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I come from a family of tennis players. My grandfather, an army-man, used to play tennis while studying in England in the 1950’s. My father’s elder brother, who was doing his engineering in Baroda was Gujrats number-1 tennis player. My father captained Merut University and played for U.P. He still coaches me and instills confidence in me.

Tennis came into my life when I was 6, at that time I used to go to the club with my father to watch him play. I loved the game and wanted to learn. After few months, I determined to excel in the game.

Soon I found myself under a disciplined regime by N.I.S coaches. It is the schedule I follow even today, my day starts at 5am with running followed by tennis workout. I get back home around 7am, eat a healthy breakfast and go to school. After getting back home from school at 2:30, I get ready for the next session which starts at 3pm goes on till 7pm, It includes competitive tennis practice and mental and physical workout.

To keep my body fit, I take a special diet, consisting of high protein and healthy nutrients throughout the day.

I started to compete in state level tournaments in the year and represented Uttar Predesh in national championships.

Tennis became a part of my life and I decided to make it my career.

A brief of my achievements are as follows-

I represented Uttar Pradesh 10 times, 3 times in sub junior, 6 times in junior and once in the mens category and won 3 gold, 7 bronze and 5 silver medals in different venues all over India.

Apart from these, I participated in various All India National Tournaments and in most of these I either won or were amongst the finalists.

I also participated in my School’s Annual Sports Meet and won 3 gold and 2 silver medals I also bagged the Best Athlete award in the year 2014.

In the year 2014, I got selected in the Indian Junior team for the Junior World championships which was held in Ahemedabad, India, I won a bronze medal in the Junior Doubles event.

In the October of the same year, I  got felicitated by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri. Akhilesh Yadav.

In November 2015, I represented India in the Senior World Championships held at New Delhi, India; and competed against the players of Thailand, Japan, and Korea.

In May 2016, I got felicitated by the Sports Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Sakal Gurgar at the Sports College, Lucknow.

In June 2016, I got nominated for the Laxman Award. This award is an given to an exemplary sports person by the Uttar Pradesh Government.

Now, I intend to play International Championships starting with Spain, after my exams.

Behind all of my achievements, was the support of my parents, my teachers and school Study Hall, my coaches and my friends. These people were always there for me.

I would like to thank everyone and I’m very grateful to all who gave me confidence to even play better.


Thank you

Tanmay Sharma