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BDTA to host Nalco Cup tennis from Dec 23
Sportslogon Team December 19th 2018

Bhubaneswar : In a bid to provide platform to young generation players to showcase their talents the Bhubaneswar District Tennis Association (BDTA) will host 20th Nalco Open Tennis Tournament here at Kalinga Stadium from December 23 to 25.

The participation in the Nalco Cup meet was always highest in the State and the cash award was also highest in any open tennis tournament in the State. Altogether 500 players are expected to take part in this 20th edition and the total cash award will be more than Rs 2 lakhs, said BDTA president Suresh Chandra Mohapatra.

The tournament will be held in eight different categories in seven synthetic and four clay courts at Kalinga Stadium. This year the professional coaches will be allowed to participate in the men’s open doubles category only. The quarterfinalists of each categories will get cash award, said Mohapatra.

With hosting many international events here in city the Odisha emerged as the most sports favoring State of the Nation. In future if the State Government in association with Odisha Tennis Association will host Davis Cup like events at Kalinga Stadium it will give a big boost to our young tennis player by in large, added Mohapatra.

The events will be held in the boy’s U-12, U-16, girl’s U-14, women’s and men’s single’s category, while the double events to be held in the men’s open, men’s veteran 40+, 50+ and 60+ age groups.

The online registration has been already started with to be closed before two days of the commencement of the tournament. In case any difficulties we will provide few offline entries on the inaugural day before 9 AM, added Mohapatra.

Among others, BDTA newly elected secretary Saswat Mishra, vice-president Sanjeev Marik, joint secretary R Viswanath and members of BDTA were present. .
This news was added and updated on : December 19th 2018
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