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GUWAHATI, April 15 - The tennis players of the city have expressed concerns over handing over of the newly laid courts at the RG Baruah Sports Complex, alleging that it has been handed over to an unknown organisation-Young Players� Welfare Foundation.

It has been alleged that the Board of Sports of Assam (BSA) has handed over the courts to the organisation which is charging an amount of Rs 3000 as annual fees along with Rs 650 as monthly dues from the new trainee players. Accordingly for the recreational players the organisation is charging Rs 5000 annually and a fee of Rs 1200 per month.

Now the guardians and the youngsters are making a hue and cry over the fees being fixed for the trainees. The tennis buffs believe that if the fees remain so high, it will be difficult for the newcomers to pursue the sport seriously. The BSA laid two courts spending around Rs 40 lakh which were dismantled before the National Games in 2007.

However, as per a BSA source, no such agreement has been implemented till now as the courts are not yet completed. The source further revealed that along with the tennis courts, the BSA is also planning to hand over the basketball courts to an organisation which can use the newly laid courts for training players. The source also stated that at present it is not possible to hand over the courts to any organisation.

Assam girls go down in AITA meet final

GUWAHATI, April 15: The Assam duo of Raina Zaffar and Lenien Jamir became runners up in the AITA Championship Series tennis tournament, a release said.

In the doubles final played today at Karnal in Haryana, they went down to top seeded Aesha Patel and Urmi Pandya of Gujarat 2-4, 0-4.

In the semifinals Raina / Lenien defeated the second seeded pair of Anushka Sharma and Akshita Sharma of Delhi 4-0, 4-0.

Kung fu medals

GUWAHATI, April 15: Kunf Fu India players won eight medals in the second International Martial Art Games held in Kathmandu on April 9 and 10.

Teams from countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Egypt took part in the meet apart from India, stated a release.

The medal winners are: Namrata Daimary (sub jr girl, 40kg gold), Arbin Singh (sub jr boy, 40kg gold), Toshim Alam (jr boy, 52 kg gold), Mukut Das (jr boys 43kh, silver), Jarmin M Sangma (men�s 53kg, gold), Sahidul Islam (men�s 56kg, silver), Nur Alam Sarkar (men�s 50kg, silver), Biswajit Kalita (men�s 76kg, bronze).

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Tennis players express concern over courts

GUWAHATI, April 15 - The tennis players of the city have expressed concerns over handing over of the newly laid courts at the RG Baruah Sports Complex, alleging that it has been handed over to an unknown organisation-Young Players� Welfare Foundation.

It has been alleged that the Board of Sports of Assam (BSA) has handed over the courts to the organisation which is charging an amount of Rs 3000 as annual fees along with Rs 650 as monthly dues from the new trainee players. Accordingly for the recreational players the organisation is charging Rs 5000 annually and a fee of Rs 1200 per month.

Now the guardians and the youngsters are making a hue and cry over the fees being fixed for the trainees. The tennis buffs believe that if the fees remain so high, it will be difficult for the newcomers to pursue the sport seriously. The BSA laid two courts spending around Rs 40 lakh which were dismantled before the National Games in 2007.

However, as per a BSA source, no such agreement has been implemented till now as the courts are not yet completed. The source further revealed that along with the tennis courts, the BSA is also planning to hand over the basketball courts to an organisation which can use the newly laid courts for training players. The source also stated that at present it is not possible to hand over the courts to any organisation.

Assam girls go down in AITA meet final

GUWAHATI, April 15: The Assam duo of Raina Zaffar and Lenien Jamir became runners up in the AITA Championship Series tennis tournament, a release said.

In the doubles final played today at Karnal in Haryana, they went down to top seeded Aesha Patel and Urmi Pandya of Gujarat 2-4, 0-4.

In the semifinals Raina / Lenien defeated the second seeded pair of Anushka Sharma and Akshita Sharma of Delhi 4-0, 4-0.

Kung fu medals

GUWAHATI, April 15: Kunf Fu India players won eight medals in the second International Martial Art Games held in Kathmandu on April 9 and 10.

Teams from countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Egypt took part in the meet apart from India, stated a release.

The medal winners are: Namrata Daimary (sub jr girl, 40kg gold), Arbin Singh (sub jr boy, 40kg gold), Toshim Alam (jr boy, 52 kg gold), Mukut Das (jr boys 43kh, silver), Jarmin M Sangma (men�s 53kg, gold), Sahidul Islam (men�s 56kg, silver), Nur Alam Sarkar (men�s 50kg, silver), Biswajit Kalita (men�s 76kg, bronze).

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