TENNIS

PROCAM AND INDIAN TENNIS SHARE A RICH HISTORY THAT SPANS FROM TALENT REPRESENTATION TO MANAGING TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS

Inspired by India’s appearance in the Davis Cup final in 1987, we took it upon ourselves to facilitate national tennis between the years 1989 and 1995. Today, Indian tennis is a force to reckon with at the international level with prime Indian sportsmen including Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi establishing legendary status worldwide.

STANDARD CHARTERED SUMMER CLASSIC TENNIS

National tennis championships were revamped in 1989 and emerged with the name “Standard Chartered Summer Classic Tennis.” The facilities at sports venues were upgraded to international standards, and players were afforded top-notch accommodation and hospitality that was unheard-of. In 1992, the tournament was held at the Goa Renaissance Resort – a non-traditional venue – with an aim of expanding the appeal of the sport augmented by live TV coverage.

NEC WORLD YOUTH CUP

Procam had organised the NEC World Youth Cup Australasia Qualifying that saw team India qualify for the tournament proper.

ATP CHALLENGER SERIES

The year 1994 saw the return of ATP Tour Tennis to India. This tournament was coined“The ATP Challenger Series” and hosted by Mumbai. Indian players had the opportunity to measure themselves against a bevy of quality international players. Leander Paes won the tournament beating top-tier players from 10 countries. The 1995 edition was also held in Mumbai. The tournament witnessed participation by 11 nationalities including future stars British Tim Henman and Zimbabwean Byron Black. India performed exceedingly well at the Green Gold Fed Cup Asia/Oceania qualifying us for the world group.

STANDARD CHARTERED SUMMER CLASSIC TENNIS

National tennis championships were revamped in 1989 and emerged with the name “Standard Chartered Summer Classic Tennis.” The facilities at sports venues were upgraded to international standards, and players were afforded top-notch accommodation and hospitality that was unheard-of. In 1992, the tournament was held at the Goa Renaissance Resort – a non-traditional venue – with an aim of expanding the appeal of the sport augmented by live TV coverage.

NEC WORLD YOUTH CUP

Procam had organised the NEC World Youth Cup Australasia Qualifying that saw team India qualify for the tournament proper.

ATP CHALLENGER SERIES

The year 1994 saw the return of ATP Tour Tennis to India. This tournament was coined“The ATP Challenger Series” and hosted by Mumbai. Indian players had the opportunity to measure themselves against a bevy of quality international players. Leander Paes won the tournament beating top-tier players from 10 countries. The 1995 edition was also held in Mumbai. The tournament witnessed participation by 11 nationalities including future stars British Tim Henman and Zimbabwean Byron Black. India performed exceedingly well at the Green Gold Fed Cup Asia/Oceania qualifying us for the world group.