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The All India Tennis Association (AITA) is the governing body of tennis in India. The association is affiliated by International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Asian Tennis Federation. It was established in 1920.

All India Tennis Association operates all of the Indian national representative tennis sides, including the India Davis Cup team, the India Fed Cup team and youth sides as well. AITA is also responsible for organizing and hosting tennis tournaments within India and scheduling the home international fixtures.

2012

The AITA has decided not to consider Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for the relegation tie in the Davis Cup against New Zealand. The decision was taken as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have rebelled and refused to pair with Leander Paes for the London Olympics.

Banning Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna

In its executive meeting on September 15, 2012 the Association has decided to ban Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from playing for the country for two years till June 30, 2014. The decision was slammed by Mahesh Bhupathi at a press conference on September 18, 2012 who said that he is exploring legal options to fight against the ban. The duo filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court. Hearing the writ petition on September 22, 2012 Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar stayed the ban. And ordered issue of emergent notice to AITA and the Sports Ministry.

Davis Cup 2012

AITA has selected Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan, Divij Sharan and Sanam Singh, Saketh Myneni and Sriram Balaji in 2012 for the Davis Cup. India subsequently beat New Zealand 5-0 to win the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I first round play-off. AITA has announced that the same team will represent the country in the competition in 2013.

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