PCMC to join hands with MSLTA to promote tennis  at Grassroots level

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Pimpri , 2nd June 2022 : One of the foremost Municipal Corporations in the state and the country Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation will be joining hands with  Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association for promotion and  inclusion of  players , coaches and development of  tennis in PCMC  area
This Cooperation between PCMC and MSLTA will give much needed impetus to tennis in the PCMC area which is gaining popularity , there are over 22 courts in the PCMC area and good number of tennis players in all age groups  ,has been the missing link in the system   is lack of  proper guidance to players and a good competitive tournament  structure , said Mr Rajesh Patil  Municipal Commissioner of  PCMC 
We are very happy to collaborate in Mr Patil’s vision to see PCMC as a Sports City  , we alongside Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA) and with support of former Davis Cupper and Arjuna Awardee Gaurav Natekar are proud and excited  to partner PCMC in various activities and promote tennis in the area said Sunder Iyer Hon Sec of MSLTA 
In the initial phase   Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association   will be hosting the  MSLTA   Suhana Smart 10 State Ranking Tennis Tournament  at  Nigdi tennis courts on 4-6 June 2022 . An MSLTA Coaches Certification and Upgradation Course on 26, 27,28,29,30 June 2022 
The purpose of  the coaches programme is to enable and empower local coaches in the PCMC area to upgrade , update and integrate with the current coaching techniques. This course will help the coaches and improve the standard of coaching in the area as the new techniques imparted will help the young children from PCMC eventually , added Mr. Nandu Rokade, Tournament Director. 
In future we will request PCMC to hand over tennis facilities created by the  Corporation to only those coaches who have certification as this will raise the standard of players from PCMC , added Sunder Iyer 
Apart from this In  August PCMC and MSLTA will be  organising  a camp for players from talented and ranked players from  PCMC area  playing competitive tennis   at MSLTA  Sports Science Center facilities situated at MSLTA Mumbai 
In the coming year PCMC and MSLTA will also be organising    a National level  ideally Womens or Mens Interstate championships for the first time apart from AITA  Junior ranking events in PCMC area  in October / November  .
MSLTA is also in talks with PCMC to create a state of art facility in the corporation area which can host  International tennis events in the coming years