Venue: Bombay Gymkhana
Dates: November 16th and 17th, 2019
At the onset we would like to thank Mr. Rajesh Batra, Vice President, West for sponsoring and hosting the event. Mr. Batra has also confirmed his support for 2 more years. We would also like to thank the Sports Committee of Bombay Gymkhana, President, Honorary Secretary, the entire tennis and catering staff for all the arrangements.
The event highlight was the presence of India’s tennis legend, Mr. Ramesh Krishnan. He keenly watched the 17th evening session of matches and also made time to offer valuable tips and share insights on the inner game of tennis to aspiring Bombay Gymkhana coaching academy trainees. He was felicitated by the IC, Bombay Gymkhana and Mr. Rajesh Batra for his long standing commitment to tennis and its growth.
The matches itself were thrilling with the tie going to the wire. This event was played on a team format between Bombay Gymkhana and IC India combined. IC India fielded a strong team led by the President, Nandan Bal, Shivika Burman, Rajesh Batra, Rajiv Wallia, Deepak Bhargava, Sanjeev Kassal, Vineet Aggarwal, Satyajeet Burman, Neeraj Desai, Nitin Joshi, Rahul Chaudhari and Jaideep Bhatia.
Each team fielded 6 doubles teams each. Each Bombay Gymkhana team had to play a full regulation set against every IC India team.
At the end of both playing sessions all games won were added up and IC India was declared the winner, by a margin of a mere two games. The result couldn’t have been closer. Bombay Gymkhana have a point to prove in November 2020.