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Dilip Mohanty (first person from Odisha) got the position of PTR Director of India

Bhubaneswar 27th May 2019: Shri Dilip Mohanty, International Senior Tennis Player & Coach from Odisha to get the position of PTR Director/Contractor of India (Official PTR provider of Membership, Educational and Certification Services) from 25th May 2019.

 Shri Dilip Mohanty has achieved many milestones in numbers of National and International tennis tournaments. He has been a doubles champion in National Junior Tennis and Malaysian Senior Open Tennis. He ranks 84th position as an International Senior Tennis tournament. In 2007 PTR conferred him with India President’s Award and in 2012 he was honored with “PTR India Coach of the year Award”. He had a keen interest in Tennis coaching having a successful long journey at National and International level tournaments. This propelled him to set up an institute named as Neelachal Tennis Academy in New Delhi with his own efforts and for last 18 years he has been imparting tennis teachings to many talents. In order to popularize tennis in Odisha he is planning to open a branch of this academy in his home state.


 It may be noted here that, under Shri Mohanty’s guidance Neelachal Tennis Academy has been organizing Odisha Tennis Premiere League (OTPL) for last two years in Odisha in which many numbers of tennis rising stars from different states are participating in this premier league.

About PTR

 PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,300 members in 125 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

Quick Facts about the Organization:

  • Internationally recognized tennis teaching certification for coaches it is recognized by the ATP, WTA, USTA and International Tennis Federations (ITF) around the world
  • Approximately 25,000 Members in 125 countries
  • Billie Jean King, , Nick Bollettieri, Judy Murray, Jim Courier, Chris Evert, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Mary Pierce, Kim Clijster are few in the PTR Educational Board of Members.
  • 7 Hall of Fame Inductees
  • 49 International Master Professionals
  • More than 240 National and International Testers
  • Annual International Tennis Symposium, Championships and Trade Show at PTR International Headquarters, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
  • Publisher of TennisPro, PTR’s award winning magazine

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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