25th Feb, 2021 Bengaluru. The first Official Ranked tournament for people with physical disability since COVID time. Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour (IWTT) under the aegis of All India Tennis Association (AITA) in association with Kanataka State Lawn Tennis Association (TSTA), brings to you TABEBUIA OPEN 2021.
A wheelchair tennis tournament that brings together some of the best wheelchair tennis players in India The tourmament will be hosted while complying with All India Tennis Association (AITA) International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Rules and Regulations Tournament is hosted at completely accessible sports complex “D-Cube Sports Complex” at Yelahanka.
As a tribute to the Trumpet Flower that blossom at Cubbon Park in Winter the tournament is named after Tabebuia, one of the beautiful trumpet flower.
IWTT is excited to extend a warm invitation to all citizens of Bengaluru and beyond to come witness the grit and detemination of men and women with disabilities as they compete for top slots in Singles and Doubles events for Men and Women. We request the visitors to strictly follow all the COVID guidelines in everyone, s interest. Entry for spectators is free for all. The tournament will take place from the 27th Feb to 2nd March from 12noon to 4:00pm 38 players from across the country will compete for the top position in each event.
Naravana Hrudalaya is tournament’s Official Medical Partner for the fifth vear in row
The tournament’s opening ceremony is on 27h Feb. Saturday firom 12 00pm to 12:30pm. The closing ceremony on 2nd March, Tuesday from 4.00pm to 4:30pm. The Opening ceremony will be graced by Mr Mahantesh G K Founder of Samarthanam and President of Cricket Associations for Blind in India.
The final matches will be live on YouTube on the Channel “Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour”
Sunil Jain, Chairman of IWTT & Founder Trustee of ASTHA said “Wheelchair tennis is wonderful medium to allow people with physical disabilities to shed their inhibitions and transform their lives. Also, sports can be very powerful tool for social inclusion. Sports can actually address all the concerns of a person with disability and their family. As society we need to reflect on how much are we ready to provide sporting opportunities to persons with disabilities. I urge All India Tennis Association and all the state units of AITA to build a Long Term Development Plan for the Sport with specific futuristic bold goal in mind. He also urged all the stake holders in the city to make sporting facilities/programs more and more accessible for persons with disabilities and contribute to the Fit-India Movement and he said that Astha / IWTT will be more than happy to collaborate with anyone to make sports more and more accessible.
He also said “I request all the people with physical disabilities and their parents to visit the tournament and get to kow more about it and its benefits and opportunities.
IWTT is supported by Sania Mirza, Rahul Dravid, Rohan Boppana, Anand Amritraj, Vijay Amritraj, Kapil Dev, Reeth Abraham, Charu Sharma, Srinath Prahalad, Jude Felix and Zeeshan Ali. And has Somdev Devvarman as an Advisory Board Member of IWTT.
For more information get in touch with
Sunil Jain 98450 63334 Priyanka Shylendra 99169 21910
Website: http://www.iwtt.in Facebook – @iwtt.in | Twitter – @iwtt_in
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