A historical MOU was signed between Sports Authority of Gujarat, Gujarat State Tennis Association an...

Published : 05/Apr/2023

A historical MOU was signed today between Sports Authority of Gujarat, Gujarat State Tennis Association and AITA for SAG to Fund various International and National tournament in Gujarat.
I will like to thank Harsh Sanghavi ji Sports ministry Gujarat ,SAG Ashwini sir Ranasir,Rushin sir,Bhaumikbhai for their Efforts,
It would not been possible without persistent efforts of our state association president shri chintan parikh and his valuable inputs and Guidance of Aita Jt sec shri Sunder Iyer ji.
I will like to thank all the AITA office bearers,Dr Anil Jain ji ,Shri Anil Dhuparji ,Shri. Anil Khanna ji for all the support and Encouragement.
We congratulate the entire GSTA office Bearers ,State Tennis Fraternity As this will help immensely to lift standard of tennis in gujarat state.
Shrimal Bhatt

XXXVIth National Games – Gujarat 2022

Published : 27/Sep/2022


36th National Games-Gujarat 2022

Venue: Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad


Tournament Program (Tennis)


Tuesday: 27th September 2022

·         Arrival of all Teams

·         Accreditation collection

Wednesday: 28th September 2022

·         Men’s Team event Pre-qualifying

·         Captains Meeting – Time: TBC

·         Team Event Draw – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 29th September 2022

·         Team event Quarter-Finals

Friday: 30th September 2022

·         Team event Semi-Finals

·         Individual Event Draw – Time: TBC

Saturday 1st October 2022

·         Team Event Finals

·         Team event Medal Ceremony

·         Individual Doubles Quarter-Finals


Sunday 2nd October 2022

·         Individual Singles 1st Round

·         Individual Mixed doubles Quarter-Finals

Monday 3rd October 2022

·         Individual Singles Quarter-Finals

·         Individual Doubles Semi-Finals

Tuesday 4th October 2022

·         Individual Singles Semi-Finals

·         Individual Doubles Finals

·         Mixed Doubles Semi-Finals

Wednesday 5th October

·         Individual Singles Finals

·         Mixed Doubles Finals

·         Individual Events Medal Ceremony

Thursday 6th October

·         Team Departure

36th National Games-Gujarat 2022

Published : 14/Sep/2022

Gujarat is hosting the 36th National Games this year from September 29 to October 12, 2022

The 2022 National Games of India, also known as Gujarat 2022, will be the 36th edition of the National Games of India and will be held in AhmedabadGandhinagarSuratVadodaraRajkot and Bhavnagar in the state of Gujarat between 27 September and 10 October 2022.

The stage is getting ready for the upcoming National Games. On September 5, 2022, the anthem and mascot for the Games was unveiled by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was joined by Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel. Gujarat is hosting the 36th National Games this year from September 29 to October 12, 2022.

Five to six cities in Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, will be hosting the events of the National Games. Earlier, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel had said that the State will spare no effort in making this year’s National Games the best ever. Gujarat is equipped with world class sports infrastructure and a new enthusiasm for sports is being witnessed among the people of the state, the Chief Minister of Gujarat had said about the state hosting the Games.

Unveiling of Mascot & Anthem

“Saavaj” meaning lion in Gujarati, was declared the mascot for the National Games. It is representative of India’s cultural heritage. Further, it will also be a symbol of India’s rapid growth, giving a glimpse of a growing India which is set to become a global leader again.

Meanwhile, the anthem of the Games, encapsulating the philosophy of ‘Judega India, Jitega India’. It has been voiced by Bollywood playback singer, Sukhwinder Singh. The lyrics of the national sports festival’s theme song aims to inspire the youth of the country to connect and conquer historic places like the Statue of Unity and Sabarmati. Embellished with impressive sports scenes, the theme song also captures the heart of how athletes triumph despite adversity.

Ahmedabad – World’s Biggest Sports City

During the inaugural speech, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the city of Ahmedabad would soon be developed into the world’s biggest sports city. “Ten years ago, when Modiji was the chief minister here, he started the Khel Mahakumbh. At that time, Gujarat was nowhere in sports on the global map,” he said. It is important to note that Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat is the largest stadium in the world.

He also hailed the Khel Mahakumbh initiative started in the State by the then Chief Minister Narendra Modi. “Once upon a time, we Gujjus were mostly seen as just businessmen. But Modiji started Khel Mahakumbh 11 years back and that event has become so big that as many as 55 lakh youngsters took part in this edition. We even offered a whopping Rs 29 crore as prize money to the winners,” Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel said on the matter.

National Games in Gujarat

“We are delighted that the National Games are back after 7 years and this will one will be the biggest and grandest ever,” Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said. “It normally takes years to organise an event of this scale but Gujarat did this in less than three months.

Over 12,000 athletes, officials and support stage will enjoy not only the sporting extravaganza but also the garba here,” he added.



VOLTT ATPL | 200k Team Championship | ACTF Super Stars Wins Voltt ATPL Championship

Published : 15/Feb/2022

VOLTT ATPL | 200k Team Championship | ACTF Super Stars Wins Voltt ATPL Championship 


ACTF Super Stars Wins Voltt ATPL Championship


ACTF Super stars wins Voltt ATPL | 200k Team championship title today against last year’s champions AISA Super kings 3-1, and RH Kapadia Warhorses Secured 3rd Position in the same tournament.


ACTF Super Stars had to start with one match down as Mukesh Devani of ACTF lost 6-7, against Vishal Shevak in tiebreaker 7-9. In 2nd match, Girish Dhavani and Mitul Shah beat Laval Bhatt and Aalap Sharma 7-2, and leveled the scores 1-1, in last two matches, ACTF’s Parag Khatri and Poojan Patel Beat Pratik Ruparelia and Bhashkar Agarwal 7-4, and in last match, ACTF Super Stars’  Tejas Shah and Darshan shah beat Vivek Agarwal and Nipam 7-5 and claimed the Volt ATPL | 200k Team championship title.  


RH Kapadia warhorses secured 3rd position in very close match against Navrang Blossom Blasters, at one stage, the scores were leveled at 2-2, and warhorses managed to handled pressure very well and won 10-8 in deciding tiebreaker.


Suresh Maurya, the brain behind this ATPL said “Adults Tennis is growing rapidly in city, from 50 participants in season one to 130 participants this year, it’s incredible”.  And he added, Active participation of adults is helping to created more awareness in Society and as result active participation of young kids have increased in the city”. The Eco system is helping Adults, kids, academies, and coaches to grow, in win – win situation and move forward in life.



Voltt ATPL – The 200k Team Championship, took place on 7 different (Venue) academies of Ahmedabad, where 135+ players participated from 13 different team, in last 10 days 44 ties were played, with total176 matches.


GSTA onboards as their official retail partner starting 2022

Published : 31/Jan/2022

GSTA onboards as their official retail partner starting 2022. has redefined tennis gear buying experience for every Tennis Player in the country, from absolute beginners to top pros. And is now looking to sponsor & mentor promising players through their upcoming one of its kind program, Tennishub Pros which will be headed by Vishnu Vardhan.
Mr Chintan Parikh  President GSTA Quotes :
I am happy that tennis hub has come forward for Tie Up with GSTA. Significant Number of talented Tennis Players of Gujarat will be selected to be  supported with tennis equipment and Scholarships by this tie up. Our goal is to motivate players at grasss root level with this endeavour.
Afroze Khan (CEO & Co-Founder of
“Partnering with a state association like GSTA just validates our mission of providing world class Tennis gear at affordable prices to every Tennis Player in the country, from absolute beginners to top pros. 
Shrimal Bhatt (GSTA Secretary) says:
“I’m really looking forward to this partnership as both organizations are really passionate about this sport and are working hard to grow and make Tennis mainstream in Gujarat. GSTA-TENNIS hubs mission through this partnership is also provide encouragement through endorsement to grass root players with substantial amount of rewards on the basis of performance in Tennis.

AISA Super Kings are ATPL winners

Published : 15/Feb/2021

AISA Super Kings are ATPL winners

Ahmedabad Mirror / Updated: Feb 15, 2021, 11:31 IST


Super Kings created history by beating 4-time champion Super Stars Playing their first final in the Ahmedabad Tennis Premier League 2021, AISA Super Kings created history by beating four time champion ACTF Super Stars in a super tie-break to be declared the winners in the 6th season of ATPL on Sunday ATPL 2021.


ACTF Fantasticans beat Shaishya Stallions 4-0 to secure the 3rd position (second runner-up).

In the 1st singles Vishal Sevak of AISA Super Kings beat Vivek Goenka of ACTF Super Stars with comfortable score of 10-3; the 1st doubles Super Kings duo of Laval Bhatt-Pratik Rupareliya beat their opponents Mukesh Devani-Tejas Shah 8-5. ACTF Super Stars fought back in 2nd and 3rd doubles to defeat their rivals 9-4, 9-4. With both teams remaining at the same level, a super tie-break was followed to decide the champion. In the tiebreak, Vishal Sevak & Aalap Sharma easily crushed their rivals Darshan Shah & Parag Khatri with 10-2.

In the clash to decide the 3rd and 4th positions, three out of four games were close, with Shaishya Stallions fighting spiritedly before losing to ACTF Fantasticans. In the 1st singles, Santosh Osatwal beat Preyas Mehta (7- 6), the scores for the 2nd and 3rd doubles were also same with Ashish Patel-Jatin Shah & Yogesh Shah-Sachin Mastrulala beating Ajay Dhal-Kaushal Thirani & Aditya Sarabhai-Rajesh Jain respectively. In the 1st doubles, the teammates of ACTF Fantasticans won it easily against Rashmin Sadrani-Pankaj Arora with score 8-5.

Congratulating the champion team, Darshan Shah of ACTF Super Stars said that AISA players handled pressure and crucial point’s pretty well. “After being down in 2 matches in the first round, we put a lot of pressure on our next 2 teams, but they played like champions and brought us back into the tie. I must appreciate the grit and determination of AISA players who rose to the occasion and clinched the deciding tie-breaker.”

 Shah also congratulated Suresh Maurya and his team for making the tournament a success. Pratik Rupareliya, captain of the winning team, said, “Though our team players deserve all credit, but we had to fight for every point against a team that was playing in the final for the sixth time. We executed our plan well. All our players performed exceptionally well in the final as well as throughout the tournament.”

Suresh Maurya said, “The ATPL has become a local grand slam now, it’s a privilege for any team to win an ATPL title. Congratulations to Team AISA Super Kings for winning ATPL season 6.0! We congratulate participants of all 10 teams and 100+ players for the grand success of ATPL season 6.”

Gujarat’s Dev Javia makes it to French Open boys’ main draw

Published : 03/Oct/2020

TNN | Oct 3, 2020, 04.12 AM IST
Ahmedabad: Gujarat’s Dev Javia, India’s No. 1 under-18 tennis player, took a giant leap when he became the first Gujarat boy to make it to the main draw of the French Open boy’s singles at the Roland Garros in Paris on Friday.
In his second league match on Friday, the 18-year-old rallied to beat Mexico’s Emiliano Agilera Guerrero 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the super tie-break to enter the main draw.
After losing the first set 2-6, the youngster fought back to win the second set 6-3. In a thrilling super tie break he prevailed 10-8.

On Thursday, Javia had started his campaign with a tough 0-6, 6-1, 10-4 victory against Brazil’s Nicolas Marcondes Zanellato in the first league encounter.

“Dev has become the first male player from Gujarat to play at the Roland Garros. I am very happy that a Gujarat boy has won the wildcard event. His playing in a Grand Slam will inspire many more in the future,’’ said Dev’s coach Shrimal Bhatt from Paris.

“It was a slow court which initially favoured Dev’s opponent. Also Dev lost focus in the first set and went down 2-6. In the beginning, Dev’s opponent played a slow game with long rallies,’’ said Bhatt, who is also the secretary of the Gujarat State Tennis Association.
“It feels pretty good to be in the main draw here. I’m happy I got through the match even though I was struggling with the conditions and my game,’’ said an excited Dev after the match.


Prior to his departure for Paris from Ahmedabad, Dev had said that it would be a dream come true for him playing at the Roland Garros.
He has made one big stride. Doing well in the tournament will be a big boost to his promising career.

Amdavadi Javia eyes French Open glory

Published : 24/Sep/2020

Ahmedabad Mirror / Updated: Sep 24, 2020, 06:00 IST

The desire to copmpete in a Grand Slam kept India's top junior boy's player going as he gears up for clay challenge.

Playing at a Grand Slam is an honour in itself. It was this simple belief that kept Amdavadi Dev Javia going through 'the period of inaction' as India's top-ranked junior boys' tennis player gears up for French Open Wildcard Series finals. Javia made the cut for the qualifiers in February (Dev's ticket to Paris, AM, February 27) after winning the India leg of Roland Garros Junior Wild Card Series in New Delhi.

While the French Open was originally scheduled from May 24 to June 7, it was postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which had put a spanner in the lives of sportspersons.

"While a long break could have had an adverse effect on any player, the desire to play at a Grand Slam is so strong in Dev that he never lost the motivation even during the period of inaction," Dev's coach Shrimal Bhatt told Mirror. "The fact he had to make a road trip to Mumbai for the visa proceedings could have been unnerving for a young player like him. But I see no dip in the desire to compete. He is very much excited and looking forward to the clay challenge," Bhatt said.

"I have not played a competitive match since March. I am really looking forward to this tournament to restart my career," 18-year-old Javia said.

Talking about the challenges, Bhatt said, "We try to cope with the physical conditioning through online sessions. But the biggest challenge, I feel, is the lack of match practice. We have some really good players in our academy who practised with Dev after the unlockdown. We tried to simulate match situations in those practice sessions, but we cannot replace a real match," Bhatt said.

Acknowledging that there is no replacement for a realistic experience, Javia said that he is not bothered much by the lack of it. "We can only try to recreate, but a realistic experience is altogether different. I guess it will be the same for everyone. We just have to dust off the rust and get into action," he added.



GSTA president Chintan Parikh re-elected as AITA Vice President

Published : 07/Sep/2020

Ahmedabad Mirror / Updated:  Sep 7, 2020, 03:14 IST

Gujarat State Tennis Association (GSTA) president Chintan Parikh was re-elected as the vice-president of the All India Tennis Association (AITA).

At the national association’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday in New Delhi, the veteran administrator and the former player from Ahmedabad was elected as one of its seven vice-presidents.

Meanwhile, BJP Rajya Sabha member Anil Jain was elected as the new president of AITA while Anil Dhupar, who is the secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Tennis Association (MPTA), was chosen as its secretary general.

Rohit Rajpal, India’s Davis Cup captain, was elected as the treasurer of the national body.

In an interesting move, former AITA President Anil Khanna returned to the set up as one of the vice-presidents. The other vice-presidents are- legendary Indian tennis player Vijay Amritraj, outgoing secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee, Parikh, Navneet Sehgal, Bharat N Oza, CS Sunder Raju and Rajan Kashyap.

The AITA also elected four joint secretaries in Sunder Iyer (Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association), Prem Kumar Karra (Tamil Nadu Tennis Association), Suman Kapur (Haryana Lawn Tennis Association) and Raktim Saikia (All Assam Tennis Association).

Akhouri B Prasad, Aneil Mahajan, Ankush Dutta, Ashok Kumar, Gurucharan Singh Hora, Capt. Murti Gupta and Thomas Paul are elected as the executive committee members.

All vice-presidents are also members of the executive committee along with the office bearers.

Former Davis Cup captain SP Misra and Rushmi Chakravarthi will be the players’ representatives on the executive committee.

The AITA also formed an Athletes Commission, which will have current Davis Cup captain Zeeshan Ali, former captain Nandan Bal, current Fed Cup coach Ankita Bhambri and Radhika Tulpule as members.

GSTA Website Launch

Published : 12/Dec/2019

Gujarat State Tennis Association (GSTA), a non-profit organization, is the nodal body for tennis in Gujarat State. GSTA is committed to develop a sustainable program to promote tennis for children, youth, and adults. GSTA works closely with All India Tennis Association (AITA) to increase participation, facilitate development and raise the standard of Indian tennis.

GSTA will be very shortly launching is website. The website will provide latest news about all things tennis in Gujarat. The website will also allow for players in the Gujarat State to register with the association.