By Kirti Patil
Pune: Peter Burwash International has announced its partnership with select Ileseum Clubs in Pune. The reputed PBI program has delivered world-class training services to hone world-class talent. With the partnership, Puneiets would kars receive access to a globally renowned tennis program delivered by internationally recognized coaches. The coaches have extensive experience training icons of the sport at the Grand Slam level to implement development strategies for various tennis associations worldwide.
The program caters to all types of individuals, ranging from youth development to adult programming. PBI is currently leading the charge of the next-gen talent of Indian tennis with players like Sahaja Yamalapalli, Rishi Reddy, Shrivalli Bhamidipaty, to name a few. Players like Leander Paes, Andy Roddick, Sanchez Vicario, Abigail Spears have also been associated with PBI. The launch was co-announced by René Zondag (PBI President), Cesar Morales (PBI India Technical Director), Milos Milunovic (PBI Pune Technical Director), and Gurpavit Singh (Founder, Ileseum Clubs).
Ileseum Clubs, Bavdhan, Pune, is unique, with over 12.5 acres of world-class sports infrastructure. It boasts all the necessary world-class infrastructure requirements to execute a successful PBI program, from multiple courts to training facilities, strength and conditioning facilities, swimming pools, therapy, recovery rooms and sports science team. PBI and Ileseum clubs have already signed three more Ileseum club locations in Pune with the Solitaire Group and are exploring expansion into several new club projects in Mumbai, Solapur and Chennai.
Ileseum clubs work with several international academies and Brand partners. Ileseum hosts international Academy brands like PBI, Gary Kirsten Cricket India, FC Barcelona, Ricky Hatton (boxing), and Michael Phelps Swimming, to several leading Indian sports development brands like Padukone Sports Management for Badminton, Chennaiyan FC, Thane City FC, Padel Tennis Federation, and Pickleball Association of India.
Of this new partnership with Ileseum Clubs, René Zondag, PBI President, said, “I am thrilled that we are entering a new geographic location with Pune, to offer PBI programs to competitive athletes and recreational players. Sport brings people together, and I’m proud to be part of this initiative with Ileseum Clubs. Partnering with Ileseum clubs opens gates to new cities and a class-apart infrastructure. I can’t wait to see this partnership blossom and provide fruitful results to people of all ages.”
Gurpavit Singh, the founder of Ileseum Clubs, stated, “It brings me immense joy to be able to add another feather to our cap. PBI is one of the best academies we could partner with to bring advanced tennis training and workshops. We hope the enhanced level of education, workshops, and infrastructure offering will help us propel the tennis ecosystem in India.”
Ileseum Clubs plans to open over 10 world class PBI programs in club centres over the next three years and conduct several outreach programs in associate clubs. The intention is to rekindle the joy of playing tennis in India by providing state-of-the-art facilities at prime locations and delivering International standard services at all the facilities.
PBI currently has over 200 students training under its main high-performance center in Bangalore. With over 1000 parents already engaged with Ileseum Clubs in GLC alone, a robust ecosystem is already in place. Plans include demo sessions for adults and children to experience the PBI coaching methodology on February 11/12, 2023.
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