CHART (CHANDIGARH ACADEMY FOR RURAL TENNIS)

CHART - NURTURING RURAL TALENT

The game of Tennis has traditionally been an elite sport, a game affordable to the affluent. Over the last 20 years Chandigarh has adopted created champions from among highly gifted village children from the neighboring states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

The vibrant institute, 'Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis' (CHART) is a part of the Tennis Stadium, appropriately set in the sylvan green Leisure Valley in Sector 10.

Since its advent CHART has produced champions at the junior and senior level, notably Sunil Kumar, India's senior national champion at age 16 years, Robin Dhingra, Asian Junior champion, and Vijayant Malik, a current probable for India's team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games 2010. Besides, a string of junior champions in various age groups have emerged from the same stables. Some products have become reputed coaches and umpires. Impressed with the visible results from CHART, top international trainers have been visiting Chandigarh. Doug McCurdy, a Director from International Tennis Federation, was in Chandigarh on three different occasions to appraise the coaching scheme. The pursuit of excellence continues.
 

Current Trainees in CHART

1 Jagdeep Singh 01.05.1998 Punjab 2009
2 Rahul Verma 20.04.1998 Punjab 2009
3 Ramanjot Singh 05.01.1998 Punjab 2009
4 Sandeep Kaur 01.03.1998 Punjab 2009
5 Priyanka Jakhar 25.08.2003 Bhiwani 2012
6 Princee Panchal 12.09.2001 Gurgaon 2012
7 Ravita 25.08.2001 Palwal 2012
8 Aarti 30.11.2002 Namaul 2012
9 Bindu Kulhriya 28.10.2002 Hisar 2012
10 Nikita Devi 20.12.2002 Karnal 2012
11 Shashikant 13.11.2001 Bhiwani 2012
12 Naresh 12.03.2002 Palwal 2012
13 Bhupinder 22.12.2002 Sonepat 2012
14 Rohit 15.04.2003 Sonepat 2012
15 Ajay Sharan 15.04.2003 Hisar 2012
16 Viren Gulia 28.02.2003 Sonepat 2012
17 Krishan Hooda 10.03.2003 Sonepat 2012
18 Vikrant Dahiya 04.06.1998 Sonepat 2012
Former Trainees
19 Vijayant Malik 14.02.1990 Haryana 2001
20 Ajay Yadav 21.08.1994 Haryana 2004
21 Kamal Kishore 01.07.1995 Rajasthan 2007
22 Fatehdeep Singh 17.12.1996 Punjab 2008
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23 Sachin Kumar
14 Dheeranush Singh Bhatti 20.01.1997 Chandigarh 2004
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