Mobile App of Odisha Tennis Academy Launched
Bhubaneswar: A mobile application of the Odisha Tennis Academy was launched at Kalinga Stadium on Wednesday.
Launching the application Sports minister Tusharkanti Behera said, “The application will facilitate online registration of players for coaching, assignment of coaches, booking of the courts, issue of identity card etc. to the players.”
Currently, five coaches are engaged in Kalinga Stadium to coach more than one hundred young players.
The new office of the Odisha Tennis Association (OTA) was also inaugurated.
President, OTA Asit Tripathy, expressed hope that the Academy will produce players of national and international fame.
Odisha Tennis Association also felicitated two young tennis talents Debasis Sahoo and Sohini Sanjay Mohanty of the state.
While, Debasis Sahoo is currently ranked number one, U-16 & U-18 in Odisha and has shown huge promise as a budding talent at the national level. He is the first player from Odisha to play the prestigious junior event of ‘Road to Wimbledon Master Qualifying Tournament’ in the U-14 Boys category in 2019. He is currently preparing for Junior Davis Cup and will make the state proud if he does so in 2022.
Sohini Sanjay Mohanty is currently seeded as number one in U-14 girls category in the state and seven in India. She has started making her journey into big leagues like ITF. She has not only earned numerous laurels but has the distinction of being the youngest player from Odisha to have won more than sixty titles. She stood 3rd representing India in the U-11 Ten-Pro 2019 at Rafal Nadal Academy, Spain.