Addressing a press conference here, organsing secetary Deepak Subrahmanyam and Chief Referee P Narasimhan said a record number of 502 entries have been received this year with Adidas sponsoring this talent spotting event in AITA calendar, for the second year in succession.
''We will sponsor the championship atleast for three more years'', Adidas India Brand Manager Sriram Dhani said, adding ''we expect a future national champion to emerge from this event.'' The entries for Boys Under -18 include 194, Boys Under-14 125, Girls Under-18 120 and Girls Under-14 85 entries.
In the Under-18 singles, Aroon Khatter (Mah), Monal Chilar(Del), Yash Bhargava (MP) and Irfana Hussain (TN), Tara Iyer (Del), Shalini Sahoo(Del), Sharan Paul (TN) and C Rajeshwari(TN) have been given wild card entry.
In the Under-14 singles, Siddhant Dekha (Assam), T Vishwaji (TN), H M Yunus (TN), N Sharath(TN), A Pooja (Del), R Bhavana (TN), Sanjana Manojkumar (TN) and Sanchita Nandakumar(TN) will be the wild card entrants to the main draw.
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