Minutes & Reports

The Delhi Gymkhana Club hosted the Danish International Club team for matches which included the members of the Delhi Gymkhana Club as well as the members of the International Lawn Tennis Club of India of which one of our members, Mr. Vikas Singh is the President. The Danish team was represented by their former Davis Cup players, Mr. Tom Christensen and current top ten player Mr. Alexander Koenigsfeldt and two top lady players, namely, Karina Ildor Jacobsgaard and Eva Dyrberg who have both represented Denmark in the Federation Cup and who have also played all the Grand Slam Events.

The Club witnessed some very high level of Tennis. Although the Danish women players were far superior to the Indian women players and even the main player was also of very top quality, the overall event was won by India by winning eight matches to seven. Notable players who won from the Indian side included DGC members, Mr. Sanjeev Kassal, Mr. Arvinder Chhatwal, Mr. Vineet Aggarwal, Mr. Amar Khosla, Miss Vedika Anand daughter of Mr. Vikram Anand, Mr. Ashish Khanna, Mr. Desh Sekhri and Mr. Vivek Satyajit. Amongst the other Indian players who played included Mr. Deepak Bhargava who has been a former Top Ten ranked player in India as also Indian IC members, namely, Mr. Amitabh Sood and Mr. Ditta Singh. The Danish IC was thereafter hosted in the ‘Pavilion’ by the International Lawn Tennis Club of India and a Special Vote of Thanks was given to the President, Mr. Vijay Chhibber for giving all assistance of the Club in hosting the event.

The following were present:

  • Mr. Vikas Singh (President)
  • Cdr R.I. Singh
  • Major Yogesh Prasad
  • Mr. Amitabh Sood
  • Ms Sohini Kumari
  • Mr. Vineet Aggarwal
  • Mr. Sanjeev Kassal

Leave of absence was requested from the following, and it was granted:

  • Mr. Ranji Dua
  • Mr. Rohit Rajpal
  • Mr. Somnath Bose

Mr. Vikas Singh tabled the three country tour this coming October to France, UK & Germany. He said the response had been overwhelming. He further pointed out that it was imperative to select players from other regions as well. He supported this position on the grounds of expanding the IC fraternity outside the perceived Delhi centric mind set of our members.

Sanjeev Kassal brought up the USIC/Hungarian visit in November. The President stated that it would be a splendid idea for the USIC to visit Mumbai and for the Hungarian IC to visit Kolkata to play additional fixtures. He recommended the CCI & the South Club as the ideal venues for these exchanges. He requested the Honorary Secretary to follow up with Mr.Chetan Desai (Mumbai) & Mr. Somnath Bose (Kolkata). It was agreed that arrangements for accommodation for 8-12 players should be targeted at both locations.

Mr.Vikas Singh also discussed the next Inter zonal event and proposed Chennai as our next location. He said that the IC could pick up the tab for the accommodation for this event. He went on to illustrate the importance of rejuvenating the South zone, and felt this event would be a good move in that direction. He asked the Honorary Secretary to contact Mr. Ramesh Krishnan and Mrs Amreeta Balachandran in order to move forward on this.

Regarding the IC hosting the Columbus Trophy in 2016, the President reiterated on the importance of obtaining the necessary permission from the Delhi Gymkhana Club well in advance.

Cdr R.I. Singh requested that going forward Wimbledon tickets/passes should be made available for other EC members as well. He stated that EC members should also be given the opportunity to attend the IC AGM during the Wimbledon fortnight. He stated that his point was inadvertently omitted from the ‘minutes’ of the previous EC meeting.

Cdr R.I. Singh brought up the non payment of membership dues by several of our members. The President assured the EC that a couple of the members had promised him personally of coming through with their subscriptions.

The Honorary Secretary suggested that a log book should be kept to record the attendance of our EC members at all future EC meetings. He felt this would be a guiding factor for the IC in the selection of it’s office bearers at future AGM’s.

Mr. Abhishek, the producer of the recent IC Directory and web site, made a presentation to the EC on the special benefits to the IC of up dating our website. The EC unanimously accepted his proposal and he was requested to start the process in an expeditious manner.

Mr. Vineet Aggarwal brought up the issue of the payment of our subscription to the Council. He said it was in process and would be taken care of shortly.

The following were present:

  • Mr. Vikas Singh
  • Cdr R.I.Singh
  • Maj Yogesh Prasad
  • Ms Sohini Kumari
  • Mr. Amitabh Sood
  • Mr. Vineet Aggarwal
  • Mr. Sanjeev Kassal

A ‘leave of absence’ was requested by Mr. Ranji Dua & Mr Somnath Bose and this was granted.

The President spoke of the poor response received to date on the Singapore/Hong Kong fixtures. It was unanimously decided that due to insufficient entries, these fixtures should be called off. It was agreed that this had become embarrassing as this was the second time the IC was cancelling a confirmed fixture. The Hony Secretary suggested going forward we eliminate the practice of sending in our confirmations unless we had adequate entries along with the appropriate financial commitments in place.

The up coming IC Denmark visit in late February was tabled. It was agreed that Cdr R.I. Singh be the coordinator for the event along with several of the EC members throwing in their support prior to and during the fixture. The President offered to host a dinner on the 20th and also suggested the IC hold a contributory dinner at The ‘Pavillon’, The Delhi Gymkhana Club on the 21st. It was decided the format of the event be put in place, post the practice session on the 20th of February. Other logistics such as sight seeing arrangements for the visitors/Trophies/Souvenirs/Apparel required to be worked out as well as firming up on the 25th of February for the IC/Denmark fixture at the CCI, Mumbai.

On selecting a venue for the next Inter Zonal event this year, the President proposed Chennai as our next stop. He reiterated that the South had been inactive at IC events in the recent past, and perhaps holding an event there would rejuvenate our members. An added benefit, according to him, was for the IC to bring in some potential new members from the region. He went on to state that the IC would foot the accommodation bill (for two nights) during this event.

The Hony Secretary brought up the US and Hungarian fixtures scheduled for November this year. It was agreed to block the week end of 21st November for the US fixture.

The President brought up our hosting the Columbus Trophy in 2016. He felt that while it was still early days, it was better to get started on our preparations. He suggested to the EC that a date post Diwali celebrations would be appropriate. Keeping this in mind he proposed the dates between the 2nd to the 6th of November for the event.

Major Prasad informed the EC on his planning a world wide Inter Club event at The Delhi Gymkhana Club sometime in November. He stated that he had the Wimbledon & Queens Clubs in sight for this mega event.

Cdr R.I. Singh brought up the IC Diplomats fixture and suggested the IC host a cocktail for the players, post the matches.

Cdr Singh complained on the non payment of subscriptions by certain members in spite of their repeated promises to cough up their dues. He went on to inform the EC of the names of the defaulters erroneously published in the IC Directory in spite of non payments.

The President spoke on additional funds being raised through the Directory. He informed the EC of Rs 2 Lacs coming in from DY Patil University and Rs 1 Lac from NTPC. Also, according to him, a further Rs 1 Lac was anticipated from JNPT. He went on to state that these funds were being kept in a FD as it was a good way for the IC to earn some interest.

A meeting of the Executive Committee of the IC was held on the 26th of February, 2014 at B 50 Defence Colony, New Delhi.

The following Members were present:

  • Mr. Vikas Singh
  • Mr. Yogesh Prasad
  • Mr. Amitabh Sood
  • Ms Sohini Kumari
  • Mr. Sanjeev Kassal

The Hony Secretary informed the meeting of the request for “Leave of
absence” received from the following members and the leave was
granted:

  • Cdr R.I. Singh
  • Mr. Sanjeev Manchanda
  • Mr. Ranji Dua
  • Mr. Vineet Aggarwal?

1. The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed.

2. The President apprised the members of the overwhelming response for the upcoming European visit this summer and also stated that it was important to curb the numbers. He also mentioned that the hosts were in a position to extend hospitality for a limited number on our team.

The Hony Secretary gave an update on the US visit (following the European leg) and stated that the numbers were now adequate for this fixture. He went on to elaborate that a couple of our IC members based in the US were willing to join in from New York and Florida. Regarding hospitality at both Washington and Philadelphia, he was still awaiting a final response from his US counterpart.

3. The President once again raised the subject of the Club Directory and reiterated the urgent need to appoint a reputed publisher. The Hony Secretary informed the EC on his discussion with RND Technologies and the fact that the company was willing to undertake the assignment. Mr. Amitabh Sood & Mr. Sanjeev Manchanda were requested to give their inputs and efforts in bringing out a much improved version of the IC Directory.

4. On the subject of the names to be published in the new edition, it was once again unanimously agreed that it would only contain names of those who were up to date with their subscriptions.

5. The President brought up the IC visit to Singapore and Hong Kong later this year and suggested the dates between the 2nd and the 9th of November for these visits. He also informed the EC that the Singapore IC was keen to join in for the Hong Kong fixture as well.

6. The Hony Secretary recommended Jaipur and Allahabad as potential venues for short exchanges prior to the Inter Zonal event this year. The President suggested that we look at Chennai (around the 2015 Chennai Open) and Mumbai (at CCI) as our possible venues for the Inter zonal.

The AGM of the IC was held on the 7th of November, 2014 at the Pavilion, The Delhi Gymkhana Club.

The following were present:

  • Mr. Vikas Singh
  • Mr. Vineet Aggarwal
  • Mr. Yogesh Prasad
  • Cdr R.I. Singh
  • Mr. Ranji Dua
  • Ms Sohini Kumari
  • Mr. Rohit Rajpal
  • Mr. Prem Kishore
  • Gen Shankar Prasad
  • Mrs Sangeeta Badhwar
  • Mrs Sween Singh
  • Mr. Pragun Poddar
  • Mr. Aditya Khanna
  • Mr. Vijay Mathur
  • Mr. B.P. Singh
  • Mr. Vikram Anand
  • Mr. Rohit Sharma
  • Mr. C.M. Sharma
  • Mr. A.J.S. Chhatwal
  • Mr. Gaurav Kumar
  • Mr. Ashish Khanna
  • Mr. Amitabh Sood
  • Mr. Ditta Singh
  • Mr. Arun Khanna

1. The President welcomed all the members and then informed the AGM of the financial health of the EC. He mentioned in detail of the funds raised for the IC, particularly from the publishing of the new IC Directory. Mr. Aggarwal praised the President for his untiring and solo effort to raise funds for the Club.

2. Mr. Aggarwal handed out a copy of the Audited accounts to all the members for their perusal. The annual accounts were unanimously approved at the AGM and the auditor’s appointment was also confirmed for next year.

3. The President spoke on the IC exchanges in the preceding 12 months and highlighted both the International as well as local fixtures. He went on to talk of the wonderful visits to Hungary & Austria this past summer and of the extremely warm hospitality received in both countries. He also reiterated to the members the importance of staying with IC members in host countries. He felt it fostered life long friendships, which was the main mantra of the IC. He then brought up the visit of the Singapore IC to Delhi in January and our internal fixtures at Kolkata & Chandigarh. He informed those present that additional new members were inducted into the fraternity from both these exchanges.

4. The Honorary Secretary spoke of the visits to the Chevy Chase Club at Washington DC & the Merion Cricket Club at Philadelphia. Both visits were very fruitful. The Indian IC lost to the USIC at Chevy Chase but got one back from our counterparts at Merion. He went on to clarify that the team at the Chevy Chase Club were not all members of the USIC. A mix and match formula was put in place by our hosts, whereas they brought in some of the members of the Club and teamed them up with their IC players. All in all, a most enriching visit to both the Clubs.

The following were present:

  • Vikas Singh
  • Somnath Bose
  • Nandan Bal
  • Amitabh Sood
  • Cdr R.I.Singh
  • Sanjeev Kassal

The President welcomed all the members and pointed out the significance of holding an EC outside Delhi. He felt it was important to ‘spread’ the IC to locations outside Delhi, and events such as the Inter zonal and an EC held in Mumbai, only accentuated the message of our Club.

Both the President and the Honorary Secretary thanked Nandan Bal for organising a very well run Inter zonal fixture. They also acknowledged the magnanimity of the CCI in providing their facilities and appreciated the efforts put in by Chetan Desai in taking care of all the logistics and hosting a most enjoyable dinner.

Nandan Bal’s suggestion of an IC event in Pune was welcomed by all. It was unanimously agreed as Kolkata, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Delhi had hosted IC events, one in Pune was a step in the right direction.

The President then spoke on the up coming fixtures at Hong Kong & Singapore and implored members from other regions to be part of the IC contingent. He also informed the EC of an impending IC visit from Denmark in late February, 2015.

The following were recommended for membership:

  • Jaydeep Date
  • Madhav Ghate
  • Arjoon Bose
  • Sabyasachi Bose
  • Luv Kothary
  • Vikramjit Sen
  • Nitin Joshi
  • Rohini Das
  • Arup Mullick

As they all met the requirements of the IC, they were inducted into the Club.

Sincerely,

Sanjeev Kassal

Honorary Secretary

1.Executive Committee:

1)  Frank Sedgman (Australia) (President – ex officio)
2)  Barry Weatherill (GB) (Chairman)
3)  Pierre Darmon (France)
4) Dan Waldman (USA)
5) Gustavo Herrero (Argentina)
6) Ian Smiths (South Africa)
7) Des Shaw (New Zealand)
8) Daljit Wallia (India)
9) Marco Gilardelli (Italy)
10) Alex Kurucz (Germany)
11) Julian Tatum (GB)
12) Peter McQuibban (GB) (Honorary Secretary)
13) Charles Trippe (GB) (Honorary Treasurer)

2.Management Group

Barry Weatherill (GB)
Charles Trippe (GB)
Paul Hutchins (GB)
Alex Kurucz (Germany)
Marco Gilardelli (Italy)

3.Committee and Sub-Committee Responsibilities:

3.1 Executive Committee – to include oversight of Management Group and sub-Committees, governance and appointment of subcommittee members and approval of budget and accounts, approval of new clubs and governance issues concerning Clubs, relationships with Governing Bodies, ITF, ATP and WTA.

3.2 Management Group – financial control and expenditure, secretariat, liaison with clubs and communication generally.

3.3 Sponsorship

Raising funds for:

Events;
Development (young players and disability)
Council expenditure.

3.4 Player liaison, fixtures and events scheduling

Provide guidance to clubs on ways to expand player involvement including tools for recruitment of players e.g. appoint Player Ambassadors (determine their role);
Ensure management of events complies with the best practice;
Recommend calendar;
Recommend nominations for Sportsmanship Award.

3.5 Marketing Communications and event publicity

(i) create publicity to promote ICs;
(ii) distribute publicity in conjunction with management group;
(iii) establish Media Group;
(iv) establish and maintain network for producing news stories for
dissemination to media through the Media Group;
(v) have conduct of the Sportsmanship Award, selection and presentation.

3.6 IT

(i) Website creation and design;                   (ii) keeping Council website up to date
(iii) providing format for Clubs to adopt;     (iv) creation and retention of data

All four sub-committees to report to Management Group and Executive Committees

4. Suggested composition of Committees

4.1 Sponsorship

1) Barry Weatherill (GB) Chair                         2) Brian Hatton (GB)
3) Gustavo Herrero (Argentina)                         4) Julian Tatum(GB)
5) Henri Reiter (Luxembourg)                           5) Yogesh Prasad (India)
6) Scott Mead (USA)

4.2 Player liaison fixtures and events scheduling:

Marco Gilardelli (Italy) Chair
Julian Tatum (GB)
Juan-Maria Tintore (Spain)
Thierry Pham (France)
Dan Waldman (USA)
Vikas Singh (India)

4.3 Marketing, communications and event publicity

Alex Kurucz (Germany) Chair
Berta Tintoré (Spain)
Mark Koevermans (Holland)
ohn Barrett (GB)
Ronny Goldman (Israel)

Media Group:

Ubaldo Scanagatta (Italy)
John Barrett (GB)
Rahul Singh (India)
Pedro Hernandez (Spain)
Guillermo Salatino (Argentina)
Jean de Couvercelles (France)
(Germany) to be filled

4.4 IT
Paul Hutchins (GB)
Julian Tatum (GB)

The Officers, namely The Chairman, the Hon. Secretary and the Hon. Treasurer remain ex-officio members of the sub-Committees and may attend sub-Committee meetings if required.

Sub-Committee membership subject to re-election at the end of 3 years.

Approved at Executive Committee meeting at Roland Garros, Paris, 31 October 2008

Attended by:
Mr. Daljit Wallia, President
Mr. Prem Kishore, Vice President
Mr. Vikas Singh, Hony. Secretary
Mr. Sanjeev Kassal, Member
Mr. R.I, Singh, Member
Mr. Raghu Rajwade, Member

1.Request for leave of absence was not received from any Members.
2. The EC confirmed the Minutes of the last EC Meeting held on 16th October 2011.
3.1.60th Anniversary Event: With regard to the said event the arrangement of the same was discussed in detail.

Mr. Sanjeev Kassal was requested to get the final information with regard to the participating players from the various countries so that the exact room requirements could be conveyed to the Club. Mr. Sanjeev Kassal was also requested to finalise the names of the players who would play for the 4 teams representing India at the earliest so that the players selected could practice for the event. It was agreed that latest by Thursday i.e. by 27th October 2011 a meeting to be held with the Secretary of the Gymkhana Club. During the meeting the exact requirement of rooms for the event can be intimated to the Secretary of the Club and also intimating him the exact number of rooms required for the event datewise and to release rest of the rooms if the rooms are booked in excess of the requirement.

Mr. Raghu Rajwade was requested to finalise the banners, etc. and the hands out at the earliest as letters to the various Embassies are held up without the same. Mr. R.I. Singh was requested to check up the subscription payments of all the members from India wanting to participate in the event and to ensure that none of the players have any subscriptions dues against their names. Mr. Raghu Rajwade was requested to finalise the invitation cards on behalf of the IC for the dinner to be held on 16th November at the Rose Garden in the Gymkhana Club so that the invites could be sent well in time.

Mr. Yogesh Prasad was requested to have a meeting with Mr. Peter Malik at the earliest to finalise the venues for the lunches to be served in the Club as well as menu for the break fast and lunch.

3.2 Funding for the Event: With regard to the funding, the Secretary informed that he has arranged cheques for Rs. 1,50,000/- and he is likely to get another cheque for about Rs. 2-3 lacs for the event. Mr. Raghu Rajwade informed that the funding committed for the event upto now was Rs. 4.5 lacs. The EC decided the requirement of another Rs. 6 lacs to comfortably host the event for which the Members were requested to make all out efforts for raising the said sum.

3.3 Progress of the Sub Committee: The sub Committee formed by the EC have not submitted any report so far. They have requested to meet at the earliest and inform the EC at the next meeting about the progress made so far.

3.4 New Members: With regard to the making new Members of the Club, the Secretary informed that he has received two proposals for Membership i.e. one Mr. Saurav Panja and another Mr. Ashish Sen. Both qualify in the criteria for being the ordinary Members of the Club. The EC accordingly decided to make them ordinary members of the Club and the Secretary was requested to write to them asking for their subscriptions.

It was decided that the EC will meet again on 31st October at 5 p.m. at B-50, Defence Colony, New Delhi with the same agenda.

The EC ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

This event had been organized by one of the youngest ICs, the International Tennis Club (IC) of Singapore. The IC Juniors Challenge qualification requires that the teams will have boys and girls aged 16 and under (must not have reached 17 years before 31 December 2011).

In October 2007, the IC Asian Junior Challenge event was first held in New Delhi, hosted by the IC of India, in partnership with AITA, held at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium. IC India team won the 4 nation event. The World Finals event was held in New Zealand, in January 2008.
In 2009, IC India in partnership with AITA, again hosted the IC Asian Junior Challenge event in New Delhi, at the Delhi Gymkhana Club. IC India team won the 3 Nation event for the second consecutive year.
“The IC World-wide, 16 & Under, Junior Challenge. Finals, 2010” was hosted by IC of India in partnership and with support of AITA, in New Delhi from December 13 to 17, 2010 at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium. This event was won by the IC Great Britain team. Other participating teams that were Zonal Finalists from their Regional Group included GERMANY, USA, NEW ZEALAND, INDIA ‘A’ & INDIA ‘B’.
For 2011, one of the youngest ICs, Singapore, hosted the IC Asian Junior Challenge, held at the Changi Beach Club, from August 30 to September 02, 2011. IC India team

won the Championship for the 3rd year running. The World Finals will be held in 2012.

We proudly present our team that won the event in Singapore:

Captain – Ms Vishika Rani Chhetri

Boy’s

Shaikh Abdullah

Fatehdeep Singh

Girl’s

Tarrannum Handa

Rimpledeep Kaur Batth

Many thanks and well done “Team India”.

IC India has hosted the IC Junior Challenge events in New Delhi for 3 years and this was possible because of the tremendous encouragement and support received consistently from Mr. Anil Khanna and other senior management team from AITA, particularly Col Ranbir Chouhan, Col RM Sharma, Ms. Manpreet Khandari, Wing Cdr. Montes. We from IC India, thank you and look forward to AITA’s continuous support and participation.

With best regards,

Daljit Wallia

President

The International Lawn Tennis Club of India

C 745, New Friends Colony,

New Delhi 110 025

Phones : +91 11 2683 1671

Cell : +91 98 100 95055

Email : daljit.wallia@gmail.com

1.Executive Committee:

1)  Frank Sedgman (Australia) (President – ex officio)
2)  Barry Weatherill (GB) (Chairman)
3)  Pierre Darmon (France)
4) Dan Waldman (USA)
5) Gustavo Herrero (Argentina)
6) Ian Smiths (South Africa)
7) Des Shaw (New Zealand)
8) Daljit Wallia (India)
9) Marco Gilardelli (Italy)
10) Alex Kurucz (Germany)
11) Julian Tatum (GB)
12) Peter McQuibban (GB) (Honorary Secretary)
13) Charles Trippe (GB) (Honorary Treasurer)

2.Management Group

Barry Weatherill (GB)
Charles Trippe (GB)
Paul Hutchins (GB)
Alex Kurucz (Germany)
Marco Gilardelli (Italy)

3.Committee and Sub-Committee Responsibilities:

3.1 Executive Committee – to include oversight of Management Group and sub-Committees, governance and appointment of subcommittee members and approval of budget and accounts, approval of new clubs and governance issues concerning Clubs, relationships with Governing Bodies, ITF, ATP and WTA.

3.2 Management Group – financial control and expenditure, secretariat, liaison with clubs and communication generally.

3.3 Sponsorship

Raising funds for:

Events;
Development (young players and disability)
Council expenditure.

3.4 Player liaison, fixtures and events scheduling

Provide guidance to clubs on ways to expand player involvement including tools for recruitment of players e.g. appoint Player Ambassadors (determine their role);
Ensure management of events complies with the best practice;
Recommend calendar;
Recommend nominations for Sportsmanship Award.

3.5 Marketing Communications and event publicity

(i) create publicity to promote ICs;
(ii) distribute publicity in conjunction with management group;
(iii) establish Media Group;
(iv) establish and maintain network for producing news stories for
dissemination to media through the Media Group;
(v) have conduct of the Sportsmanship Award, selection and presentation.

3.6 IT

(i) Website creation and design;                   (ii) keeping Council website up to date
(iii) providing format for Clubs to adopt;     (iv) creation and retention of data

All four sub-committees to report to Management Group and Executive Committees

4. Suggested composition of Committees

4.1 Sponsorship

1) Barry Weatherill (GB) Chair                         2) Brian Hatton (GB)
3) Gustavo Herrero (Argentina)                         4) Julian Tatum(GB)
5) Henri Reiter (Luxembourg)                           5) Yogesh Prasad (India)
6) Scott Mead (USA)

4.2 Player liaison fixtures and events scheduling:

Marco Gilardelli (Italy) Chair
Julian Tatum (GB)
Juan-Maria Tintore (Spain)
Thierry Pham (France)
Dan Waldman (USA)
Vikas Singh (India)

4.3 Marketing, communications and event publicity

Alex Kurucz (Germany) Chair
Berta Tintoré (Spain)
Mark Koevermans (Holland)
ohn Barrett (GB)
Ronny Goldman (Israel)

Media Group:

Ubaldo Scanagatta (Italy)
John Barrett (GB)
Rahul Singh (India)
Pedro Hernandez (Spain)
Guillermo Salatino (Argentina)
Jean de Couvercelles (France)
(Germany) to be filled

4.4 IT
Paul Hutchins (GB)
Julian Tatum (GB)

The Officers, namely The Chairman, the Hon. Secretary and the Hon. Treasurer remain ex-officio members of the sub-Committees and may attend sub-Committee meetings if required.

Sub-Committee membership subject to re-election at the end of 3 years.

Approved at Executive Committee meeting at Roland Garros, Paris, 31 October 2008