Published:  01:26 AM, 02 December 2019

Aditi Rao buys a tennis team

Aditi Rao buys a tennis team

Aditi Rao Hydari has now turned into an entrepreneur. The actor has bought a stake as a partner and co-owner of the tennis team Chennai Stallions in the Tennis Premier League.

When asked about her association with the league, the actor says, "TPL is a great initiative with the intention to make sure that tennis reaches every home. When I watched videos of talented young players along with the finest wheelchair players of our country play in their first season of this league, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of," says the actress.

Tennis is not something that her family has been courting for the first time. She reveals that her father was an ace at it. "My father used to play tennis and he always wanted me to train and play the sport but I chose to be a sprinter and a dancer throughout school. This is my way of remembering him and doing my best for the sport. I really respect and love the spirit and discipline of a sportsperson.

It will be exciting to see players like Ankita, Saketh, Jeevan and Purav amongst many other young players to be playing in this league. They have all represented India and played Grand Slams. To have a former national champ and ex-Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal mentoring my team, Chennai Stallions is reassuring and makes me happy."

After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan inaugurating the league last year, the second season is going stronger and taking place in December.

---Agencies

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