Doubles joy for Kaivalya, Kevin

21-06-2014 | News - Sports

Kaivalya Raval and Kevin Patel lived up to their top billing to win boys under-14 doubles title in AITA Super Series Tournament in Dehradun. The top seeded pair faced little competition in brushing aside second seeded pair of UK’s Drona Walia and Chandigarh’s Neeraj Yashpal 6-1, 6-1 in the final..

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Dhyen Shah takes U-16 title

11-06-2014 | News - Sports

Dhyen Shah showed his class as he won the under-16 boys single in the recently concluded Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Shaishya Tennis Academy. In the final, Dhyen, who trains at St Xavier’s College, was at his best as he beat second seed Himansh Mehta 6-3, 6-3..

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Harshvardhan takes the cake

06-06-2014 | News - Sports

Harshvardhan Thirani lived up to his top billing as he overcame a spirited fight from Parth Dhall to win men’s singles crown in Gujarat State Ranking Tennis Tournament at Shaishya Tennis Academy on Thursday. In a match that lasted for more than three hours, Harshvardhan..

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Harshwardhan, Parth set up final battle

05-06-2014 | News - Sports

Harshwardhan Thirani and Parth Dhall will set up the final date in men’s singles of State Ranking Tennis Tournament at Shaishya Tennis Academy. In the semis, played on Wednesday, top seed Harswardhan beat Raag Shah 9-6 while Parth had an easy 9-1 win over Sunil Chaudhary..

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Rachit suffers big blow

04-06-2014 | News - Sports

Fourth seed Rachit Singhvi was the latest seed to falter on the third day of State Ranking Tennis Tournament at Shaishya Tennis Academy on Tuesday. In the biggest upset of the morning, Parth Dhall held on to his nerves to beat Rachit 8-7 (2) in the men’s singles quarters...

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Sunil creates a stir

03-06-2014 | News - Sports

Sunil Chaudhary created the biggest stir on the second day of the men’s singles event in State Ranking Tennis Tournament when he toppled second seed Sarthak Porwal 6-2 in the prequarters on Monday..

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Bhakti falls at final hurdle

03-06-2014 | News - Sports

City girl Bhakti Parwani shone in the recently concluded 8th Ramesh Desai Memorial National Tennis Championship at Mumbai after the youngster reached the final of the under-12 girls category..

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Easy outing for Harshwardhan

02-06-2014 | News - Sports

Top seed Harshwardhan Thirani began his quest in the men’s singles category of Gujarat State Ranking Tournament with a thumping win. In the second round match, Harshwardhan blanked Kavan Patel 6-0 at Shaishya Tennis Academy..

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Akanksha, Kevin in finals

14-04-2014 | News - Sports

Top-seeds Akanksha Bhan and Kevin Patel marched into the girls and boys finals, respectively, of the Under-14 AITA Shaishya TPPAG Championship Series on Sunday. In the semis, Akanksha brushed aside fourth seed Shreya Panchal..

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Vadodara boy top U-12 tennis player

11-Year-Old Dev Leads Latest AITA Rankings Declared This Week

Ajit Bezbaruah | TNN

Ahmedabad: Eleven-year-old Vadodara boy Dev Javia has become the top-ranked Indian in the under-12 category as per the latest AITA rankings declared this week.

Javia’s success is the result of his hard work and sacrifices made by his parents, Vipul and Dr Vaishali Javia. They travel 4-5 days every week from Vadodara to Ahmedabad for his training at a leading tennis academy in the city under Shrimal Bhatt.

Vaishali gave up her 12-year-old physician career to see her son excel in tennis. The job of Dev's father, an executive in a private company, requires a lot of travelling and so the onus was on the mother to take care of the son's training, travelling and participation in competitive events. "It was a tough decision to take but it was an important one and today I have no regret," said the mother.

The Javia family stayed in Ankleshwar where Dev started showing sparks of brilliance. So they shifted base to Vadodara looking for better playing facility for him. Once he started winning tournaments, the Javias decided to shift again, this time to Ahmedabad, looking for better coaching and training facilities. But now, Dev needs strong financial support to push his career further. As a member of Sports Authority of Gujarat's (SAG) Excellency Centre, Dev gets Rs 5,000 a month to support his career but that is too little given the nature of the sport and the huge expenses involved.

"We have invested in Dev's training everything that we have earned so far. But after a point it will be difficult for us and we need help from other sources. I have approached some organizations as well as individuals at various positions but with little result," said the father. They, however, have got support from Dev's school (Nav Rachna) and Chintan Mehta, who coached him in Vadodara.

Publication: The Times Of India Ahmedabad; Date: Mar 19, 2014; Section: Times Sport; Page: 24

Bhakti wins under-14 crown

26-02-2014 | News - Sports

Bhakti Parwani gave ample show of her growing stature as the Shaishya Tennis Academy trainee won girls under-14 Talent Series tournament at SRAG Tennis Academy. Coming out with a dominating display, Bhakti beat statemate Diya Lathia 6-0, 6-1 in the final to register her fifth consecutive national title in under-12 and under-14 categories..

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Bhakti shines bright at AITA

17-02-2014 | News - Sports

Bhakti Parwani lived up to her top billing to win the girls under- 12 AITA Championship Series title at Ahmedabad City Tennis Foundation (ACTF) on Sunday. In the final, Bhakti beat Bhakti Shah of Andhra Pradesh 6-0, 6-1 to win her fourth successive under-12 title..

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Bhakti, Dev win under-12 titles

10-02-2014 | News - Sports

City girl Bhakti Parwani and Vadodara’s Dev Javia won the girls and boys under-12 singles titles in AITA Championship Series tennis tournament played at Ahmedabad Racquet Academy..

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Giant-killer Krish wins U-14 CS title

03-02-2014 | News - Sports

Krish Patel showed nerves of steel as the 12-year-old defeated five seeded players to win under-14 boys AITA Championship Series at Ahmedabad City Tennis Foundation on Sunday...

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Vaidehi wins AITA tourney

28-01-2014 | News - Sports

City girl Vaidehi Chaudhary lived up to her top billing as she won the girls under-18 singles title in AITA Championship Series held at Shaishya Tennis Academy. Vaidehi was then made to sweat it out by citymate Akanksha Bhan before winning 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. ...

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Bhakti wins U-12 title

20-01-2014 | News - Sports

Bhakti Parwani came out with an impressive show to win the girls singles title in under-12 AITA Talent Series held at SRAG Academy. In the final, Bhakti defeated Himadri Kashyap 6-3, 6-4. In the quarters, the Shaishya Tennis Academy trainee defeated Anand’s Anshu...

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Akankhsa in semi-final

17-01-2014 | News - Sports

Akanksha Bhan held on to her nerves as she kept her Wimbledon dream alive by reaching the semi-final of under- 14 All-India Ranking National Series Tennis Tournament at Mumbai on Thursday...

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Titles for Bhakti, Krish

21-12-2013 | News - Sports

City youngsters, Bhakti Parwani and Krish Patel won the girls and boys under-12 titles in Khel Mahakhumbh tennis. In the girls category, Bhakti, who trains at Shaishya Tennis Academy, beat Punarva Shah of Vadodara 6-2 ...

Doubles joy for Suraj, Rahul

07-12-2013 | News - Sports

It was a mix day for Suraj Desai as the city lad won the doubles crown but lost in the semi-final in the singles of Deshratna Dr Rajendra Prasad Memorial All-India Ranking Tennis Championship in Patna on Friday..

Suraj marches into semis

06-12-2013 | News - Sports

Suraj Desai marched into the semi-finals of Deshratna Dr Rajendra Prasad Memorial All-India Ranking Tennis Championship at Patna. The 22-year-old city lad beat Haryana’s Dipanshu...

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