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India gears up for a grander Rendez-Vous A� Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines

Qualifiers to take place in Kolkata and Pune.AThis is the third consecutive edition of the Rendez-VousAAARoland Garros in partnership with Longines.

Kolkata, March 16, 2017: The a?Rendez-Vous A Roland-Garros in partnership with LonginesaAreturns to India for its third edition which will be played across three cities. The tournament gets underway with the first qualifier in Kolkata followed by the second in Pune. The final culmination of the tournament will take place in New Delhi. The City of Joy will be hosting the first leg of the qualifiers from 20th toA25thAMarch 2017, followed by the 2ndleg in Pune from 29th March to 1st April 2017.

cardura online, acquire zithromax. The tournament confirms Roland Garrosa and AITAaS collaborative effort to organize grassroots championships of international repute in India and foster the development of clay court tennis to find future stars.AKolkataas historic Dakshin Kalikata Sansad and Puneas PYC Gymkhana shall witness the qualifiers under the supervision of experienced French coach Bernard PestreAwho is the Deputy Technical Director of FFT and heads theirAa?Formation and Enseignementa? (Training and Education) Department. The two cities have been instrumental in producing many young talents who have represented the nation in the junior levels. The qualifiers will give an opportunity to U 18 players to have a MasterAClass under the guidance of Pestre, who has been associated with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) since 1984.

A clinic will also be conducted for the media with the aim of promoting clay court tennis. a?Rendez-Vous A Roland-Garros in partnership with LonginesaAhas served as a perfect platform for budding tennis talents from India as they get the opportunity to compete against the best Afrom USA, Japan, China, Brazil and South Korea. Further, the winners of the competition will get a chance to participate in the Junior French Open as wild-card entrants.

a?Over the years, India has consistently produced good talent. The a?Rendez-Vous A Roland-Garros in partnership with Longinesa aims to propel the upcoming talent in a way which would put the country on the world map. It also gives the youngsters a great chance of learning about clay courts, and potentially going on to excel at the French Open in future,a? said President of FFT Bernard Giudicelli.

Unwavering support from AITA, Bengal Tennis Association and The Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association has successfully ensued the commencement of Rendez-vous a Roland Garros in partnership with Longines becomes an event to remember.

The city qualifiers will see top talent vying for a spot in the Mastersa event which will be played in New Delhi on 18thAand 19thAApril 2017.

About Roland-Garros

Both committed sports fans and the general public alike have come to love Roland-Garros. Some 455A621Aspectators flocked to the highly prestigious French Open in 2016, and the tournament was also broadcast on over 220 territories across the world,Amaking it an event of truly global significance. Roland-GarrosAis run by the French Tennis Federation and held every year at the Porte d’Auteuil in Paris. It is the only Grand Slam to be played on clay a one of the oldest and most noble surfaces in the history of tennis.

About Longines

Based in St. Imier, Switzerland, since 1832, the watch producer Longines boasts a know-how forged out of tradition, elegance and performance. With its long experience as a timekeeper for world championships and the partner of various international sports federations, Longines has, over the years, established close and lasting links with the world of sport. Renowned for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With its famous winged hourglass logo, Longines has outlets in over 150 countries.

About All India Tennis Association

All India Tennis Association is the National Federation for development and promotion of Indian Tennis.A It has a very strong and tiered junior tournament & ranking structure and a sound professional tournament structure for Men & Women.A AITA also has a sound coachas education programme and is the only recognized nation in Asia to have the ITF Silver Certification.

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