennis Courts from 20-28 January 2024

The 22nd edition of the is being organized under the auspices of the ITF, AITA and MSLTA by Deccan Gymkhana and sponsored by National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC)

The tournament has seen past winners like Emma Raducanu, Aryna Sabalenka, Bojana Jovanovski, Magda Linette, Kateryna Bondarenko who all went to become top 20 players on the WTA tour.

The event enjoys the distinction of being one of the longest running international tournament in the world with the same sponsor National Egg Coordination Committee ( NECC) has given women’s tennis a new dimension in India after an initiative taken by Mrs. Anuradha Desai 23 years ago .

The event has been upgraded to a 50K event this year with the help and initiative of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the AITA, the event was upgraded to a $40K event from $25000 event last year . The event also made headlines last year being the only tournament to have an All Women organizing and technical squad.

In the last 22 years the event has grown from a $5000 event to now a 50 K event, the event held yearly since 2001 as a $5000 event, from 2002–2005 it was upgraded to US$10,000 event, and then was upgraded to $25,000 in 2006-2008. In 2009, it was $50,000 to celebrate 10 years of the event. Since 2010 till 2020 it has been a $25,000 event, next year we would like to make the event a 75K event with help of MSLTA, AITA and ITF said Ashwin Girme Tennis Secretary Deccan Gymkhana and Tournament Director.

We hope this event will continue to grow and prove beneficial to Indian players who have opportunity to make valuable WTA points, said Sunder Iyer Jt Secretary AITA and Hon Sec of MSLTA