In a select Tennis meeting with this Times in front of the competition, Aditya Khanna, the prime supporter of the PTL, discussed the looming season, what’s on the horizon for PTL and the cooperation of Matthew Ebden.
Aditya Khanna, the prime supporter of the PTL(Instagram/Aditya Khanna)
The Ace Tennis Association (PTL) is good to go and return for the fourth season, beginning December 1 in New Delhi, and it is getting bigger. Upwards of 64 tennis players will be important for the occasion, which remembers the nation’s highest level stars over for ATP and WTA circuits, junior players alongside previous geniuses. However, what has previously compelled fans to discuss PTL 4 is the inclusion of Matthew Ebden, the 2022 Wimbledon pairs champion.
In a select meeting with Hindustan Times in front of the competition, Aditya Khanna, the fellow benefactor of the PTL.
Discussed the looming season, what’s in store for PTL and the cooperation of Ebden.
Q) 2018 was the point at which you started this. That decade saw not many other association style tennis occasions coming up in India. The IPLT being the most renowned of them. In any case, all failed to exist following a couple of years. What is something else that you plan to accomplish through PTL?
I simply needed to work on something for the Indian players and the greater part of them, I know them actually and they are great players. They believed they required a stage to be exhibited too and I feel PTL is an extraordinary stage in that manner where the Indian crowd, the Delhi crowd realize that these players are playing and see some great nature of tennis and players getting together at the most significant level.
Q) What have been a portion of the difficulties you have run over?
Challenges were obviously there, however fortunately the players have been extremely strong to the association as well. It’s consistently a test to set things up, from players to group owners to getting crowds and supporters. There is a test on each front, yet individuals who have upheld the association as far as the players and the group owners have all been sensational as far as we’re concerned. To that end we are in season four. Seven out of the eight group owners are back with us from last season which is a major help for ourselves and assists us with arranging to do this association.
Q) How would you feel that an association like PTL can help India tennis, it’s turn of events?
It helps the biological system of the game. I feel an association like this will urge more individuals to watch the game, and play the game. Likewise for the lesser players, whenever they see there is a chance to play in an association later on, they get drawn and afterwards they get seen by imminent supporters. Besides each group has two tutors and training staff included and subsequently it adds to the biological system of the game.
Q) You mentioned earlier that players have been connecting with you. So how are they choosing a component of the association?
We take a gander at the positioning of the players – the ATP, WTA, ITF junior rankings – we likewise direct a ‘Street to PTL’ occasion where youthful players – who are underneath the age of 25 for men and 21 for ladies – can participate and get chosen. Ee led one in Delhi and one in Bangalore. Most of the players in PTL are the highest level players themselves.