Objective: To create a solid home ground for young tennis aspirants by providing a platform and opportunity in the junior category to showcase their talent.
About HCL Tennis : HCL, a leading global conglomerate with annual revenues of over US $8 billion, is committed to its core belief of ‘touching lives’ and works towards promoting sports to inculcate a spirit of sportsmanship in our society. Through partnerships with academies, societies and sports federations, HCL is investing into Tennis, Bridge and Squash. It has also tied up with Olympic Gold Quest to support potential Indian athletes in their pursuit to win Olympic gold medals. HCL’s association with Tennis started in 2015 through the HCL Inter-School Tennis Challenge that aimed at inspiring young tennis players in the age group of U-12 and U-14 to play Tennis and help nurture and develop their skills. In 2016, HCL launched the Junior Tour and Masters, a national level competition across five cities – Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune and Greater Noida. It was being organized under the aegis of the All India Tennis Association (AITA), with support from the respective state tennis associations and the Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academies as the knowledge partner. In 2017, HCL hosted the Asian Junior Tennis Championship which is the most reputed tennis championship in the Asian circuit for the U/18 category. This was the only B1 category tournament in India, held in association with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association and under the aegis of the International Tennis Federation (ITF); Asian Tennis Federation (ATF); and All India Tennis Association (AITA). This year in Oct 2018 HCL is hosting the second edition of the Asian Junior Championship.
About HCL: Founded in 1976 as one of India's original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing with many firsts to its credit, including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today, the HCL enterprise has a presence across varied sectors that include technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises four companies – HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies, HCL Healthcare and HCL TalentCare. The enterprise generates annual revenues of over US $7 billion with more than 110,000 employees from 100 nationalities operating across 31 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India. For further information, visit www.hcl.com