The 20th edition of the NECC Deccan ITF $ 25,000 Women’s Tennis Tournament will be held in a bio-bubble at the Deccan Gymkhana courts in Pune from December 19-25. It is one of the oldest international tennis tournaments organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), All India Tennis Association (IATA) and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), and sponsored by the National Coordinating Committee of eggs (NECC).
The best female tennis players from 15 countries will be seen in action in the weeklong tournament. Seasoned players like Pranjala Yadlapalli and recent Solapur leg winner Rutuja Bhosale, as well as upcoming players like Karman Kaur Thandi and Zeel Desai, are among the Indians of the tournament.
The ITF has appointed Sheetal Iyer as the tournament supervisor.
“The event has been held annually since 2001. It was a US $ 10,000 event until 2005 and was increased to $ 25,000 in 2006-2008. In 2009, it was a $ 50,000 event to celebrate 10 years. Since 2010, it’s a $ 25,000 event. This year we are celebrating 20 years of the tournament, but we have moderated our celebrations as the event will take place in a bio-bubble due to Covid protocols, ”said Ashwin Girme, tournament director.