The Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour (IWTT), the organisation that promotes Wheelchair Tennis, has appealed All India Tennis Association (AITA) to enable the process of online registration for disabled Tennis players like the able-bodied players.
The disabled Tennis players have to go through a lengthy process of registration for tournaments organised by AITA. The players have to manually pay the registration fee in DD mode along with other documents. Sunil Jain, the Founder Trustee and Chief Enabler of IWTT, said, “Many players have mobility concern as it has come to our notice that they are finding it difficult to access printing , then going to the bank and later posting the form along with the DD to AITA office. In addition to the above challenges the risk of Covid has also to be dealt with.”
IWTT has been requesting AITA for the last two years to shift the registration of players to online mode. This will facilitate the wheelchair Tennis players and encourage them to participate in maximum tournaments.
“We once again advice/request/suggest AITA to put in place an online registration process for wheelchair Tennis players and also make a public announcement of the same by February 1, 2021,” Sunil Jain appealed.
The process will be beneficial for all stakeholders including AITA as online registration can bring a smooth operation of administration. Sunil Jain added, “We trust that this communication of us will be taken in an earnest way. Looking forward for an appropriate action.”