14 – 22 Dec 2019
International Women’s Tennis Championship
Shri Ganesh Naik’s Initiative
The International Women’s Tennis Championship commenced in December 2013. An initiative of Shri Ganesh Naik and NMSA, in the very first year there were participants from 21 countries who vied for the Championship on Indian soil, while in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 the number of participating countries were 18, 19, 21, 23 & 23 respectively.
Some of the participating countries were Armenia, Austria, Australia, China, Georgia, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Uzbekistan, Netherland, Chinese Taipei, France, Georgia, Greece and Romania.
7th International Women’s Tennis Championship
14 to 22 Dec 2019
The people behind IWTC
SHRI GANESH NAIK
A well-known politician with a vision to put Navi Mumbai on the world map as one of the most appreciated city. An individual, who believes in the potential of women and feels if given the encouragement and right support, they will not only make a name for themselves but will also win laurels for the country. Thus, the opportunity to showcase their talent across the world in the field of Tennis, he initiated the IWTC tournament with a dream to make it a really big and popular event.
NAVI MUMBAI SPORTS ASSOCIATION (NMSA)
Developed on a sprawling ground of 7,500 sq. m, the very first club in Navi Mumbai – NMSA is committed to grooming and development of Sports talent. The NMSA Club has 6 tennis courts with an all weather synthetic surface. Flood lights are available to play after sun down. Offering the finest in court facilities, we make it easy to enjoy the game. Rain or shine, novices and seasoned players alike enjoy our six top-of-line, indoor hard courts.
INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION (ITF)
The need to establish a world governing body for tennis became obvious in 1911. By that time lawn tennis was beginning to develop rapidly worldwide and it seemed natural that National Associations already established should come together to form a liaison whereby the universal game would be uniformly structured.
ALL INDIA TENNIS ASSOCIATION (AITA)
In March 1920 All India Lawn Tennis Association (AILTA) was formed at Lahore. At this meeting the constitution and by laws were framed on the lines of the constitution of Lawn Tennis Association of Britain. In November 1920, the first AGM of AILTA was held at the Town Hall at Delhi. Samuel Perry O’Donnell, a British member of the Indian Civil Service (ICS) was elected as the first president. In this meeting it was decided to hold the annual ‘All India National Championships’ at Allahabad and to participate in Davis Cup competition. In its debut, Indian team consisting of SM Jacob, Mohd Saleem, LS Deane and AA Fayzee upset a stronger French team to reach the semi finals. With AITA at the helm of affairs, different Provinces formed Provincial Associations (now known as State Associations and were affiliated to parent organization.
MAHARASHTRA STATE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION (MSLTA)
Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. It has its members, with voting rights, from various Clubs and District Tennis Associations. The Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association is the sole controlling and Governing body of the game of Tennis in Maharashtra. To promote, develop, control, propagate and ensure proper conduct of the game of tennis in the Sate of Maharashtra. The sole objective of MSLTA is to conduct and run tennis training facilities, coaching camps, at its own centre and at centres of affiliate bodies in the state and to organize and conduct Tournaments of State, National and International Ranking.
“If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.”
– Andre Agassi