Tennis is one of the most well-liked sports in India and played by people of all ages. Ever since the inception of the All India Tennis Association (AITA), as the governing body for tennis in India, the popularity of the sport is continuously on the rise. In the present times, AITA organizes numerous tennis tournaments in India, which play a dominant role in the bringing up of new tennis talents. Whereas earlier national and state tennis governing bodies were the only organizations concerned with the growth of the sport, things are different today. Various corporate houses not only sponsor but even organize Indian tennis tournament.
Indian tennis tournaments can be classified into three types - the Hard Court tournaments, the Clay Court tournaments and the Grass Court tournaments. All the Indian Tennis tournaments are recognized by the two international governing bodies for men's and women's tennis, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Women`s Tennis Association (WTA). Talking about the various tennis tournaments held in India, Chennai Open, Kingfisher Airlines tennis Open and Sunfeast Open are three most popular and prestigious Indian Tennis tournaments. Top-flight tennis pros come to India to participate in these tennis tournaments. In short, India has been steadily growing in stature as far as world tennis tournament is concerned.