img_2134Former coach of Leander Paes returns to KGP a 2nd year to coach tennis team

Information provided by TJ Hyman and Krishna Chaithra (KGP Student)

Alumnus Vinod Gupta ('67) sponsored TJ Hyman, former coach of Leander Paes and US tennis professional, along with Warren Rohmfeld, US Professional Tennis Association to return to KGP for a second year to coach the KGP tennis teams.

The camp was held for 10 days, November 30-December 9, 2018 and culminated with IIT-KGP competing in the Inter-IIT competition. There were many facets of training within the coaching, including fitness drills and upper body/core strength development. Coaching took place for 6 hours per day--one session in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each day after practice was finished, the coaches met with the players to discuss what was learned that day, ways to improve, and what they would be learning in the upcoming days. One of the participating students said this was the best coaching that any of the students had ever received!

In the Inter-IIT competition, the girls team finished 4th (Group Stages: Defeated Ropar 2-0 and Kanpur 2-0, Quarter Finals: Defeated Varanasi 2-1, Semi Finals: Lost to Bombay 2-0, Third Place Match: Lost to Roorkee 2-0).

The boys finished 3rd (Group Stages: Defeated Patna 2-0, Ropar 2-0, and Dhanbad 2-0, Quarter Finals: Defeated Kanpur 2-1, Semi Finals: Lost to Guwahati 2-0, Third Place Match: Defeated Delhi 2-0).