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Childhood of Leander Paes
Childhood of Leander Paes

Kongkan Nag
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Hi friends can anybody tell me something about the childhood of great Indian Tennis player Leander Paes I want to know about where he had got his training in Tennis or from where did he complete his schooling I also want to know about the early days of his Tennis career.

Posted On : 4/8/2009 12:47:34 AM

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Priyadarshini Misra
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Leander was born in Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta, India. Born to Vece Paes and Jennifer Paes and raised in Kolkata, India. His family hails from the Goan Catholic community, a Christian community in Calcutta. He was educated at La Martiniere School and St.Xavier s College Calcutta. His parents were both sportspersons. His father Vece Paes was a midfielder in the bronze medal winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras in 1985 where he was coached by Dave O Meara. The academy played a key role in his early development. Leander shot into international fame when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and rose to No.1 in the junior world-rankings. Paes is the great grandson of the Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt. Previously having dated Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary, he is now married to Rhea Pillai and has a daughter Aiyana Paes.

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Anju Malhotra
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Leander Adrian Paes born June 17, 1973 is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. He is one of the most successful professional Indian tennis players and also the former captain of the Indian tennis team. He has won various doubles and mixed doubles events at the Tennis Grand Slam events. He is also the recipient of India s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996 1997 and the Padmashri award in 2001 for his contribution to Tennis in India. Apart from his eight Grand Slam victories at doubles and mixed doubles events, he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Also, he achieved the rare Men s Doubles/Mixed Doubles double in the 1999 Wimbledon.

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Was a student of Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, Chennai when he was training at the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Foundation alongwith other National champs like Zeeshan Ali, Gaurav Natekar & Rafi Farooqui.

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Shriam
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Leander Paes has won so many times in major tounaments that one forgets his age and he is no longer the junior in Indian tennis team. Who can forget that he lifted our team from nowhere to the winning position any number of times. We wish him a long life and great contribution to our country

Posted On : 8/23/2009 12:39:27 AM

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