After hosting two international mega tournaments, Asian Athletics Championship and World Men’s Hockey League, successfully and preparing for the Hockey World Cup to be held in November, the Odisha Government is now planning to organise a Davis Cup Tennis Tournament in future.
Speaking at the inauguration of International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tournament for Men’s events at the Kalinga Stadium Tennis Complex in Bhubaneswar, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the State Government can host a Davis Cup in future.
Hironmoy Chatterjee, Secretary General, All India Tennis Association expressed his satisfaction over available infrastructure here for playing World Class Tennis.
The event carries total prize money of $15,000 and will be spread over the entire week, with the final scheduled on Saturday, 3 March, 2018.
The Chief Minister said by hosting of International Tennis Federation Men’s Tour event, the Odisha Tennis Association has entered into the next level of organizing tennis tournaments.
Patnaik exhorted that the Sports and Youth Affairs Department and the OTA work in tandem to host more such prestigious events in future.