Bhakti Parwani is all of 16 years of age but already has set big dreams for herself. One of India`s top junior,s the girl from Gujarat had the distinction of representing India in the Junior Fed Cup and is now gearing up for the next challenge.
I caught up with her as she gave a sneak peek into her like on and of the court.
Started playing tennis – When she was 8 -years-old
Why tennis over others – Dad used to play and still plays tennis at club level. Picked up the tennis balls on Sunday mornings just when was about 7 years old. That set the interest in the sport
School Support – Her school, Anand Niketan has given tremendous support. It has played a huge role. It has given her a lot of exemptions including attendance, notes and flexibility during exams.
Academics & Tennis – Manage both by managing time well. Gives her best to study at least an hour each day
Bhakti Parwani – Eyes Set On Bigger Goals
It Is A Serious Affair – Takes tennis dead seriously as her profession. Big love affair with the sport as not playing tennis for even 3/4 days makes her feel dull. In a way a dream job for her where she never has any Monday blues
Experience of Representing India – A wonderful experience representing the country in the Junior Fed Cup. She will never be able to forget it. Taught her a lot as a person and increased the love that she already had for her country
Training Academy – Shaishya Tennis Academy
Training Schedule – 3 – 4 hours of tennis and 1 – 1.30 hours of fitness each day
Women`s Tour – Plans to play the Women`s tour from next year
Sponsors – Sports Authority of Gujarat and Head
Goals – Short term Goal is to play Junior Grand Slams. Long term goal is to represent India in the Olympics and play the Majors and Grand Slams
Best Friend On Tour – Prerna Vichare
Favorite Food – Chocolate and Yogurt
Role Models – Rafael Nadal, M.S Dhoni and Shahrukh Khan
Hobbies – Cooking, reading,watching movies and listening to music
With passion backed by will to conquer, Bhakti prepares to fly higher. We all wish her all the best in her onward journey.