By Sufyan Ibrahim, 29th May 2019.
The road to U.S. College Tennis starts here!
INDIA – DreamBig Events is proud to launch the first – ever UTR tournament in India called DB Challenger – UTR Tennis Series. The series will be held in Tier 1 cities in India. The first leg kicks off on July 5 – 7, 2019 at the Ahmedabad Racquet Academy.
The event aims to provide young tennis players play level – based competitions and at the same time get rated on the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). The UTR is the world’s only results – based rating system in tennis and provides an accurate measurement of a player’s level – from a newbie to Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. By getting a UTR, tennis players get a higher chance of being recruited by top U.S. College coaches, who use the rating for their roster. Rian Pandole, a Columbia University varsity tennis player, is currently the top Indian player in college with a UTR rating of 13.23. Pandole also joined DreamBig camps and tournaments.
The registration fee is USD $60 for the three-day tournament. Top performers from the Boys and Girls Divisions will get a direct entry to the DreamBig Silver and Gold Series Tennis Camps, also happening this year. The Silver Series Camp is a four-day event which includes a two – day UTR tournament and a two-day camp with top U.S. Scholarship colleges. The Gold Series Camp also has the same format and gives the players a chance to be scouted by the top U.S. Academic Colleges.
DreamBig organizer Tushar (ex-professional tennis player) says,
“The Tournament series aims to help Indian junior tennis players to get rated on UTR and boost the number of junior tennis players going to play U.S college tennis from India!”
This tournament is organized by DreamBig Events, which is a premier sports events company known for organizing exclusive sports camps and tours across Asia and in the U.S, such as the College Discovery Golf and Tennis U.S. Tours and the U.S. College Tennis Showcase camps held in Manila, Singapore, and New Delhi.
Tushar: +91 9910455602
Tushar – Ex professional tennis player
Tushar has been a former top-30 player in the world in the ITF Juniors. He has participated in all the four Junior Grandslams – Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and U.S Open and made it to the doubles semifinals at the French Open partnering Divij Sharan. He has played with the likes of Andy Murray, Gael Monfils, Rafael Nadal growing up. Tushar has done his Masters from New York University in Sports Management and has had prior experience of working with the US Open and John McEnroe Tennis Academy. He currently heads DreamBig events in India.
About DreamBig Events:
DreamBig Events is a sports events company dedicated to providing a positive, motivating, and challenging platform for young athletes living in Asia to improve their skills and grow their passion for their sport. Since 2016, DreamBig Events has run over 15 College tours in the U.S. and over 10 college camps in Golf, Tennis, and Squash in Asia. The College Tours and the college camps have had coaches from top NCAA Division 1 Universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania and NYU among many others. For more information, please visit here.