AITA refused to take my help: former national tennis champ Nirupama Vaidyanathan

Nirupama said that if she was to join the AITA in the future it would have to be on her "terms and conditions" and made clear that she would not want "any outside interference".

updated: August 02, 2013 15:52 IST
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New Delhi: Former India No.1 Nirupama Vaidyanathan Friday said she had offered to coach youngsters and upcoming talent but the All India Tennis Association (AITA) turned her down.

Nirupama, who became the first Indian woman to win a round at a Grand Slam event in 1998, said various federations across the board needed to take advice from senior sportsperson to improve the state of affairs.

"When I offered my expertise to AITA they didn't care. I hope they change. They can do a lot better... there is so much potential here. Obviously not every sportsperson can run a federation, but a lot of changes can be brought in even in an advisory role," said Nirupama on the sidelines of the launch of her book 'The Moonballer'.

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