Akhtar Ali

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Akhtar Ali (Hindi: अख़तर अली, Urdu: اختر علی), born 5 July 1939, is a former tennis player of India. He was the member of the Indian team that reached the final of Davis Cup in 1967. He was a member of the Indian Davis Cup team continuously from 1958 to 1964. Helping win the Eastern region in 1961 Davis Cup. Former Captain of Indian Davis cup in 2008.[1]

Later he turned to coaching and coached the players like Ramesh Krishnan, Vijay Amritraj, Anand Amritraj and Leander Paes. He is father of Zeeshan Ali, a former Indian national tennis champion.

Post career[edit]

Former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali will start a junior development programme at the South Club from Friday. The trainees will be divided into three categories — under-14, under-16 and under-18. Free coaching will be provided to the state’s best players. [2]

Awards[edit]

Winner of the Arjuna Awardees in Lawn Tennis in 2000.

Dronacharya award 2001.[3]

Allsport Management, a city-based sports management company along with Ontrack Systems Ltd., an ISO 9001:2000 global IT & ITES company, will present GOLDEN AKHTAR, a programme to felicitate Akhtar Ali on his 50th year of yeoman service to Indian Tennis on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at ITC Sonar Bangla Sheraton Hotel & Tower in Kolkata.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amrita, Abhishek bag double crowns, Akhtar Ali battles on". 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Akhtar camp". The Telegraph (India). 2003-07-31. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  3. ^ "The Milli Gazette". The Milli Gazette. 2001-08-31. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  4. ^ "ontrack sponsors felicitation of akhtar ali". OnTrack Systems Limited. 2005-09-21. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 

External links[edit]

  • Davis Cup website profile
  • ZoomInfo, but a good source for information.
  • Bengal Tennis - The Bengal Tennis Association is the governing body of West Bengal's Lawn Tennis activities. West Bengal has always been a super power among India's tennis playing states. Winner of several National Tennis Championships, Bengal has produced many wonderful players like Akhtar Ali, Joydeep Mukherjee, Jishan Ali, Leander Paes etc.