Pune, Dec 12 (UNI) Over 450 entries have been received for the 22nd edition of the Pravin Trophy Junior National ranking Tennis tournament, which will begin at the Hill Side Gymkhana tennis courts, Bibwewadi from December 17 to December 22.
Tournament Director and vice president of the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) Rajkumar Chordia, in a release here today, said the tournament which is the oldest junior tennis tournament in the state will be a championship series all-India ranking event in the Under-12 and 14 events and state ranking in the Under-10 events, and scholarships of over Rs 75,000 will be offered at the event.
He said presently Pravin Trophy is one of the oldest tournaments in the city and has been conducted without a break for the last 22 years.
Mr Chordia added that state ranking tournament will be held in the Boys and Girls under-ten, while the Under-12 and 14 events will be event with national ranking points. The winner will get 20 points, runners up 15, semifinalist ten, quarterfinalist five and second round three points.
Organising secretary Sunder Iyer said they have recieved the entries from Mumbai, Kolhapur, Sangli, Nagar, Aurangabad, Nasik, Jalgoan, Khamgaon, Solapur, Hyderabad , Ahmedabad, Gwalior, Delhi, Chandigarh and Coimbatore for the event, organised by the Hill Side Gymkhana and sponsored by Pravin Masalewale.
He also informed that the organisers would allow all the markers and their children to participate free in the tournament as per their usual practice.
Arun Wakankar has been appointed the MSLTA Supervisor, while the other members of the organising committee include Vishal and Anand Chordia, Jalamchand Parekh, Popatlal Oswal, Dr Pravin Chordia, Shriram Gokhale, Mandar Wakankar and Shirish Nikam.
The qualifying rounds will be played on Saturday and Sunday, while the main draw will be played Monday onwards, the release added.