Huge response for TPL talent day Top 200 juniors of the city participated in the talent hunt
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai 23rd October: 200 top players of the city lined up at Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association in Cooperage to grab a chance to feature in the Mumbai and Pune team of the 2nd Tennis Premier League to be held at the Celebration Sports Club, Mumbai from 12th-15th December 2019.
Founded by Ex-National Player Kunal Thakkur and Actor/Entrepreneur Mrunal Jain, the 2nd edition is scheduled to be bigger and better with top sporting personalities and movie stars like Leander Paes, Sonali Bendre, Rakul Preet Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari getting involved as co-owners. The talent day was conducted for the Girls U-18 and Boy's U-14 categories and played in a knockout format. Kashish Bote (U-18) and Parjwal Tiwari (U-14) won a chance to play under Leander’s mentorship in Mumbai Leon Army while Khushi Sharma and Saksham Attray will join Purav Raja in the Pune Warriors team owned by Sonali Bendre.
All participants enrolling for the talent day were awarded a T-Shirt, Medal and 2 complimentary event passes. The winners & runners-up of Girls U-18 received a cash prize of 20,000 while the Boy's U-14 were awarded 10,000 each for their efforts. When asked about the talent day Kunal Thakkur said, "We are really looking forward to seeing the talent that Mumbai has to offer. MSLTA has been the backbone for Maharashtra Tennis and hence this was the perfect spot for the Mumbai leg of the talent day”.