Former Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal gets A-level certification

Nandan Bal was awarded A-level certification by ATP-approved Global Professional Tennis Coach Association.

Nandan Bal has previously been India's Davis Cup coach.   -  R. Ragu

Former Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal has been awarded A-level certification by the ATP-approved Global Professional Tennis Coach Association during the three-day course held by the president of the association Alberto Castellani.

Some of the A-certified coaches in the international arena are Sergi Bruguera, Alex Corretja, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andres Gomez, Ilie Nastase, Gullermo Vilas, Ivan Ljubicic, Patrick Mouratoglou, Magnus Norman and Danai Udomchoke.

Another Indian player, Karan Rastogi, who has been coaching in Hong Kong for the last few years, also has an A-certificate.

Other Indian coaches Arun Kumar, Vinod Kumar, Vivek Shokeen and Dilip Mohanty have been awarded B-level certification.

Tushar Jagota, Nakul Badopalia, Saurabh Singh among the men, apart from women coaches Namita Bal, Asha Sharma and Nikunj Kamal were some of the coaches who were presented C-level certification at the conclusion of the course on Monday.

The focus of the GPTCA is to enhance the efficiency of the coaches to handle the mental aspects of the game while dealing with the players.

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