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.
Thank you! My daughter is inspired by her!