A Tennis Event Worth Making A Racket About!
promote Junior Tennis in India, the Academy launched the Peninsula Cup -
the biggest ever Junior Tennis Tournament in the history of Indian
Press Conference - Launch of the Peninsula Cup
Junior Tennis Championships of the NCR
The Week, 17 Sep 1995
"Tempered steel can be strong.
Tempered tennis players can be stronger. Especially if they can take the
heat of an exacting training regimen. And that is what B.P.
"Bobby" Singh's school promises! Today, his Peninsula Tennis
Academy (PTA) is all set to become one of the best equipped tennis cum
educational schools in India."
Business Today, 22 July 1995
"Advantage Birender Pal "Bobby"
Singh for turning an obsession into a business and coming up aces with his
Peninsula Tennis Academy. "The academy has facilities comparable to
international standards," admits Krishnan."
Sunday, 7 November 1993
"An academy near Delhi will provide
both home and training centre to youngsters interested in making tennis a
career. Besides intensive training in tennis which includes guidance from
stalwarts like Ramanathan Krishnan, the academy provides the comforts of
home and formal schooling".
Target, January 1992
"If you are young and all set for the net,
with vigour for volleying and aspiration for aces, the Peninsula Tennis Academy
in New Delhi may be right up your court! Planned on the lines of tennis
academies abroad, the PTA will be the first of its kind single stop in
India offering both professional tennis coaching and normal schooling for
future tennis toppers! So after Ramanathan, Vijay, Ramesh and Leander....
it could well be YOU!"
Hindustan Times, July 2004
Advantage kids in tennis court!! See more coverage of the hugely
successful Peninsula Cup 2004 under News!
The Hindu, 9 May 1991
"PTA" will unearth talent. I am
confident of the scheme chalked out by the PTA and that is why I have decided to
take up this assignment" says the maestro who had often refused to take up
coaching in the past. "My father was once my coach and I have passed on the
lessons to Ramesh. I would
love to share it with the youngsters at PTA" Krishnan adds.
The Telegraph, 9 May 1991
"Tennis Academies are the
Answer": Ramanthan. "I liked the very idea of the academy and
its concept. It is similar to what has been happening in the
United States". His son, Ramesh, who was also present at the briefing, said he
had attended such a clinic in Florida and had benefited immensely.
The Hindu, 1 Dec 1991
"I was impressed by the scheme at PTA. I
feel it will provide the answer to the needs of modern coaching in India. I will
be very dedicated in my approach. I owe it to my country", says
The Hindustan Times, 26 May 1991
"The Peninsula Tennis Academy is a concept
that has persuaded an otherwise diffident Ramanathan Krishnan, still the
Greatest Tennis player in Indian Tennis History, and Krishnan's dour and dogged
Davis Cup teammate Jaidip Mukerjea, to forsake the comforts of retirement and
take an active interest in coaching a new generation of tennis players. The man
behind the concept is Bobby Singh, a former player of standing who is capable of
involving former champions in a coaching scheme that begins at the grassroots.
The Peninsula Tennis Academy has begun on a rousing note".
The Business & Political Observer, 3
"B. P. Singh, or Bobby as he is called,
believes the way to develop tennis in this country is by making it pay. Only
then will tennis be thought of as a career, and good talent be attracted to it.
With this in mind, he is planning for an eventual super circuit of Indian Tennis
with a lot of prize money. The first tournament is called the Campa Amateur
City Scan, January 1993
"The promotion of sporting events as an
enterprise has finally filtered through to the capital with Eternit Everest
joining hands with Peninsula Tennis Academy to organise a nationwide tennis
tournament for Juniors."
Evening News, 15 Oct 1993
"First genuine tennis academy....Founders eye on
The Economic Times, 26 Feb 1995
"Before setting up the academy, the
consummate professional that he is, Singh visited tennis academies in
Europe and USA. His aim was to replicate the best there was in the world.
The Peninsula Tennis Academy is equipped with state-of-the-art ball
machines, tennis analyst computers, servo-meters and mental toughness
kits, making it one of the most advanced in the country."