Staff Reporter

LIC, Temple Town Tennis Academy, APSPDCL to organise tournaments in the town

TIRUPATI: Sports lovers in Tirupati are in for a treat with a host of academies and corporations planning to conduct their tournaments here soon.

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will conduct its 40th South Central Zonal Level Shuttle (Badminton) Tournament at Srinivasa Sports Complex on August 8 and 9. Forty players (LIC employees) from all over Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka coming under this zone will be taking part in the tourney. Sports events will be conducted separately for men and women.

The tourney will be inaugurated by SVU Vice-Chancellor S. Jayarama Reddy. Regional Manager (P&IR), Rita Bhattacharya will take part.

Tennis tourney

Temple Town Tennis Academy is conducting its 2nd Open Junior Tennis Tournament from August 11 to 13 for players of Rayalaseema and Nellore districts. The tournament is being sponsored by LG Electronics. The U-18 category will be open for both boys and girls, while only boys are to play in the U-14 stream. The event will be conducted at Srinivasa Sports Complex. Details can be had from organising secretary B.V. Poornachandra Kumar on 98855 51881 or tennis coach P.G. Raju on 98493 81908.

Sports festival

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) will conduct its `Sports Festival-2006' from August 12 to 15. Seven teams, including six from the circles of Tirupati, Kadapa, Nellore, Ongole, Guntur and Vijayawada and one representing the corporate office here will be taking part. The events to be played are cricket, chess, carroms, tennis and volleyball among others.