Tucked away in the ideal, picturesque setting
at Murtuzaguda in suburban Hyderabad, The Sania Mirza Tennis Academy
(SMTA) is well on its way to becoming the nerve centre of tennis
activity in India.
Sania Mirza is the highest ranked female
tennis player ever from India, with a career high ranking of 27
in singles and 7 in doubles. She knows from her early experiences
about the hardships that tennis players from India have to endure
in order to become a successful professional. She had a long cherished
vision for Tennis in India. The Vision
"To pave a way for
Indian Tennis by training and promoting urban and rural talent
and to enable our players to make a significant mark in the world
of international tennis."
The launch of
SMTA in March 2013 is her first step towards realizing
The Mission at SMTA is
"To provide world class Tennis Training
Facility with International quality infrastructure and coaching
staff to bring the technical skill, mental attitude, physical
fitness and other necessary aspects of Indian Tennis players
at par with their international contemporaries."
SMTA has completed its
first phase of planned infrastructure, which includes;
9 Plexipaved Tennis
Courts of Grand Slam standard
A well equipped
Gymnasium for Physical Training
Rooms for male and female players with showers and other requisite
Club House with
Lounge and Cafeteria.
SMTA is now geared to provide tennis players
of India with world class infrastructure to help produce the next
generation of Grand Slam champions. Sania has used her vast experience
of having played for 15 years on the International circuit to
create this academy, which will not only provide a platform to
nurture the upcoming professional players but is also designed
to be the ultimate destination for tennis lovers aspiring to learn,
enjoy or just relish the opportunity to indulge in the royal game
that has enthralled millions all over the world.
The facility is accessible to professionals
and amateurs alike at highly affordable prices. Talented
rural players (Rural talent) shall be given special
treatment and support here. There are various schemes for beginners,
part-time players and future professionals..
World class courts are also available to
those who just love to play a game of tennis with friends.
SMTA provides the perfect opportunity to all tennis lovers to
become a part of the Sania Mirza Tennis Legacy.