The week long tennis tournament hosted by All India Senior Tennis Association ended on a colourful note here at the Officers Club with renewed hopes of a revival of the game.
The tennis tourney held at different courts in Guntur witnessed some intense competition among players in various categories and stood out for the quality of game. Among the several highlights of the tourney, was the grit shown by senior players while giving their best on the court and at the same time playing the game in the true spirit. The players have been pitted in three categories, above 45 years, 55 years and 65 years.
The organising committee consisting of secretary of Officers Club RSK Raju, former secretary Sk. Rasool and others did a commendable job in hosting the tourney without a hitch.
Managing Director, APSRTC and senior IPS officer A.K. Khan was the chief guest at the valedictory function and gave away the prizes. Superintendents of Police, J. Satyanarayana and Ake Ravikrishna were also present.
Reminiscing of the days he had spent in Guntur as the DIG of Police, Mr. Khan said that he wish that more number of officers should take up playing games and sports as a recreational activity. Mr. Khan, a keen sportsman himself, said that he used to play cricket, shuttle badminton to keep himself fit. Two senior players, S K Parekh T.S Ramakrishna were felicitated by Mr. Khan.