MSS unveil synthetic tennis courts

“The Mahila Seva Samaja have always been a constant source of support for women in India since pre-Independence,” said MLA Shobha Karandlaje before cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the courts.

“During earlier times, it was really hard for middle class women to take up sports. At MSS women got an opportunity to play not just tennis but other sports as well. I have heard stories of women playing tennis here wearing dhoti because skirts were not allowed then. I am really happy that MSS have grown wonderfully well over the years and hope to see them excel further,” Karandlaje said.

The three synthetic courts costing Rs 52 lakh come in place of the clay courts, a feature of since the club’s inception in 1926.

MSSTC Secretary Gayathri Rao pointed out the cushioning layers as the speciality of the courts, which she rated as among the best in the country. “The seven synthetic layers are topped by three layers of cushion to reduce tension on athletes’ heels.”

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