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All India Tennis Association lines up 78 tournaments for next month

All India Tennis Association (AITA) has lined up 78 tournaments for next month, including the pending 2020 National Championships and six ITF tournaments.

AITA has scheduled the men’s and women’s National Hard Court Championships from March 15. The other age category Nationals will be played through the month.

There will be 45 ranking series events, 10 Talent series, 3 Championship series and one National series.

The AITA has also lined up a Super Series, Rs 1 lakh men’s and women’s events apart from the tournaments for seniors and wheelchair players and juniors

The ITF tournaments will begin with the men’s USD 15,000 event in Lucknow and a similar prize money women’s event in Delhi from March 1. The DLTA will also host a USD 15,000 men’s event from March 29.

The week starting March 8 will see USD 15,000 men’s event in Indore and USD 25,000 tourney in Pune, which will also host a USD 15,000 men’s event from March 22.

The sports ministry is providing financial support through the ACTC (Annual Calendar for Training and Competition) funds.

Pune will host the Under-12 (March 8-14), Under-14 (March 14-22), and Under-16 (April 5-11) National hard court championships, while Indore will organise the Under-18 event from March 29.

The state of Haryana will host the senior National Hard Court Championship, which will be held in Gurugram at The Tennis Project.

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