Inspired by the Krishnans and the Amritarajs, several youngsters have taken to tennis in Chennai. TNTA has drawn up a program aimed at developing talent to international standards. This special program called APDS has four main components.
- Identification of talent.
- Development of talent through regular coaching with national and international exposure.
- Development of physical fitness and mental toughness to face International competition.
- Exposure of select players to National and International tournaments.
The objective of Advanced Player Development Scheme is to provide direction and support to the most talented players in the state in the age groups of 14 to 18. The goal is to make some of them world class.