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
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