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Wimbledon tennis event, The Road to Wimbledon, to be hosted outside UK for the first time

Jan 3, 2014 18:33 IST

The Wimbledon Foundation has teamed up with HSBC and All India Tennis Association (AITA) to launch The Road to Wimbledon event in India. This will be the first ever Wimbledon tennis event to be hosted outside the UK.

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The first phase of the Road to Wimbledon event will be held in Delhi and Mumbai between 6 - 14 January 2014. The event will focus on boosting the development of junior tennis in the country.

Former Great Britain Tennis player Tim Herman has been rolled in for launching coaching missions in India. As part of the initiative, Herman will team up with All England Club Head Coach Dan Bloxham to launch a series of coaching clinics and events offering local children the chance to play at Wimbledon in August 2015.

The coaching clinics are part of two Under-14 National singles events in Delhi (RK Khanna Tennis Centre) and Mumbai (MSLTA Tennis Centre). The top sixteen boys and girls from these two events are invited to the Wimbledon Foundation Junior Masters in Delhi in April 2014. Out of these, two boys and two girl finalists will be invited to compete in the UK HSBC National Finals on the grass at Wimbledon in August 2015.

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