The GVMC has renovated its tennis court complex near the Three Town police station to help children and students take up playing the game.

Inspector-General (Fire Services) N. Sambasiva Rao and Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanaryana inaugurated the courts on Sunday.

Mr. Sambasiva Rao said the courts would provide a window of opportunity to children glued to TVs and computers to stay fit and healthy by making use of the courts.

Mr. Satyanarayana said the courts would be maintained locally so that children would have an opportunity to hone their sporting talent.

Joint Collector Praveen Kumar and Additional Commissioner (General) of GVMC K. Ramesh participated. The four courts are synthetic and allotment of courts will be made on the basis of age. To help give an opportunity to as many people as possible, the court will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

K.R. Anil Kumar with 30 years of experience will be the chief coach. K. Ganesh, who is organising the court, said the time would be extended to 9 p.m. soon.

GVMC Director (Sports) Y. Srinivasa Rao participated.

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