USD 25000 IWTC- International Women’s Tennis Championship 2017 (Shri Ganesh Naik's Initiative)
This International Women’s Tennis Tournament US $ 25000 is being conducted under the aegis of the International Tennis Federation, All India Tennis Association (AITA) & Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA).The tournament has participation of young, talented ladies from 23 countries all over the world with ITF ranking within first 500 and also budding players from India. This ITF Women’s Circuit provides entry level tournament enabling players to eventually reach the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Tour.
US $25000, IWTC- International Women’s Tennis Championship 2017 (Ganesh Naik’s Initiative) was organized by the Navi Mumbai Sports Association from 18th to 24th December 2017 at Ganesh Naik Tennis Complex Vashi. Participant from 23 countries came to this tournament such as: Australia, Belgium, China, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and India.
The grand opening of the Championship was done on 18th December 2017 by NMSA President Shri Ganeshji Naik, Mr N.B. Mote (Dy. Director, Sports & Youth Services- Mumbai Division, Govt. Of Maharashtra) and Managing Committee Members of NMSA.
The grand finale was attended by Shri Ganeshji Naik- President of NMSA & Ex Minister, Mr. Sunder Iyer (Secretary-MSLTA), Mr. Tushar Dosi (Dy. Commissioner of Police-Navi Mumbai),Mr. Bharat Kalaskar (R.T.O Nashik), Dr. Dilip Rane Vice. President NMSA-MSLTA & other committee members awarded trophies and prize money to the winners & finalist of the tournament.
In the final match of Doubles, Georgina Garcia- Perez (ESP) / Diana Marcinkevica (LAT) played and won against Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND)/ Tamara Zidansek (SLO) with 6-0,6-1 score.
In the final match of Singles, Gabriella Taylor (SLO) won the Singles Title defeating Diana Marcinkevica (LAT) with 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-3 score.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017
Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) had selected NMSA football ground along with all the amenities as an official training site for FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP-2017, which was held in the month of October 2017. Six International teams practiced at the NMSA Football Training site, they were New Zealand, Turkey, Mali Paraguay, USA, Columbia and Spain. The NMSA training site was chosen as a best training site by FIFA Tournament Director, Mr. Javier Ceppi.