Tennis as a sport is well-liked in Chennai. The major tournaments that take place in SDAT stadium at Nugambakkam are the ATP and the Chennai Open. The Chennai Open is played on the hard court and every year it happens in this venue.
Famous tennis personalities who were trained in Chennai and have got a number of laurels for the country include Leander Paes and Vijay Amritraj.
History of Tennis in Chennai:
The first court to come into existence in Chennai was in the Madras Cricket Club in the year 1883.
In the year 1887 the MCC was fortunate to conduct the first lawn tennis tournament in South India.
The most important aspect about this tournament was that there was a competition for ladies also.
The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association looks after the affairs of this sport and ensures that people participate in global events.
The association has also ensured that the infrastructure for coaching is at par, with International standards. A number of schemes have been laid down by the association to encourage, youngsters in following this sport.
Training Academies in Chennai:
There are a number of coaching academies established in Chennai and children ensure that they are getting trained in the good centers. One of the best tennis academies in India is based in Chennai it is the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy.
Tennis Coaching Centers in Chennai:
Some of the best Tennis training centers in Chennai are mentioned below:
Address: Plot No. 119, No.8, 11th Main Rd, Vijaya Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042
Phone: 099625 28293
Galaxy Training Academy
Address: No.127/4, 2nd floor, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Semmancheri, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119
Phone: 093442 99300
Address: No.107, 2nd Floor, Usman Road, T. Nagar, Opp to Chennai Silks, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017
Phone: 095662 26920
Address: #12, North Road, near Nandhi Statue, CIT Nagar West, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600035
Phone: 099411 61919
Sai Padasalai(SPS) Training Academy
Address: Old no:17/A,New no:39, Kattabomman St, MGR Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600078
Phone: 095510 77161
Address: 478, 1st Floor, Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600079
Phone: 090031 81158
Address: No:38, Flat C, 3rd Main Road, AGS Colony, Kottivakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041
Phone: 099625 83111
Address: Crown Court, 128 7th Floor, Cathedral Rd, Gopalapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086
Phone: 099629 92715
BITA IT Academy
Address: 5, Landmark : Nilgiri's Super Market No:, 48, Valluvar Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600089
Phone: 095660 04616
Tennis Clubs in Chennai:
Tennis has a number of followers in Chennai and many of the renowned clubs in Chennai have excellent tennis courts and also provide members and children with first class training. The clubs that have the facilities are:
Chennai Tennis Workshop
Address: 3/414, Gangai Amman Koil St, Uthandi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119
Phone: 090809 92502
T.Nagar Ladies Club - Tennis Court
Address: Raman St, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017
Just Tennis Centres @ St.Bede's Tennis Academy
Address: Kailasapuram, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004
Address: Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020
Kandhasamy Tennis Club
Address: 3rd Ave, Block E, Annanagar East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040
Match Point Tennis Academy, Chennai OMR
Address: No.141, Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Perungudi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096
Phone: 044 4850 7929
K Block Tennis Academy
Address: 13th St, Block K, Annanagar East, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600102
Tennis Training Centre Chennai
Address: 52/144, Vidyodaya Main Rd, Gangai Karai Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017