VASCO: Director of BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus Prof Raghurama G inaugurated two newly built synthetic tennis courts at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus.
Dr Chandu G Lamani, PE instructor and in-charge-Sports Activity Centre & Sports, along with other senior officials including Prof Bharat M Deshpande (Acting Dean, Administration), A K Patil (Estate Manager), Prof Ramesha C K (Associate Dean, Students Welfare Division) and Prof Angshuman Sarkar (Chief Warden) were present during the inaugural function.
Students’ tennis team members expressed their happiness for building international standard courts in the campus. Captain of the boys’ team, Joshua Thampy and sports secretary Devashish Rane thanked the director for supporting the sports culture and getting such high standard sports infrastructure in the campus which benefits the overall development of students. After the inaugural function, an exhibition match was played between the students’ teams.
Dr Chandu Lamani stated that the facility has two hi-tech synthetic courts which are all-weather, fully synthetic, and are built as per international parameters and standards. The courts, along with exclusive player sitting gallery and a spectator sitting gallery, are built at cost of around Rs 43 lakh. The courts will be most appropriate during the monsoon as even after a heavy rain, it can be cleared in about 15 minutes to provide a slip free court to the players.”
These courts will give students a chance to experience world class facilities while playing and BITS Goa can proudly host tennis tournaments of both national and international level in future. Tennis courts are built besides the two world-class synthetic basketball courts, which were inaugurated last year.