World-class Tennis Stadium At Puttaparthi – Sathya Sai Baba Ashram

Setting new standards: A view of the centre court of the new tennis complex to be inaugurated in Puttaparthi on Saturday.

Puttaparthi: Another sports facility has been added to the host of existing ones in Puttaparthi by Sri Satya Sai University. The new Sri Satya Sai International Tennis Complex will be inaugurated on Saturday by Satya Saibaba and the stadium will host the inaugural match between India and Philippines.

The inaugural match will commence in the complex at 4.45 pm in the presence of Saibaba.

The new tennis stadium has been constructed to provide the best of facilities to the budding talent in the State.

The tennis facility has four courts including a centre court with a nine-layered Sport Master Ultra Pro Cushion surface as used in the US open.

The flood-lighting is compatible for telecast of matches on television as per the international standards.

The complex also features players’ rooms, lounge facilities, press enclosures and seating capacity for 3,000 persons. An attached fully-equipped multi-station gymnasium and physiotherapy unit make it a splendid sports facility in this spiritual and pilgrimage township.

The first singles match in the event will be played between Ashutosh Singh, national grass court champion of 2007 and John Patrick Tierro, Phillippines national runner-up in 2007.

The doubles event will feature Vishnuvardhan and Sharan Divij from India and Arcilla Johnny and John Patrick Tierro from Philippines.

The event to be played under floodlights will be telecast live by Doordarshan, according to the university officials.


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