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Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar gets a Tennis Centre

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the upcoming ITF Asia U14 and Under Development Championship 2023 to be held in Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Tennis Centre at the Kalinga Stadium Sports Complex today.

Constructed at the cost of Rs 25 Crore, the Tennis Centre is certified by International Tennis Federation and features one synthetic centre court with a gallery seating for 1400, gymnasium, players changing room, auditorium, and rooms for dignitaries, media room, broadcast and administrative purpose.

The Tennis Complex at Kalinga Stadium with 8 synthetic courts is now capable of hosting matches under the aegis of the International Tennis Federation and Asian Tennis Federation.

“Kalinga Stadium Sports Complex has been admired as a hub of sports and a premier training ground that is nurturing champions of the future.  The addition of the Tennis Centre strengthens our ecosystem further which will help our Tennis players to compete and excel at national international events. It will also help unearth hidden talents and nurture potential medallists,” said Patnaik.

He also felicitated sportspersons Archana Majhi (Kho Kho), Swadhin Majhi (Athletics), Debasis Sahoo (Tennis), and Jayanti Behera (Para-athletics), for their achievements at various international events. Earlier 45 athletes were felicitated with cash awards for their achievements at various national events.

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