Rohan Bopanna, Indian tennis professional, returns a shot
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Tennis in India hopes to bounce into sporting mainstream

It's not part of the Grand Slam network but India is home to the second largest number of tennis fans in the world, and the sport was recently in the spotlight with a number of high-profile, privately run events.

In a country where cricket is the dominant discipline, tennis is determined to sell itself to an increasingly middle-class sports audience.

But with children's coaching sessions costing up to $100 (£65) an hour, is there enough access to allow tennis to take strong enough root for a generation of home-grown champions to emerge?

Shilpa Kannan reports.

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  • 02 Feb 2015
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