2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Development of lawn tennis in Chandigarh: An analytical study
Author(s): Dr. Parminder Singh Ahluwalia and Sunder Singh
Historians think that tennis was originated in 12th century at France. Tennis ball was struck with the palm of the hand; hence named as jeu de paume ("game of the palm"). Rackets came into existence in 16th century and the game began to be called “tennis”. Major Walter C. Wingfield, invented the modern Lawn Tennis game in 1873. British Army and Civilian Officers brought the game tennis to India in 1880. Soon after, regular tennis championships i.e Punjab Lawn tennis Championship at Lahore (1885) (Lahore Now in Pakistan), Bengal Lawn Tennis Championship at Calcutta (1887) and All India Tennis Championships at Allahabad in (1910) were organised. All India Lawn Tennis Association (AILTA) was formed at Lahore in March, 1920. Chandigarh was the dream project of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Albert Mayer an American planner and architect make the design of new city called "Chandigarh" in 1949. On September, 1975 The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association came into existence at Sector 10 Chandigarh. Since the Tennis Stadium is leased out to C.L.T.A. Over the years The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association had developed a first class playing infrastructure, as of now 2016 C.L.T.A has 10 synthetic tennis courts with flood lights, 2 clay courts with flood lights, 4 mini tennis courts with flood lights and a practice wall court. Over the years The Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association had groomed a host of young champions at various international and national championships under various age groups, players like Sunil Kumar, Vijayant Malik, Sahiba Chadha, Vikrant chadha, Chatwinder Singh, Akshay Vishal Rao, Harsimran Kaur Bedi, Amanjot Singh, Sanam k. singh etc. had played in various international tournaments like Olympics Games, Asian Games Common Wealth, Davis cup, ITF junior & senior tournaments, and SAF Games etc.
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Dr. Parminder Singh Ahluwalia, Sunder Singh. Development of lawn tennis in Chandigarh: An analytical study. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):880-882.