Bhubaneswar:29/3/23:Hon’ble CM Sri Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the Tennis Centre at the Kalinga Stadium Sports Complex. CM also launched the logo and jersey of the upcoming international tennis tournament.The Tennis Centre is certified by International Tennis Federation and features one synthetic centre court with a gallery seating for 1400, gymnasium, changing room, auditorium and rooms for dignitaries, media, broadcast and administrative purpose
Addition of the Tennis Centre strengthens our ecosystem further which will help our Tennis players to compete and excel at national international events. It will also help unearth hidden talents and nurture potential medallists.”
Noteworthy to mention that Odisha Tennis players, Kabir Hans, Debasis Sahoo, Sohini Sanjay Mohanty and Aradhya Verma have been making their mark in the Tennis circuits and OTA and Sports Department are focussing on creating a road map for sustainable high performance by youth tennis players of the state.
Furthermore, prior to the inauguration, Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera felicitated 45 athletes with cash awards for their achievements at various national events.
Dignitaries present at this inauguration include Chief Secretary PK Jena, Development Commissioner Anu Garg, Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian, Sports and Youth Services Secretary R Vineel Krishna, President OTA, Asit Tripathy, Secretary Satyajit Mohanty and other officials of OTA and Sports Department.