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�GLTA can be a club, not a district body�

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Nov 3 - The newly formed Guwahati Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) can be a club but not a district association, clarified the All Assam Tennis Association (AATA) today.

The AATA secretary Ankush Dutta in a press note revealed that they would encourage the officials of the GLTA as they are in a mission to develop the game of tennis in the State. �It is also our responsibility to appraise the GLTA and people of Assam that GLTA can be formed as a club but not as a district association,� stated the release.

�A district association can be constituted only by all the clubs in that district and not by a group of organisers. This matter was discussed at length at the AATA Annual General Meeting. The clubs from Guwahati including � India Club, North East Tennis Foundation along with the clubs from other places decided against the formation of a district association.

At present the clubs are attending the AGMs of AATA on an individual basis sending their representatives, but with the formation of the district association they will not only lose that privilege but also the historical importance of the clubs that has been playing a driving force in the activities of the game of tennis in the State.

The GLTA can be registered as a club, for which they must have tennis playing facilities and in which there are at least ten tennis playing members, must be a voluntary organisation with holding of regular meetings and Annual General Meeting in which a regular executive body is elected for the term period as specified in its constitution and bye- laws.

After following the statutory requirements as required as per law, they can after a period of three years of active existence, can apply for affiliation from the AATA, the release added.

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�GLTA can be a club, not a district body�

GUWAHATI, Nov 3 - The newly formed Guwahati Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) can be a club but not a district association, clarified the All Assam Tennis Association (AATA) today.

The AATA secretary Ankush Dutta in a press note revealed that they would encourage the officials of the GLTA as they are in a mission to develop the game of tennis in the State. �It is also our responsibility to appraise the GLTA and people of Assam that GLTA can be formed as a club but not as a district association,� stated the release.

�A district association can be constituted only by all the clubs in that district and not by a group of organisers. This matter was discussed at length at the AATA Annual General Meeting. The clubs from Guwahati including � India Club, North East Tennis Foundation along with the clubs from other places decided against the formation of a district association.

At present the clubs are attending the AGMs of AATA on an individual basis sending their representatives, but with the formation of the district association they will not only lose that privilege but also the historical importance of the clubs that has been playing a driving force in the activities of the game of tennis in the State.

The GLTA can be registered as a club, for which they must have tennis playing facilities and in which there are at least ten tennis playing members, must be a voluntary organisation with holding of regular meetings and Annual General Meeting in which a regular executive body is elected for the term period as specified in its constitution and bye- laws.

After following the statutory requirements as required as per law, they can after a period of three years of active existence, can apply for affiliation from the AATA, the release added.