All India Tennis Association

  • Sania Mirza wants AITA to take decision on her participation in Asian Games 1 week ago

    Caught in a dilemma over whether to compete in the Asian Games or the WTA tournaments which clash with the event, Sania Mirza on Monday left it on the All India Tennis Association to take a call on her participation in the continental extravaganza in Incheon, Korea. Sania on Sunday returned...
  • Now AITA supports Somdev's pullout of Asian Games September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Changing its stance towards Somdev Devvarman's pulling out of the Asian Games squad, the AITA on Friday said it supports the step taken by the top singles player of the country. AITA President Anil Khanna said "the body understands that it was important for Somdev to be in the...
  • Vijay Amritraj launches Champions Tennis League July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj on Tuesday announced the launch of Champions Tennis League (CTL) in India with an aim of taking the sport to new levels of awareness and popularity in the country. The CTL will feature six city based teams, who will play 13 matches over a...
  • AITA refused to take my help: Nirupama Vaidyanathan August 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India No.1 Nirupama Vaidyanathan on Friday said she had offered to coach youngsters and upcoming talent but the All India Tennis Association (AITA) turned her down. Nirupama, who became the first Indian woman to win a round at a Grand Slam event in 1998, said various federations across...
  • AITA expects troubles after tennis body for players February 12, 2013

    The formation of the Indian Tennis Players Association (ITPA) has made the All India Tennis Federation (AITA) anxious. ...
  • AITA holds off recognising Indian players' body February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: All India Tennis Association chief Hironmoy Chatterjee said on Tuesday the national body will decide on the recognition of a newly launched players' association only after it has a clear understanding of its objectives. "It is too premature at this juncture to consider recognising the new body," Chatterjee told...
  • Not asking for anything outrageous from AITA: Bhupathi February 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Speaking to CNN-IBN on the latest row in Indian tennis, Mahesh Bhupathi says the players demands are not outrageous but the All India Tennis Association's (AITA) attitude isn't making things easy to end the stalemate. Eleven of the top players from the country, including Bhupathi and Somdev Devvarman, refused...
  • We will stick to our guns: Yuki Bhambri February 1, 2013

    The Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri insisited that the rebel players will stick together in their battle against AITA. ...
  • AITA row: Paes leads depleted Davis Cup team January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has expectedly named a depleted Davis Cup squad to face South Korea, ignoring the eight revolting player for the Asia/Oceania Group I tie beginning here on February 1. Announcing a four-man team comprising of veteran Leander Paes, Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (517), Vijayant Malik...
  • India impasse continues ahead of Davis Cup tie January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: An ongoing standoff between the All India Tennis Association and a group of prominent players is continuing despite the national federation conceding to most of their demands after they threatened to boycott a Davis Cup tie against South Korea from February 1-3. "We have received an e-mail from Somdev...
  • AITA examining players' demand, decision soon January 2, 2013

    Chennai: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Wednesday said they are examining the concerns of the eight elite players who have shot off a communication to the federation, demanding drastic changes in the way the country's Davis Cup team is handled by the AITA. The AITA said talks are already...
  • Davis Cup: India to host South Korea October 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian tennis team will host South Korea in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I draw to be held here Feb 1-3. In a meeting held at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) office in London, fourth seeds India were drawn to play South Korea. The last time India...
  • AITA dismisses Mahesh Bhupathi's allegation November 16, 2012

    New Delhi: AITA on Wednesday dismissed Mahesh Bhupathi's allegation that the national federation is run by only one man and asserted that it was a "democratic" institution. AITA's executive committee had last week imposed two-year bans on Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for not abiding by the selection committee's decision ahead of...
  • Read: Emails between AITA and Rohan Bopanna, Mahesh Bhupathi September 18, 2012

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN's Associate Editor (sports), Digvijay Singh Deo got hold of the e-mail correspondence between the All-India Tennis Association and Rohan Bopanna, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes on June 17-18, 2012. Below is the full text of the email chain, reproduced without change, starting chronological order (latest on top,...
  • I have played my last match for India: Bhupathi November 16, 2012

    Mumbai: In the twilight of his international career, 12-time Indian Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday said that he had probably played his "last" match for the country. At loggerheads with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) for a while, Bhupathi was last week slapped a two-year ban by the...
  • AITA detrimental to Indian tennis, says Mahesh Bhupathi November 16, 2012

    Clearly perturbed by the two-year ban given to him and his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna from representing the country, Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi on Tuesday lashed out at the All India Tennis Association (AITA). Bhupathi, in a media interaction, termed the tennis body as "detrimental for the Indian tennis". "It...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna seeded 7th at the Olympics July 26, 2012

    London: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna, who took on the All India Tennis Association to compete as a team in the London Olympics, have been seeded seventh in the men's doubles event of the sporting spectacle that will unfold with an opening ceremony on Friday. Bhupathi and Bopanna are placed a...
  • IOA slams AITA on staff selection criteria July 15, 2012

    Tennis player Sania Mirza's mother, Naseema is part of the staff and that's understood to be a bone of contention. ...
  • Sad to see dirty politics win: Leander Paes July 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Leander Paes was distraught for the better part of Thursday after the All India Tennis Association (AITA) picked two teams for next month’s London Olympics pairing Mahesh Bhupathi with Rohan Bopanna and Paes with Vishnu Vardhan, ranked 207 in the world doubles. “I am at a loss for words right...
  • Paes threatens to pull out of Olympics July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the row surrounding India's participation in the tennis event at the London Olympics, sources confirmed to CNN-IBN that Leander Paes has rejected the two-team formula mooted by the All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) after Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refused to partner Paes...
  • Bhupathi calls Paes a backstabber July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A furious Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday lashed out at the All India Tennis Association (AITA) by terming his pairing with Leander Paes for the London Olympics as "worst possible in the interest of the country". Bhupathi was also furious that AITA chose not to send two teams for...
  • AITA plays down Australia's security concern March 28, 2009

    New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association on Friday refused Australia's demand of shifting the upcoming Davis Cup tie out of Chennai and demanded the ITF to consider whether they should remain in Asia/Oceania group given their concerns about security in Asian nations. AITA General Secretary Anil Khanna promised fool-proof security...
  • Domestic tennis: The ball's in court but few takers December 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The recently concluded Tennis Nationals in the Capital saw many top players missing in action. Tournaments have been cancelled and top players aren't interested in playing on the domestic circuit. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) admits that issues such as preparations for the Commonwealth Games have come...
  • Bhupathi, Paes head for showdown ahead of Olympics May 22, 2008

    New Delhi: With just over two months to go for the Beijing Olympics, India's tennis stars, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes are heading for yet another showdown. CNN-IBN has learnt that Bhupathi has told the All India Tennis Association that he has run out of patience and does not want...