Female Participation Manager
Represented India in Junior Fed Cup
Highest Junior National Rank- 2
Highest State rank (West Bengal) in Under-12/14/16/18 and Women’s category- 1
Highest Women’s National Rank- 11
Was WTA ranked in both singles and doubles for a number of years
Doubles National Champion
CBSCE Grade XII result- 93.5%
BA Hons. in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
MA in Sociology from University of Calcutta
COACHING EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
AITA Level III Certified Coach
ITF Play and Stay Certified Coach
High-Performance Coach (part-time) at Bengal Tennis Association
Have experience of coaching at Voyager Tennis Academy in Sydney, Australia. Interned there for a month in November 2018
I quit playing professionally in December 2017 and switched careers to the business world. At present, I’m the Director of our family printing press. In addition to that, I also began coaching tennis part-time at the Bengal Tennis Association from early 2018. The transition from competitive tennis to coaching seemed the right fit and I was happy to find that I’m as passionate about coaching as I was about competing. My main objective is to mold good human beings who value fair play and hard work and help them become the best tennis player they have the potential to be.
WHY I COACH:
Simple answer, because I love the game and nothing makes me happier than to introduce kids to this beautiful game.
Also, having played at the ITF Pro Circuit level for years, I know exactly the super important role of good, devoted coaches in making a good tennis player. In the long run, I want to bring about far-reaching changes in the coaching system of India. We have so much talent, so much potential, what is much needed is a systematic, scientific approach which will allow future champions to prosper.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME:
The topic for my graduation thesis was ‘Sport, Class & Gender’. The intersection of sport with gender and the analysis of sport as a social structure is an area of great academic interest for me. Parts of my dissertation went on to be published in some Sociological journals.
I’ve also written an article regarding the journey of a tennis player that was published by the Indian Tennis Daily.
I’m also a voracious reader, and I keep recommending books to my students ( although I doubt they listen).