New Delhi has the attention of the tennis world this September weekend with one of the legends in sport … Rafa Nadal playing for Spain against India in Davis Cup. The playoff will see which nation returns to the ‘World Group’ for 2017
India’s rising profile is evidenced lately by the achievement, for the first time, of representation in the finals of the Junior Davis Cup (16 nations) and Junior Fed Cup (16 nations) in Hungary in a few weeks, for the 2016 titles.
In a country dominated by cricket, this other ‘bat’ and ball sport (tennis) is seeking the edge to keep this momentum and attention continuing with recent visits to Melbourne, Australia by New Delhi’s Masters Tennis Academy player Nishant Dabas, ranked #6 in 14 years nationally and not turned 13 years as yet, additionally another player from New Delhi, 17 year old Shanu Agarwal, has commenced a four week period in Melbourne to enhance her game and entry into the world of professional tennis.
Vintage Tennis innovative and holistic Tournament Performance Program is the reason for Nishant’s second trip down under (his first in 2015) and Shanu’s first, with plans underway for more training / mentoring in 2017 … maintaining that edge to success. Director Doug Hill has been delighted by the single focus of these fine young people and impressed by the commitment to what the program can give them and what they can give to their tennis back home.