Chander Shekhar receives Dilip Bose Award

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Chandigarh, Dec 8 (UNI) Tamil Nadu coach T S Chander Shekhar received the Dilip Bose Award for Life Time Achievement by Executive Vice President and secretary general, All India Tennis Association Anil Khanna, at Lake Club here.

The award, instituted by the AITA, includes a sliver salver and a cash prize of Rs 50, 000. Shekhar became the third recipient of this coveted award after Akhtar Ali and Nandan Bal.

The award was presented at the conclusion of the fourth two-day All India Tennis Association National Coaches Workshop organised by the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association under the auspices of the All India Tennis Association Coaches Education Programme concluded at the Lecture Hall (Auditorium) Government Museum and Art Gallery here.

Anil Khanna, who is also the President of Asian Tennis Federation, inaugurated the workshop in which as many as 129 tennis coaches from all over the country particiapted.

Khanna in his inaugural speech, exhorted the coaches to adopt a professional approach in their coaching. He told the coaches that unless the players were hungry for success the Indian tennis scene could not change and he cited the success graph of east Europeon players in this regard.

Bharat Oza, Chairman, Coaches Education Programme Committee of AITA, while welcoming the coaches asked them to take full advantage of the faculty during the two days and remove any doubts that they may have in their mind. CLTA chairman Rajan Kashpay spoke about the need of professionalism in tennis.

The elite panel of the faculty included Hemant Bendrey who spoke on physical testing and analysis, Dr Indra Rattan on physiotherapy in tennis, Suresh Menon of Malaysia on drill for advance players and Prof Jatinder Mohan on sports psychology.

Senior coaches Suresh Kumar and Kawaljit Singh also shared their expertise with the participants.

Former Indian Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal explained the bio- mechanics of a serve, Nirupa spoke on nutrition&sports, ITF Silver Badge Puneet Gupta on Rules and Regulations, Gurjeet Gill on court fitness and Dr Satbir Singh on training theory and methodology in sports.

The participants were happy with the workshop contents and the hospitality of CLTA and the help received from Mr Gary O' Brien, Director Coaching, CLTA.

UNI

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