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Carrom Tournament News

Queen of Sports under the aegis of Hyderabad District Carrom Association will be conducting the first-ever Corporate National Ranking Carrom Tournament.

‘Pan India (Corporate) Carrom Tournament, Summer 2018’ alongside All India Open Carom Prize Money Tournament titled ‘All India Open Carrom Tournament, Summer 2018’ on April 21 & 22 between 7 AM and 9 PM (both days) at GHMC’s Victory Multipurpose Hall, Chadherghat.

WhatSscore  has been chosen as the technology partner for this prestigious tournament.

All Match scores will be made available for the carom enthusiasts to follow live through WhatsScore mobile app/ website. Tournament draws, event calendar will also be published in the whatsscore app

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Given below are the salient features of the tournament (first time ever in the history of carrom):

  • Both Corporate Carom Ranking Tournament and Open Carom Prize Money Tournament will be administered in a paperless format.
  • Corporate players participating from all over India in the corporate tournament will be given national ranking (rank one to sixteen) /
  • Open tournament will be held in the Swiss League format for ranking the players before they fight it out in the knockouts for the prize money .
  • First three slams (break to finish) in each of the tournaments will be recognized through cash reward, memento, and certificate.  Subsequent slams will be recognized through cash reward and certificate .
  • Open tournament is common for both men and women players in the singles and doubles event.
  • The highest ranked women player in singles and highest ranked women’s doubles and mixed doubles team in the open tournament leaderboard will be recognized through cash prize, trophy, and certificate .
  • Every player in the tournament will be given a memento and participation certificate along with goodies such as a branded t-shirt, branded cap, and striker.
  • The tournament carries a minimum guaranteed prize money of 2,00,000 INR (Two Lacs INR) for the participants upon the full house at the tournament .
  • The tournament does not have a ceiling on the maximum prize money that can be won.


Whats the Score : Origins of a Weird Tennis Scoring System

Scoring in Tennis can be weird for beginners. From the moment a game starts, nothing really makes sense. Here is the possible origin behind the tennis scoring system.

The origins of the 15, 30, and 40 scores are believed to be medieval French. The earliest reference is in a ballad by Charles D’Orleans in 1435 which refers to quarante cinque (which gave rise to modern 40) and in 1522 there is a sentence in Latin “we are winning 30, we are winning 45”. The first recorded theories about the origin of 15 were published in 1555 and 1579. However, the origins of this convention remain obscure.

It is possible that clock faces were used on court, with a quarter move of the hand to indicate a score of 15, 30, and 45. When the hand moved to 60, the game was over. However, in order to ensure that the game could not be won by a one-point difference in players’ scores, the idea of “deuce” was introduced. To make the score stay within the “60” ticks on the clock face, the 45 was changed to 40. Therefore, if both players have 40, the first player to score receives ten and that moves the clock to 50. If the player scores a second time before the opponent is able to score, they are awarded another ten and the clock moves to 60. The 60 signifies the end of the game.

Academy Spotlight – Sania Mirza Tennis Academy

Sania Mirza Tennis Academy began its journey in March 2013 with the aim of providing world class tennis training to Indian tennis players and aspirants.

Today, the academy provides professional mentoring to its students, and endeavors to meet a greater national responsibility towards the game and its players.  SMTA conducts around 13-15 tournaments in an year and recently in the month of February, SMTA organized a state level tournament in Hyderabad.

The SMTA also recognizes rural and underprivileged talent, and selected players are trained at zero expense at SMTA’s World Class facility.

SMTA has completed its first phase of planned infrastructure, which includes:

  • 9 Plexi paved Tennis Courts of Grand Slam standard.
  • A well equipped Gymnasium for Physical Training.
  • Separate Dressing Rooms for male and female players with showers and other requisit facilities.
  • Club House with Lounge and Cafeteria.

Recently,  Sania Mirza launched SMTA Grassroot Level Academy, a project of her mother, for kids aged between three and eight.  It is second such project after Sania Mirza Tennis Academy (SMTA) in 2013.

Academy has been started just for those kids from the age of two-and-half to about seven or eight year-olds to give them a stepping stone because it will be difficult for kids to go outside the city to a full-fledged academy.

The whole concept is to get as many kids as possible to the academy and to make it easy and attractive,  kids are going to play with colourful softballs in this academy.




What’s the World Table Tennis Day?

The WTTD is an event created by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to celebrate the joys of playing table tennis and promoting the sport. The focus is not so much on competition, but rather on having fun and enjoying the good times with other table tennis enthusiasts.

Popular tournaments this summer in Hyderabad

Hyderabad is all set to host popular tennis tournaments like ITL, AITA and TSTA this summer.

Go through the list of tournaments below and register your details, so that you will not miss even a single challenge.

List of tournaments:

  • ITL Junior ELITE Tournament – MAR 24 – 27, Categories U10, U12, U14, U16 (Boys and Girls), Singles and Doubles.
  • DRC Sports Foundation AITA Talent series Tournament –MAR 24-26, Categories U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • Sania Mirza AITA Talent series Tournament –APRIL 2-6, Categories U12, U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • ITL Junior PRO Tournament –APRIL 7-9, Categories U10 U12 U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • NVK Talent series Tournament – APRIL 9-13, Categories U12 U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • DRC Sports Foundation AITA Talent series Tournament –APRIL 14-16, Categories U12 U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • Sania Mirza AITA Talent Series Tournament- APRIL 23-27, Categories U12 U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • AITA Talent Series Tournament – MAY 7-8 ,Categories U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • TSTA Master Series Tournament Advantage Academy –  JUNE 1-3, Categories U10 U12 U14 (Boys and Girls).
  • TSTA Master Series Tournament Advantage Academy –  JUNE 8-10, Categories U10 U12 U14 (Boys and Girls).

Get ready and build stamina for all the nonstop matches upcoming in summer. This will be a great opportunity to increase your points and also ranking in tennis which will be further helpful in your sports career.

TSTA Master Series | March 2nd – 5th 2018 | Photo Gallery

Name of tournament: TSTA Master Series.

Dates: March 2nd 2018(start date).
March 5th  2018(end date)

Venue: Advantage Tennis Academy

Type: Consolation

Category: U-10 boys,U-12 boys & girls, U-14 boys & girls.



ITL heat this summer for Elite and pro Tennis Enthusiasts

The Indian Tennis League, a premier tennis league founded in Hyderabad couple of years back has been making waves in the world of Tennis and This summer ITL is organizing ELITE and PRO Tournaments. Where tennis players get an opportunity to play with different teams and players around India.

ITL’s core mission is to mentor, promote and prepare those who wish to pursue tennis as professional players in national and international federations, or as tennis professionals involved in the sport.


The Elite level event awards more points to all players and gives them a chance to move up in the rankings and solidify their hold on the top positions.

Date: 24th to 27th MAR, 2018

Category: U10, U12, U14 and U16

Entry Fee:  SINGLES Rs 600

DOUBLES (per team): Rs 700

Referee: ITL Official

Location: Noor Tennis Academy, Hyderabad.

Register Here: http://itltennis.in/event/itl-junior-elite-hyderabad-mar-24-27/

ITL Junior PRO

The pro level event awards more experience to all players.

Date: 7th to 9th APR, 2018

Category: U10, U12, U14

Entry Fee: SINGLESRs 500

DOUBLES (per team )Rs 600

Referee: ITL Official

Location: Shikara Tennis Academy, TVR Sports Club and Resorts, Hyderabad

Register here: http://itltennis.in/event/itl-junior-pro-hyderabad-apr-7-9/


The India Tennis League (ITL), founded in 2016, was formed with the intent to give tennis players (professional and amateur) in India a base from where they can showcase their talents to the world, learn more about the sport, compete at their highest levels and provide them opportunities that players in other parts of the world get to experience.