While the History of Tennis dates back to the 12th and 13th Century French Handball games, the scenario of Tennis is quite low in Indian Sports. At that point in time, Tennis was addressed as “Jeu De Paume”. Moreover, the meaning of “Jeu De Paume” is “Game of the Palm”. From this Handball game, evolved one of the byzantine Racket and Ball games is known as Tennis. However and unfortunately, the scenario is the worst today wherein, it has been noted that the game is not having any Depth. By the way, who is mentioning such a worst aftermath in the world of Tennis? In a specific report from Rohit Rajpal and Zeeshan Ali, who keep loads of Optimism in framing the National Tennis Centre, they also uplift their own Positives of generating players. Yes, not only mere Players but also potential players who would be able to take forward the Hierarchy of Tennis to Evergreen Heights!! Let us note that Rohit Rajpal is the Captain of the Davis Cup and Zeeshan Ali is his Coach.
On one hand, Rohit Rajpal, has already mentioned the low level of Tennis being played, but then what is the solution at this point in time? However and on the other hand, the NTC, rather the National Tennis Centre has commenced with the Fund Raising process and it is in Progress… Well, the arrangement is happening for an ambitious project and through this project, the scholarships can be offered to aspiring players who are very young. At the same time, there is another challenge and that is nothing but it requires “State Of The Art” facilities. Apart from this, these amenities need to be the best for all the Men and Women Indian players. As a result, this upcoming process is at times worrying for the National Federation.
The other points to be noted from Rohit Rajpal in his report mentions that presently, there are no Single Top 100 players in the Singles Format. However, Ramkumar Ramanathan who is the 27-year-old Best Ranked player is placed in the 184th Position on the ATP chart. Apart from this, Rohit Rajpal also mentions that Prajnesh Gunneswaran is already 32 and Rohan Bopanna has touched the threshold of 41. On one hand, where, Yuki Bhambri at the age of 29 has lost a valuable time of her life to injuries, on the other hand, the 24 years old Sumit Nagal has his own limitations. Rajpal also mentions that Brazilian, Moroccan, Namibian and players from Kazakhstan are ranked much higher when compared to the Indian Tennis players. When the count is taken from Asia, India does not even have a single junior player in the Top 5. Truly, this is an embarrassing situation.
Not only is the situation worrisome, but also is it something to put immediately into action. This sad moment has been noted by Rohit Rajpal when he was present during the launch of the second season of the Pro Tennis League.
The Good News as a Solution to the current problem is that NTC is possessing a gamut of Physios, Fitness Trainers, Restaurants, Pools and a Sports Science Centre wherein it will prove no less than a holistic approach in the development of a Tennis aspirant from the Ground level to a perfect Tennis Champion. In fact, the NTC is also planning to tie up with Open Schools for those juveniles, so that they can complete their Education.