LISBON, Sept 27:  David Haggerty has been re-elected as President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after claiming more than 60 percent of votes in the first round of voting at the governing body’s Annual General Meeting in Lisbon on Friday.

POKHARA, Sept 25: Chairperson of Rashtriya Prajatantra Party Kamal Thapa has bagged the title of ITF Senior Tennis Tournament (among the age group of 55 and above) held in Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19:Nepal’s number one female tennis star Prerana Koirala aims to win a gold medal in the upcoming 13th edition of the South Asian Games (SAG) to be hosted by Nepal in December.

NEW YORK, Aug 17: World number one Naomi Osaka will “probably” defend her U.S. Open title, even if it means defying her doctor’s orders, she said after retiring from the Cincinnati Masters with a knee injury on Friday.

MUMBAI, Aug 14: Indian tennis players want safety guarantees before they travel to Islamabad for their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan, captain Mahesh Bhupathi said on Wednesday.

CINCINNATI, August 13: Andy Murray announced on Monday he would not play singles at the U.S. Open after losing in his long-awaited return from hip surgery at the Cincinnati Masters.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: A thirteen-member Nepali team with nine tennis players has left for Gujarat, India on Saturday to participate in the Sixth Asian School Table Tennis Championship.

WIMBLEDON, July 13:  Simona Halep was not focused on trying to prevent Serena Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title. All Halep cared about was winning Wimbledon for the first time.

PARIS, June 8: Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days.

PARIS, June 8: The French Open women’s final was delayed on Saturday after the men’s semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem was interrupted by rain.

PARIS, June 2: Ash Barty has reached the last 16 of the French Open for the first time without dropping a set along the way and, even if the Australian says she is not looking too far ahead, a pathway deep into the second week opened up for her on Saturday.

PARIS, May 27: Petra Kvitova withdrew from the French Open on Monday due to an injury to her forearm, hours before her first match at the tournament against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea.

ROME, May 16: Top-ranked Naomi Osaka comfortably beat Dominika Cibulkova 6-3, 6-3 in the first of her two matches at the Italian Open on Thursday.

LONDON, April 28: Former world number one Andy Murray said he is under no pressure to return to competitive tennis after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery earlier this year but he would attempt to make a comeback if his body allowed it.

MELBOURNE, Jan 20: Rafal Nadal routed Tomas Berdych 6-0 6-1 7-6(4) in a center court masterclass to charge into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

LONDON, Nov 19: Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.

Oct 18: The coach whose attempts to guide Serena Williams mid-match during this year’s U.S. Open final led to her explosive row with the umpire and a code violation en route to defeat, has called for on-court coaching to be permitted.

MOSCOW, Oct 15: French Open champion Simona Halep will finish the year as women’s world number one for the second season in a row, the WTA said on Monday.

NEW YORK, Sept 3: Serena Williams survived a scare from giant-killer Kaia Kanepi to claim a rollercoaster 6-0 4-6 6-3 win on Sunday and move into the U.S. Open quarter-finals, a step closer to a record- equalling 24th career Grand Slam title.

NEW YORK, Sept 1: Serena Williams crushed older sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in a shockingly subdued third round clash at the U.S. Open on Friday to stay on track for a record equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

KATHMANDU, July 23: A seven-member national table tennis team has left for India for a month-long training course in New Delhi in preparation of the upcoming 18th Asian Games that is scheduled to be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The All Nepal Table Tennis Association (ANTTA) on Monday finalized the players to participate in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from August 18.

KATHMANDU, April 28: IME Foundation, with the support from All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) and the coordination from the Junior Tennis Initiative (JTI), is set to organize the first IME JTI Grand Junior Open Lawn Tennis Tournament from May 20.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal displayed a mixed performance in the ongoing South Asian Regional Qualifiers Tournament for the ITF Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championship on Monday. Nepal won in the boys’ category, while it faced defeat in the girls’. In the boys’ category matches played at the Satdobato Tennis Court, Nepal defeated Bhutan 3-0.

KATHMANDU, April 5: A six-member Nepali team with four players is set to leave for Chittagong, Bangladesh on Thursday to take part in the Advocate Golam Mostafa Memorial South Asian Table Tennis Club Championship.

Pranab, Mayanka win Sahabir tennis

March 17, 2018 09:45 am

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): The departmental teams Tribhuvan Army Club’s Pranab Khanal and Nepal Police Club’s Mayanka Rana have won the singles titles in the ongoing 10th Sahabir Memorial Open Lawn Tennis Tournament on Friday.

Butwal Open Tennis from Friday

February 20, 2018 08:34 am

BUTWAL (REPUBLICA): Butwal Lawn Tennis Club is all set to organize the first Butwal Open Lawn Tennis Tournament from February 23 in Butwal. The five-day tournament will feature six categories namely men’s singles, women’s singles, over 35 singles, over 45 singles, over 65 singles and doubles, said the organizers on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) is all set to start the Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament from Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC)’s Syantu Shrestha and Nabita Shrestha have won the singles titles of the 39th Huawei National Table Tennis Tournament under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC)’s Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya and Western Region’s Abhishek Bastola emerged victorious in the men’s singles categories of the ongoing National Sports Council Tennis Championship on Monday.

Indian players dominate junior tennis

November 9, 2017 08:18 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Indian players dominated the finals of the ongoing Kesha Group ANLTA Nepal Asian 14 and Under Tennis Championship Circuit-2 as they lifted both boys’ and girls’ doubles titles on Wednesday.

POKHARA, Sept 9: An international lawn tennis tournament is to be held at the local Pokhara stadium from coming September 11 to 23.

STOCKHOLM, Sept 6: The film ‘Borg McEnroe’, which traces the fierce rivalry between tennis greats Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe on and off the court, premiered in Swedish capital Stockholm on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya and Prerana Koirala became the champions in boys’ and girls’ Under-16 singles categories respectively in the First ANLTA-JTI Junior National Lawn-Tennis Tournament that concluded on Saturday.

KATHMANDU: Born to the national and chief coaches of Nepali tennis, Rani Devi Konda Bajracharya and Surya Bhushan Bajracharya, Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya is already struck stardom.

KATHMANDU, May 11: All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) is set to organize qualifiers of ITF Asian U12 Team Championship from May 15 to 20.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Bhagawati BK, Ganga Sharma and Sneha Yadav have advanced to the quarterfinals in the women's singles category of the Fifth Citizens Bank Open Tennis Tournament on Sunday.

Indian players dominate ITF tennis

February 16, 2017 21:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The ongoing Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament's Circuit Two being held at the Satdobato tennis court, Lalitpur, saw the the dominance of Indian players.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Nepal's poor run at the ongoing Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament's Circuit Two continued on Wednesday as all the participants of the host team in the singles category including Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya, Prerana Koirala and Mahika Rana faced defeats on Wednesday.

Wins for Rana siblings in junior tennis

February 13, 2017 22:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Rana siblings Mahika and Mayanka along with Prerana Koirala emerged victorious in the opening day of girls' singles category during Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament's Circuit Two on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal's poor run in the ongoing Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Circuit-I Tennis Tournament continued on Wednesday as the home team's only remaining participants Mayanka Rana, Renjan Lama and Samrakshak Bajracharya all crashed out from the competition.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepali tennis players Saurav Raj Pandey, Pranav Khanal and Sakchham Karki all faced defeat in the ongoing Nepal ITF Junior Tennis Tournament on Tuesday in the boys' singles section. In the matches played at Satdobato's tennis court, the Nepali players lost to Indian opponents Aditya Iyer, Piyush S Salekar and Adarsha Naga Tippabhatla respectively.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Indian players dominated the opening day of Nepal ITF Junior U-18 Tennis Tournament on Monday. Twelve Indian players including eight in boys' and four in girls' sections emerged victorious and booked their places in the second round.

APF lawn tennis kicks off

January 26, 2017 20:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Ninth Sahabir Memorial Open Lawn Tennis Tournament organized by Armed Police Force (APF) has kicked off on Thursday. In the inaugural matches of men’s singles event played at Satdobato Tennis Court, Renjan Lama, Saksham Karki, Samyak Bahadur Bajracharya and Kumar Adhikari emerged victorious.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) has announced to organize three different tournaments later this year in the capital city Kathmandu.

Two Nepali girls into tennis final

September 15, 2016 20:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Two Nepali players Ira Rawat and Abhilasha Bista have advanced to the final of the girl’s singles of the ongoing ANLTA Asian Tour U-14 Ranking Tennis Tournament under circuit two on Thursday.

Asian junior ranking tennis from Sept 5

September 1, 2016 21:25 pm

REPUBLICA, Sept 1: All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) is set to organize Asian Junior Ranking Tour (circuit 1 and 2) tennis tournament at the Satdobato tennis court from September 5.